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Baker Encountering the Bible Collection (3 vols.)

by 5 authors Moo, Douglas J., Elwell, Walter A., Yarbrough, Robert W., Arnold, Bill T., Beyer, Bryan E.

Baker Academic 2002–2013

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Baker Encountering the Bible Collection (3 vols.)
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Each volume in the Baker Encountering the Bible Collection is designed for classroom use and includes a number of helpful features, including a bibliography for further research, a glossary of key terms, chapter objectives, chapter outlines, chapter study questions, and focus boxes. These three volumes will help the student of the Bible understand both the world of the Scriptures and the issues addressed in modern scholarship. The books offer the expertise of renowned biblical scholars through an engaging and down-to-earth presentation. Surveying the books, culture and context of the Bible is informative and enjoyable. Each volume also provides ample introduction to the modern, academic field of Biblical Studies.

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Key Features

  • Focus boxes addressing ethical/theological concerns
  • Highlight essays isolating key issues
  • Learning objectives and a chapter outline
  • End-of-chapter study questions, review questions, and chapter summaries

Individual Titles

Encountering the Old Testament: A Christian Survey, 2nd ed.

  • Authors: Bill T. Arnold and Bryan E. Beyer
  • Edition: 2nd
  • Publisher: Baker
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Pages: 528

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The bestselling Encountering the Old Testament has become the leading Old Testament survey text. In addition to first-rate scholarship, this textbook boasts focus boxes containing supplemental information, chapter summaries, study questions, an instructor’s manual, and many other helpful features.

Arnold and Beyer have produced an exciting new survey of the Old Testament with the college student specifically in mind. They have masterfully designed their work with text and graphics in a way that will not only grip the student’s attention but will guide students through the material with their expert touch. I enthusiastically recommend this volume to you.

Tremper Longman III, professor of Old Testament, Westmont College

For college students who are encountering the Old Testament for the first time, this attractively produced textbook offers a clear and helpful orientation to the world and literature of the Old Testament . . . the user-friendly charts, sidebars, and review aids . . . combine to invite everyone who opens this book to begin reading it immediately—a refreshing improvement over the standard textbook fare!

Richard Schultz, Blanchard Professor of Old Testament, Wheaton College

Bill T. Arnold (PhD, Hebrew Union College) is a professor of Old Testament and Semitic languages at Asbury Theological Seminary. He is the author or editor of numerous books, including Encountering the Book of Genesis, Dictionary of the Old Testament: Historical Books, A Guide to Biblical Hebrew Syntax, and a commentary on 1 and 2 Samuel.

Bryan E. Beyer (PhD, Hebrew Union College) is a professor of Old Testament at Columbia International University Seminary and School of Missions. He is the author of Encountering the Book of Isaiah and coeditor (with Bill Arnold) of Readings from the Ancient Near East.

Encountering the New Testament: A Historical and Theological Survey, 3rd ed.

  • Authors: Robert W. Yarbrough and Walter A. Elwell
  • Edition: 3rd
  • Publisher: Baker
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Pages: 448

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Studying the New Testament can be an exciting—and intimidating—experience. This readable survey is designed to make the adventure less daunting and more rewarding. Two experienced classroom teachers offer a new edition of their bestselling and award-winning textbook. This resource includes sidebars that address ethical and theological concerns and provide primary source material, focus boxes isolating key issues, chapter outlines, learning objectives, summaries, and study questions. Students of the New Testament will find this introductory text both informative and engaging.

With this textbook we have arrived at an entirely new era in theological publishing. This volume is a production masterpiece . . . This textbook has so many strengths that it may well become the standard for the next generation of teaching college and university freshmen in the United States.

Craig Blomberg,Themelios

An excellent evangelical Bible survey resource. This volume does more than simply present the content of each New Testament book. Historical, cultural, and geographical backgrounds are interwoven to help readers understand the broader context in which Scripture must be understood . . . Easy to read and visually pleasing, this volume includes many features both teachers and students will find useful . . . This is a good resource for students and lifelong learners alike.

—Pam Betker, Bibliotheca Sacra

Robert W. Yarbrough (PhD, University of Aberdeen) is chair of the New Testament Department and an associate professor of New Testament at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. He is the author of Baker Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament: 1–3 John.

Walter A. Elwell (PhD, University of Edinburgh) is an emeritus professor of biblical and theological studies at Wheaton College. He has edited numerous biblical reference works, including the Baker Theological Dictionary of the Bible and the Evangelical Dictionary of Theology.

Encountering the Book of Romans

  • Author: Douglas J. Moo
  • Publisher: Baker
  • Publication Date: 2002
  • Pages: 240

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In Encountering the Book of Romans, Douglas Moo guides students through the ancient letter to the Romans against the backdrop of contemporary debates concerning just how Paul in general and Romans in particular should be read.

Moo begins his study with a clear, concise, and helpful survey of the two broad contemporary options for understanding Romans: the “Reformation approach” and the “new perspective approach.” He encourages students to decide which approach best fits with the actual teaching of the letter, and as a help in this process, often indicates how the two opposing views would interpret key texts.

After laying the contextual groundwork for reading Romans, Moo leads readers through the weighty argument of this significant book, highlighting key themes and clarifying difficult passages. Throughout, he also helps students to see the continuing relevance of Romans.

[Moo] attempts to take more technical arguments of his commentaries and put them into layman’s terms in order to inform the college level student. This goal is achieved in part by the format of the book and in part by the clear concise writing of Moo . . . A good starter into Romans . . .

—Craig Smith, Anvil

Most students find they need initial help in getting to grips with Romans. Moo guides his reader surely through the meanders of an often difficult argument, writing clearly and with a good command of his subject. Since his target is the Christian student, the style is inclusive and on every page the reader is invited to make personal application of Paul’s message. The result is a book that both warms the heart and engages the mind.

—Gordon Campbell, Themelios

Douglas J. Moo (PhD, University of St. Andrews) is Blanchard Professor of New Testament at Wheaton College Graduate School. He is the author of several books, including: Pillar New Testament Commentary: The Letter to James.

Product Details

  • Title: Baker Encountering the Bible Collection
  • Publisher: Baker
  • Volumes: 3
  • Pages: 1,216