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The Bible and the Land [Reading] ➿ The Bible and the Land By Gary M. Burge – As the early church moved away from the original cultural setting of the Bible and found its home in the west Christians lost touch with the ancient world of the Bible Cultural habits the particulars As the early church moved away and the eBook ´ from the original cultural setting of the Bible and found its home in the west Christians lost touch The Bible MOBI :↠ with the ancient world of the Bible Cultural habits the particulars of landscape even the biblical languages soon were unknown And the cost was enormous Bible and the eBook ´ Christians began reading the Bible as foreigners and missing the original images and ideas that shaped a biblical worldview This new book by New Testament scholar Gary Burge launches a multivolume series that explores how the culture of the biblical world is presupposed in story after story of the Bible Using cultural anthropology ancient literary sources and a selective use of modern Middle Eastern culture Burge reopens the ancient biblical story and urges us to look at them through new lenses Here he explores primary motifs from the biblical landscape geography water rock bread etc and applies them to vital stories from the Bible.

  • Paperback
  • 109 pages
  • The Bible and the Land
  • Gary M. Burge
  • English
  • 08 August 2016
  • 9780310280446

About the Author: Gary M. Burge

Gary M Burge PhD University of and the eBook ´ Aberdeen is dean of the faculty and professor of New Testament at Calvin Theological Seminary He previously taught The Bible MOBI :↠ for twenty five years at Wheaton College in Wheaton Illinois Among his many published books are The New Testament in Seven Sentences Theology uestions Everyone Bible and the eBook ´ Asks with coeditor David Lauber A Week in the Life of a Roman Centurion Mapping Y.

6 thoughts on “The Bible and the Land

  1. Susan Barnes Susan Barnes says:

    The Bible and the Land by Gary Burge is a short book that contains main valuable insights into the land of Israel from a biblical perspective It covers seven topics the land wilderness shepherds rock water bread and names Each of these topics has a different cultural understanding attached to it that is unfamiliar to those of us who live in the WestI was surprised after reading the Bible and various commentaries for years plus going to Israel myself that Gary Burge was able to enlighten me on so many incidences in the Bible When we have insight into the cultural setting of the Biblical stories we are able to understand at a deeper level the point God is making through the Biblical writers Suddenly little things can open up a new level of understanding As an example I have always thought it odd that Mark tells us that the crowds sat down on green grass Mark 639 It always seemed to me an unnecessary adjective Yet Gary points out in Mark 634 how the people are described as sheep in need of a shepherd and by using the word green he has connected it with the green pastures of Psalm 232Gary's insight also helped me better understand God's purposes in giving his people the land of Israel It is not an easy land with an uncertain water supply dangerous wilderness and unruly neighbours yet God uses the land to teach his people many important spiritual lessons that we can still apply today A fascinating read with great photos and art work

  2. Debbie Debbie says:

    The Bible and the Land is a useful God focused Bible reference book It started off by describing the land of Israel and discussed why the author thought God brought them there instead of another land He then discussed the Biblical motifs of the wilderness shepherds rocks water bread and names He described what they would have meant to the Jews at the time to help readers better understand what Jesus and the Bible writers were conveying to their audienceI felt the Name section was missing some important information needed to fully understand the name of statements in the Bible However the Shepherds Rock Water and Bread sections were excellent insightful and provided some enlightening information I hadn't heard beforeThe author often talked about Jewish traditions which gives the reader a good view of what the Jews believed in Jesus day However the author often didn't point out that the Jewish traditions he referred to usually put an emphasis in a different place than the Bible does It's not a major concern just a warning to read these sections with discernmentThe book contained lovely color photographs that illustrated what the text was referring to It was a uick read and easy to understand Overall I'd recommend this to those who want a better understanding of the context of the Bible and Jesus' teachings both readers who don't have time to read longer books and those who can't get enough of this type of information

  3. Chris Hart Chris Hart says:

    This slim volume provides a good introduction to how aspects of the geography of the middle east influenced the peoples of the Bible It's not really new ground see what I did there? but it's a good reminder to consider the Bible in its cultural context when studying it It's not academic at all and is very accessible to the average reader

  4. Andrew Andrew says:

    A very good introduction to the Bible's tie to the lands of its stories I would highly recommend this for someone about to visit Israel

  5. Mark Barnes Mark Barnes says:


  6. Brent Barnard Brent Barnard says:

    Burge does it again More Biblical insights using his knowledge of ancient Israeli culture

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