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Baker Hermeneutics Collection (11 vols.)
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Overview

Today’s Bible interpreters—scholars, students, pastors, and laypersons—are faced with a plethora of philosophies and methods for interpreting Scripture. Postmodern trends have emphasized one’s community identity in sharing interpretation, leading to wildly different conclusions about how to read the Bible and understand Scripture. In addition, modern biblical interpretation has too often been characterized by a schism between the disciplines of exegesis and theology.

The 11-volume Baker Hermeneutics Collection addresses the central issues related to hermeneutics, interpretation, and exegesis of the Bible, drawing from the wisdom of top evangelical philosophers, theologians, and biblical scholars. Authors such as D. A. Carson, G. K. Beale, and Kevin J. Vanhoozer engage both modern and postmodern critiques of the Bible and confront the growing acceptance of conflicting interpretations. They address cultural and contextual issues, the role of the reader and the community in interpreting Scripture, and both the narrative and social function of the Bible. They also explore the relationships between Scripture, tradition, and reason, along with the various ways Scripture is read and studied—for personal and group devotions, for theological exploration, and for liturgical use. Most importantly, the volumes in the Baker Hermeneutics Collection help individuals and communities read the Bible and understand its meaning.

With the Logos edition you get an abundance of applicable, insightful resources. You can easily research hermeneutics and access an assortment of useful resources and perspectives from a variety of pastors and theologians.

Key Features

  • Contains important books and reference guides for biblical hermeneutics
  • Offers theological interpretation of individual books of the Bible
  • Examines the use of the Bible in the early church
  • Gives insights into Old and New Testament books and passages

Individual Titles

Commentary on the New Testament Use of the Old Testament

  • Editors: D. A. Carson and G. K. Beale
  • Publisher: Baker
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Pages: 1,280

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Christianity Today 2008 Book Award Winner

Readers of the New Testament often encounter quotes or allusions to the Old Testament that may be unfamiliar or obscure. In this volume, G. K. Beale and D. A. Carson have brought together a distinguished team of scholars to isolate, catalog, and comment on both the obvious Old Testament quotations and the more subtle allusions found in the New Testament. The result is a comprehensive commentary on the Old Testament references that appear from Matthew through Revelation. It is a vital resource for the reference library of every student of the New Testament.

This really is a new sort of commentary! For the first time we are given a continuous exegetical reading of the way each New Testament book quotes, alludes to, and evokes the Old Testament Scriptures. This volume will be an immensely useful resource for all kinds of study of the New Testament.

Richard Bauckham, professor of New Testament studies and Bishop Wardlaw Professor, St. Mary’s College, University of St. Andrews

Finally a volume that surveys the use of the Old Testament in each book of the New Testament. Written by top-tier scholars with unsurpassed expertise in New Testament exegesis, these essays model sound engagement with Scripture that quotes Scripture. This excellent collection is a must-read for all who wish to understand how the New Testament writers understood and used their Bible. This long-awaited volume deserves to become a standard text that will hopefully launch a new stage of fresh work in biblical research.

Karen H. Jobes, Gerald F. Hawthorne Professor of New Testament Greek and Exegesis, Wheaton College

More than a generation ago, C. H. Dodd and a few other scholars began sowing the seeds of a new and fruitful approach to reading Scripture, by studying the New Testament writers’ use of Old Testament texts. The present commentary thus represents the harvest of decades of research into the relationship between the Old and New Testaments. By carefully observing various factors, ranging from the textual to the theological, each contributor shows how the New Testament writers were not only careful readers of the Old Testament but also profound theologians themselves. The scholars on this superb team assembled by Beale and Carson distill many new and remarkable insights for exegesis and theology, all of which serve to demonstrate the explanatory power of this approach for the present and the future. This landmark volume should prove to be an invaluable resource for both the church and the academy—for pastors, teachers, and students alike, whether Protestant or Catholic—and for anyone wanting to go deeper into the heart of sacred Scripture. Indeed, Beale and Carson are to be thanked and congratulated for a momentous accomplishment.

Scott Hahn, Pope Benedict XVI Chair of Biblical Theology and Liturgical Proclamation, St. Vincent Seminary; professor of scripture and theology, Franciscan University of Steubenville

Every scholar would profit by having a copy of this thorough and judicious work on his or her desk. The authors have collected for us an immense amount of material and insight in a relatively short space, and many of us will be grateful for their efforts. This commentary is a profound witness to the unity of the Testaments in the mystery of Christ.

—Francis Martin, Cardinal Adam Maida Chair of Biblical Studies, Sacred Heart Seminary

Finally we have a work that examines the use of the Old Testament in the New Testament and covers the entirety of the New Testament in a single volume. Pastors, students, and scholars will profit from the careful attention to both the Old and New Testament contexts in which the citations occur, and they will be enriched by the theological depth represented in this important book.

Thomas R. Schreiner, James Buchanan Harrison Professor of New Testament Interpretation, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

Few areas of New Testament study are as often discussed as the New Testament’s use of the Old. There has long been a need for a careful case-by-case treatment, since the use we see in the New Testament is so varied and diverse. This commentary meets that need admirably. It is thorough yet concise, clear yet detailed. All will be led into helpful reflection on this important area of study. Well done to the editors and authors of this useful and unique commentary.

Darrell L. Bock, research professor of New Testament studies, Dallas Theological Seminary

D. A. Carson (PhD, University of Cambridge) is a research professor of New Testament at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. He is author and editor of numerous books, including How Long, O Lord? Reflections on Suffering and Evil and The New Bible Commentary.

G. K. Beale (PhD, University of Cambridge) is Kenneth T. Wessner Chair of Biblical Studies and professor of New Testament at Wheaton College Graduate School. He is the author and editor of several books, including The Right Doctrine from the Wrong Texts?, and commentaries on Revelation and 1 and 2 Thessalonians.

Dictionary for Theological Interpretation of the Bible

  • General Editor: Kevin J. Vanhoozer
  • Associate Editors: Craig G. Bartholomew, Daniel J. Treier, and N. T. Wright
  • Publisher: Baker
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Pages: 896

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Christianity Today 2006 Book Award Winner; Catholic Press Association 2006 Book Award Winner; ECPA 2006 Christian Book of the Year Award Winner

The Dictionary for Theological Interpretation of the Bible is a groundbreaking reference tool that seeks first of all to marry the tasks of exegesis and theology with the goal of theological interpretation of Scripture—that is, interpretation that has recovered a focus on the subject matter of Scripture: the nature and activity of God and the gospel. Second, it aims to provide a guide to understanding various interpretative approaches and a tool for evaluating them in light of this goal.

The dictionary covers a wide range of topics related to biblical interpretation with both depth and clarity. Topics include the theological interpretation of individual books of the Bible, issues of hermeneutics, various biblical interpreters and interpretative communities, and the interplay of interpretation with various doctrines and doctrinal themes. The contributors represent a diverse range of theological backgrounds and interpretative approaches and are experts in their respective fields.

A landmark volume for the church’s engagement with Scripture. It will be a basic resource on the role and use of the Bible.

Christianity Today

In this remarkable dictionary, the Bible is reclaimed as a book of and for the church. I predict that when the history of theology of our time is written what Vanhoozer, Bartholomew, Treier, and Wright have done will be seen as a watershed. In this book theology returns to its source, that is, Scripture.

Stanley Hauerwas, Gilbert T. Rowe Professor of Theological Ethics, Duke Divinity School

Both the academy and the church have awakened to the need to bring exegesis and theology back into relationship with one another. This dictionary, partly because it covers such a wide range of topics, provides a useful resource for those engaged in learning how to read the Bible, with all its historical particularity, as a word from God to his people of this generation.

Douglas Moo, Blanchard Professor of New Testament, Wheaton College

This dictionary will be an exceedingly useful addition to the library of every Christian, professional and lay, who wants to learn skills for reading the Bible more insightfully. Scholarly yet accessible, historically grounded yet forming us for the future, broadly global in perspective yet enabling readers to see the theological implications of biblical books and study methods for their own lives and their communities, the articles gathered here equip us all to know the triune God more thoroughly and to offer Christian alternatives to our world more gracefully and purposefully. This is an outstanding resource presented by many of my favorite teachers.

—Marva J. Dawn, teaching fellow in spiritual theology, Regent College

Kevin J. Vanhoozer (PhD, University of Cambridge) is a research professor of systematic theology at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, Illinois. He is the author and editor of many books, including Is There a Meaning in This Text? and Everyday Theology: How to Read Cultural Texts and Interpret Trends.

A Basic Guide to Interpreting the Bible: Playing by the Rules

  • Author: Robert H. Stein
  • Publisher: Baker
  • Publication Date: 1997
  • Pages: 224

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No one can read the Bible for long before wondering what the Bible means and who or what determines that meaning. Moreover, no on can read the Bible without possessing some purpose in reading.

This book, in practical and nontechnical terms, guides readers in discovering what the goal of reading the Bible should be and how they can achieve this goal for themselves. The author promises that they will acquire “an interpretive framework that will help them understand better the meaning of biblical texts and how to apply that meaning to their own life situation.”

Along the way, readers learn what is at stake in such issues as inspiration, inerrancy, continuing revelation, and the guidance of the Holy Spirit. Their study will be facilitated by exercises and discussion questions, as well as a comprehensive glossary.

The treatment is devout, sane, and well informed…The book will give light to those who are troubled at most of the passages discussed.

—John Wenham, Christian Arena

The quality of this study is academically high. The study of this little book will profit almost any mature Christian.

L. Russ Bush, Southwestern Journal of Theology

Anyone who has tried to provide sanity and order to the hermeneutical montage that surfaces during home Bible studies will welcome this eminently readable book by Robert Stein. He writes for those new to the field of biblical interpretation, avoiding wherever possible technical terms and jargon, and clearly defining his terms when such language is unavoidable…What the reader will find helpful, especially when using this book for teaching purposes, is its numerous scriptural examples, timely illustrations and clarifying schematics. Teacher and student are served by the discussion questions at the end of each chapter…Stein has given us a most illuminating and helpful tool for guiding students of the Bible to a clear path leading to a more accurate interpretation and application of the Scriptures.

James D. Hernando, Encounter Journal

Robert H. Stein (PhD, Princeton Theological Seminary) was most recently a senior professor of New Testament interpretation at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky. He previously taught at Bethel Seminary. A world-renowned scholar of the Synoptic Gospels, Stein has published several books, including Luke, A Basic Guide to Interpreting the Bible, Studying the Synoptic Gospels, and Jesus the Messiah.

Biblical Interpretation Then and Now: Contemporary Hermeneutics in the Light of the Early Church

  • Editors: David S. Dockery
  • Publisher: Baker
  • Publication Date: 2000
  • Pages: 248

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Biblical Interpretation Then and Now examines the use of the Bible in the early church and relates apostolic and patristic interpretation to contemporary trends in hermeneutics. Dockery traces the developments in early Christian interpretation, noting both continuities and discontinuities. His study begins with Jesus, and observes the developments in interpretation to the time of the historic Council of Chalcedon, noting the philosophy, theology, and traditions which influenced each period.

Provides readers with a generally able and well documented survey of patristic biblical interpretation and a significant discussion of the potential importance of earlier patterns of interpretation to contemporary hermeneutical discussion.

Richard A. Muller, P. J. Zondervan Professor, Calvin Theological Seminary

Those seeking a general introduction to patristic hermeneutics will be grateful once again for this book’s availability.

Amos Yong, J. Rodman Williams Professor of Theology, Regent University School of Divinity, Virginia Beach, Virginia

A useful survey for beginning students: the writing is clear, the overall appraisal of the period follows generally accepted lines, and the attention to contemporary concerns can help the reader approach the topic with a valuable perspective.

Moisés Silva, Westminster Theological Journal

A well-documented, readable, and welcome addition to one’s theological library.

Roy B. Zuck and Joe Walters, Bibliotheca Sacra

David S. Dockery is the president of Union University in Jackson, Tenn. Formerly a professor of New Testament at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, he is the author and editor of over 10 books, including Interpreting the New Testament, Theologians of the Baptist Tradition, and the Holman Concise Bible Commentary.

The Drama of Scripture: Finding Our Place in the Biblical Story

  • Authors: Craig G. Bartholomew and Michael W. Goheen
  • Publisher: Baker
  • Publication Date: 2004
  • Pages: 256

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In The Drama of Scripture, Craig Bartholomew and Michael Goheen provide an engaging overview of the story line and theology of the Bible. As the authors suggest in their introduction, it is only as we read and appropriate the Bible “as our story” that we fully understand it and allow it to have authority over us. As we enter into the story of the Bible, we find God revealed there and are called to participate in his continuing activity. The biblical story, then, is foundational to Christian thinking and living.

Working from this perspective, the authors survey the story in Scripture. Their work is part introduction, part commentary, part theology, and thoroughly engaging. They suggest two over-arching themes running throughout the story—“covenant” in the Old Testament and “the kingdom of God” in the New Testament. These two themes effectively summarize the activity of God throughout human history. They are ways of looking at the story in order to gain an understanding of God’s purposes and to let them claim us.

Bartholomew and Goheen work their way through the Bible as a drama with six acts—creation, sin, Israel, Jesus, mission, and new creation. Their study provides an introduction to the Bible and a commentary on important passages, but it is more than that. It is also a theological reflection on the ongoing story and a call for participation in God’s grand narrative. It will be a useful work for students who study Scripture and a helpful resource for pastors and teachers looking for assistance in developing a compelling presentation of the biblical story.

Much recent scholarship has emphasized the narrative quality of Scripture. This book takes that insight and brings it to life, enabling even the beginner to grasp the sense of Scripture as a single great story—a drama in which we are all invited to play a part. I am delighted to see solid scholarship made easily accessible in this splendid fashion.

N. T. Wright, research professor of systematic theology, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Deerfield, Illinois

Bartholomew and Goheen have produced a volume that will help inexperienced readers of the Bible get a view of the big picture before moving into more atomistic treatments of the Bible. It will serve well in introductory level Bible courses and may serve equally well in basic courses in hermeneutics. Its easy, nontechnical language will make it a popular text with such students.

—Jeffrey S. Lamp, Review of Biblical Literature

Here is a book whose time has come. Bartholomew and Goheen have produced a brief, accessible presentation of the entire biblical story that highlights both the unity of Scripture and its profound cultural relevance today. For readers who think of the Bible as a succession of unrelated devotional fragments geared primarily toward individual morality and spirituality, this book will come as a salutary shock, a reminder that the Christ-centered canonical Scriptures constitute a coherent Word of God that challenges the underlying religious direction of Western civilization. Based on deep and wide scholarship, but engagingly written for a broad audience, The Drama of Scripture promises to be an indispensable tool for the many Christians who have been awakened to God’s call for serious cultural engagement, in the name of Christ, with a post-Christian world in thrall to the idols of both modernism and postmodernism.

—Albert M. Wolters, professor of religion and theology, Redeemer University College, Ancaster, Ontario

Craig G. Bartholomew (PhD, Bristol University) is the H. Evan Runner Professor of Philosophy and a professor of religion and theology at Redeemer University College in Ancaster, Ontario. He is the author of Reading Ecclesiastes, coauthor of Living at the Crossroads, and coeditor of a number of volumes, including the award-winning Dictionary for Theological Interpretation of Scripture. He is also a priest in the Church of England.

Michael W. Goheen (PhD, University of Utrecht) is the Geneva Professor of Worldview and Religious Studies at Trinity Western University in Langley, British Columbia. He is also the minister of preaching at New Westminster Christian Reformed Church. He is the author of As the Father Has Sent Me, I Am Sending You.

Introducing Theological Interpretation of Scripture: Recovering a Christian Practice

  • Author: Daniel J. Treier
  • Publisher: Baker
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Pages: 160

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In the wake of the schism during the past two centuries between biblical studies and theology, a new movement has developed, seeking to bridge this modern gap. This hermeneutical movement, which hearkens back to aspects of pre-critical interpretation, has been labeled the theological interpretation of Scripture (TIS) and focuses on the contexts of canon, creed, and church. While the trend is in its infancy, it is rapidly gaining momentum.

Introducing Theological Interpretation of Scripture is the first clear, systematic introduction to this movement for students and non-specialist scholars. The book surveys the history, themes, advocates, and positions of TIS and seeks to bring coherence to its various elements. The author, Daniel Treier, also explores what he sees as the greatest challenges the movement will have to address in the future, including the interface between TIS and biblical theology, general hermeneutics, and the concept of social location in reading scriptural texts. Woven throughout is a case study on the imago Dei, demonstrating how TIS plays out in theological exegesis. This case study adds to the book’s usefulness as a secondary text in hermeneutics courses.

This is an introduction in the best sense of that term. With uncommon clarity and grace, Treier provides students of theological interpretation with a reliable and appropriately critical map of the terrain. Because Treier is both generous in his treatment of others’ work and thoughtful in presenting his own views, students will find him an enlightening and wise guide.

Stephen Fowl, professor of theology, Loyola College, Maryland

With an impressive mastery of the secondary literature of this new field, Treier shows how the disciplines of historical, systematic, and practical theology play into theological interpretation of Scripture. Treier suggests, like many in this new movement, that a recovery of ancient Christian practices and postures toward Holy Scripture opens the theological imagination and allows for fresh readings, informed by historical criticisms but not captured by them.

—Kathryn Greene-McCreight, associate priest, St. John’s Episcopal Church, New Haven, CT

Many voices today clamor for the recovery of theological interpretation, from many corners and for diverse reasons. For those concerned with the significance of the church for reading Scripture, and the significance of Scripture for the church, this is a renaissance most welcome. So many different voices, though, can leave us confused—not only on the finer points of the discussion, but even about its most basic question: What is theological interpretation? We need a map, and this is precisely what Daniel Treier has provided: a map that will be as useful to those already engaged in the conversation as it is crucial for those trying to gain their first bearings.

Joel B. Green, professor of New Testament interpretation, Fuller Theological Seminary

Daniel Treier is one of the brightest scholars working at the intersection of Scripture, hermeneutics, and theology in the evangelical academy today. Here he offers a masterful survey of the landscape and shows how evangelicals can join with Catholic scholars and others in moving the discussion forward.

Timothy George, founding dean, Beeson Divinity School

Daniel J. Treier (PhD, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School) is an associate professor of theology at Wheaton College. He is the author of Virtue and the Voice of God: Toward Theology as Wisdom and the coeditor of several books, including The Cambridge Companion to Evangelical Theology and the award-winning Dictionary for Theological Interpretation of the Bible.

Progressive Dispensationalism

  • Authors: Craig A. Blaising and Darrell L. Bock
  • Publisher: Baker
  • Publication Date: 2000
  • Pages: 336

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“Dispensationalism” may not be a household term, but it designates one of the most widespread and influential traditions in evangelical theology today. This book explains a significant change presently taking place in dispensational interpretations of Scripture. This change affects the way dispensationalists understand key biblical themes such as the kingdom of God, the church in God’s redemptive program, the interrelationship of the biblical covenants, the historical and prophetic fulfillment of those covenants, and the role of Christ in that fulfillment.

A new breed of thinkers is emerging within dispensationalism. As representatives of the new generation, Blaising and Bock provide a thoughtful presentation of progressive dispensationalism. Both dispensationalists and covenantalists will be challenged by their rethinking of biblical theology.

Stanley J. Grenz

This book will bring the reader up-to-date on progressive dispensationalism, a significant current topic of theological discussion in evangelical circles. Progressive Dispensationalism is a handy summary of where the movement it describes fits on the dispensational map and how it got there. Some readers will not agree with everything in this book, but they will all be forced to acknowledge that dispensationalists are willing to subject their system to the scrutiny of Scripture.

—Donald K. Campbell, president, Dallas Theological Seminary

Blaising and Bock have produced the most important advance in dispensationalist theology since Charles Ryrie’s Dispensationalism Today nearly 30 years ago. Progressive dispensationalism has now positioned its movement within the mainstream of biblical scholarship, as it offers a defensible exegesis of each of the Scriptures it treats.

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

As I read Progressive Dispensationalism the television commercial kept echoing in my ears, ‘This isn’t your father’s Oldsmobile.’ The dispensationalism of Bock and Blaising is not the dispensationalism of Darby, Scofield, or even Ryrie, but it is dispensationalism. The authors are not covenant theologians in sheep’s clothing. Bock and Blaising have chosen the most difficult path…They are pursuing significant change within their own tradition…Any non-dispensationalists who want to say, ‘dispensationalists believe…’ should read this book before they speak. This is an Oldsmobile, but not like your father’s.

—Allen Mawhinney, Reformed Theological Seminary

Craig A. Blaising (ThD, Dallas Theological Seminary) is the associate vice president for doctoral studies at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.

Darrell L. Bock (PhD, University of Aberdeen) is a research professor of New Testament studies at Dallas Theological Seminary. He is the author or editor of many books, including the two-volume commentary on Luke, Jesus According to Scripture, and Studying the Historical Jesus.

Scripture and Truth

  • Editors: D. A. Carson and John D. Woodbridge
  • Publisher: Baker
  • Publication Date: 1992
  • Pages: 448

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In what sense is the Bible the Word of God for Christians today? How should we think of the truthfulness of the Bible?

Scripture and Truth seeks to answer these key questions. It synthesizes, as have few other works, the apologetic reasons for an evangelical defense of biblical inerrancy. From a biblical, historical, or theological perspective each essay examines a challenge to belief in the integrity and reliability of Scripture. What emerges from these essays is a full-orbed restatement of this evangelical doctrine.

First published in 1983, Scripture and Truth will continue to strengthen the faith of many of God’s people in his reliable and truthful Word.

Here is a book which is more than a mere defense of biblical inerrancy; it seeks also to explore the implications of such a view of the way in which we approach and handle Scripture.

—Peter Misselbrook, Evangelical Times

D. A. Carson (PhD, University of Cambridge) is a research professor of New Testament at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. He is author and editor of numerous books, including Commentary on the New Testament Use of the Old Testament and The New Bible Commentary.

John D. Woodbridge is a research professor of church history and the history of christian thought at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, Illinois. He has taught at Trinity since 1970. He has also served as a senior editor of Christianity Today.

Words of Delight: A Literary Introduction to the Bible

  • Author: Leland Ryken
  • Edition: 2nd
  • Publisher: Baker
  • Publication Date: 1993
  • Pages: 544

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Leland Ryken’s comprehensive and insightful surveys on the Bible as literature, Words of Delight and Words of Life, have now been combined in this one-volume edition. In this introduction to Scripture, the author offers a volume brimming over with wonderful insights into Old and New Testament books and passages—insights that have escaped most traditional commentators. Those who study, preach, or teach the Scriptures will add this book to the inner circle of reference works always kept within reach.

…We often tend to focus on the doctrinal content of the Bible at the expense of its emotional impact…Ryken emphasizes that the Bible does not appear as a theological outline with proof texts attached, but as stories, visions, poems, and letters.

John F. Brug, professor of systematic theology and Old Testament, Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary.

…Set forth in simple, straightforward, precise…language…Teaching and preaching the Bible as God’s Word in man’s language can become more colorful, insightful, and challenging when done in the light of what Ryken has done here.

—Peter Y. DeJong, former professor of pastoral theology, Calvin Theological Seminary

Leland Ryken is a professor of English at Wheaton College, and author of numerous books, including How to Read the Bible as Literature and The Word of God in English.

Handbook for Bible Study

  • Authors: Grant R. Osborne and Stephen B. Woodward
  • Publisher: Baker
  • Publication Date: 1979
  • Pages: 186

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This volume is one of the most complete guidebooks for Bible study available. Any Christian interested in in-depth exploration of the Scriptures will discover through this book what true Bible study involves.

The first half of Handbook for Bible Study is a detailed, holistic presentation of the inductive and deductive approaches to Bible study, applied comprehensively to laymen, students, and pastors. The second half, graded to various levels, discusses the use of tools for Bible study and stresses the value of commentaries and other aids.

Handbook for Bible Study goes beyond Bible study books which leave the impression that Bible study is little more than personal interaction with the text. Handbook for Bible Study includes methods and tools for fruitful Bible study. It is of equal value for personal use by laymen or for textbook use in college and seminary courses on Bible study methods.

Grant R. Osborne is an assistant professor of New Testament at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. He is a graduate of Trinity Evangelical Divinity School and the University of Aberdeen. He formerly taught at Winnipeg Theological Seminary and served pastorates in Ohio and Illinois. He is the series editor of the IVP New Testament Commentary Series (18 Vols.) and author of the commentary on Romans.

Stephen B. Woodward is a chairman of the department of New Testament languages and literature at Winnipeg Theological Seminary. He graduated from the University of Chattanooga, Columbia Theological Seminary, and the University of Aberdeen, where he earned his PhD. He has held several pastorates and has taught at Winnipeg Bible College.

The Dead Sea Scrolls and the Bible

  • Author: Charles F. Pfeiffer
  • Publisher: Baker
  • Publication Date: 1969
  • Pages: 152

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The Dead Sea Scrolls and the Bible is designed to show the importance of one of the most significant archaeological discoveries of the 20th century and its wide-ranging impact on biblical studies and biblical archaeology. This volume also includes an introduction to the scholarly issues, and the role of archaeology in general and the Dead Sea Scrolls in particular on the modern interpretation of the Bible.

An excellent survey of the Dead Sea Scrolls from the standpoint of text and theology that will serve as an introduction for those who are unacquainted with the Scrolls and as a summary for those who have had some contact with them. Pfeiffer demonstrates a thorough awareness of the tremendous literature concerning the Scrolls that has arisen since 1947.

Calvary Review

Charles F. Pfeiffer was a professor of ancient literatures at Central Michigan University.

Product Details

  • Title: Baker Hermeneutics Collection
  • Publisher: Baker
  • Volumes: 12
  • Pages: 4,732