Many people today claim that their positions on various issues are grounded in biblical values, and they use scriptural passages to support their claims. But the Bible was written over the course of several hundred years and contains contradictory positions on many issues. The Bible seldom provides simple answers; it more often shows the complexity of moral problems. Can we really speak of ‘Biblical values’? In this book, one of the world’s leading biblical scholars argues that when we read the Bible with care, we are often surprised by what we find.