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Building on the belief that the task of exegesis is to understand the divine-human intention locked within the biblical text, Gordon Fee provides a lucid step-by-step analysis of exegetical procedures that has made New Testament Exegesis a standard textbook for nearly two decades. Now more than ever, with an updated, newly integrated bibliography and an appendix directly addressing reader-response criticism, this essential, classic guide will assist students, scholars, and clergy in coming to grips with the New Testament.

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  • A favorite among pastors and seminary students for 20 years
  • Offers a clear, step-by-step process for interpreting the Greek text even if you only know English
  • Includes an extensive annotated bibliography explaining the best resources
  • Guide for Full Exegesis
  • Exegesis and the Original Text
    • The Structural Analysis
    • Establishing the Text
    • The Analysis of Grammar
    • The Analysis of Words
    • Historical-Cultural Background
    • The Analysis of a Pericope
  • Short Guide for Sermon Exegesis
  • Aids and Resources for the Steps in Exegesis

Top Highlights

“For your specific text, you have now come to the absolutely essential exegetical question. What is the point of this passage? How does it fit into the overall scheme of the letter? And, more important, how does it fit right at this point in the author’s argument or exhortation? To do this well, you need to take the time to write out on your sermon use list (see 1.6, above) the two brief statements suggested in I.11 (E), namely: (1) the logic and content of your passage; (2) an explanation as to how this content contributes to the argument.” (Pages 145–146)

“Biblical preaching from the NT is, by definition, the task of bringing about an encounter between people of the present century and the Word of God—first spoken in the first century. The task of exegesis is to discover that Word and its meaning in the first-century church; the task of preaching is to know well both the exegesis of the text and the people to whom that Word is now to be spoken again, as a living Word for them.” (Pages 134–135)

“You must overcome the urge to include everything in your sermon that you have learned in your exegesis; likewise, you must overcome the urge to parade your exegesis and thus appear as the local guru.” (Page 135)

“First, avoid the danger of becoming ‘derivation happy.’ To put it simply, to know the etymology, or root, of a word, however interesting it may be, almost never tells us anything about its meaning in a given context.” (Page 79)

“Determine which of these differences is exegetically significant.” (Page 12)

  • Title: New Testament Exegesis: A Handbook for Students and Pastors
  • Author: Gordon Fee
  • Edition: 3rd ed.
  • Publisher: Westminster John Knox
  • Print Publication Date: 2002
  • Logos Release Date: 2003
  • Pages: 195
  • Language: English
  • Resources: 1
  • Format: Digital › Logos Research Edition
  • Subjects: Bible. N.T. › Handbooks, manuals, etc; Bible. N.T. › Hermeneutics
  • Resource ID: LLS:34.0.129
  • Resource Type: text.monograph.handbook
  • Metadata Last Updated: 2022-10-05T15:17:01Z
Gordon Fee

Gordon D. Fee (1934–2022) was a leading expert in pneumatology and textual criticism of the New Testament. He was an ordained minister of the Assemblies of God and served as professor emeritus of New Testament studies at Regent College in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Fee earned degrees from Seattle Pacific University and University of Southern California. He was also awarded an honorary Doctor of Divinity degree from Northwest University. Before teaching at Regent College, Fee taught at Wheaton College, Vanguard University of Southern California, and Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary. Fee was a member of the Committee on Bible Translation that translated the New International Version and its revision, the Today’s New International Version.

In addition to Fee’s many highly respected commentaries in series like the Understanding the Bible Commentary Series: New Testament and The New International Commentary on the New Testament (NICNT), he is also the author of How to Read the Bible for All Its Worth, God’s Empowering Presence: The Holy Spirit in the Letters of Paul, Pauline Christology: An Exegetical-Theological Study, and To What End Exegesis?




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