Asimov's Guide to the Bible

The Old and New Testaments (2Vols. in One)

Hardcover, 1296 pages

English language

Published Dec. 12, 1988 by Wings.

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4 stars (1 review)

A fantastic read for anyone interested in organised religion and history. He takes the reader on a journey of the bible through the eyes of the authors and readers. By providing historical backgrounds to the times and the peoples for whom the bible was writtten, he helps explain why this book should NEVER be taken literally. I'm sure parts are outdated by new research by now but it is still a legitimate examination of both the old and new testaments. It also created in me (for the first time) the desire to read the bible as the great work of literature that it is.

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