The Bible’s Top 50 Ideas
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The Bible’s Top 50 Ideas



All the important moral ideas of the modern world are based on the key biblical verses analyzed in this collection.
What generally happens when someone picks up a copy of the Bible?
Often it is put down within seconds because readers see endless verses which turn them off.
Finally, here is an accessible book about the Bible that focuses on its great moral principles:
--Human beings are created in the image of God.
--"Love your neighbor as yourself."
--"You shall not stand idly by the blood of your neighbor."
--"You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might."
--"Justice, justice shall you pursue."
Dov Peretz Elkins believes that if a reader understands fifty verses of the five thousand in the Bible (only 1 percent), he or she will begin to grasp the essence of the Bible.
This remarkable explanation of the Bible shows readers how it can serve as a light that illuminates a path through the confusion and problems in their personal and communal lives. The result is a life that is better and more serious--a life with meaning, purpose, and direction.
The Bible's Top 50 Ideas:
--Presents the Bible's essential ideas in readable, engaging fashion.
--Focuses on the contemporary value of the Bible.
--Uses commentaries and explanations from sources that are modern as well as ancient, Christian as well as Jewish, and popular as well as scholarly.
Elkins not only simplifies the Bible but also demonstrates how its fundamental ideas and concepts have inspired four thousand years of civilization to follow its teachings. The result is a moral, legal, and literary foundation that remains the basis of all democratic and principled societies to this day.



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Published 01 September 2013
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Books by Dov Peretz Elkins
Simple Actions for Jewish to Help Green the Planet Jewish Stories From Heaven and Earth Chicken Soup for the Jewish Soul The Wisdom of Judaism: An Introduction to the Values of the Talmud Rosh Hashanah Readings Yom Kippur Readings The Bible’s Top 50 Ideas (with Abigail Treu) A Shabbat Reader Moments of Transcendence Jewish Guided Imagery Forty Days of Transformation Meditations for the Days of Awe Shepherd of Jerusalem Moments of the Spirit: Quotations to Inspire, Inform & Involve Enveloped in Light: A Tallit Sourcebook A Treasury of Israel and Zionism The Eulogy Book Prescription for a Long and Happy Life A Tradition Reborn: Sermons and Essays My Seventy-Two Friends: Encounters with Refuseniks in the USSR God’s Warriors: Dramatic Adventures of Rabbis in Uniform Clarifying Jewish Values Jewish Consciousness Raising Experiential Programs for Jewish Groups Teaching People to Love Themselves Glad To Be Me: Building Self-Esteem in Yourself and Others Twelve Pathways to Feeling Better About Yourself
Translations (original Hebrew books by Simcha Raz) Hasidic Wisdom (with Jonathan Elkins) The Torah’s Seventy Faces Tales of the Righteous
Books for Teens (both books with Azriel Eisenberg)
Worlds Lost and Found: Discoveries in Biblical Archeology Treasures From the Dust: Biblical Archeology
Children’s Book
Seven Delightful Stories for Every Day (ages 3 to 6)
withRabbi Abigail Treu
Wipf and Stock Publishers 199 W 8th Ave, Suite 3 Eugene, OR 97401 The Bible’s Top 50 Ideas The Essential Concepts Everyone Should Know By Elkins, Dov Peretz Copyright©2005 by Elkins, Dov Peretz ISBN 13: 978-1-62564-259-2 Publication date 8/31/2013 Previously published by Specialist Press Intl., 2005