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A Harmony of the Gospels: New American Standard Edition

A HARMONY OF THE GOSPELS: NEW AMERICAN STANDARD EDITION

by: Robert L. Thomas
Format: Hardcover

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Product Description This resource encourages a deeper understanding of the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ by harmonizing the accounts of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John so as to assemble as many details as possible into a chronologically meaningful sequence. From the Publisher This resource encourages a deeper understanding of the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ by harmonizing the accounts of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John so as to assemble as many details as possible into a chronologically meaningful sequence. From the Back Cover A Harmony of the Gospels provides an important means for studying the four gospels at one time. The editors have geared this work to provide such an overview for those studying in a college or seminary setting. The text follows an outline of probable events in the life of Christ in chronological sequence, which enables one to see at a glance when various events occurred, the geographical location. Maps provide a means of identifying these places. Excerpt. © Reprinted by permission. All rights reserved. Introduction to the Harmony The central person of Christianity is Jesus Christ. The bulk of what we know about Jesus Christ is found in the four gospels, Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. An indispensable step toward a better understanding of these four books is to harmonize the separate accounts so as to assemble as many details as possible into a chronologically meaningful sequence. This Harmony of the Gospels is introduced as a resource to encourage a deeper understanding of Jesus Christ, His life, death, and resurrection. Other harmonies have been produced in the past and are of value. Yet the study of the gospels has been so intensified in recent years that new information about them is becoming available at a very rapid pace. This creates the necessity for a new work incorporating the latest insights. Another incentive for a new harmony is the recent availability of the New American Standard Bible. The editors of this Harmony, after investigating other possibilities, felt this translation -to be extremely well-suited to be the basic text for a harmony. Belonging to a tradition of English Bible translation dating back to William Tyndale early in the sixteenth century, this work provides a modern English translation of the gospels which is based on a more literal philosophy of translating the Greek text. Appreciation is expressed to the Lockman Foundation of La Habra, California, for permission to use the NASB. A harmony of the gospels provides an important means for studying the four gospels at one time. Though it could never replace the four gospels studied individually, it is an indispensable tool for gaining a well-rounded overview of Jesus' life in all its facets. The editors have geared this work to provide such an overview for those studying in a college or seminary setting. Yet a serious student of Scripture studying privately and without a familiarity with New Testament Greek will easily be able to follow the discussion. It goes without saying therefore that detailed and technical issues belonging to more advanced levels of scholarship have not been included in the work. Besides the text of the Harmony, a number of other features have been incorporated. An outline of the Harmony which follows the probable chronological sequence of Christ's life is found just after this Introduction. The same outline divides the body of the Harmony. This enables one to see at a glance when various events occurred in relation to one another. The geographical location or probable location of every happening is given in the body of the Harmony. The maps at the close of the volume provide a means for identifying these places in relation to the rest of Palestine. The sources of Old Testament quotations have also been included, as have the notes clarifying the translation of the Reference Edition of the New American Standard Bible. Sections of the Harmony that bear a special r

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Product Code: 9780060635244
ISBN: 006063524X
Publisher: HarperOne
Publication Date: 1986-03-26
Number of Pages: 352 pages
Languages: english
Edition: Illustrated
Dimension: 6.18 x 1.42 x 9.41 inches
Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds