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Author Bowie, Walter Russell, 1882-1969.

Title The story of the Bible / retold from Genesis to Revelation in the light of present knowledge for both the young and the mature / Walter Russell Bowie

Imprint New York ; Cincinnati ; The Abingdon Press, c1934.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    220.95 BOW    Available
Description 2 preliminary leaves, 3-557 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Bibliography "Some suggested readings": pages 549-550.
Note Includes index.
Contents The Old Testament. Chapter I. The stories of the beginning of the world; and of Adam and Eve, and of the Garden of Eden, and of what happened there -- Chapter II. Which mostly is the story of the great Flood, and of the ark which Noah built, and of the animals he put into it -- Chapter III. Which has to do with Abraham, and with Lot, and with the wicked city of Sodom and the fire that fell upon it; and which goes on to tell of Ishmael, and of how Abraham was ready to sacrifice Isaac, his son -- Chapter IV. The story of the journey of Eliezer into the east to find a bride for Isaac, and of how he found Rebekah at the well; and the story of how Jacob stole the birthright of his brother Esau -- Chapter V. The flight of Jacob, and his love for Rachel, and his dealings with Laban; and his coming home again, and his wrestling with an angel by the brook -- Chapter VI. The story of Joseph, the lad who dreamed great dreams; and of how he was sold as a slave into Egypt, and of how, nevertheless, his dreams came true -- Chapter VII. Wherein the brothers who had sold Joseph into slavery come down into Egypt, and find their brother on a throne; and wherein is shown the love that Joseph had for his brother Benjamin and for his father Jacob -- Chapter VIII. The story of the birth of Moses, and of how the daughter of Pharaoh found him by the river; and of how he killed an Egyptian and fled to the desert; and of how he came back to compel Pharaoh to let the people of Israel go free -- Chapter IX. The people of Israel, having escaped from Egypt and crossed the Red Sea, set out toward Canaan through the wilderness; and at Sinai Moses receives the Ten Commandments -- Chapter X. Wherein is told of many tribulations of the people of Israel in the wilderness; and of the scouts who spied out the land of Canaan; and of Balaam, who wanted to curse and had to bless; and of Moses going up to a mountaintop before he died.
Chapter XI. Joshua succeeds Moses as the leader, and he captures Jericho, where Rahab, who had received the spies, is spared; and with much other fighting Joshua takes possession of the land of Canaan -- Chapter XII. Which recites the exploits of bold leaders in a cruel time: of Barak and Deborah; of Jael, who slew Sisera with a tent-peg and a hammer; of Gideon, and of Abimelech; and of Gideon's three hundred men -- Chapter XIII. In which are more stories from the book of Judges; of Jephthah and his vow because of which he sacrificed his daughter; of Samson and Delilah; and of the man who lost his gods -- Chapter XIV. The story of Naomi and of Ruth, and of how Ruth gleaned in the fields of Boaz near Bethlehem, and of how Boaz loved Ruth and married her -- Chapter XV. The little boy Samuel is dedicated to the service of God under the old priest Eli; and after Eli dies, Samuel becomes a judge of Israel, and anoints Saul as king -- Chapter XVI. Saul makes war against the Ammonites and against the Philistines, and his son Jonathan becomes a hero; but Saul is condemned byu Samuel to lose his kingdom -- Chapter XVII. The beginning of the story of David, son of Jesse, the shepherd of Bethlehem, who slew Goliath; whom Saul began to fear and hate, but whom Jonathan loved and defended -- Chapter XVIII. David is hunted as a fugitive by Saul, but twice refuses to take Saul's life; gathers a band of outlaws, quarrels with Nabal, but is kind to Nabal's wife; is hunted again by Saul, until Saul is slain at Mount Gilboa -- Chapter XIX. David becomes king in place of Saul, and is great-hearted and generous to those who had been his enemies; but against Uriah, a soldier in his army, he commits a grievous sin -- Chapter XX. The rebellion of David's son, Absalom; the flight of David from Jerusalem; Absalom's death in the wood; and the mourning of David for his son -- Chapter XXI. David returns to Jerusalem, and there is a settling of old scores -- Chapter XXII. In which is recounted the death of David, and the coming to the throne of Solomon, his son; and what Solomon did to Adonijah, Abiathar, Joab, and Shimei; and how he got his reputation of being very wise -- Chapter XXIII. Concerning Solomon's son Rehoboam, and how he lost half his kingdom; and Jeroboam, who set up another kingdom; and the prophet who was killed by a lion, but whose prophecy foretold Jeroboam's end -- Chapter XXIV. In which appears the first of the great prophets, Elijah the Tishbite, who overawed Ahab the kin; who overthrew the prophets of Baal; fled then to the wilderness, but recovered his courage and came back again to confront and rebuke the kin.
Chapter XXV. Concerning various kings and a prophet whom kings feared because he spoke the truth; and concerning Ahab and his death in battle, according to Elijah's word -- Chapter XXVI. The stories which were told of Elisha, the follower of Elijah: especially of how he healed Naaman, the Syrian, of his leprosy, and of how he saw the chariots of fire; and the story of Jehu, and of the death of Jezebel -- Chapter XXVII. Which treats of the life which people lived in the kingdom of Israel in the eighth century BC; and of Amos, the prophet who came out of the desert to rebuke the sins of the nation at the shrine of the kin; and of Hosea, the prophet of compassion -- Chapter XXVIII. Concerning the invasion of Israel by the armies of Assyria, and the deliverance of Jerusalem after the Assyrians had besieged it; and concerning the great prophet Isaiah and the prophet Micah, and what they said and did -- Chapter XXIX. The story of the troubled times which followed the year 700 BC, with wars and tumults, and kings who rose and fell; and the reformation which sprang from the book of Deuteronomy; and the messages of the prophets Zephaniah, Nahum, and Habakkuk -- Chapter XXX. In which appears one of the greatest of all the prophets, Jeremiah, who dared to proclaim the downfall of his own nation before the attacks of Babylon, who was hated and persecuted and carried away captive, but who to the end was bold to tell the truth -- Chapter XXXI. The story of the carrying away of the people as captives to Babylon, after Jerusalem had fallen; and of Ezekiel the prophet of the exile, and of other late prophets of hope; and the narrative of how Nehemiah came back from the land of the captivity to build the ruined walls of Jerusalem, and of how he succeeded in spite of danger and the threat of death -- Chapter XXXII. In which there is a reminder that the Old Testament contains not only history, but great literature of meditation and of lyric and dramatic poetry: the Song of Songs, the book of Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, the Psalms, and the drama of Job -- Chapter XXXIII. The book of Esther, with its story of Ahasuerus and the brave young queen; and of the gallows which Haman made, and of what happened then to Haman; and the book of Jonah, with its story of the whale -- Chapter XXXIV. The last years of the Old Testament, with the conquest of Jerusalem by the kings of Syria and the gallant struggle of the Maccabees for freedom; and the fiery stories of the book of Daniel, and the hopes.
Chapter XXXV. Which marks the beginning of the new era and has to do with the sort of world men knew when Jesus Christ was born; and which lists some of the writings through which we know of him -- Chapter XXXVI. The story of the Maid of Nazareth, and of her vision of the angel; her visit to Elizabeth, her cousin; the going up of Mary and Joseph to Bethlehem, and the birth of Jesus there -- Chapter XXXVII. Which tells of Nazareth, where Jesus lived as a little boy and grew to be a man; of his visit to Jerusalem and the Temple; of the coming of John the Baptist to the valley of the Jordan, and of how Jesus went there to be baptized, and then went into the wilderness to face the issues of his life -- Chapter XXXVIII. The beginning of Jesus' ministry among the people in Galilee; his call to men in the fishing boats to follow him and be his disciples; and the stories of how he healed the sick, and how he taught the people -- Chapter XXXIX. Which tells of a message from John the Baptist and of John the Baptist's death; of the dangers gathering round Jesus; of how he went across the lake to the country near Gadara and healed a man of his madness; and of what he did for a woman and for a centurion's servant and for a little girl -- Chapter XL. Which deals with the stories of some of Jesus' miracles, and goes on to tell of his compassion for the woman who came to Simon the Pharisee's house; and of his transfiguration on the mountain, and the lesson which he taught to his disciples from a little child -- Chapter XLI. Concerning "The Gospel according to Saint John" and its stories of the visit of Nicodemus to Jesus, of Jesus' meeting with the woman of Samaria of Jacob's well, and the healing of the man born blind; and the parables of the lost sheep, the lost coin, the prodigal son, and the good Samaritan; and what Jesus said to the young man who was very rich -- Chapter XLII. Which deals with many of the swift incidents of Jesus' life, and his replies to many people who came to him with questions as he went on his way from Galilee into Judea; and which tells of the healing of blind Bartimeus at Jericho, and the entry at length of Jesus through the shouting multitudes into Jerusalem -- Chapter XLIII. The narrative of what Jesus did and of what he said in Jerusalem through the first days of "Holy Week," including the parables of the talents and of the judgment; and of how he drove the traders out of the Temple; and of the anger and the enmity which began to harden now against him to bring him to his death -- Chapter XLIV. In which appears the dark figure of Judas taking a bribe to betray his Master, and in which Jesus eats the Passover Supper with his disciples; then goes out into Gethsemane to pray, and is seized there by the Temple guard, and carried away for trial in the court of Caiaphas, and taken the next day before Pilate in the Roman's judgment hall.
Chapter XLV. The crucifixion of Jesus on Calvary between the crosses of two thieves, and the words which he spoke before he cried, "It is finished!" -- Chapter XLVI. -- Sunrise after darkness! The story of Easter morning in the garden, of the appearance of the risen Christ to Mary Magdalene, to the two disciples on the Emmaus road, and to the disciples gathered together in the upper room -- Chapter XLVII. The beginning of the Christian Church, with the choice of a new apostle to take the place of Judas, and with Peter's sermon on the day of Pentecost; and the healing of the lame man at the Temple by Peter and John, and the boldness of these two disciples when they were seized and tried -- Chapter XLVIII. More stories of the early church in Jerusalem and of how it spread from thence, including the story of Ananias and Sapphira, the martyrdom of Stephen, the preaching of Philip, the conversion of Saul, and Peter's vision and his baptism of Cornelius, the centurion -- Chapter XLIX. In which the great adventure of Christian missions begins with the sending out of Paul and Barnabas from Antioch; and the perils through which they went in the cities of Asia Minor, and the report they brought back to the apostles at Jerusalem -- Chapter L. Paul sets out on a new missionary journey, while Barnabas takes John Mark and goes another way; Paul crosses the Aegean Sea into Macedonia, is imprisoned and released at Philippi, preaches in Thessalonica, in Athens and in Corinth, and comes back again at length to Caesarea and to Antioch -- Chapter LI. Paul's third missionary journey, his long ministry in Ephesus, and the riot which broke out against his preaching there; his further adventuring in Macedonia and his return to Jerusalem, where he speaks to the people and is assailed by the mob, is rescued by Roman soldiers and taken down to Caesarea, where he pleads his case before Felix the governor -- Chapter LII. In which the long story comes to a close with Paul's defense before Festus and Herod Agrippa; his appeal to Caesar; his voyage across the Mediterranean and his shipwreck; his arrival in Rome, his imprisonments, and his martyrdom for the sake of Christ.
Subject Bible -- History of Biblical events.

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