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Bible Review, Winter 1987



Dual Impressions

By Jane Daggett Dillenberger

Only great art can be great religious art. But many of the religious masterpieces of the past remain inaccessible to us today because the style and content of these works of art are unfamiliar to our eyes and to our knowing. The iconography, that is, the imagery...Read more ›

When Did God Finish Creation?

By Victor Hurowitz

The first chapter of Genesis describes how God created heaven and earth and all that is therein, ending with the glorious fashioning of humankind on day six. Then, in Genesis 2:1, we read that “The heaven and the earth were finished; and all their...Read more ›

When God Sleeps

By Bernard F. Batto

The God of the Bible both rests and sleeps. In this, he resembles other ancient Near Eastern deities. The Hebrew theologians shared a mythic vocabulary with neighboring cultures, but the Hebrew theologians used this vocabulary to elevate their theology to spiritual heights previously unknown. Perhaps...Read more ›

Biblical Maps

How reliable are they?

By J. Maxwell Miller

A biblical atlas contains maps showing hills, valleys, cities and villages mentioned in the Bible, but how are the locations of these ancient places determined? Perhaps an even more important question: How confident can we be of the accuracy of these locations?


Bible Books

Reviewed by Harold W. AttridgeFrederick E. GreenspahnRobert R. Wilson