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Keep Several New Testament Intros on Your Shelf, and Make Sure This is One of Them

It’s not often I get excited about a New Testament introduction textbook, but Köstenberger , Kellum, and Quarles have exceeded expectations. Their new work, The Cradle, the Cross, and the Crown: An Introduction to the New Testament, is a tour de force for issues related to the NT. At 1,100+ pages, this work leaves no stone unturned and should be welcomed by NT professors, pastors, and students alike. Even better, this new second edition is completely updated with the latest scholarship. Contents The work divides…

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Make Sure this Greek Guide to Ephesians is in Your Library

Ephesians is not easy Greek. The sentences are complex and flowing; the syntax is ambiguous; genitives abound and interpretive decisions never cease. The Exegetical Guide to the Greek New Testament series from B&H Academic has so far produced many volumes, such as John, Philippians, and others. This latest volume covers every phrase in Ephesians with acute exegetical skill as well as concision. One of the best features of this volume is how brief it is. It spans only 246 pages,…

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Sailing Between Scylla and Charybdis for a Biblical Theology

In the last two and a half centuries, biblical theology has come to the fore, and among topics in biblical theology, the role of covenant and how the covenants relate to one another looms large. Two broad approaches to the relationship between the OT covenants and the New Covenant have emerged: dispensationalism and covenantalism. While dispensationalism is newer to the scene,…

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The Intermediate Greek Grammar You Want to Teach With

For two decades, Wallace’s Greek Grammar Beyond the Basics has been the favorite textbook for intermediate Greek courses in seminaries and Christian colleges and universities. As much as we all owe a debt to Wallace’s grammar with its comprehensiveness, exegetical discussions, and useful charts, it is now two decades old and….

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The Most Comprehensive Critique of N. T. Wright

N. T. Wright draws as much criticism as he does commendation. His prolific academic career has given plenty to interact with, and he’s recently added a capstone to his career by publishing his 1,700 page volume on Pauline theology, Paul and the Faithfulness of God. Many reviews appeared….

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Learn about Paul’s Life and Missions with this Illustrated Guide

To this date, I think one of the most difficult academic tasks is to learn about Paul’s life and missions. This topic requires memorizing much information, such as the laws of the Roman empire, the geography of the cities Paul visited, the years in which Paul visited cities, the various historical reconstructions of Paul’s journeys, the methodologies for harmonizing Paul’s letters with Acts, and much, much more. If you have never visited the regions of Paul’s journeys, and if you do…

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You’re Invited to Septuagint Studies: Refuse at Your Peril!

You’re invited to Septuagint studies…again! Karen Jobes and Moisés Silva have revised and expanded their fantastic introduction to the blooming field of Septuagint studies. And we mean it: refuse at your peril. If you haven’t yet read a good introduction to this field, there are several reasons why you should, and many reasons why Jobes and Silva is the best place to start….

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A Comprehensive Guide to the Language, Meaning, Theology, and Homiletics of Malachi

Want to refresh and improve your Hebrew while studying an OT prophet closely? I’m always on the lookout for resources that help you naturally improve your biblical language skills. I love some of the NT Greek guides that are being published, and the Baylor Handbooks on the Hebrew Old Testament are helpful as well. However, they are not intended to be commentaries on the meaning of the text, nor do they deal with theology. Malachi Then and Now Allen P. Ross has…

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What about Free Will? The Age-Old Question, Newly Explored

When I first read the introduction to this book, I couldn’t help but think of myself 10 years ago. I had recently discovered the “doctrines of grace” and was exploring them and studying Scripture to sort things out. I could recall my own experiences as I read through the backstory to this book given by the author, Scott Christensen….

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