How can the task of biblical exegesis be fruitful and meaningful when commentaries and lexicons provide contradictory interpretations and seem to support opposing translations? The Exegetical Summaries Series asks important exegetical and interpretive questions—phrase-by-phrase—and summarizes and organizes the content from every major Bible commentary and dozens of lexicons. You can instantly identify exegetical challenges, discover a text’s interpretive history, and survey the scope of everything written about each verse and phrase. Take your exegesis to the next level with the Logos edition of An Exegetical Summary of Mark 1–8.
This volume works through the original text phrase by phrase. English equivalents are provided for all Greek words, making this an excellent reference for exegetes of all levels. Questions that occur to exegetes as they study the text are stated and then answered by summarizing the ways many scholars have interpreted the text. This information should help translators or students in making their own exegetical decisions.
As a basis for discussion, a semi-literal translation of the text is given. The first question to be answered is the meaning of key words in context. Information from standard lexicons is given and then translations of the word are cited from a dozen major Bible versions and from commentaries that offer their own translations of the text. Questions about the grammar and discourse structure of the original languages are answered by summarizing the views of many commentators. When exegetical disagreements appear in the commentaries and versions, the various interpretations are listed.
Rather than being a stand-alone commentary, this book summarizes many important details of exegesis that should be considered in studying the biblical text.
- Phrase-by-phrase analysis
- Summary of lexical entries for nearly every word
- Comprehensive commentary comparisons
- Title: An Exegetical Summary of Mark 1–8
- Author: Richard C. Blight
- Publisher: SIL International
- Publication Date: 2012
- Pages: 444
About Richard C. Blight
Richard C. Blight has served as a translation consultant with SIL International since 1960. He completed the translation of the New Testament for the Tenango Otomi people of Mexico in 1975. In addition to authoring numerous articles and books, he is the senior editor of the Exegetical Summary Series.