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New Testament Word Studies


For almost a century, Burton’s work in New Testament studies, Greek linguistics, Christian history, and source criticism has been lauded for its authority and influence. Head of New Testament Literature and Interpretation at the University of Chicago, Burton’s substantial contribution to Christian thought and biblical exegesis has been astounding.

Published posthumously, New Testament Word Studies is an excerpt from Ernest DeWitt Burton’s unfinished, life-long project to create a dictionary of terms for the English New Testament. This volume is comprised of Burton’s in-depth analysis of some of the most significant words from the New Testament. Burton explores a word’s treatment in the New Testament, as well as its usage in other writings from the same era. A succinct and practical reference book on the New Testament, Burton also provides a detailed index categorized by the books of the New Testament and the verses/passages he covers for convenient accessibility.

With Burton’s customary rich prose and expansive research, these books are perceptive and exceptional in their scholarship. With the Logos Bible Software edition of Spirit, Soul, and Flesh all Scripture passages are linked to your favorite Bible translation in your library. With the advanced search features of Logos Bible Software, you can perform powerful searches by topic or Scripture reference—finding, for example, every mention of "repentance" or "forgiveness."

Key Features

  • Includes bibliographies and thorough appendices
  • Contains historical and linguistic studies in literature related to the New Testament

Praise for the Print Edition

This is strong meat, but the honest Bible scholar is apt to be a bit radical, for the Bible, and especially the New Testament, is a radical and revolutionary book.

The Sewanee Review

Certainly the careful student of the Gospels will find nothing in recent synoptic literature more necessary in making a thoroughly scientific study of the Gospels.

Bibliotheca Sacra, Vol. 75

Product Details

  • Title: New Testament Word Studies
  • Author: Ernest DeWitt Burton
  • Editor: Harold R. Willoughby
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press
  • Publication Date: 1927
  • Pages: 117

About Ernest DeWitt Burton

Ernest DeWitt Burton (1856–1925) graduated from Denison University in 1876, then from Rochester Theological Seminary in 1882. His studies also carried him to Germany at Leipzig and Berlin. Burton taught at the seminaries in Rochester and Newton before becoming Head of the Department of New Testament Literature and Interpretation at the University of Chicago—where he was president from 1923–1925.