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Teaching the Bible: an e-pub for high school teachers
 

Teaching the BibleTB for short, is designed to support teachers of high school Bible electives, it features easy to read and reliable resources that you can use in your classroom. Send your comments to: Moira Bucciarelli.

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  • Timeline: Empire and Exile in the Hebrew Bible 
    by Brennan Breed and Samantha Spitzner

    From 1200 to 445 BCE, The house of Israel was divided into a Northern Kingdom, Israel, and a Southern Kingdom, Judah. This timeline pairs up the archaeological record and the biblical accounts of the emergence of the two small kingdoms in relation to larger neighboring empires.

 

  • Interactive Map: Sennacherib’s invasion of Judah

    This interactive resource on the Assyrian king Sennacherib’s invasion of Hezekiah’s Judah in 701 by Craig C. Broyles is a useful classroom tool, as it shows parallel accounts of the event. This piece appeared in a recent issue of Bible Study Magazine. Public school teachers need to be aware of how they introduce resources that reflect values and views of a particular religious community. This November issue includes selections from the Jewish Publication Society, and Bible Study Magazine, both of which include religious understandings of the Bible.  Because the academic content of these pieces are both sound and engaging, we include them here.

 
 
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  • On Misplaced Faith
    by Brent Strawn

    Sometimes students struggle with academic study of the Bible because they find it hard to reconcile with their religious views. Professor Brent Strawn, an ordained elder in the Church of the Nazarene, has these helpful comments. (3:19) .
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  • 4 points on reading the Bible
    by Brent Strawn

    Emory Professor Brent Strawn has four simple points about reading the Bible.

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  • Timeline  
    by Samantha Spitzner 
    (a Flash animation)

    This timeline helps students visualize the important dates and places associated with key editions and translations of the Bible.

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  • What does a Bible scholar do? 
    by Moira Bucciarelli 

    A five-minute audio introduction to how a Bible scholar approaches the Bible. 

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    Click the image to link to a canon chart illustrating the content and organization of various Bibles. The chart is interactive. When you hover your mouse over any of the symbols or the footnotes, the symbol and footnote information are displayed in a mouse over function. Graphic courtesy of Bible Study Magazine.
 
 
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