Why Is That in the Bible?

The Most Perplexing Verses and Stories—and What They Teach Us

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The Bible Passages You've Always Wondered about--Explained

What should we make of the Bible story about a talking donkey? What about the passage in Joshua where the sun and moon stood still? Should biblical practices like women wearing head coverings still be followed today? The Bible serves as the foundation for all of Christian life, crossing time and transcending cultures, yet many passages are perplexing.

Providing fascinating historical and scriptural insights, Eric J. Bargerhuff demystifies forty Bible verses and stories. Ranging from strange accounts, such as bears mauling forty-two boys (2 Kings 2), to hard-to-accept statements, such as Jesus saying we must hate our families in order to be his disciples (Luke 14), you will learn the context of each passage and how it applies to us today. Other fascinating accounts include

· The Finger on the Wall
· "Lead Us Not into Temptation"
· Jeremiah's Linen Underwear
· "No One Knows the Day or the Hour"
· The Battle for Moses' Body
· Death at Communion

In all, this book will help you be more confident about interpreting all of God's Word accurately.

The Author

  1. Eric J. Bargerhuff
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    Eric J. Bargerhuff

    Eric J. Bargerhuff, PhD, is a professor of Bible and theology and the Vice President for Academic Affairs at Trinity College, as well as a Professor of Bible and Theology and the Director of the Honors Program. He served in pastoral ministry for more than...

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