No wonder that Zondervan chose to reprint Gleason L. Archer’s Encyclopedia of Bible Difficulties yet again–under the title, New International Encyclopedia of Bible Difficulties. Of the handful of volumes seeking to provide Bible students with reasonable, biblical solutions to difficult or hard passages in Scripture, Archer’s still holds its own as the best available. Archer takes a firm stand on biblical inerrancy and informs readers that there are solutions to be found for each Bible difficulty they find–and most of those solutions come from the Scriptures themselves through careful exegetical analysis. This is an old friend on my bookshelf and well-worn. I recommend it highly without claiming that it is an example of perfection–no one is perfect when it comes to providing solutions to hard questions from Scripture.

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