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Cascade New Testament Collection (4 vols.)
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Cascade New Testament Collection (4 vols.)

by 4 authors

Cascade 2006–2013

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Gathering Interest

Overview

This collection of New Testament studies will give you a variety of perspectives into the unique and endlessly instructive New Testament text. Steve Moyise focuses in on the historical traditions surrounding Jesus’ birth and the scriptural account. Bruce Longenecker explores the mysterious scene in John chapter four where Jesus was nearly thrown from a hill, but was able to miraculously escape. David deSilva’s global reading of Galatians delves into regional readings of Christian Scriptures. Lastly, noted scholar Bruce Metzger focuses on faith, hope, and love in three epistles, bringing them to a modern audience with a theological and devotional focus. Gain fresh insight into familiar texts explored in unique and unexpected ways.

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Key Features

  • Explores a variety of scholarly perspectives in biblical studies
  • Focuses on unique reading of the text based on a modern cultural setting
  • Discusses word choice in the New Testament epistles

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Was the Birth of Jesus according to Scripture?

  • Author: Steve Moyise
  • Publisher: Cascade Books
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Pages: 126

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Each Christmas, the birth of Jesus is celebrated through carols, Bible readings, and nativity plays. The angelic announcements to Mary and Elizabeth, Jesus’ birth in a manger, and the gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh are some of the best-known stories in the Bible. But did they really happen? And were they predicted by Israel’s prophets, as the Bible claims? Steve Moyise suggests that the clue to answering these questions is to understand how Israel’s Scriptures were being interpreted in Jesus’ day. In this volume, Moyise examines Isaiah 7:14, the star of Bethlehem, and more with some surprising results.

Bringing to bear his well-known expertise on the New Testament’s use of the Old Testament, Steve Moyise tackles the infancy narratives in Matthew and Luke. The result is a clear and accessible guide to how the Jewish Scriptures function in these stories. . . . In this excellent resource Moyise judiciously surveys and interacts with the main interpretive options, equipping students to make their own informed judgments.

Andrew T. Lincoln, professor of New Testament, University of Gloucestershire

The accounts of Jesus’ birth in Matthew and Luke raise more questions regarding their historicity and meaning than any others in the Gospels. Since fulfillment is a strong feature of the accounts, Steve Moyise . . . is more than well suited to discuss these questions. His masterful handling of the texts and sensitive handling of problematic issues result in a book many will find both insightful and liberating.

James Dunn, Emeritus Lightfoot Professor of Divinity, Durham University

Steve Moyise is professor of New Testament at the University of Chichester, United Kingdom, and author of The Old Testament in the New and Jesus and Scripture.

Hearing the Silence: Jesus on the Edge and God in the Gap—Luke 4 in Narrative Perspective

  • Author: Bruce W. Longenecker
  • Publisher: Cascade Books
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Pages: 152

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In this refreshingly unique book, Bruce Longenecker demonstrates that reading Luke’s narrative is richly enhanced through attentiveness to what is tantalizingly left out of the Lukan narrative. In Hearing the Silence, the reader is invited to delve deeply into literary and theological dimensions of the Lukan narrative through an exploration of Jesus’ strangely under-narrated “escape” in Luke 4:30. The options for interpreting the mechanics of that curious event are brought into dramatic relief by Longenecker’s survey of the scene’s reconstruction in novels and films, in which a variety of strategies have been employed to iron out the scene’s narrative oddity. Against their backdrop, Longenecker’s own constructive proposals bring the reader into direct contact with some of the most significant features of the Lukan Gospel and worldview.

‘But the dog did not bark!’ Sherlock noted. Now Bruce Longenecker, with a similar steely detective-like resolve, explores one of the most perplexing silences in the Gospel of Luke. Specifically, what actually happened to Jesus on the edge of a hill in Nazareth, that he was able to walk away scot-free from an angry mob? With literary sensitivity, Longenecker demonstrates how the silence of details actually speaks volumes . . . God is at work to reveal the liberating power of the kingdom of God by preserving the messianic deliverer in the midst of evil.

—Michael Bird, professor of theology and Bible, Crossway College, Brisbane, Australia

Bruce W. Longenecker is professor of New Testament and the W.W. Melton Chair of Religion in the Religion department at Baylor University in Texas. He is author of Rhetoric at the Boundaries, Remember the Poor, and Paul, Luke and the Graeco-Roman World.

Global Readings, A Sri Lankan Commentary on Paul’s Letter to the Galatians

  • Author: David A. deSilva
  • Series: Global Readings
  • Publisher: Cascade Books
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Pages: 340

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Reading Scripture with a focus on hearing its significance within its original context is the essence of exegesis and an anchor point for responsible hermeneutics. Reading it alongside others from a different social location helps us see fresh aspects of the meaning of the text itself. This innovative commentary by David deSilva is grounded in both approaches: a careful exegesis of Galatians as a basis for discerning the challenge of Scripture in any social location; and a reading of Galatians from the viewpoint of the challenges to living out its message among the churches in Sri Lanka, the result of extensive interaction with Christian leaders there. Seeing the text afresh from within its ancient context and a different location will challenge readers in the West to consider Paul’s message of transformation through the Spirit, with implications for Western Christians in their own context and in the larger view of the Church.

True to the spirit of Paul, David deSilva . . . allows the Christian church to relive Paul’s theology in his Letter to the Galatians and to participate in the challenges faced by the Sri Lankan church today. David’s bold move in the ’Reading with Sri Lankan Christians’ sections of the commentary allows the ancient text to speak across space and time—a sacred task of an apostle.

—K.K. Yeo, author of The Spirit Hovers: Journeying through Chaos with Prayers

DeSilva’s commentary on Galatians reflects engagement with Galatians scholarship yet remains easy for readers to use. It also reflects both careful consideration of the various historical issues in Galatians and also (albeit less extensively) explicit sensitivity to concrete readings of the text that supplement the usual Western applications.

Craig Keener, professor of New Testament, Asbury Theological Seminary

David A. deSilva is Trustees’ Distinguished Professor of New Testament and Greek at Ashland Theological Seminary and an ordained minister in the Florida Conference of the United Methodist Church. He is the author of numerous books, including The Letter to the Hebrews in Social-Scientific Perspective, An Introduction to the New Testament, and Introducing the Apocrypha: Message, Context, and Significance.

Apostolic Letters of Faith, Hope, and Love, Galatians, 1 Peter, and 1 John

  • Author: Bruce M. Metzger
  • Publisher: Cascade Books
  • Publication Date: 2006
  • Pages: 110

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This volume brings Bruce Metzger’s deep insight to Galatians, 1 Peter, and 1 John, focusing on three fundamental Christian virtues. Each letter presents characteristic emphases of three prominent leaders in the early church: Paul, Peter, and John. Metzger discusses key words and phrases from each letter and how the theological and devotional import of the writer’s teaching is related to the Christian life, then and now. A concluding chapter weaves together theological and ethical themes common to the three principal strands of New Testament Christianity.

"Bruce Metzger is one of the world’s great biblical scholars. His books on the text and canon of the New Testament are the most authoritative and influential of modern times. He is also a sensitive interpreter of the early Christian writings, as is now evident in this publication of his lectures on ’Faith, Hope, and Love.’ All readers are in his debt for these clear and insightful comments on three of the most important, and relevant, books of the New Testament.

Bart Ehrman, author, The New Testament: A Historical Introduction to the Early Christian Writings

Bruce Metzger is more than a living legend in New Testament scholarship—as though that were not achievement enough in one lifetime. He is and has always been a doctor of the church, an interpreter of scripture ’through faith for faith.’ Based on a lifetime of study and patient exegesis, Apostolic Letters of Faith, Hope, and Love penetrates to the core of three New Testament gems: Galatians, 1 Peter, and 1 John. Read, learn, and give thanks.

C. Clifton Black, Otto A. Piper Professor of Biblical Theology, Princeton Theological Seminary

Bruce M. Metzger (1914–2007) was George L. Collord Professor of New Testament Language and Literature Emeritus at Princeton Theological Seminary. He is the author of numerous works including The Bible in Translation: Ancient and English Versions, Lexical Aids for Students of New Testament Greek, 3rd ed., and A Textual Commentary on the Greek New Testament.