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 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).
The book of Ecclesiastes has long puzzled Christians and even scholars. What does the book mean? And what relevance does it have to our lives? Michael Eaton provides a passage-by-passage analysis that attempts to account for the oddities of the text and to show how its message applies to us.
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.
Unlike Paul's letters to the Galatians or the Corinthians, the letter to the Ephesians contains almost no clues about the situation and issues its recipients faced, yet it vividly depicts how God's will revealed in Christ reorients believers' lives toward new life in Christ. In this Tyndale Commentary, Darrell Bock shows how this precious jewel of a letter combines gospel doctrine, enablement, and exhortation to life.
Desmond Alexander grapples with the complexities of the carefully constructed literary collage of Exodus. Recounting the greatest event of divine salvation in the Old Testament, the story of Exodus illustrates an all-important paradigm for understanding the nature and goal of divine salvation, anticipating an even greater exodus that will come through Jesus Christ.