Facts, Fiction, and the Bible
About the Book
Facts, Fiction, and the Bible: The Truth behind the Stories in the Old Testament serves as a reader’s guide to conducting a thorough investigation of the stories contained in the books of the Bible’s Old Testament. Its historical exploration helps to distinguish the stories’verifiable facts from their narrative fictions. The author, Gijsbert J.G. Sulman, builds upon a long history of Bible study and research to bolster his sifting of those facts from the Bible’s fictions.
The serious student of the Bible will find a wealth of resources at hand in the pages of Facts, Fiction, and the Bible. Twenty-two chapters treat the Old Testament’s major themes, events, and figures. Plentiful illustrations, an extensive bibliography, and copious endnotes provide exhaustive visual and textual documentation to support the book’s presentation.
By taking stock of a wealth of research and integrating it with a careful reading of the biblical text, Facts, Fiction, and the Bible: The Truth behind the Stories in the Old Testament presents to the reader a careful and reasoned assessment of the truth lying behind and beneath the Old Testament’s stories. With this in-depth survey in hand, the reader will come to know and to appreciate the Bible’s stories and to discern what really happened.
About the Author
Gijsbert J.B. Sulman, born in the Netherlands, grew up in a strict, Calvinist family. Immersed in Bible study as a child, he spent more than a decade as an adult researching the historicity of the biblical narratives. He is now retired and lives near Perth in Western Australia.