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The Select Works of Robert H. Stein (3 vols.)

, 1991–2011


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Gain the tools and methods necessary for interpreting the Bible—and especially the gospels—with distinguished biblical scholar Robert H. Stein. Whether you are a minister, teacher, or student, this collection will equip you to interpret the Bible more accurately and understand and teach the Gospels with more clarity and competence. Volumes address exegesis and hermeneutics, provide specific examples directly taken from Scripture, and present the historical and social background of the Gospels.

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Key Features

  • Teaches essential exegetical and interpretive skills
  • Devotes an entire volume to the unique exegetical and interpretive issues of the gospels
  • Demonstrates how redaction criticism benefits sound biblical exegesis
  • Provides instruction from a highly respected New Testament scholar

Praise for the Print Edition

Robert Stein is gifted with the ability to discuss difficult issues in a simple and attractive manner.

I. Howard Marshall, emeritus professor of New Testament Exegesis and Honorary Research Professor at the University of Aberdeen, Scotland

Product Details

  • Title: The Select Works of Robert H. Stein
  • Author: Robert H. Stein
  • Publisher: Baker and Baker Academic
  • Volumes: 3
  • Pages: 746

Individual Titles

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

  • Author: Robert H. Stein
  • Edition: 2nd
  • Publisher: Baker Academic
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Pages: 240

Sample Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7

Learn how to identify various biblical genres, understand the meaning of biblical texts, and apply that meaning to contemporary life. Stein provides lessons on multiple biblical genres, including historical narratives, legal codes, poetry, wisdom literature, prophecy, idioms, parables, hyperbole, and letters. Revised to reflect Stein’s current thinking and changes to the discipline over the past decade, this new edition of a classic text is an effective teaching tool for a host of biblical study settings.

This is an ideal book both for university and seminary courses and for laypersons who desire a guide to understanding the Scriptures.

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

The reader benefits from clear definitions of key concepts and creative examples of these concepts in action, as well as exercises that can be used to augment the learning process.

Jeannine K. Brown, professor of New Testament, Bethel Seminary

The quality and terseness with which this book has been written and the way the various topics have been discussed is outstanding . . . it even bids the academic to examine whether he or she is still clear about the basics.

—Bálint Károly Zabán, Review of Biblical Literature

What the reader will find helpful, especially when using this book for teaching purposes, is its numerous scriptural examples, timely illustrations, and clarifying schematics.

James D. Hernando, Encounter Journal

Studying the Synoptic Gospels: Origin and Interpretation

  • Author: Robert H. Stein
  • Edition: 2nd
  • Publisher: Baker Academic
  • Publication Date: 2001
  • Pages: 302

Sample Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7

Stein examines the literary relationships of the Synoptic Gospels, the preliterary history of the oral traditions of Jesus, and the canonization of the gospel traditions. This text is an essential resource for teachers and students, providing a succinct, lucid, and comprehensive introduction to the most complex problems of interpreting the gospels.

This book is highly recommended for all students of the Gospels, but especially for those entrusted with the exposition and proclamation of the Word.

David A. deSilva, Ashland Theological Journal

A clear and effective presentation of modern synoptic criticism . . . a good example of what evangelical critical scholars can do with the dominant techniques of synoptic analysis.

—J. W. Scott, Westminster Theological Journal

I whole heartedly recommend this book to all teachers of religion and to the general reader who takes his reading of the Gospels seriously.

—Lawrence O'Keefe, O.S.B., Faith

Gospels and Tradition: Studies on Redaction Criticism of the Synoptic Gospels

  • Author: Robert H. Stein
  • Publisher: Baker Academic
  • Publication Date: 1991
  • Pages: 204

Sample Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7

Follow revered scholar Robert Stein as he demonstrates the ability of redaction or source criticism to clarify the message and teaching of the New Testament. Using Mark as a laboratory, Stein identifies the most profitable ways redaction criticism can be used, while also distinguishing between proper and improper usage.

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About Robert H. Stein

Robert H. Stein was senior professor of New Testament interpretation at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He previously taught at Bethel Seminary. A world-renowned scholar of the Synoptic Gospels, he is the author of several books, including Jesus the Messiah, Mark in the Baker Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament series, and Luke in the New American Commentary series.


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  1. Curtis Dubreuil

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  2. Prayson Daniel
    A Basic Guide to Interpreting the Bible: Playing by the Rules is one of the leading textbook that helped me interpret the Bible. I came across this wonderful book during my unit course with Robert H. Stein on hermeneutic. This book will be classic.

  3. Reimar Vetne

    Reimar Vetne


    Robert Stein's "Studying the Synoptic Gospels" is probably the best college textbook on the issue of the synoptic problem. Makes the argument for Markan priority and the 4-source hypothesis easy to comprehend for any reader, with many columns comparing the texts of the Synoptic Gospels.


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