Hidden in Plain Sight

Bethany House, 2012
ISBN: 9780764208720


Does your mind start to wander when you come to the genealogies, lists of numbers, and confusing prophecies in the Bible? Have you ever wondered Why did God include all these obscure laws? Trusted Bible scholar Boyd Seevers uncovers the hidden treasures in some of the lesser-known sections of the Bible. For example, he reveals what heads and horns and beasts symbolize in the apocalyptic prophecies and why there’s a law in Deuteronomy that roofs must have walls around them. Once you understand why God included the seemingly uninteresting or difficult passages and how to unlock them on your own, your Bible study will come alive and you’ll connect to God in new ways.

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Key Features

  • Instructs the reader on how to explore challenging passages on their own
  • Discusses less familiar passages of the Bible
  • Includes discussion questions to help your small group get the most out of their Bible reading


  • What Makes a Passage of Scripture Hard to Understand or Even Boring?
  • Learning From Old Testament Law
  • Learning to Appreciate Leviticus (at Least a Little)
  • What Should We Do With the Land Divisions in Joshua 13–21?
  • Learning From Dull Genealogies
  • Kings and Chronicles—Didn’t I Just Read This Stuff?
  • Why Is Ecclesiastes So Dark and Gloomy?
  • What on Earth Are the Prophets Talking About?
  • Learning to Understand Apocalyptic Prophecy (at Least a Little)
  • Conclusion: What Have We Learned, and Where Do We Go From Here?

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About Boyd Seevers

Boyd Seevers is professor of Old Testament studies at Northwestern College in St. Paul, Minnesota. He received his PhD from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School and his ThM from Dallas Theological Seminary. Dr. Seevers studied and lived in Israel for eight years. He has presented papers at numerous national conferences and has published more than 100 articles.


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