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Interpreting the General Letters: An Exegetical Handbook (Handbooks for New Testament Exegesis | HNTE)



Interpreting the General Letters provides important background material for the interpretation of the books of Hebrews, James, the Petrine letters, the Johannine letters, and Jude. New Testament scholar Herbert Bateman lays a strong hermeneutical foundation, detailing the component parts of letter writing, the importance of an amanuensis, the historical background of the Greco-Roman world, and implications of each of these factors for interpreting the general letters. He discusses the theology of the general letters, giving special consideration to the era of promise in Hebrew Scriptures, the era of fulfillment as underscored in the general letters, and how the theology of each letter contributes to the overall canon of Scripture. This practical guide includes Bateman’s nine steps to move from interpretation to communication, and examples of how to use them.

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  • Guides readers in the interpretation and preaching of the General Letters of the New Testament
  • Provides practical examples of sound exegesis
  • Includes insight into the literary genres, historical context, and theological themes of these biblical books
This is a valuable introductory tool for students who are learning how to interpret the General Letters and a trustworthy guide for pastors.

Edward Gleny, professor of New Testament studies and Greek, Northwest College

  • Title: Interpreting the General Letters: An Exegetical Handbook
  • Author: Herbert Bateman
  • Series: Handbooks for New Testament Exegesis
  • Publisher: Kregel
  • Print Publication Date: 2013
  • Logos Release Date: 2015
  • Pages: 320
  • Language: English
  • Resources: 1
  • Format: Digital › Logos Research Edition
  • Subjects: Bible. N.T. Hebrews › Criticism, interpretation, etc; Bible. N.T. Hebrews › Hermeneutics; Bible › Catholic Epistles--Criticism, interpretation, etc
  • Resource Type: text.monograph.handbook
  • Metadata Last Updated: 2022-02-12T03:09:51Z

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Herbert W. Bateman IV (PhD, Dallas Theological Seminary) has taught Greek language and exegesis for more than 20 years. He is currently professor of New Testament studies at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Bateman is the author or editor of many works on the General Epistles, including Charts on the Book of Hebrews, Four Views on the Warning Passages in Hebrew, and a forthcoming commentary on Jude and 2 Peter.


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