Most Christians are familiar with this picture of the woman at the well: a sinner, an adulteress, even a prostitute. Exploring the reception history of John 4, Caryn Reeder challenges common interpretational assumptions about women and sexuality, yielding fresh insights from the story's original context and offering a bold challenge to teach the Bible in a way that truly values the voices of women.
God intends his glory to impact many areas of believers' lives—their gradual transformation "from glory to glory" occurs as they meditate and reflect on the splendor of the Lord. Christopher Morgan and Robert Peterson explore the glory of God in Paul's letters, touching on the Trinity, salvation, the resurrection, the new covenant, the church, eschatology, and the Christian life.
Paul's letters to the Galatians, Ephesians, and Philippians have struck an indelible impression on Christian tradition and piety. In this ACCS volume, the expository voices of Jerome, Origen, Augustine, Chrysostom, Ambrosiaster, Theodoret, Marius Victorinus, and Theodore of Mopsuestia speak again with eloquence and intellectual acumen.
The Gospel of Matthew stands out as a favorite biblical text among patristic commentators, including Origen, Hilary of Poitiers, Jerome, Theodore of Heraclea, Cyril of Alexandria, John Chrysostom, Augustine, and more. In this ACCS volume, the rich abundance of patristic comment provides a feast of ancient interpretation of the First Gospel.
Though the books of Ezra and Nehemiah have sometimes been neglected in Old Testament scholarship, this NBST volume focuses on Ezra-Nehemiah as a literary unit that tells God's grand story of saving activity, exploring Ezra-Nehemiah's interest in the redeemed community and how to be a godly participant in God's story of the redemption and restoration of his people.
What if the biblical creation account is true, with the origins of Adam and Eve taking place alongside evolution? Building on well-established but overlooked science, S. Joshua Swamidass explains how it's possible for Adam and Eve to be rightly identified as the ancestors of everyone, opening up new possibilities for understanding Adam and Eve consistent both with current scientific consensus and with traditional readings of Scripture.
Romans has been described as the theological epistle par excellence. Paul emphasizes that salvation is by God's grace alone and that freedom, hope, and the gift of righteousness are secured through Christ's death and resurrection. In this Tyndale Commentary, David Garland offers clear guidance along the rewarding, though sometimes difficult, paths of this great letter.
God has a bad reputation. Many think of God as wrathful and angry, smiting people for no apparent reason. But the story is more complicated than that. Without minimizing the sometimes harsh realities of the biblical record, David Lamb unpacks the complexity of the Old Testament and assembles an overall picture that gives coherence to our understanding of God in both Old and New Testaments.
One of the most challenging passages in the book of Job is the Lord's long description of a hippopotamus and crocodile. In this NSBT, Eric Ortlund argues that Behemoth and Leviathan are better understood as symbols of cosmic chaos and evil, helping readers appreciate the reward of Job's faith (and ours) as we endure in trusting God while living in an unredeemed creation.
The First Nations Version (FNV) recounts the Creator's Story—the Christian Scriptures—following the tradition of Native storytellers' oral cultures. While remaining faithful to the original language of the New Testament, the FNV is a dynamic equivalence translation that captures the simplicity, clarity, and beauty of Native storytellers in English.
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