• The First Testament
    hardcover

    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.

  • The Making of the New Testament
    paperback

    The Making of the New Testament

    Origin, Collection, Text & Canon

    by Arthur G. Patzia

    This revised and expanded edition of The Making of the New Testament is a fascinatingly detailed introduction to the origin, collection, copying and canonizing of the New Testament documents. Here Arthur Patzia explains how biblical scholars have studied the trail of clues and pieced together the story of these books.

  • The Question of Canon
    paperback

    The Question of Canon

    Challenging the Status Quo in the New Testament Debate

    by Michael J. Kruger

    Were the books of New Testament canon written as Scripture or did they become Scripture by a decision of the second-century church? Michael J. Kruger challenges the commonly held "extrinsic" view on the emergence of the New Testament canon in favor of a canon that arose naturally from within the early Christian faith.

  • The Lost World of Scripture
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    The Lost World of Scripture

    Ancient Literary Culture and Biblical Authority

    The Lost World Series

    by John H. Walton and Brent Sandy

    Walton and Sandy summarize what we know of orality and oral tradition as well as the composition and transmission of texts in the ancient Near East and the Greco-Roman world, and how this shapes our understanding of the Old and New Testaments. The authors then translate these insights into a helpful model for understanding the reliability of Scripture.

  • Misquoting Truth
    paperback

    Misquoting Truth

    A Guide to the Fallacies of Bart Ehrman's "Misquoting Jesus"

    by Timothy Paul Jones

    In clear, concise prose, Timothy Paul Jones takes on Bart Ehrman's misleading conclusions about how we got the New Testament, how the New Testament documents have been transmitted and what kind of diversity existed among early Christians.

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