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By Mark Allan Powell

Emphasizing which means as "effect" instead of in basic terms "message," Mark Allan Powell exhibits how biblical texts might legitimately tackle a number of meanings in numerous contexts. the 1st a part of the ebook makes use of examples drawn from renowned literature and tradition to interact in a pragmatic manner the types of questions that students carry to their research of the Bible. the second one half is dedicated to upcoming the Gospel of Matthew as a piece of literature that readers could enter--and be affected by--as they may the other form of textual content. The 3rd half is a longer research of 1 passage from Matthew's Gospel, the tale of the Magi, within which Powell unearths an outstanding chance to educate readers to have interaction in--and to challenge!--the company of biblical scholarship.

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