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Handbook for Hebrew Exegesis

, 2010

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Exegesis is a dynamic process. It is as much an art as it is a science—extraordinarily rewarding when done well, but difficult and problematic if done carelessly. For a text as important as the Bible, proper exegesis is vital—for interpretation, sermon preparation, and study. Yet the history of biblical interpretation—and interpretation of the Old Testament in particular—is riddled with problematic exegesis. In the Handbook for Hebrew Exegesis: A Step-by-Step Approach to Understanding the Old Testament Narrative, Professor Timothy S. Laniak introduces readers to rich and accessible exegetical tools for understanding and interpreting the Old Testament.

The Handbook for Hebrew Exegesis is unique in two ways. First, it leads you inductively into upper level Hebrew grammar and exegesis. Second, it combines an introduction to traditional exegetical methodology with an appreciation for the growing interest in the Bible’s literary artistry. Each chapter begins with a theoretical introduction to an exegetical method. This is followed by a step-by-step description of how to utilize the method. Every chapter concludes with a bibliography of further exegetical resources. Throughout, Laniak helps readers toward richer and more rewarding exegesis.

The Logos Bible Software edition of Laniak’s Handbook for Hebrew Exegesis is designed to encourage and stimulate your study of the Old Testament. With Logos, every word is essentially a link. That means clicking on any Scripture reference brings you straight to the Hebrew text or your English translation, and double-clicking on any Hebrew word automatically searches your Hebrew lexicons for a match—instantly providing a wealth of linguistic and textual data. That makes the Handbook for Hebrew Exegesis ideal for both English-only study and advanced Hebrew scholarship.

Resource Experts
  • Introduction to the principles and methodology of exegesis
  • Analysis of various narrative forms
  • An introduction to biblical theology
  • A guide to the benefits of using commentaries
  • Detailed bibliography
  • All Hebrew words linked directly to lexicons, grammars, and other textual and linguistic resources in your library
  • All Scripture references linked directly to Hebrew texts and English Bible translations

Top Highlights

“Perhaps the ideal metaphor for exegesis is looking at a passage through a set of lenses.” (Page 7)

“Exegesis’ is the ‘leading out’ of meaning from a text. Meaning that was once perhaps quite clear to an original audience is now distant from us in time, language, and culture.” (Page 7)

“It can be viewed as a set of questions put to a text” (Page 7)

“literary issues such as genre, form, grammar, syntax, and key words” (Page 7)

“look outward to the larger canon to locate the passage theologically” (Page 7)

  • Title: Handbook for Hebrew Exegesis
  • Author: Timothy S. Laniak
  • Pages: 110
Timothy Laniak

Dr. Timothy Laniak has been the academic dean of Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary (Charlotte Campus); professor of Old Testament since 1997.

Dr. Laniak served as a missionary in 15 countries in Europe, Asia and the Middle East, as the director of the International Fellowship House in Boston, and as a welfare housing manager for elderly immigrants in Brookline, MA. He launched the Urban Ministry Program at the Charlotte campus and directed it for eight years.

Dr. Laniak has fostered a lifelong interest in the intersection of cultures and Scripture. His publishing began with a social-scientific commentary, Shame and Honor in the Book of Esther. He spent two years studying in Israel, including one year of research that formed the basis for his books Shepherds After My Own Heart and While Shepherds Watch Their Flocks. While researching, he was the annual professor at the Albright Institute for Archaeological Research in Jerusalem. He periodically leads study tours to the region. He is also on the Chairman's Advisory Council of the Overseas Council, an organization dedicated to furthering the training of Christian leaders worldwide.

Dr. Laniak also holds other leadership positions in both public and church-based education. He is a founding board member of the Union Academy Charter School in Monroe, NC. He is also the director of Shepherd Leader Ministries, a ministry focused on equipping leaders to think biblically about their roles.


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