As students and ministers of God's Word, you know that the closer you can get to the original texts, the better you can preach, teach, and understand the Bible. The Exegetical Guide to the Greek New Testament (EGGNT) is written and researched to provide all the necessary information for understanding the Greek text. Each volume also includes homiletical helps and suggestions for further study. The EGGNT was written to serve a wide variety of readers. If you are consulting the Greek text for the first time you will appreciate the assistance with vocabulary, parsing, and translation. If you have some experience in Greek you may want to skip or skim these sections and focus attention on the discussions of grammar. More advanced students may choose to pursue the topics, references, and technical works under "For Further Study." Pastors will enjoy the transitions from grammatical analysis to sermon outline. Teachers will appreciate having a resource that frees them to focus on exegetical details and theological matters. Many of the other reference tools in your digital library will be enhanced with the EGGNT alongside them. Having a Bible, the EGGNT, and a Greek interlinear open side-by-side can make it easy to consult a passage in English and see the text in Greek with each word transliterated and translated. The EGGNT takes you deeper into the original text, pointing out details and nuances that might otherwise be overlooked. Furthermore, the EGGNT makes "Homiletical Suggestions," nuggets of gold for your preaching and teaching. The EGGNT will make interpreting 1 Peter easier, while also adding scholarship and depth to your studies of God’s Word. This is especially helpful for those who are hard-pressed for time and yet want to preach or teach with accuracy and authority. About the Author Greg W. Forbes (Ph.D., Deakin University, Melbourne) is head of the Department of Biblical Studies at Melbourne School of Theology in Australia. Check out a sample by clicking on the yellow Sample button underneath the book cover image.
“An apostle is an emissary who operates with the full authority of the one by whom he is sent” (Page 11)
“This v. lays the theological foundation for the epistle by outlining the nature and origin of the salvation that believers have experienced. God is the ultimate source, activated by the Spirit, for the express purpose of obedience.” (Page 13)
“In appos. to the subst. adj. ἐκλεκτοῖς, giving the rendering ‘to a chosen people, who are strangers …’ (most EVV” (Page 12)
“Believers are not to be like obedient children; they are to be obedient children—children of God (1:2, 17). Thus the particle functions as a marker, introducing the perspective from which someone is viewed (BDAG 1104d).” (Page 38)
“Given that ‘the word that was preached to you’ (v. 25) is obviously the gospel, both ideas are present (plenary gen.) as the church continues to proclaim about Jesus what he himself proclaimed.” (Page 52)