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Zondervan Old and New Testament Introductions (9 vols.)
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Overview

Casting aside misconceptions about the Old and New Testaments and simplifying biblical history, Zondervan Old and New Testament Introductions (9 vols.) is a comprehensive collection with much to offer the layperson seeking a better understanding of the Scriptures. These nine volumes are also a valuable set of tools for the student or professor of biblical studies, containing writings from esteemed theologians D. A. Carson, Douglas J. Moo, and Tremper Longman III, among others.

Zondervan Old and New Testament Introductions (9 vols.) demonstrates superb scholarship and includes a wealth of charts, graphs, timelines, photos, and maps for visual aid. Featuring a highly accessible and engaging tone, these volumes illuminate theology for all.

Key Features

  • Contains maps, charts, photos, graphs, and timelines
  • Nine volumes of fantastic introductory material for the Old and New Testaments
  • Perfect for students, professors, leaders in ministry, and laity

Individual Titles

Introduction to the Old Testament

  • Authors: Tremper Longman III, Raymond B. Dillard
  • Publisher: Zondervan
  • Publication Date: 2006
  • Pages: 528

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This second edition of An Introduction to the Old Testament integrates and interacts with recent developments in Old Testament scholarship. It has been revised and updated to reflect recent advances in Old Testament scholarship. An upper-level introduction that includes callouts, charts, and graphs, it offers a solid understanding of three key issues: historical background, literary analysis, and theological message.

Raymond B. Dillard was professor of Old Testament language and literature at Westminster Theological Seminary.

A Survey of the Old Testament

  • Authors: Andrew E. Hill, John H. Walton
  • Edition: 3rd
  • Publisher: Zondervan
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Pages: 800

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The purpose of studying the Old Testament is to understand God and his redemptive work more fully. However, this goal is complicated by the fact that it was transmitted through a very different language and culture from our own. A Survey of the Old Testament provides an indispensable guide for undergraduate students and other readers by exploring the literary, historical, and theological issues behind the Old Testament and its various books.

For each Old Testament book, the Survey addresses background information, purpose, message, structure, and major themes. Chapters introducing each major section of the Old Testament are included, as are chapters dealing with issues of interpretation, geography, archaeology, history, formation of the Old Testament canon, and the Old Testament’s relationship to the New Testament. The text is enhanced throughout by maps, photos, timelines, and charts. This full-color third edition of a widely acclaimed textbook has been expanded and redesigned in both text and graphical elements, making it even more beneficial.

Andrew E. Hill (PhD, University of Michigan) is professor of Old Testament studies at Wheaton College in Illinois. He is the coauthor with John Walton of A Survey of the Old Testament and the author of Malachi in the Anchor Bible commentary series. His articles have appeared in such scholarly publications as Hebrew Annual Review, Journal of Biblical Literature, and Vetus Testamentum.

John H. Walton (PhD, Hebrew Union College) is professor of Old Testament at Wheaton College Graduate School. He is the author or coauthor of several books, including Chronological and Background Charts of the Old Testament; Ancient Israelite Literature in Its Cultural Context; Covenant: God’s Purpose, God’s Plan; The IVP Bible Background Commentary: Old Testament ; and A Survey of the Old Testament.

The Torah Story

  • Author: Gary Schnittjer
  • Publisher: Zondervan
  • Publication Date: 2006
  • Pages: 592

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Working knowledge of the Torah is essential for every serious student of the Scriptures. Written in an engaging and accessible voice, even while digging into difficult and complicated matters at a sophisticated level, The Torah Story emphasizes the content of the text itself, moving beyond debating dates and theories of authorship into understanding how these five key books of the Bible help us understand the story of salvation. Providing flexible options for further study, each chapter includes the following:

  • Tips and tools for getting started
  • Questions that focus on key issues Key terms to look for
  • Outlines and summaries of the material
  • An interactive workshop designed for students, individuals, or study groups
  • Challenge questions drawn from the chapter and biblical text
  • Advanced questions for those who want deeper exploration of biblical contexts, language, and exegetical or theological issues
  • Research project suggestions
  • Discussion activities using films to engage the biblical narrative

Gary Schnittjer is professor of Old Testament at Philadelphia Biblical University in Langhorne, Pennsylvania.

The Message of the Prophets

  • Author: J. Daniel Hays
  • Publisher: Zondervan
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Pages: 384

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Christians sometimes approach the Old Testament with a mixture of awe and bewilderment, knowing that it contains pearls of wisdom, but unsure how to dive for them—especially when it comes to the Prophets. In The Message of the Prophets, author J. Daniel Hays offers a scholarly, yet readable and student-friendly survey of the Old Testament prophetic literature that presents the message of each prophet in its historical and its biblical context and then tracks that message through the New Testament to challenge readers with what it means for them today.

Hays focuses on synthesizing the message of the prophets, which enables students to grasp the major contours of the prophetic books clearly and concisely. Hundreds of colorful pictures help to illustrate the historical and cultural background of the prophets. After identifying what the message meant for ancient Israel, Hays helps the readers to move toward theological application today, helping readers to gain a better understanding of God and the relationship between God and his people. The Message of the Prophets is essential for professors, students, and others seeking to understand the role that the OT prophets play in the Christian faith.

J. Daniel Hays is dean of the Pruet School of Christian Studies and professor of Old Testament at Ouachita Baptist University. He is the author of From Every People and Nation, and he has co-authored Grasping God's Word; Preaching God's Word; Journey into God’s Word; The Story of Israel: A Biblical Theology; Iraq: Babylon of the End Times?; Apocalypse; and The Dictionary of Biblical Prophecy.

An Introduction to the New Testament

  • Authors: D. A. Carson, Douglas J. Moo
  • Publisher: Zondervan
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Pages: 784

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An Introduction to the New Testament focuses on "special introduction" that is historical questions dealing with authorship, date, sources, purpose, destination, and so forth. This approach stands in contrast to recent texts that concentrate more on literary form, rhetorical criticism, and historical parallels—topics the authors don’t minimize, but instead think are better given extended treatment in exegesis courses. By refocusing on the essentials, An Introduction to the New Testament ensures that the New Testament books will be accurately understood within historical settings. For each New Testament document, the authors also provide a substantial summary of that book’s content, discuss the book’s theological contribution to the overall canon, and give an account of current studies on that book, including recent literary and social-science approaches to interpretation.

[. . . . ]highly recommended. With its very careful, keenly nuanced, and extensively researched discussions, it may well be considered special in a way not originally intended by its authors. It deserves to be read not just by students but by all scholars of the New Testament.

Review of Biblical Literature

D. A. Carson is research professor of New Testament at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, Illinois. He is the author or coauthor of over fifty books, including the Gold Medallion Award-winning book The Gagging of God.

Douglas Moo is the Blanchard Professor of New Testament at Wheaton College. His work centers on understanding the text of the New Testament and its application today. He has written extensively in several commentary series, including the NIV Application Commentary and the Pillar Commentary.

Introducing the New Testament: A Short Guide to Its History and Message

  • Authors: D. A. Carson, Douglas J. Moo
  • Publisher: Zondervan
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Pages: 176

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This abridged edition of an established major textbook brings the best of New Testament scholarship to the church and makes it accessible to the average reader. Focusing on historical questions dealing with authorship, date, sources, purpose, and destination of the New Testament books, this book will help a new generation of students and church leaders better grasp the message of the New Testament.

This book focuses on historical questions dealing with authorship, date, sources, purpose, and destination of the New Testament books. By focusing on the essentials, the authors ensure that each book is accurately understood within its historical settings. For each New Testament document, the authors also provide a summary of that book’s content and discuss the book’s theological contribution to the overall canon.

Andrew David Naselli is currently working on his PhD in New Testament at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. He also serves as research assistant to D. A. Carson and administrator of the journal Themelios.

The New Testament in Antiquity

  • Author: Gary M. Burge, Lynn H. Cohick, Gene L. Green
  • Publisher: Zondervan
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Pages: 480

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The New Testament in Antiquity is a textbook for college and seminary students penned by three evangelical scholars with over fifty years of combined experience in the classroom. Their challenge was to build a text that would be engaging, academically robust, richly illustrated, and relevant to the modern student. This book strikes a balance between being accessible to all students and challenging them to explore the depths of the New Testament within its cultural worlds.

This volume carefully develops how Jewish and Hellenistic cultures formed the essential environment in which the New Testament authors wrote their books and letters. It argues that knowing the land, history, and culture of this world brings remarkable new insights into how we read the New Testament itself. Numerous sidebars provide windows into the Jewish, Hellenistic, and Roman worlds and integrate this material directly with the interpretation of the literature of the New Testament. This is an ideal introductory text for classroom use, with ample discussion questions and bibliographies.

Gary M. Burge is a professor of New Testament in the Department of Biblical and Theological Studies at Wheaton College and Graduate School. Gary has authored a number of books, including Who Are God’s People in the Middle East? What Christians Are Not Being Told About Israel and the Palestinians.

Lynn H. Cohick is associate professor of New Testament in the Department of Biblical and Theological Studies at Wheaton College and Graduate School, Wheaton, IL.

Gene L. Green is Professor of New Testament at Wheaton College and Graduate School. Before coming to Wheaton in 1996, he served for over a decade as Professor of New Testament as well as Academic Dean and Rector of the Seminario ESEPA in San José, Costa Rica.

Four Portraits, One Jesus

  • Author: Mark L. Strauss
  • Publisher: Zondervan
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Pages: 560

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To Christians worldwide, the man Jesus of Nazareth is the centerpiece of history, the object of faith, hope, and worship. Even those who do not follow him admit the vast influence of his life. For anyone interested in knowing more about Jesus, study of the four biblical Gospels is essential.

Four Portraits, One Jesus is a thorough yet accessible introduction to these documents and their subject, the life and person of Jesus. Like different artists rendering the same subject using different styles and points of view, the Gospels paint four highly distinctive portraits of the same remarkable Jesus.

Mark L. Strauss is professor of New Testament at Bethel Seminary in San Diego. He has written The Davidic Messiah in Luke-Acts, Distorting Scripture?, The Challenge of Bible Translation and Gender Accuracy, and Luke in the Zondervan Illustrated Bible Background Commentary series. Forthcoming books include The Gospels and Jesus, Mark in the revised Expositor's Bible Commentary series, and Mark in the Zondervan Exegetical Commentary series.

A Survey of the New Testament

  • Author: Robert H. Gundry
  • Edition: 4th
  • Publisher: Zondervan
  • Publication Date: 2003
  • Pages: 560

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This revised edition of Gundry’s survey of the New Testament goes beyond providing background information and technical introductory material and leads students to read the New Testament itself. Whenever possible general questions of introduction and background are tied to assigned readings covering the entire New Testament. In addition, comments on these readings help students with interpretation and follow the flow of thought from one passage to another.

Robert H. Gundry is a scholar-in-residence and professor emeritus of New Testament and Greek at Westmont College in Santa Barbara, California. Among his books are Mark: A Commentary on His Apology for the Cross; Matthew: A Commentary on His Handbook for a Mixed Church Under Persecution, Soma in Biblical Theology, and Jesus the Word According to John the Sectarian.

Product Details

  • Title: Zondervan Old and New Testament Introductions Collection
  • Publisher: Zondervan
  • Volumes: 9
  • Pages: 4,864