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Eerdmans Merrill C. Tenney Collection (2 vols.)


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Professor of New Testament and Greek for nearly 40 years, Merrill C. Tenney’s work is packed with invaluable insight that helps readers understand the message its authors meant to convey. This collection pairs an updated version of his influential New Testament Survey with his Interpreting Revelation, which elucidates perhaps the most challenging portion of the New Testament. These resources will bolster your library with authoritative scholarship on the New Testament canon, context, and overall message.

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Key Features

  • Pairs two works from evangelical theologian Merrill C. Tenney
  • Provides insight into the Jewish background of the New Testament
  • Helps readers understand the intended meaning of New Testament texts

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Interpreting Revelation

  • Author: Merrill C. Tenney
  • Publisher: Eerdmans
  • Publication Date: 1988
  • Pages: 224

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

For centuries the book of Revelation has been both an inspiration and a mystery to the Christian church. In hours of darkness it has given courage to its readers; but in periods of ease and prosperity it has become the subject of a bewildering assortment of approaches and interpretations.

Merrill C. Tenney has built his study on the thesis that Revelation had a definite message for those to whom it was first written, a meaning they could comprehend because they understood the structure, imagery, and contemporary allusions in the text in ways lost to modern readers.

Tenney’s Interpreting Revelation attempts to recover how the book as a whole would have spoken to the ancient Christian world. In so doing, Tenney applies broad interpretive principles that will enable readers to think through the book for themselves and to formulate their own conclusions.

Dr. Tenney has here succeeded again in condensing a great deal of learning into a relatively small compass. He is able to present difficult and complicated issues in a simple and intelligent manner, and with all fairness to his predecessors, to chart his own original approach to the problem.

—Otto A. Piper, Theology Today

New Testament Survey

  • Author: Merrill C. Tenney
  • Publisher: Eerdmans
  • Publication Date: 1985
  • Pages: 474

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

First published in 1953 and revised in 1961, Merrill Tenney’s comprehensive survey has served to introduce the general reader, student, and teacher to the world and message of the New Testament.

Written in a clear, nontechnical style, New Testament Survey begins with a survey of the social, political, economic, and religious background of the New Testament, and then goes on to examine the various groups of New Testament books, which are considered in their historical settings. The book concludes with a penetrating study of the New Testament canon.

Undertaken at the request of Dr. Tenney, and prepared with his full approval, this 1985 revision by Walter M. Dunnett includes an entirely new chapter on the Jewish background of the New Testament, plus several new short sections, including materials on the Gospels and the canon of the New Testament. The bibliography has been enlarged and updated, and many of the book’s numerous illustrations, maps, and charts are new. Great care has been exercised to retain the spirit and quality of the original work, ensuring that the book will remain a standard in the years to come.

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About Merrill C. Tenney

Merrill C. Tenney (1904–1985) was dean of the graduate school and professor of Bible and theology at Wheaton College in Illinois. He was the general editor of the Zondervan Pictorial Bible Dictionary.


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  1. Eric



  2. Dan and Jyothy Thomas
    This is the best New Testament Survey for people who need a proper grounding in the subjects, people, occupations, places, and things in the New Testament. It gives a good context for understanding and further studies. It is useful for pastoral applications and teaching. Some surveys and introductions focus only on questions of various critical views, authorship questions, date of writing, etc. but have very little useful knowledge to the average pastor. This one is different and gives a good grounding. I can't wait until it comes out in Logos.

  3. Noel



    We've used the New Testament Survey in our course and personally as well. I strongly recommend it for study as it provides the much helpful context for the epistles.

  4. Randy Baker

    Randy Baker


    This text is being used in this semesters New Testament course where I am pursing my BRE. I am finding Tenney's writing style and the presentation of the material to be very well done and an interesting and enjoyable read. Students should note that the current printing of the text must be a different form factor from the 1985 printing as my copy of the 1998 text contains 454 pages and I occasionally need to adjust my readings by a page or two to match the required reading from the current text. At page 343 my 1998 edition is in sync with the current print edition. I was considering purchasing the e-text version but noted it contains 474 pages and would not improve my current situation. Regardless of format, this is a text I want to keep as a future ministry resource.


Collection value: $48.98
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