The Book

Why the First Books of the Bible Were Written and Who They Were Written For

by Allen Wright



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 2/19/2013

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 206
ISBN : 9781475972412
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 206
ISBN : 9781475972429
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 206
ISBN : 9781475972436

About the Book

This study, by author Allen Wright, offers an entertaining, informative, and fresh interpretation of the Bible’s first books, Genesis through Kings II.

Part One compares two of the Bible’s most familiar tales—Noah and the flood and David versus Goliath—with a much earlier ancient Mesopotamian text originally written in cuneiform long before the biblical writers sat down to their work.

Part Two analyzes each book of Genesis through Kings II coupled with the historical backdrop of the times. Learning how the biblical writers set about their business can help you stir up healthy and entertaining discussions among believers and nonbelievers alike; learn about ancient times and the conditions under which the first books of the Bible were written; And discover the true intention of the Bible, as well as its original intended audience.

The Book recounts how the early writers of the Bible went about saving their own civilization against overwhelming odds. See the Bible through a new lens, and return to modern life with a more enlightened understanding of the Bible’s first books with The Book: Why the First Books of the Bible Were Written and Who They Were Written For.

About the Author

Allen Wright lives with his wife in his beautiful home state of Michigan, following a thirty-five-year professional career in Dallas, Texas. He graduated from the University of California–Santa Barbara in 1975 with a BA in history and earned a master’s in public administratio (MPA) at Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas, in 1978. His career path involved city management and private-sector landfill management followed by owning and operating a successful business in Dallas that he later sold. He then became a teacher of history, general science, and chemistry. Mr. Wright’s work appeared in the respected academic journal The Journal for Biblical Literature (JBL) in the summer of 2009. He retired in June 2010 at the age of 57. Along with research and writing, Allen Wright enjoys reading, hiking, and swimming. Wright is also engaged in politics; he recently won a contested seat to serve on his city’s school board and has been appointed to serve on important city commissions. He is known to play a good game of racquetball, a hobby that began while attending UCSB, and in high school was named an all-conference football player who also excelled at baseball. Despite his mother’s best efforts, Wright was never into church. His spiritual search engines are propelled by the sciences.