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"Kristin Swenson offers a confident, well-paced, well-informed, and accessible guide to Bible basics and biblical literacy." -- Walter Brueggemann, author of An Unsettling God: The Heart of the Hebrew Bible
Bible Babel, from author and religious studies professor Kristin Swenson, is a lively, humorous, and very readable introduction to the Bible--what's in it, where it comes from, and how it is used in our culture today. If you've ever wondered about the origin of the Christian fish symbol; the history of the Good Book; how the Bible weighs in on contemporary political issues; or even the biblical source of pop-culture references in WALL-E or Battlestar Galatica, then this is the book for you. Readers of A. J. Jacobs's Year of Living Biblically and David Plotz's Good Book will enjoy Bible Babel, a perfect primer for anyone interested in the Bible--secular and believing alike.