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The Bible and the Land 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 Of Landscape, Even The Biblical Languages Soon Were Unknown And The Cost Was Enormous 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.

About the Author: Gary M. Burge

Dr Gary M Burge is a professor of New Testament Studies at Wheaton College, where he has been on staff since 1992.The following is a personal discussion of his expertise which he published on Wheaton s site When Lebanon s tragic civil war broke out in the early 1970s, I was a student at the American University of Beirut studying politics and Islam I never realized what an indelible mark this y

10 thoughts on “The Bible and the Land

  1. 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 West.I 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 6 39 It always seemed to me an unnecessary adjective Yet Gary points out in Mark 6 34 how the people are de...

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    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 audience.I 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 before.The 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 ...

  3. 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.

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    7 10

  5. says:

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

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