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Whole Bible

A General Introduction to the Bible
Norman L. Geisler and William E. Nix
[This resource] is a comprehensive treatment of the Bible that offers careful conservative scholarship. This large, revised edition is organized into four sections: inspiration, canonization, transmission, and translation. Several chapters have been revised and enlarged, and new charts and sections have been added that treat the doctrine of inspiration, contemporary theories of revelation and inspiration, recent trends in textual criticism, and a review of modern English Bible translations. (Christianbook) - Contents, Foreword & Preface (pdf)
Book: Amazon | Christianbook
Ebook: Logos

The Holman Bible Handbook
Here's a comprehensive, up-to-date guide to the Bible and its significance for your life. User-friendly and geared to all levels of Bible knowledge, five sections offer practical study helps on all aspects of the Bible -- its backgrounds, themes, and applications. (Christianbook)
Book: Amazon: 1992 ed./ 2012 ed./ 2018 ed.Christianbook (2018 ed.)
Ebook: Logos: 1992 ed.2012 ed.

How to Read the Bible like a Seminary Professor:
A Practical and Entertaining Exploration of the World's Most Famous Book

Mark Yarbrough
Many people admire and even revere the Bible, but they simply do not understand what they read, much less how to study Scripture. Yet they wish they could. In this insightful and alternately amusing guide, Professor Mark Yarbrough shows how easy and gratifying it is to unlock the hidden truths of God's Word and to discover a world where reading the Bible doesn't just satisfy our curiosity, but changes our life. (Logos)
Book: AmazonChristianbook
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Old Testament

Introduction to the Old Testament
R. K. Harrison
Harrison, writing from a conservative point of view, offers a thorough guide to the Old Testament for both scholar and novice. Thoroughly researched and fully documented, this superb volume begins with a lengthy section on the history of the criticism of the Old Testament, viewing the Hebrew Scriptures in the light of archaeology, chronology, history, religion and theology. [It also contains] a lucid overview of the books in the Apocrypha, which has been included chiefly for Protestants who may never have had occasion to study these books and their influence on early Judaism. (Logos)
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A Survey of Old Testament Introduction
Gleason L. Archer
In this revised four-color volume, Gleason Archer's original study is updated by author Dillon Burroughs. It approaches the study of the Old Testament from both the general and the specific point of view. Dealing first with issues over which many scholars debate, Archer offers evidence to support the conservative view of canonicity, historicity, inspiration, textual problems, and higher criticism. The second section dissects each book of the Old Testament individually. Archer thoroughly covers such issues as biblical creationism, Noah's ark and the flood, authorship, chronology, alleged language, style, and theme differences. (Christianbook)
Book: Amazon (rev. ed./2007) | Christianbook (rev. ed./2007)
Ebook: Logos

A Survey of the Old Testament
Andrew E. Hill and John H. Walton
Hill and Walton's acclaimed guide now features an expanded text and full-color maps, photographs, timelines, and charts. Their survey addresses the Old Testament as a whole and by major sections and individual books, exploring interpretation, geography, archaeology, and history; theological and literary elements; and the formation of the OT canon and its relationship to the New Testament. (Christianbook)
Book: Amazon (new ed./2009) | Christianbook (new ed./2009
Ebook: Logos (new ed./2009)

New Testament

The Cradle, the Cross, and the Crown: An Introduction to the New Testament
Andreas J. Köstenberger, L. Scott Kellum, and Charles L. Quarles
The Cradle, the Cross, and the Crown guides serious New Testament students through the historical, literary, and theological dimensions of the biblical text, allowing them to better understand and share God's "word of truth" (2 Tim 2:15). It offers a thorough introduction to all twenty-seven books of the New Testament and closely examines events such as Christ's incarnation and virgin birth, his crucifixion and resurrection, and triumphant return. (Faithlife) - Preface (pdf)
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Ebook: Logos

An Introduction to the New Testament
D.A. Carson and Douglas J. Moo
[This resource focuses on] historical questions dealing with authorship, date, sources, purpose, destination, and the like. (Christianbook)
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Ebook: Logos

New Testament Introduction
Donald Guthrie
Guthrie introduces the reader to the critical elements in New Testament scholarship, including authorship, historical questions, and other major critical concerns. (Christianbook)
Book: Amazon | Christianbook 
Ebook: Logos

A Survey of the New Testament
Robert H. Gundry
This revised edition of Robert H. Gundry's Survey of the New Testament goes beyond providing background information and technical introductory material and leads students to read the New Testament itself. Whenever possible general questions of introduction and background are tied to assigned readings covering the entire New Testament. (Logos)
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