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Biblical studies & exegesis

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Interpreting Jesus Essays on the Gospels

Interpreting Jesus Essays on the Gospels

Author: N.T. Wright Format: Hardback Release Date: 16/04/2020

Open and Unafraid The Psalms as a Guide to Life

Open and Unafraid The Psalms as a Guide to Life

Author: W. David O. Taylor Format: Hardback Release Date: 16/04/2020

The creator of the groundbreaking film The Psalms, featuring Bono and Eugene Peterson, shows how the Psalms enable us to find a more transparent, resilient, and fearless life of faith. Featuring a foreword by Eugene Peterson and an afterword by Bono. In 2016, David Taylor released a film of Eugene Peterson and U2's Bono discussing how the Psalms had shaped their work, helping them make sense of life, art, metaphor, violence, suffering, and mortality. With more than one million views on YouTube, the film is a sensation and has helped people encounter God as he is presented in the Psalms: a God of justice, grace, goodness, healing, power and refuge. Open and Unafraid goes even further, showing us how the Psalms become a guide to living faithfully. The Psalms have been central to God's people for millennia, across all walks of life and cultural contexts. In reading them, we discover that we are never alone in our joys, sorrows, angers, doubts, praises, or thanksgivings. In them, we learn about prayer and poetry, honesty and community, justice and enemies, life and death, nations and creation. Open and Unafraid shows us how to read the Psalms in a fresh, life-giving way, and so access the bottomless resources for life that they provide.

Ecclesiastes, Song of Songs

Ecclesiastes, Song of Songs

Author: George Athas Format: Hardback Release Date: 16/04/2020

A new commentary for today's world, The Story of God Bible Commentary explains and illuminates each passage of Scripture in light of the Bible's grand story. Its story-centric approach is ideal for pastors, students, Sunday school teachers, and laypeople alike. Three easy-to-use sections designed to help readers live out God's story: LISTEN to the Story: Includes complete NIV text with references to other texts at work in each passage, encouraging the reader to hear it within the Bible's grand story EXPLAIN the Story: Explores and illuminates each text as embedded in its canonical and historical setting LIVE the Story: Reflects on how each text can be lived today and includes contemporary stories and illustrations to aid preachers, teachers, and students Praise for SGBC: Opens up the biblical story in ways that move us to act. - Darrell L. Bock It makes the text sing and helps us hear the story afresh. - John Ortberg This commentary breaks new ground. - Craig L. Blomberg

Graded Reader of Biblical Hebrew, Second Edition A Guide to Reading the Hebrew Bible

Graded Reader of Biblical Hebrew, Second Edition A Guide to Reading the Hebrew Bible

Author: Miles V. Van Pelt, Gary D. Pratico Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 16/04/2020

This is a must have resources for second-year Hebrew students, giving them the necessary practice to gain greater proficiency in using the language for exegesis and preaching. The updated second edition of the Graded Reader of Biblical Hebrew: A Guide to Reading the Hebrew Bible by Miles V. Van Pelt and Gary D. Pratico is a structured introduction to the reading of Biblical Hebrew texts. This book is the ideal next-step resource for the student who has completed a year of elementary Hebrew or the pastor or scholar whose language skills need some refreshing. Through these readings, students will be able to review basic Hebrew grammar, become familiar with issues of intermediate grammar, and gain confidence in handling the Hebrew text. The readings chosen for inclusion, which are arranged generally in order of increasing difficulty, span the whole of the Old Testament and represent some of the most important Old Testament texts from the standpoint of biblical history, theology, and exegesis. Parsing exercises are included with each reading, and there is room for readers to write their own English translation. The many notes that accompany the text include information on: Grammar Exegetically significant constructions Vocabulary words Idioms Bibliographic information and much more. A vital resource for those wanting to take the next step in learning Biblical Hebrew, the Graded Reader of Biblical Hebrew guides students as they move beyond the basics and build competency in translating and exegeting the text of the Old Testament.

Four Portraits, One Jesus, 2nd Edition A Survey of Jesus and the Gospels

Four Portraits, One Jesus, 2nd Edition A Survey of Jesus and the Gospels

Author: Mark L. Strauss Format: Hardback Release Date: 08/04/2020

To Christians worldwide, the man Jesus of Nazareth is the centerpiece of history, the object of faith, hope, and worship. Even those who do not follow him admit the vast influence of his life. For anyone interested in knowing more about Jesus, study of the four biblical Gospels is essential. The second edition of Four Portraits, One Jesus has been updated throughout to meet the needs to today's students. It is a thorough yet accessible introduction to the four biblical Gospels and their subject, the life and person of Jesus. Like different artists rendering the same subject using different styles and points of view, the Gospels paint four highly distinctive portraits of the same remarkable Jesus. With clarity and insight, Mark Strauss illuminates these four books addressing the following important areas: First he addresses the nature, origin, methods for study, and historical, religious, and cultural backgrounds of the Gospels. He then moves on to closer study of each narrative and its contribution to our understanding of Jesus, investigating things such as plot, characters, and theme. Finally, he pulls it all together with a detailed examination of what the Gospels teach about Jesus' ministry, message, death, and resurrection, with excursions into the quest for the historical Jesus and the historical reliability of the Gospels. This textbook together with its workbook, video lectures, and laminated sheet gives students everything they need for a thorough and enriching study of Jesus and the Gospels.

Tpt John Bible Study The Passionate Life Bible Series (2nd Edition)

Tpt John Bible Study The Passionate Life Bible Series (2nd Edition)

Author: Brian Simmons Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/04/2020

Do you know how much God loved the world? So much that he gave his one and only unique Son as a gift! This revelation forms the heart of John's gospel, because it flows from the very heart of God. Who can resist this Gift when he tugs on your heart to come to him? We've designed this study to help you discover God's love through John's magnificent historical biography of the Son of God. Each uniquely-crafted lesson opens with an introduction and key verse to reveal important themes. Four sections guide readers through John in a way that will help you discover, explore, experience, and share the heart of God more deeply. John wrote his gospel so that you will fully believe in Jesus. Embark on an exciting journey to discover the eternal love and life he has for you! About the Passionate Life Bible Study Series: God longs for everyone to encounter the passion of his heart. Inspired by The Passion Translation, this heart-level Bible study is ideal for both individual devotional study and small groups. Kindle a burning desire for a passion-filled life fuelled by the heart of God!

John 1a10 A Handbook on the Greek New Testament

John 1a10 A Handbook on the Greek New Testament

Author: Lidija Novakovic Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/04/2020

In John 1a10 and John 11a21 Lidija Novakovic provides a foundational analysis of the Greek text of John. The analysis is distinguished by the detailed yet comprehensive attention paid to the text. Novakovic's analysis is a convenient pedagogical and reference tool that explains the form and syntax of the biblical text, offers guidance for deciding between competing semantic analyses, engages important text-critical debates, and addresses questions relating to the Greek text that are frequently overlooked or ignored by standard commentaries. Beyond serving as a succinct and accessible analytic key, John 1a10 and John 11a21 also reflect the most up-to-date advances in scholarship on Greek grammar and linguistics. These handbooks prove themselves indispensable tools for anyone committed to a deep reading of the biblical text.

John 11a21 A Handbook on the Greek New Testament

John 11a21 A Handbook on the Greek New Testament

Author: Lidija Novakovic Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/04/2020

In John 1a10 and John 11a21 Lidija Novakovic provides a foundational analysis of the Greek text of John. The analysis is distinguished by the detailed yet comprehensive attention paid to the text. Novakovic's analysis is a convenient pedagogical and reference tool that explains the form and syntax of the biblical text, offers guidance for deciding between competing semantic analyses, engages important text-critical debates, and addresses questions relating to the Greek text that are frequently overlooked or ignored by standard commentaries. Beyond serving as a succinct and accessible analytic key, John 1a10 and John 11a21 also reflect the most up-to-date advances in scholarship on Greek grammar and linguistics. These handbooks prove themselves indispensable tools for anyone committed to a deep reading of the biblical text.

How Ancient Narratives Persuade Acts in Its Literary Context

How Ancient Narratives Persuade Acts in Its Literary Context

Author: Eric Clouston Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/04/2020

In the Acts of the Apostles, the speeches may be persuasive, but the whole story should also be seen as an act of persuasion. In How Ancient Narratives Persuade: Acts in Its Literary Context, Eric Clouston takes a fresh approach to interpreting Acts, treating it as a persuasive narrative. Comparison with other Greek narratives allows Clouston to show how events and characters--and how they are described as worthy of trust, empathy, or respect, as well as their speeches and narrator asides--all have different persuasive effects. His examination of the persuasive effects of narrative in Acts leads at last to conclusions about the purpose of the work directed to a readership unconvinced by the figure of Paul.

Introduction to the Gospel of Luke for CCEA A Level - Narratives and Themes

Introduction to the Gospel of Luke for CCEA A Level - Narratives and Themes

Author: Mary Nethercott Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/03/2020

This study has been specially commissioned to cover An Introduction to the Gospel of Luke and Themes in the Synoptic Gospels, Units AS 1 and A2 1, of the revised CCEA Religious Studies specification. It has been through a meticulous quality assurance process. The author provides a detailed introduction to the Gospel of Luke, including its key narratives and themes. She then explores the person of Jesus, as well as the passion and resurrection narratives, in the context of the synoptic gospels. Included are tasks, practice essay titles of exam standard and activities highlighting other aspects of human experience.

And From His Side Came Blood and Milk The Martyrdom of St Philotheus of Antioch in Coptic Egypt

And From His Side Came Blood and Milk The Martyrdom of St Philotheus of Antioch in Coptic Egypt

Author: Anna Rogozhina Format: Hardback Release Date: 31/03/2020

This book examines the function and development of the cult of saints in Coptic Egypt, focusing primarily on the material provided by the texts forming the Coptic hagiographical tradition of the early Christian martyr Philotheus of Antioch, and more specifically, the Martyrdom of St Philotheus of Antioch (Pierpont Morgan M583). This Martyrdom is a reflection of a once flourishing cult which is attested in Egypt by rich textual and material evidence. This text enjoyed great popularity not only in Egypt, but also in other countries of the Christian East, since his dossier includes texts in Coptic, Georgian, Ethiopic, and Arabic.