Hello fellow atheists,
I am looking for suggestions for a sort of Bible study guide book. I've read pieces of Bible for my History of Literature class at the uni, but I would like to read all of it now. From my experience, there might be a certain degree of boredom involved. :) To make it easier and more productive for myself, I'm looking for a book that would give me some prior knowledge on the biblical texts-- historical, cultural, textual. Something that would put the books in context and give me certain things to look for, so that I wouldn't have to struggle through hundreds of pages without any real point. It doesn't need to be particularly simplistic, and preferably, it should be written by a secular scholar.
Thanks so much!