The Many Faces of Biblical Humor: A Compendium of the Most Delightful, Romantic, Humorous, Ironic, Sarcastic, or Pathetically Funny Stories and Statements in Scripture

The Many Faces of Biblical Humor: A Compendium of the Most Delightful, Romantic, Humorous, Ironic, Sarcastic, or Pathetically Funny Stories and Statements in Scripture

by David A. Peters

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The Many Faces of Biblical Humor examines how the Bible writers intentionally used humor, irony, and sarcasm to argue their points concisely. This work begins with the dysfunctional families of Genesis, continues delightfully through every book of the Bible, and ends with a glorious fulfillment in Revelation. Along the way, the reader is presented humorous stories, pathetically funny characters, and poignant quips and quotes from prophets, poets, and principals. The author paraphrases each biblical text in an engaging prose that highlights the humor of that passage—humor that may not have been previously noted by the reader. Between the paraphrases, the author sets the historical and linguistic setting, allowing the reader to see how the humor (and puns) of the text enrich the biblical understanding of God's message. Also included are applications of these marvelous passages to our daily lives as we see our own foibles portrayed in the biblical characters. In many ways, this is a Bible commentary with an accent on the humorous. In another sense, it is simply a delightful book that makes the Bible come alive through the latent humor of its characters and their stories. This revised edition contains corrections of typographical errors in the first edition as well as some clarifying material to make the humor more enjoyable. For more information, visit the author's website.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780761839583
Publisher: Hamilton Books
Publication date: 11/06/2007
Edition description: Revised Edition
Pages: 444
Product dimensions: 6.28(w) x 9.04(h) x 1.32(d)

About the Author

David A. Peters is the McDonnell Douglas Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Washington University in St. Louis. He is registered as a Professional Engineer in Missouri and Georgia, and is an active member of several societies including the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and the International Association for Computational Mechanics. Professor Peters has taught engineering classes at several universities including Georgia Tech. and Nanjing Aeronautical Institute in China. At present, he writes charming works such as The Many Faces of Biblical Humor, and continues to teach and lecture extensively, and do research in engineering.

Table of Contents

Part 1 Preface Chapter 2 The Torah Chapter 3 Early History Chapter 4 Days of the Kings Chapter 5 Wisdom Literature Chapter 6 The Prophets Chapter 7 The Synoptic Gospels Chapter 8 The Gospel of John Chapter 9 The Acts of the Apostles Chapter 10 Humor in the Letters Chapter 11 Summary Part 12 Glossary of Hebrew and Greek Terms Part 13 Index of Scriptures Part 14 About the Author

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Pastor Kurt Lutjens

There is certainly no book anything like this on the shelves of Christian bookstores today.

Alice Talent & Keith Talent

We proofread the manuscript in great detail, and there were smiley-faces all around. We especially enjoyed the humor in Days of the Kings

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