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How to Understand and Apply the Old and New Testaments (2 vols.)


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The dual tasks of interpretation and application are essential for preaching, teaching, and living out the Christian life. Expert guides, Andy Naselli and Jason DeRouchie, explain how to understand the Christian Scriptures in their original setting and how universal truths found in these texts give guidance to believers today. They offer a twelve step process that views each text with a sequence of literary, linguistic, text critical, and author-centric interpretive lenses applied as a guideline for proper exegesis. In addition to their process, these authors also provide suggestions for secondary resources that affirm helpful biblical scholarship, leading readers to a chorus of likeminded interpreters.

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  • Shows how to move from genre to textual criticism, take Greek grammar and literary context into account, and journey through the passage all the way to practical application
  • Teaches how to track an author’s thought-flow, grasp the text’s message, and apply the ancient Word in this modern world, all in light of Christ’s redeeming work
  • Explains how to go further in your studies using the extensive recommended resources for every step of the way
  • Follows an extensively field-tested twelve-step process to deepen understanding and shape theology (biblical, systematic, and practical)
  • Engages with numerous illustrations from Scripture that model these interpretive steps
  • Title: How to Understand and Apply the Old and New Testaments
  • Publisher: P&R Publishing
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Volumes: 2
  • Pages: 1,032
  • Resource Type: Handbooks
  • Topic: Biblical Interpretation

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In the Logos edition, Logos Bible Software gives you the tools you need to use these digital volumes effectively and efficiently. With your digital library, you can search for verses, find Scripture references and citations instantly, and perform word studies. Additionally, important terms link to dictionaries, encyclopedias, commentaries, theology texts, and other resources in your library. Perform powerful searches to find exactly what you’re looking for. Take the discussion with you using tablet and mobile apps. With Logos Bible Software, the most efficient and comprehensive research tools are in one place, so you get the most out of your study.

How to Understand and Apply the Old Testament

  • Author: Jason S. DeRouchie
  • Publisher: P&R
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Pages: 618

Sample Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7

This book is for anyone who wants to learn how to observe carefully, understand accurately, evaluate fairly, feel appropriately, act rightly, and express faithfully God’s revealed Word, especially as embodied in the Old Testament. Loaded with examples, practical answers, and recommended resources, the twelve chapters will empower believers to study, practice, and teach the Old Testament as Christian Scripture, understanding and applying it in ways that nurture hope in the gospel and magnify the Messiah.

Conversationally engaging; literarily transparent; materially comprehensive; pedagogically superb; academically sound, precise, and informed—all this and more. In over fifty-two years of teaching in the classrooms of higher education, I have seen nothing comparable to this magnificent work by DeRouchie—destined to be the classic in its field.

—Eugene H. Merrill, distinguished professor emeritus of Old Testament studies, Dallas Theological Seminary

I recommend this book if you have a wanderlust for exploring ancient treasures. There are many, and they are great. DeRouchie will show you how to find them.

—John Piper, founder and teacher, Desiring God

This volume not only will become a standard course textbook, but will also serve as a lifelong resource for those called to study and faithfully proclaim the good news of the gospel of Jesus Christ from the Old Testament.

—Miles V. Van Pelt, Alan Belcher Professor of Old Testament and Biblical Languages, Reformed Theological Seminary, Jackson

Anyone wanting to grapple with how to interpret and apply the Old Testament will find this volume immensely helpful. It is scholarly, rich in theological and exegetical insight, and attentive to Hebrew grammar and syntax, yet the step-by-step approach to the interpretive task means that it is accessible for pastors and Bible teachers alike. You will want to have this volume in your library!

—Carol M. Kaminski, professor of Old Testament, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary

Jason S. DeRouchie (PhD, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary) is associate professor of Old Testament at Bethlehem College and Seminary. He is coauthor of A Modern Grammar for Biblical Hebrew and A Modern Grammar for Biblical Hebrew Workbook.

How to Understand and Apply the New Testament

  • Author: Andrew David Naselli
  • Publisher: P&R
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Pages: 414

Sample Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7

This comprehensive, conversational book is for anyone who wants to understand and apply the Bible—and the New Testament in particular—in a responsible, well-informed, and God-glorifying way. Naselli is an able guide, walking readers through a carefully field-tested twelve-stage interpretive process that pastors, scholars, teachers, and laypeople can use with benefit. With engaging illustrations and practical answers at their fingertips, readers will master the skills needed to deepen understanding and shape theology with confidence and wisdom.

Skill in reading God’s Word serves the sweetness of relishing God’s glory. So choose your reading guides wisely. Andy Naselli is one of the best.

—John Piper, founder and teacher, Desiring God

A truly one-stop-shopping resource. An outstanding tool not likely ?to be superseded anytime soon.

—Craig L. Blomberg, distinguished professor of New Testament, Denver Seminary

An outstanding resource. [Naselli’s book] is wonderfully clear and accessible and hence interesting to read. At the same time, it is packed with information so that readers are instructed in the art of interpretation. There are many resources out there on how to interpret the Scriptures, but this is surely one of the best.

—Thomas R. Schreiner, James Buchanan Harrison Professor of New Testament Interpretation and associate dean, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

I cannot think of another introduction to New Testament exegesis that combines this degree of clarity and comprehensiveness, all with the design of helping us live in light of the gospel for the glory of God.

—Justin Taylor, executive vice president of book publishing and book publisher, Crossway

Andrew David Naselli (PhD) is assistant professor of New Testament and biblical theology at Bethlehem College and Seminary in Minneapolis.


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    I found these two resources very helpful!

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    Two very helpful resources by two very great authors!

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    These are two excellent volumes.


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