Reading and interpreting the Bible, whether as an 'ordinary' or critical reader, has always been strongly influenced by a person's own experience.
They demonstrate the variety of ways in which the Bible can have meaning for different people. The contributors offer challenging new perspectives on the ancient biblical books and individual texts of the Torah, the prophets, the Gospels, (Pauline) letters and Revelation. The Personal Voice in Biblical Scholarship contains the original essays of distinguished Jewish and Christian scholars of the Hebrew Bible and the New Testament from all over the world and a variety of backgrounds.
'… fascinating collection of thirteen essays offering reading of various biblical texts … The sheer range of geographical spread and social background of the contributors (so crucial to the aims of the book as a whole) is impressive … this is certainly a volume worth investigating' - Larry Kreitzer, The Expository Times