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Who isn't familiar with the image of God as the Good Shepherd?
Some of our most fundamental biblical understandings come to us in the form of images, metaphors, and symbols—pictures that are painted with words in the biblical text. So it's easy to see why an ability to recognize and decode the Bible's many verbal pictures is extremely important to our faith.
For modern readers, this task is especially important, because images that were commonplace to readers, writers, and speakers in ancient times, when the words of the Bible were first written and collected, may no longer be familiar to us at all. For instance, did you know that the sea monster (as in Job 41) can symbolize both chaos and God's creative power?
The Dictionary of Biblical Imagery from InterVarsity Press offers an easily-searchable guide to images, metaphors, motifs, archetypes, and literary patterns which recur again and again throughout the Bible, across both the Old and the New Testaments. This unique reference tool awakens us to a rich world of meanings and associations within the biblical text, and fills an important gap in any modern reader's understanding of the Bible.
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This product is only available for the new 5.9 version of our apps. However, if you purchase now, you will be able to download the product at no extra charge when your app is updated to version 5.9.
The Olive Tree team has been busy working on a major technology update to give you the best reading and studying experience possible. The Bible Study App 5.9 technology update is already available for our Windows Store and iOS apps. We are currently working on the 5.9 update for our Android, Mac, and Windows Desktop apps, and hope to have them released soon!×
Will 5.9 Be Available For My Device?
We are currently working on the 5.9 update for our Android, Mac, and Windows Desktop apps. Please note that 5.9 will only be available to the Android Google Play store for those running Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) and above, and to the Mac App Store for those running the latest Mac OS X version (Yosemite).
When Is The 5.9 Update Expected?
The 5.9 update is our top priority. We are working hard to get the update out as soon as we can. This is a major update to our core technology that requires us to rework major sections of the app. It could still be several months before we have fully rolled out 5.9 to all platforms.
Will I Have To Purchase This Resource Again?
Nope! If you purchase this product now, you will be able to download it as soon as your app has been updated to 5.9 at no additional charge.