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Wipf & Stock New Testament Studies Collection (22 vols.)
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Overview

The Wipf & Stock New Testament Studies Collection will equip you to interpret the Hebrew Bible effectively with both reverence and scholarly precision. Covering a wide variety of exegetical and theological topics, these volumes provide scholarly insight and thoughtful reflection on important concepts and themes in the New Testament. From the use of the Old Testament in the New Testament, to ethics and biblical theology, these volumes cover issues on hermeneutics, history, theology and many other important biblical themes.

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Key Features

  • Includes insights on a wide variety of topics central to New Testament studies
  • Contributions from respected scholars
  • Provides a number of volumes examining exegesis, hermeneutics, and biblical theology

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A New People in Christ: Adam, Israel, and Union with Christ in Romans

  • Author: Wendel Sun
  • Publisher: Wipf & Stock
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Pages: 278

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What is union with Christ? What role does this theme play in the Epistle to the Romans? Does union with Christ have an Old Testament background or did Paul create the concept for his own theological purposes? These questions will be answered in this exegetical study of Romans. Special attention is given to Paul’s use of Old Testament stories in relation to union with Christ. It will be shown that Paul understands union with Christ to be the climax of the human story—a story of creation and rebellion that includes all people, regardless of ethnic or social background. Those who believe in Jesus as the promised Messiah experience restoration as they move from union with Adam into union with Christ. United to Christ, the church finds unity in a new identity—as a new people in Christ.

This work explores and clarifies a concept of enormous importance in Christian theology—union with Christ. Its careful study of Paul’s use of the Old Testament in Romans shows how the covenant-faithfulness of God leads to this concept, and to Paul’s exhortation to church unity.

—Robert Evans, Senior Lecturer in New Testament Theology, University of Chester

Wendel Sun is President of International Chinese Theological Seminary, a seminary dedicated to training house church leaders in Asia.

Abide and Go: Missional Theosis in the Gospel of John

  • Author: Michael J. Gorman
  • Publisher: Wipf & Stock
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Pages: 256

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The Gospel of John would seem to be both the “spiritual Gospel” and a Gospel that promotes Christian mission. Some interpreters, however, have found John to be the product of a sectarian community that promotes a very narrow view of Christian mission and advocates neither love of neighbor nor love of enemy. In this book for both the academy and the church, Michael Gorman argues that John has a profound spirituality that is robustly missional, and that it can be summarized in the paradoxical phrase “Abide and go,” from John 15. Disciples participate in the divine love and life, and therefore in the life-giving mission of God manifested in the ministry, death, and resurrection of Jesus. As God’s children, disciples become more and more like this missional God as they become like his Son by the work of the Spirit. This spirituality, argues Gorman, can be called missional theosis.

Michael Gorman’s book is a major step forward in contemporary Johannine scholarship. Its strength lies in Professor Gorman’s focus upon the all-important ‘other’ in the Gospel: God. Once the dynamism of the relationship between Jesus and the Father is established, the central role of what he calls a ‘missional spirituality’ emerges with great clarity . . . This is a much needed book, appearing on the scene at a critical time in the history of Johannine scholarship.

—Francis J. Moloney, Catholic Theological College, University of Divinity, Melbourne

Michael J. Gorman holds the Raymond E. Brown Chair in Biblical Studies and Theology at St. Mary’s Seminary & University in Baltimore, Maryland. He is the author of numerous books, including The Death of the Messiah and the Birth of the New Covenant, Reading Revelation Responsibly, and Reading Paul (all from Cascade), as well as Becoming the Gospel: Paul, Participation, and Mission.

Christ and the Bible, Third Edition

  • Author: John Wenham
  • Edition: 3rd
  • Publisher: Wipf & Stock
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Pages: 222

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Defense of the Bible begins with rational proofs for the historicity and accuracy of its documents. Christ and the Bible places the argument for the authority of scripture squarely on Jesus. With uncluttered logic and straightforward prose Wenham marshals Gospel evidence to show Jesus' own view of Scripture-that it is (1) historically accurate, (2) authoritative, (3) the standard for ethics, and (4) the verbally inspired revelation of God.

He then considers why we should listen to Jesus when he makes such claims and why "Christ's view should be the Christian view." The study substantiates Jesus' reliability influence on all New Testament writers. Finally, Wenham considers two related problems: first, which writings really belong in the Bible; second, the reliability of the text as now available. The presentation is easy to read and understand. This third edition updates and dialogs with recent developments.

John Wenham (1913-1996) had a distinguished academic career and served as vice principal of Tyndale Hall, Bristol, lecturer in New Testament Greek at Bristol University, and was warden of Latimer House, Oxford. He is the author of many important works, including Easter Enigma and The Goodness of God.

Conflict Management and the Apostle Paul

  • Author: Scot McKnight and Greg Mamula
  • Publisher: Wipf & Stock
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Pages: 198

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Churches often find themselves in the middle of conflict. These conflicts can exist between people within the church, between the leaders and congregation, or even between churches themselves. Leaders often turn to Scripture for guidance in resolving these conflicts. However, the Bible does not outline or even discuss conflict management. In fact, various biblical figures—from ancient Israelite kings to New Testament apostles—all uniquely approach conflict.

Does the Bible have a “theory of conflict management”? In Conflict Management and the Apostle Paul, the authors explore how Paul approached conflicts with his close associates like Barnabas and Peter, and with his mission churches like those in Galatia and Corinth. Conflict Management and the Apostle Paul distinctively sketches how various theories of conflict management used today shed light on Paul’s own approaches to conflict while also evaluating the conflicts themselves. The authors in this volume are pastors and church workers who themselves bring their own experiences with conflict into play as they seek wisdom from the New Testament.

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Living in a world so filled with contention, both inside and outside of the church, we need help working through conflict to restore communication and connection with those around us. Conflict Management and the Apostle Paul gives us a Pauline perspective on life together. The series of articles give fresh insight to a practical blend of biblical instruction and sociological conflict transformation systems.

—Robin D. Stoops, Executive Minister, American Baptist Churches of Nebraska

Scot McKnight is Julius R. Mantey Professor of New Testament, Northern Seminary, and is an author of more than sixty books, including commentaries on Colossians, Philemon, and Galatians.

Greg Mamula is Associate Executive Minister, American Baptist Churches of Nebraska, Omaha.

First Corinthians: An Exegetical and Explanatory Commentary

  • Author: B. Ward Powers
  • Publisher: Wipf & Stock
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Pages: 482

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In most areas of this Epistle, B. Ward Powers has come to share the interpretation of Paul's meaning held by the Early Church Fathers; although he explains and expounds those views. This is particularly the case in relation to chapters 12 through 14 where, in keeping with the Early Church Fathers, the Reformers, most Scripture expositors until recent times, and many present-day exegetes, Powers expounds the interpretation that "tongues" refers to human languages spoken on earth.

The one major area where Powers parts company with the Fathers of the first Christian centuries is in relation to matters of sex and marriage, divorce and remarriage, and attitudes to women generally. Here Powers explains that Paul is more affirming of sex, marriage and remarriage, and women than many early writers (and some modern writers) have understood him to be.

"We need at times to take considerable care," he writes, "to understand the meaning of what Paul says to the Corinthians, and in coming to terms with how this teaching is to apply to us in today's world. But when we have arrived at our understanding of these things, then there is no question: this is the Word of God to us, and we must take it very seriously indeed. We cannot just dismiss it offhandedly and simply say, 'Well, that is just Paul's opinion, and we can take it or leave it.' Not at all: Paul has explained clearly that what he writes comes with the inspiration and authority of the Holy Spirit of God."

A translator's treasure trove. Having rigorously exegeted the text of 1 Corinthians for our exotic-language translation project here at the earth's remotest corner, by God's goodness I came across Ward Powers's manuscript commentary on 1 Corinthians. In subsequent weeks I changed our translation in at least thirty places, some single vocabulary choices and others significant reworkings of extended passages. Would that every translator possess this treasury of rich insights into the 1 Corinthians that Paul wrote. Some commentaries may be referenced for this or that difficult passage; this one will be read from cover to cover, holding the reader's attention to the very end and rewarding him richly. Definitely a new standard.

—Timothy Friberg, Director of the Analytical Greek New Testament Project, Whitefish, Montana

B. Ward Powers is Dean of New Testament and Director of Tyndale College, Sydney, Australia. He has served on the faculty of Moore Theological College and Sydney Missionary and Bible College, and has ministered in several churches. He is the author of Marriage and Divorce: The New Testament Teaching, Learn To Read the Greek New Testament: Based Upon Linguistic Principles, and The Ministry of Women in the Church.

God the Son: What John's Portrait of Jesus Means and Why it Matters

  • Author: Randy Rheaume
  • Publisher: Wipf & Stock
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Pages: 216

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John’s portrait of Jesus is breathtaking yet bewildering. In the first verse he’s called “God.” At the climax of the book he’s worshiped as Lord and God (20:28). On the other hand, he says he can’t do a thing without the okay of his Father (5:19, 30). How are we to understand this profound yet puzzling figure?

Uniquely equipped as both a New Testament scholar and engaging pastoral communicator, Randy Rheaume shows how the contrasts in John’s portrait of Jesus (especially his deity and his sonship) fit together and are meaningful and helpful for the Christian life. Is Jesus really God? If so, what difference does it make? How can he be God and yet in submission to God? Why didn’t he ever say, “I am God! Worship me!”? How does the Son’s role differ from the Father’s? If God is more than one person, how do prayer and worship work? How can I know God better? What will make eternity with God so fun that we’ll never get bored? Is the Trinity truly biblical? And where does the Holy Spirit come into the picture? Rheaume’s exploration probes John’s Gospel and provides profound insight into these and related questions.

Rheaume is a fine scholar who has done a masterful job in communicating lofty theological concepts in understandable, everyday terms. Amply illustrated with numerous analogies throughout, this text truly allows the comprehension and mastery of substantial theological doctrine in terms that may be grasped readily. Highly recommended.

—Gary R. Habermas, Distinguished Research Professor & Chair, Dept. of Philosophy, Liberty University

Randy Rheaume is the founder and senior pastor of Stony Creek Church in Utica, Michigan, where he serves as the lead pastor and teacher. He holds a ThM from Dallas Theological Seminary, a DMin from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, and a PhD in New Testament Studies from the University of Wales. He is the author of An Exegetical and Theological Analysis of the Son’s Relationship to the Father in John’s Gospel: God’s Equal and Subordinate.

Luke-Acts: Foundations for Christian Worship

  • Author: John Paul Heil
  • Publisher: Wipf & Stock
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Pages: 186

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This book demonstrates that Luke-Acts provides its audience with a basic foundation for all of the various dimensions of Christian worship. With the arrival of Jesus, and especially his being raised from the dead by God, the preeminent locations, leadership, and times for worship move beyond the Jerusalem temple, Jewish synagogues, Sabbath, and the Jewish feasts of Passover and Pentecost to worship in and by the Christian community.

As Son of God and Lord, Jesus becomes an object of true worship along with God the Father. Jesus serves as a subject for laudatory worship. Jesus teaches about prayer, engages in it, and serves as an object for supplicatory worship. Jesus not only took part in the ritual worship of being baptized by John, but as the risen and exalted Lord baptizes believers with the Holy Spirit in the sacrament of baptism. In addition, the many meal scenes throughout Luke-Acts provide numerous insights foundational for proper celebrations of the Eucharist.

John Paul Heil skillfully demonstrates how Luke presents the Lord Jesus as the object of worship not only for his first disciples, but also for those who come to know him through the Luke-Acts narrative, and seek to worship that same Lord in their prayers and the breaking of the bread. This book is an excellent introduction to the foundations of the Christian life as understood and formulated by Luke.

—Thomas Esposito, Assistant Professor of Theology, University of Dallas

John Paul Heil is Professor of New Testament at The Catholic University of America in Washington, DC. He is the author most recently of The Gospel of Matthew: Worship in the Kingdom of Heaven (2017).

New Testament Ethics: The Story Retold

  • Author: Richard B. Hays
  • Publisher: Wipf & Stock
  • Publication Date: 1970
  • Pages: 92

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In these lectures, as in his writings, Hays' passion for getting the story right and his conviction that Christians today are part of that story, become apparent. Our "getting it right" has to do not only with intellectual interests and rigor, but with the truthful practices of today's Christians.

In these lectures, as in his writings, Hays’ passion for getting the story right and his conviction that Christians today are part of that story, become apparent. He has taught us that our ‘getting it right’ has to do not only with intellectual interests and rigor, but with the truthful practices of today’s Christians.

—Harry Huebner, Chair of CMBC Lectureship Committee, from the foreword

Richard B. Hays, Professor of New Testament at Duke Divinity School, Durham, North Carolina, since 1991, is an ordained United Methodist minister. He received his B.A. and M.Div. Degrees from Yale University and his Ph.D. from Emory University in Atlanta, where he taught in the Chandler School of Theology. He also taught at Yale Divinity School for ten years. Hays is noted for his work in the field of Pauline theology and New Testament ethics. His books include: The Moral Vision of the New Testament: Community, Cross, New Creation , Echoes of Scripture in the Letters of Paul , and First Corinthians (Interpretation commentary series.

New Testament Foundations: An Introduction for Students

  • Authors: Ralph P. Martin and Carl N. Toney
  • Publisher: Wipf & Stock
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Pages: 780

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Drawing upon over fifty years of scholarly experience of one of the most industrious contemporary scholars, this work, which was first published in 1975, has been revised, updated, and expanded to offer a fresh, in-depth introduction to the New Testament for today’s students. Students will be immersed into the world of the first century, learning about both Greco-Roman and Jewish backgrounds. While discussing the fundamental questions surrounding the content of each book including its authorship, audience, and message, this work also engages with the wider historical-critical discussion, helping students navigate the wider world of modern New Testament scholarship.

Ralph P. Martin (1925–2013) was Professor of New Testament at Azusa Pacific University and Fuller Seminary. He is the author of numerous works including the Word Biblical Commentaries on 2 Corinthians, Philippians, and James. He was the editor of the Dictionary of Paul and His Letters (2003) as well as Dictionary of the Later New Testament and Its Developments (1997).

Carl N. Toney is professor of New Testament at Hope International University. He is the author of Paul’s Inclusive Ethic (2008) and co-wrote 2 Corinthians (2009), of the Cornerstone Commentary series, with Ralph P. Martin.

Paul of Tarsus

  • Author: Panayotis Coutsoumpos
  • Publisher: Wipf & Stock
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Pages: 220

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Paul’s writings are central and important not only for the establishment of the Christian faith, but also for the entire history of the Early Christian Church. The study of Paul’s person, his letter and his theology an be stimulating, and a challenging reading effort. Paul of Tarsus is an introduction designed for students, pastors, and laymen. P. Coutsoumpos seeks to expand Paul’s essential message. Seeking to situate the study of the Apostle in a proper perspective. Coutsoumpos first looks into the contours of Paul’s personal life, before and after his encounter with the risen Christ. Then, he looks at each of Paul’s letters independently and, lastly, emphasizes the central elements of his theological belief. Paul of Tarsus is an appealing and accessible book that places Paul within his historical and theological context.

Panayotis Coutsoumpos, PhD. The University of Sheffield, England. He is an adjunct professor of Biblical, and New Testament Studies at the University of Montemorelos, Mexico. He is the author of several books and published many articles in professional journals. He has published several books, including Paul and the Lord’s Supper and Paul, Corinth, and the Roman Empire. He currently lives in Silver Spring, Maryland.

Puzzling Passages in Paul: Forty Conundrums Calmly Considered

  • Author: Anthony C. Thiselton
  • Publisher: Wipf & Stock
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Pages: 228

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Few Christian writings have had the world-changing impact of St Paul’s epistles to the churches, and yet from the very beginning these works proved themselves to be tricky texts. The Second Letter of Peter, commenting about them, says: “There are some things in them that are hard to understand” (2 Pet 3:16). Indeed! To this day many issues of their interpretation remain highly contested. In this book, Anthony Thiselton grasps the nettle and examines forty puzzling passages from Paul’s epistles. He considers the various scholarly proposals about their meaning and offers his own reflections in the hope of dispersing fog and shedding light, and of expounding a coherent and self-consistent Paul.

This is an exhilarating and infuriating book by Tony Thiselton. It is exhilarating because he does not shy away from many of the most troubling passages in the Apostle Paul’s letters, but infuriating because Thiselton cannot easily or predictably be put in a box regarding his conclusions. In his inimitable style, Thiselton takes each passage and explains the issues, weighs the options, and makes his proposals for others to judge for themselves. Many readers are bound to find this a very helpful book written by one of our senior Pauline scholars.

—Stanley E. Porter, President, McMaster Divinity College

Anthony Thiselton is Emeritus Professor of Christian Theology and Head of Department in the University of Nottingham, UK. He is also Emeritus Canon Theologian of Leicester and Southwell and Nottingham. He has written nearly thirty books, including major works on biblical interpretation and Paul’s letters. He holds four doctorates and is a Fellow of King’s College, London, and a Fellow of the British Academy.

Studies in Paul's Technique and Theology

  • Author: Anthony Tyrrell Hanson
  • Publisher: Wipf & Stock
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Pages: 344

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Anthony Hanson here opens up fresh lines of interpretation for the Pauline epistles, and uses these as the approach to a fresh consideration of Paul as exegete and theologian. Focusing on passages, mainly in Romans and Galatians, where the argument is superficially strange, he explores biblical and rabbinic parallels and frequently uncovers an unexpected significance. Drawing out the implications of his detailed studies, Professor Hanson argues that the apostle's method of biblical interpretation can be justified in terms of modern theology and can put us on the road to a right understanding of the relation of the Old Testament to the New.

Anthony Tyrrell Hanson was professor of Theology at the University of Hull, and former senior editor of the Journal for the Study of the New Testament.

The Branch: A Plausible Case for the Substructure of the Four Gospels

  • Author: Preston T. Massey
  • Publisher: Wipf & Stock
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Pages: 356

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Preston Massey proposes that the four prophetic texts of Jer 23:5; Zech 3:8; 6:12; and Isa 4:2 provide a foundational pattern for the four Gospels. These four prophetic texts, it will be argued, mention a King Branch, a Servant Branch, a Man/Priest Branch, and a Lord God Branch. This study seeks to show how Matthew presents Jesus as the King Branch, Mark as the Servant Branch, Luke as the Priest/Man Branch, and John as the Lord God Branch. Consideration will also be given to explore the ramification of the four living Beings as described in Rev 4:6–7. Given the sum total of this sequence of literary facts, the conclusion of this book will raise a number of possible implications. One of these implications will offer the conclusion that the four evangelists could not have written their four Gospels solely on their own human unaided efforts.

“I can’t think of a more interesting book. Preston Massey raises a whole series of probing questions about the four New Testament Gospels, why they are different in places, and how they relate to one another. Massey argues that four prophetic texts, which focus on the anticipated Branch, provide answers. These answers, in turn, may provide a whole new argument for revelation. This is a sophisticated study that breaks new ground almost on every page.

—Craig A. Evans, Houston Baptist University

Preston T. Massey has a PhD in Classics from Indiana University (2006). He currently is an adjunct professor in biblical studies at Indiana Wesleyan University, as well as pastor of Bethel Lane Community Church in Bloomington, Indiana. He has published numerous articles in academic journals around the world, including: Cambridge University’s New Testament Studies, Brill’s Novum Testamentum, South Africa’s Neotestamentica, and Canada’s Journal of Greco-Roman Christianity and Judaism.

The Curse of the Law and the Crisis in Galatia

  • Author: Todd A. Wilson
  • Publisher: Wipf & Stock
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Pages: 190

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Todd Wilson assesses Paul’s references to the Law in the so-called “ethical” section of Galatians in light of a fresh appraisal of the Galatian crisis. He contributes to the continuing debate over the relevance of this section of the letter for the rest of Galatians and for the situation in Galatia.

Dr. Todd Wilson is an author, speaker, theologian, and the Co-Founder of the Center for Pastor Theologians. He is a graduate of Wheaton College and completed his PhD in New Testament Studies at Cambridge University. He is the author or editor of over a dozen books related to Christian ministry, theology, and biblical studies.

The Form and Function of Mark 1:1-15: A Multi-Disciplinary Approach to the Markan Prologue

  • Author: Bradley T. Johnson
  • Publisher: Wipf & Stock
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Pages: 196

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In this book, Brad Johnson sets out to follow the course prescribed by the author of the second Gospel. Making use of the principles of Inductive Bible Study, rhetorical criticism, and a study of ancient prologues, Johnson makes a twofold case that Mark’s opening unit (the first fifteen verses) demonstrates a formal integrity and performs a rhetorical function. As such, the Markan prologue situates the public life and ministry of Jesus within the broader context of an epic drama. A failure to acknowledge the unique contribution of Mark as author in this regard will likely result in a destination the author never intended.

Identifying the “scenes” of written texts is a critical skill for following the course set by an author. Even a small variation in course heading can result in compounding an error over time with regard to one’s intended destination. Perhaps nowhere is this more important than in the opening unit of Mark’s Gospel.

Brad Johnson’s carefully argued book is a significant contribution to biblical studies in three ways: it offers new insights into the structure of Mark’s Gospel; it demonstrates the value of ancient rhetoric for Gospel studies; and it offers a fresh and convincing interpretation of the prologue to Mark’s Gospel. Few books provide so much interpretive reward to the reader.

—David R. Bauer, Beeson Professor of Inductive Biblical Studies, Dean of the School of Biblical Interpretation, Asbury Theological Seminary

Brad Johnson is affiliate professor at Asbury Theological Seminary in Wilmore, Kentucky, and the pastor of Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church near Wilmore. He is the author of The Gospel of Mark in the OneBook Daily-Weekly Series (2017).

The Kingship of Jesus in the Gospel of John

  • Author: Sehyun Kim
  • Publisher: Wipf & Stock
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Pages: 284

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This book studies kingship with reference to the Johannine Jesus. Post-colonialism leads us to an avenue from which to read this Gospel in the more complex and wider context of the hybridized Jewish and Greco-Roman worlds of the Roman Empire in the first century CE. This provides a new perspective on the kingship of the Johannine Jesus, whose kingly identity is characterized by hybridized Christological titles. For the Johannine readers in the first century, who were exploited, oppressed, yet at odds with both the colonizer and the colonized in the Roman Empire, this Gospel was deemed to reveal his identity. Using many Christological titles, it presented Jesus as the universal king going beyond the Jewish Messiah(s) and the Roman emperors and also as the decolonizer who came to “his own” world to liberate his people from the darkness. In this respect, the ideology of the Johannine emphasizes that love, peace, freedom, service of the center for the margins, and forgiveness are the ruling forces in the new world where Jesus reigns as king. Raising an awareness of these ideologies, John’s gospel asks readers to overcome the conflicting world shrouded in darkness, thenceforth entering the new Johannine world.

Sehyun Kim has produced an impressively argued study of Jesus’ kingship in John’s gospel. Adopting post-colonial theory as his methodology, Kim examines how John’s Christology and Kingdom theology challenged the Roman colonizers, their Palestinian clients, and oppressive social structures. Kim has meticulously analyses the evidence of Second Temple Judaism and Graeco-Roman epigraphy and papyri, demonstrating keen theological insight throughout. Kim’s experience of living under the various colonizations of the Korean peninsula gives his book special urgency.

—Professor James R. Harrison, Research Director, Sydney College of Divinity

Sehyun Kim is lecturer of New Testament at Sydney College of Divinity Korean School of Theology at Sydney and the senior pastor of In Christ Presbyterian Church of Sydney. He has worked in pastoral ministry and theological education for several years in Korea as well as in Australia. This is his first book. Sehyun attained a PhD in Biblical Studies at the University of Sheffield.

The Literary Devices in John's Gospel

  • Author: David W. Wead
  • Publisher: Wipf & Stock
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Pages: 172

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As an interdisciplinary forerunner of the new literary approaches to gospel narratives over the last four decades in New Testament scholarship, the revised and expanded monograph by David Wead makes a timely contribution to the advancement of those studies. Rooted in comparative analyses of contemporary Hellenistic and Jewish literary techniques, and drawing from the best of Continental scholarship, Wead not only points Johannine scholars to relevant ancient resources, but his analyses prepare the way for fresh interpretations of John's story of Jesus today. Published originally in Switzerland, this book was overlooked by many scholars, to the detriment of their work. However, in addressing such themes as John's post-resurrection point of view, the Johannine sign, the Johannine double meaning, irony in the Fourth Gospel, and metaphor in the Fourth Gospel, Wead's work is now available to new generations of scholars, who will find his work both instructive and provocative.

This newly revised and expanded edition, edited by Paul Anderson and Alan Culpepper, not only includes a new epilogue by David Wead, featuring new reflections and insights, but it also includes an expansive overview of the literature—before and after Wead’s work—including a helpful assessment of Wead’s monograph in service to ongoing Johannine scholarship. No serious study of Gospel literary features, devices, and strategies can afford to overlook this important book!

Wead's work was a historic contribution to the field of New Testament studies, one of the very earliest sustained attempts to apply emerging narrative-critical models to established problems in biblical scholarship. Preceding Alan Culpepper's Anatomy of the Fourth Gospel by more than a decade, the book remains essential to any history of research in Johannine studies and also serves as a window into the dawn of literary-critical study of the Gospels.

—Tom Thatcher, Professor of Biblical Studies, Cincinnati Christian University

David Wead completed his PhD in New Testament at the University of Basel in 1968, under the supervision of Bo Reicke and Oscar Cullman, which this book represents. He also taught and served at a number of institutions, including Minnesota Bible College and Emmanuel School of Religion, and a number of churches in Tennessee.

The New Moses: A Matthean Typology

  • Author: Dale C. Allison, Jr.
  • Publisher: Wipf & Stock
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Pages: 412

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This fresh and stimulating work is the first book entirely given to the subject of Moses and Mosaic allusions in the Gospel of Matthew. Also included are the history of the discussion of the subject from Bacon to the present as well as a comprehensive analysis of the depiction of ancient Jewish and Christian persons in Mosaic categories.

An outstanding piece of research that combines the sharpest of intelligent observations with imaginative flair.

—Calum M. Carmichael, Cornell University

Dale C. Allison Jr., Errett M. Grable Professor of New Testament and Early Christianity, has been on the faculty of Pittsburgh Theological Seminary since 1997. Before then, he served on the faculties of Texas Christian University (Fort Worth, Texas) and Friends University (Wichita, Kansas). His areas of expertise include Second Temple Judaism, and he is the author of books on early Christian eschatology, the Gospel of Matthew, the so-called Sayings Source or Q, and the historical Jesus. He has also written The Luminous Dusk, a book on religious experience in the modern world, and a full-length commentary on the Testament of Abraham. His most recently published works are The Love There That's Sleeping: The Art and Spirituality of George Harrison, The Historical Christ and the Theological Jesus, and Constructing Jesus: Memory, History, and Imagination. He has recently completed a full-length commentary on the Epistle of James (to be published in 2013) and is currently working on a commentary on 4 Baruch (Paraleipomena Jeremiou) as well as on a book of reflections on death. He is married to Kristine Allison and they have three children.

The Parable of the Wicked Tenants: An Inquiry into Parable Interpretation

  • Author: Klyne Snodgrass
  • Publisher: Wipf & Stock
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Pages: 150

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Despite its importance, the parable of the wicked tenants has been an enigma to modern interpretation. The approaches to the parable have been quite varied. Some interpreters place this parable at the apex of the ministry of Jesus, while others assign little importance to it or virtually ignore it. In some cases the conclusions drawn have been unsatisfactory either because of presuppositions that are too rigid or that have been shown to be erroneous by recent developments. Any discussion of the parable is necessarily a complex one in that it involves the relation of the three Synoptic accounts, an assessment of the account in the Gospel of Thomas, the religious and economic background in Palestine, the self-designation of Jesus, and the theological shaping of the parable by the tradition and by evangelists. Because of the importance of this parable as a possible key to understanding the ministry of Jesus, particularly since its relevance has often been minimized, this parable deserves closer analysis.

Klyne Snodgrass is Paul W. Brandel Professor of New Testament Studies at North Park Theological Seminary in Chicago, Illinois.

The Significance of the Temple Incident in the Narratives of the Four Gospels

  • Author: Deolito V. Vistar, Jr.
  • Publisher: Wipf & Stock
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Pages: 164

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Deolito Vistar brings a new perspective to the interpretation of the temple incident—a key event in Jesus’ life—by approaching the subject not from the “historical Jesus” point of view but from that of the authors of the Gospels. Using composition criticism as a method, Vistar sensitively analyzes the four Gospels’ accounts of the incident and shows areas of commonalities and crucial areas where the four evangelists have their own distinctive understanding of what Jesus meant by his protest in the temple. This book is a helpful example of the use of composition analysis in the exegesis of Gospel texts. It is also a helpful study of what is now generally taken for granted in Gospel scholarship: that the four evangelists were both historians and theologians.

In this insightful study, Deolito Vistar considers the significance of the temple incident for each of the four Gospels and asks how this event connects to the overall message of each Gospel. Through close attention to the context of the temple incident in each Gospel and through careful exegetical discussions, Vistar leads us to deeper understanding, not only of each evangelist’s portrait of Jesus, but also of each of the Gospels themselves. This engaging and clearly written account greatly helps us to understand this key incident in Jesus’ life as well as to see the Gospels themselves from a fresh angle.

—Paul Trebilco, Professor of New Testament Studies, Department of Theology and Religion, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand

Deolito V. Vistar Jr. is Pastor at Picton Baptist Church in Picton, New Zealand. He obtained his PhD in New Testament from the University of Otago in Dunedin, New Zealand, in 2018. He is also the author of The Cross-and-Resurrection: The Supreme Sign in John’s Gospel (forthcoming).

The Use of Daniel in Jewish Apocalyptic Literature and in the Revelation of St. John

  • Author: G. K. Beale
  • Publisher: Wipf & Stock
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Pages: 364

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A detailed critical analysis of various apocalyptic texts which poses a solution to the problem concerned with the method of studying allusive Old Testament material, particularly from Daniel. This study shows how Daniel helped mold the eschatological thinking of both Jews and Christians around the time of Christ.

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G. K. Beale (PhD, University of Cambridge) is professor of New Testament and biblical theology and holds the J. Gresham Machen Chair of New Testament at Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He is coeditor (with D. A. Carson) of the Commentary on the New Testament Use of the Old Testament and the author of numerous books, including A New Testament Biblical Theology: The Unfolding of the Old Testament in the New, Handbook on the New Testament Use of the Old Testament, and commentaries on Revelation and 1 & 2 Thessalonians.

Where Is the Promise of His Coming? The Delay of the Parousia in the New Testament

  • Author: David L. Mathewson
  • Publisher: Wipf & Stock
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Pages: 130

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The New Testament contains numerous statements by Jesus and New Testament authors that seem to suggest that Jesus was coming back soon, in their lifetime! But two thousand years later here we still are. How do we handle this apparent “failed prophecy”? Did Jesus and his followers get it wrong? Did they miscalculate the timing of Jesus’ return? Or were Jesus and the authors of the New Testament anticipating something else? The purpose of this book is to examine this issue by looking in detail at the New Testament texts that seem to promise that Christ is coming back right away. It will provide a possible answer to these questions in light of the tension between the promised imminent return of Christ and its delay.

Why did Jesus say that some of those standing with him would not taste of death until they had seen the Son of Man coming in his kingdom? Why did the early apostles record that Christ was coming back soon, yet embed in those same biblical texts hints that there would be a delay? Mathewson beautifully balances the blessed hope of Christ’s imminent return with the delay of the kingdom’s final consummation.

—Ted Hildebrandt, Gordon College

David L. Mathewson is associate professor of New Testament at Denver Seminary in Littleton, CO, and the author of a number of books and articles on the book of Revelation.