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Hard Sayings of the Bible

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Title: Hard Sayings of the Bible
Publisher: InterVarsity Press (IVP)
Author: F. F. Bruce, Walter Kaiser, Peter Davids and Manfred Brauch


Are you grappling with a difficult verse in the Bible? And are you looking for a short, easy-to-read answer that really makes sense without explaining away the verse?

Hard Sayings of the Bible is the handy reference book you need. Here you will find explanations of over 700 of the most troubling verses to test the minds and hearts of Bible readers. Four seasoned scholars, all with a notable gift for communicating with people in churches, take you behind the scenes to find succinct solutions to a wide variety of Bible difficulties, ranging from discrepancies about numbers to questions about God's justice.

Historical, cultural and linguistic backgrounds shed light on these passages and not only help explain what they meant in biblical times but also show how they are relevant today.

Now carefully cross-referenced with over 100 new verses explained, as well as a dozen new introductory articles on chronology, miracles, archaeology, prophecy and more, Hard Sayings of the Bible offers the combined resources of five previous volumes that have over 250,000 copies in print.

If you find yourself tied up in scriptural knots, here's the book that will help you cut through them. You can find the hard verses articles in the table of contents, by Bible book, or a second way of finding the articles would be as you read your Bible. The article can be found in the Resource Guide window under the commentary section, as you come to the verse in the Bible.

Introductory Articles:

  1. How Do We Know Who Wrote the Bible?
  2. Can We Believe in Bible Miracles?
  3. Why Does God Seem So Angry in the Old Testament & Loving in the New?
  4. Why Don’t Bible Genealogies Always Match Up?
  5. Aren’t Many Old Testament Numbers Wrong?
  6. Do the Dates of the Old Testament Kings Fit Secular History?
  7. Does Archaeology Support Bible History?
  8. When the Prophets Say, “The Word of the Lord Came to Me,” What Do They Mean?
  9. Are Old Testament Prophecies Really Accurate?
  10. Why Doesn’t the New Testament Always Quote the Old Testament Accurately?
  11. Are the New Testament Accounts of Demons True?
  12. Why Are There Four Different Gospels?

Examples of over 700 hard saying verse articles:

  • Does God Change His Mind? (1 Samuel 15:11)
  • Does God Put People into Satan’s Hands? (Job 2:1-6)
  • A Prayer for Vengeance? (Psalms 109:6-12)
  • Is God the Author of Evil? (Amos 3:6)
  • How Long Was Jesus in the Tomb? (Matthew 12:40)
  • No Divorce and Remarriage? (Mark 10:11-12)
  • This Generation Will Not Pass Away? (Luke 21:32)
  • No One Saved Without Jesus? (John 14:6)
  • Did You Receive the Holy Spirit? (Acts 19:2)
  • God Hardens Whom He Wants to Harden? (Romans 9:18)
  • Women to Keep Silence? (1 Corinthians 14:33-34)
  • Predestination? (Ephesians 1:11)
  • The Worship of Angels? (Colossians 2:18
  • Baptism Saves You? (1 Peter 3:21)
  • The Earth Renewed or Destroyed? (Revelations 21:1)

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