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    New Testament Christological Hymns

    Exploring Texts, Contexts, and Significance

    by Matthew E. Gordley

    We know that the earliest Christians sang hymns. But are some of these early Christian hymns preserved for us in the New Testament? Matthew Gordley takes a new look at didactic hymns in the Greco-Roman and Jewish world of the early church, considering how they might function in the New Testament and what they could tell us about early Christian worship.

    Intermediate Intermediate
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    The Lost World of the Flood

    Mythology, Theology, and the Deluge Debate

    by Tremper Longman III and John H. Walton
    Contributions by Stephen O. Moshier

    The Genesis flood account has been probed and analyzed for centuries. But what might the biblical author have been saying to his ancient audience? In order to rediscover the biblical flood, we must set aside our own cultural and interpretive assumptions and visit the distant world of the ancient Near East. Walton and Longman lead us on this enlightening journey toward a more responsible reading of a timeless biblical narrative.

    Intermediate Intermediate
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    The First Testament

    A New Translation

    by John Goldingay

    Most Bible translations bend the text toward us, making the rough bits more palatable to our modern sensibilities. In this Old Testament translation, John Goldingay sets our expectations off balance by inviting us to hear the strange accent of the Hebrew text unbaptized in pious religiosity. Translating consistently, word by word, this unique interpretation allows us to read the sacred text through fresh eyes.

    Introductory Introductory
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    A Reader's Guide to the Bible

    by John Goldingay

    Approaching the Bible for the first time can be intimidating. Where should you begin? John Goldingay’s reliable and clear guide to exploring the Bible places the biblical books in their times and settings, and then lays out a memorable pattern for understanding the Bible as the story of God and his people, the word of God to his people, and the people’s response to God.

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    How to Read Proverbs

    How to Read Series

    by Tremper Longman III

    While many proverbs speak to us directly, we can gain much greater insight by studying the book of Proverbs as a whole. In How to Read Proverbs Tremper Longman III provides a welcome guide to reading, studying, understanding, and savoring the Proverbs for all their wisdom. Most important for Christian readers, we gain insight into how Christ is the climax and embodiment of wisdom.

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    How to Read Genesis

    How to Read Series

    by Tremper Longman III

    To read Genesis intelligently, we must consider the questions, the literature, and the times in which Genesis was written. In How to Read Genesis Tremper Longman III provides a welcome guide to reading, studying, understanding, and savoring this panorama of beginnings—of both the world and of Israel. And importantly for Christian readers, we gain insight into how Genesis points to Christ and can be read in light of the gospel.

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    How to Read Exodus

    How to Read Series

    by Tremper Longman III

    Tremper Longman provides a box-seat guide to Exodus, discussing its historical backdrop, sketching out its literary context, and developing its principal themes, from Israel's deliverance from servitude to Pharaoh to its dedication to service to God.

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    Genesis: The Story We Haven't Heard

    by Paul Borgman

    Paul Borgman opens our eyes to new ways of looking at the inherent drama in the stories of Genesis and helps us gain insight into God and his ways.

    Introductory Introductory
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    How to Read the Psalms

    How to Read Series

    by Tremper Longman III

    Tremper Longman III describes different types of psalms, explains how they were used in Hebrew worship and shows how they relate to other Scripture.

    Introductory Introductory
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    Words & the Word

    Explorations in Biblical Interpretation and Literary Theory

    Edited by David G. Firth and Jamie A. Grant

    In recent decades scholarly study of the Bible has taken a literary turn. Now literary theory has taken its place at the hermeneutical table and demands a voice in the conversation. Words and the Word, edited by David Firth and Jamie A. Grant, offers eight informative and stimulating essays that will bring readers abreast of this conversation.

    Intermediate Intermediate

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