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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (657 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Kenneth C. Davis Narrator: Arthur Morey, Lorna Raver Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Nine out of ten Americans own a Bible, but how much do they know about the one book that has influenced human history more than any other?Don't Know Much About the Bible by New York Times bestselling author Kenneth C. Davis is designed to illuminate everything we need to know about the Good Book but never learned.With wit, authority, and intelligence, Davis brings the world of the Old and New Testaments to vivid life, setting the panorama of the Scriptures against the historical events that shaped them; clearing up misconceptions and mistranslations; summarizing Bible stories, parables, and miracles; and adding fresh new insights to the world's most owned, least understood book.

Davis is uniquely qualified for the assignment. The creator of the bestselling Don't Know Much About series, which has more than 1.6 million copies in print, he now illuminates the bestselling book of all time using his inimitable question-and-answer approach and providing a key to the people, places, and "household names" we need to unlock "The Greatest Story Ever Told."

Relying on up-to-date research and improved translations, Davis set out to uncover what the Bible says -- and doesn't say. Don't Know Much About the Bible is the result of his efforts and includes the following observations: There are two different Creation stories told in Genesis, but no apple in the Garden of Eden story. Noah invented wine and cursed the son who had seen him drunk and naked. There was no "coat of many colors" in the story of Joseph and his jealous brothers, but rather a long-sleeved robe. Moses didn't write the Torah and he didn't part the Red Sea in his escape from Pharaoh. The Sixth Commandment does not condemn all killing. Jericho's walls may have tumbled down because the city lies on a fault line. King David probably didn't kill Goliath and didn't write the Psalms.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Georgene | 2/17/2014

    " The more I read about the historical placement (when they were written) of the books of the old Testament, the more confused I get! EVERY author/"authority" has a different date it seems...sigh. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Tom Darrow | 2/12/2014

    " Davis makes a quality "every-man" intro book. His introduction is, admitidly, a bit dense, but the rest of the book does a great job at explaining the ins and outs of the Bible. It contains enough nuts and bolts to appeal to a non-believer, but gives enough respect to the Bible to make a diehard Christian happy. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Jesse Winslow | 1/31/2014

    " Overall, this is probably the best book I've read on the subject. That subject being the history and idiosyncrasy of the Bible. Although not as detailed as Friedman's "Who Wrote the Bible?" it covers the entire Bible, not just the Old Testament. A fantastic book for believers and non-believers alike as it gives you quite a bit of insight into the background of the Good Book and many of the stories you were taught incorrectly in Sunday School. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Ellen Marcolongo | 1/28/2014

    " I wonder how many people have actually read the bible? A truly disgusting book.... "

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