Don't Know Much About the Bible
Everything You Need to Know About the Good Book but Never LearnedBook - 1998
Explores the truths and myths of the Bible through retellings of popular stories from the Old and New Testaments, and a review of the historical events happening at that time
With wit, wisdom, and an extraordinary talent for turning dry, difficult reading into colorful and realistic accounts, the creator of the bestselling Don't Know Much About®, series now brings the world of the Old and New testaments to life as no one else can in the bestseller Don't Know Much About® The Bible. Relying on new research and improved translations, Davis uncovers some amazing questions and contradictions about what the Bible really says. Jericho's walls may have tumbled down because the city lies on a fault line. Moses never parted the Red Sea. There was a Jesus, but he wasn't born on Christmas and he probably wasn't an only child.
Davis brings readers up-to-date on findings gleaned from the Dead Sea Scrolls and Gnostic Gospels that prompt serious scholars to ask such serious questions as: Who wrote the Bible? Did Jesus say everything we were taught he did? Did he say more? By examining the Bible historically, Davis entertains and amazes, provides a much better understanding of the subject, and offers much more fun learning about it.
Based on new research and translations, this new guide to understanding and enjoying the Bible pierces through the mythology to reveal a book very much rooted in history and tradition. Reprint. 127,000 first printing.