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Sleuthing the Bible
Clues That Unlock the Mysteries of the Text

PAPERBACK; Published: 6/18/2019
ISBN: 978-0-8028-7522-8
Price: $ 25.99
224 Pages
Trim Size, in inches: 6 x 9
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Why is there crime-scene tape on my Bible? Elementary, my dear reader.

There is an element of detective work to biblical scholarship that entails sniffing out and interpreting clues that often escape the notice of readers. John Kaltner and Steven L. McKenzie introduce the art of sleuthing the Bible, providing the necessary training to hunt for clues and piece them together to understand the larger picture.

Sleuthing the Bible helps answer questions that occur during thoughtful examination of the Bible and provides exercises enabling readers to work through biblical passages on their own. Kaltner and McKenzie analyze two kinds of clues: (1) Smoking Guns— those that are obvious upon any close reading of biblical texts, and (2) Dusting for Prints—those that are more subtle or hidden from nonspecialists because of their unfamiliarity with the languages, culture, and larger content of the Bible.

Written in a jargon-free and accessible style, Sleuthing the Bible is an ideal resource for anyone who wants to dig deeper into the biblical text. 
Review of Biblical Literature
“Some will find the book to be an ideally suited textbook to assign in courses that they teach. Every educator will benefit from reading the book and will find it in concrete examples that will work well in most and perhaps all classrooms. Even when they return to topics they have touched on or even explored in detail before, Kaltner and McKenzie always seem to manage to bring something fresh, whether an individual insight or a creative new analogy. Those who already appreciate such things these authors have offered in the past will find in this new volume all the things they have come to expect and more. Those new to their approach will most likely find it a breath of fresh air as a result of its creatively different angle of approach to its subject matter.”