We have the Bible we have, because God is the God he is.
A great overview of a somewhat complex and misunderstood book.
But the God of the Bible is as free as the wind and doesn’t fit in with our expectations at all, he does unpredictable things and makes friends with some very uncomfortable people – he is not a tame lion!
Reading the Bible in its own cultural context is for life, not just for Christmas.
Taking one of Jesus' amazingly creative parables and turning it into an alliterated, three-point, logical sermon has to be the ultimate in literate processing.
It's no longer cheap on Kindle, but this is a book that is well worth getting hold of!
In order to accurately translate a word, you have to look at the whole sentence or paragraph that it occurs in; it's not enough just to look in the dictionary to see what the word could mean and take your choice.
Putting Romans 1 and Revelation 8 next to each other and seeing what happens.
Have you noticed the parallels between the Emmaus Road narrative in Luke 24 and the story of the Ethiopian eunuch in Acts 8? Neither had I till someone pointed them out to me.
A range of different people from a vicar to a translator describe how the Bible was put together and why it means so much to Christians.