Ernest C. Lucas identifies the central theme of the book of Daniel as the sovereignty of the God of Israel. With even-handedness and clarity, he demonstrates that there is much in Daniel that is readily understandable and applicable, and that there are also theological depths that are rewarding for those willing to wrestle with the issues they raise.
This reference work explores the images, symbols, motifs, metaphors, figures of speech, and literary patterns found in the Bible. With over 800 articles by over 100 expert contributors, this is an inviting, enlightening and indispensable companion to the reading, study, contemplation and enjoyment of the Bible.
Showcasing the work of a new generation of scholars, this volume surveys scholarship and method in historical Jesus studies, New Testament textual criticism and more. Nearly all 175 articles have been reconceived and rewritten to reflect developments in the field since the 1992 edition.
Written by known experts and edited by Craig A. Evans and Stanley E. Porter, this reference work with its full bibliographies and cross-references to other volumes in the series is the best for researching the New Testament in its ancient setting.
This dictionary is designed to bring students, teachers, ministers, and laypeople abreast of the established conclusions and significant recent developments in Pauline scholarship. In-depth articles present the fruit of updated evangelical New Testament Pauline scholarship.
This dictionary provides focused study on Acts, Hebrews, the General Epistles and Revelation, as well as on the apostolic fathers and early Christianity up through the middle of the second century. Edited by Ralph P. Martin and Peter H. Davids.
Editors Bill T. Arnold and Hugh G. M. Williamson present more than 160 in-depth articles on the essential historical, literary, theological, interpretive and background topics for studying the historical books of the Old Testament (Joshua, Judges, 1-2 Samuel, 1-2 Kings, 1-2 Chronicles, Ezra, Nehemiah).
Exploring the major themes and issues of the Pentateuch, this encyclopedic work offers authoritative overviews, detailed examinations and new insights from the world of the ancient Near East. Edited by T. Desmond Alexander and David W. Baker.
With this new volume, IVP's Black Dictionary series completes its coverage of the Old Testament canonical books. A true compendium of recent scholarship, the volume includes 115 articles covering all aspects of Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel, the twelve "minor prophets" and Daniel.
Tremper Longman III and Peter E. Enns edit this collection of 148 articles by over 90 contributors on Job, Psalms, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Song of Songs, Lamentations, Ruth and Esther.
This Apollos Old Testament Commentary volume by Daniel J. Estes expounds the books of Ecclesiastes and Song of Songs in a scholarly manner, and it shows the relevance of these important books to today's readers. Edited by David W. Baker and Gordon J. Wenham, the series is intended to serve the needs of those who preach from the Old Testament.
This three-volume encyclopedia offers unparalleled, comprehensive coverage of the people, places and ideas of ancient Christianity, with 3,220 articles by an international team of 266 scholars, covering eight centuries and drawing upon fields from archaeology, architecture, and biography to ecclesiology, geography, and theology.
Varied in texture and nuance, the interpreters included in this commentary on Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers and Deuteronomy and edited by Joseph T. Lienhard display a treasure house of ancient wisdom that speaks with eloquence and intellectual acumen to the church today.
Discover firsthand the Reformers' innovative readings of the Old Testament prophets Ezekiel and Daniel. Familiar passages like Ezekiel's vision of the wheels or Daniel's four beasts are revitalized as they take the stage at this pivotal moment in history.
In this first volume of the Reformation Commentary on Scripture, you will encounter the reformers? fervor for the gospel of justification by faith as they retrieve it from these two letters of Paul. Spanning Latin, German, French, Dutch and English authors from a variety of streams within the Protestant movement, this commentary speaks with singular passion to a diverse contemporary church.
This commentary, edited by Mark J. Edwards, offers a clear view of the early church's best thought on three important New Testament epistles: Galatians, Ephesians and Philippians. It focuses on the central Christian doctrines of Christ, salvation and the church.
This ACCS volume on Genesis 1-11 illuminates significant writings by the early church fathers on creation, fall, and redemption as well as on the theological relationship between Adam and Christ. Genesis 1–11 opens up a treasure house of ancient wisdom—allowing these faithful witnesses to speak with eloquence and intellectual acumen to the church today.
In this new addition to the Reformation Commentary on Scripture, we read along as the Reformers return to the ancient stories of the six days of creation, the tragic fall of God?s creature and the catastrophe of the flood and apply them to the tumultuous age of the Reformation. Here is a primary source for biblical renewal in the church today.
Edited by Mark Sheridan, this commentary on Genesis 12-50 shows how the early church fathers drew out the spiritual significance of patriarchal narrative for Christian believers.
In this volume of the Ancient Christian Texts series, William Weinrich renders a particular service to readers interested in ancient commentary on the Apocalypse. He translates in one volume the only two major commentaries on Revelation to come out of the Greek tradition, the early sixth-century commentaries of Oecumenius and Andrew of Caesarea.
In this Apollos Old Testament Commentary, Anthony Petterson offers detailed commentary on the prophetic books of Haggai, Zechariah and Malachi, setting them in their wider biblical-theological context. He shows the connections between the post-exilic world and our own, and explains how these books contain a vital message for the church today, living in the gap between promise and reality.
Tackling seventy sayings of Jesus which are hard to understand or apply, F. F. Bruce reveals the true challenges of Jesus' teaching.
Now in paperback, Hard Sayings of the Bible has explanations for over five hundred of the most troubling verses to test the minds and hearts of Bible readers. Verse by verse, four distinguished Bible scholars take you behind the scenes to find succinct solutions to the most difficult verses in Scripture.
Donald Guthrie offers comment on the book of Hebrews.
Both the epistle to the Hebrews and the epistle of James generated much discussion and debate during the Reformation period, yet both of these letters have proven to be essential for Christians during the Reformation era and today. Edited by Ronald K. Rittgers, this RCS volume provides Reformation-era biblical commentary on Hebrews and James, drawing on Lutheran, Reformed, Anglican, Radical, and Roman Catholic resources.