Now, the Holman Treasury of Key Bible Words provides access to insights from Hebrew and Greek even to those who have no knowledge of these languages! This volume has a clearly written explanation for each of the 400 key Bible words—200 Hebrew words from the Old Testament and 200 Greek words from the New Testament. These are the key concepts that repeatedly appear throughout the Scriptures.
The Holman Treasury of Key Bible Words is a resource that every pastor and lay Bible teacher will want to have within easy reach!
Each Word Study includes:
“New Testament, the word agapē took on a special meaning. It was used by the New Testament writers to designate a ‘volitional love’ as opposed to a purely emotional love, a ‘self-sacrificial love,’ and a ‘love naturally expressed by God,’ but not so easily by men and women. It is a word that speaks of compassion, regard, kindness, and true love. It is an unselfish love that transcends natural affinities. In short, it is a love that we don’t naturally have. It is divine.” (Page 328)
“Our attitude, and not the external trappings of worship, is central to praising God. The heart must always be ‘bowed down’ and humble before the Lord for worship to be in ‘spirit and truth’ (Ps. 51:17; Isa. 57:15). As the psalmist proclaims, ‘O come, let us worship,’ but he is quick to add, ‘and bow down’ (Ps. 95:6). The two are inseparable.” (Page 214)
“The Greek term elpis denotes ‘confident expectation’ or ‘anticipation’—not ‘wishful thinking.’ Hope is consequently an expectation or belief in the fulfillment of God’s promises, Biblical hope is hope in what God will do in the future. At the heart of Christian hope is the resurrection of Jesus.” (Page 305)
“The devotional writer, Andrew Murray, says ‘the essential idea of fruit is that it is the silent natural restful produce of our inner life.’ This fruit is the practical expression of the indwelling Holy Spirit in our lives. This should attract others to Christ.” (Page 219)
“The joy of the Lord was God’s goal for His people, and they were to find in Him the subject, the source, and the object of their joy. God’s people were never supposed to find their joy in anything that in any way opposed the Lord.” (Page 98)
Eugene E. Carpenter is Professor of Old Testament and Hebrew and Chair of the Division of Religion and Philosophy at Bethel College in Mishawaka, Indiana.
Philip W. Comfort is Adjunct Professor of New Testament, Trinity Episcopal Seminary (Ambridge, Pennsylvania) at its Pawley’s Island, South Carolina Center. He is also general editor of the Cornerstone Biblical Commentary (9 Vols.).