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What Kind of Culture Shaped the Bible?

Why does reading the Bible feel more difficult than reading other books? When we read the Bible, we enter a different culture than our own.

“Even when a translated text is complete, the work of reading and interpreting remains challenging. Modern translations still convey ancient cultural assumptions about cosmology (the story about the world’s beginning), community, and customs. How do contemporary readers, like you and me, make sense of it all?”
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