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Biblical studies & exegesis

See below for a selection of the latest books from Biblical studies & exegesis category. Presented with a red border are the Biblical studies & exegesis books that have been lovingly read and reviewed by the experts at Lovereading. With expert reading recommendations made by people with a passion for books and some unique features Lovereading will help you find great Biblical studies & exegesis books and those from many more genres to read that will keep you inspired and entertained. And it's all free!

The Messianic Vision of the Pentateuch

The Messianic Vision of the Pentateuch

Author: Kevin S. Chen Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/02/2020

Understanding Bible Translation Bringing God's Word Into New Contexts

Understanding Bible Translation Bringing God's Word Into New Contexts

Author: William Barrick Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/02/2020

Did God Really Command Genocide? Coming to Terms with the Justice of God

Did God Really Command Genocide? Coming to Terms with the Justice of God

Author: Paul Copan, Matthew Flannagan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/01/2020

A common objection to belief in the God of the Bible is that a good, kind, and loving deity would never command the wholesale slaughter of nations. Even Christians have a hard time stomaching such a thought, and many avoid reading those difficult Old Testament passages that make us squeamish. Instead, we quickly jump to the enemy-loving, forgiving Jesus of the New Testament. And yet, the question doesn't go away. Did God really command genocide? Is the command to utterly destroy morally unjustifiable? Is it literal? Are the issues more complex and nuanced than we realize? In the tradition of his popular Is God a Moral Monster?, Paul Copan teams up with Matthew Flannagan to tackle some of the most confusing and uncomfortable passages of Scripture. Together they help the Christian and nonbeliever alike understand the biblical, theological, philosophical, and ethical implications of Old Testament warfare passages. Pastors, youth pastors, campus ministers, apologetics readers, and laypeople will find that this book both enlightens and equips them for serious discussion of troubling spiritual questions.

The Origins of New Testament Christology

The Origins of New Testament Christology

Author: I. Howard Marshall Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/01/2020

Paul, the Law and Justification

Paul, the Law and Justification

Author: Colin G. Kruse Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/01/2020

The Struggle to Understand Isaiah as Christian Scripture

The Struggle to Understand Isaiah as Christian Scripture

Author: Brevard S. Childs Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/01/2020

Sin in the New Testament

Sin in the New Testament

Sin was an extremely important and serious concern for the earliest Christians and the authors of the New Testament writings. Early Christians came to see the life and ministry of Jesus as challenging presumptions about the meanings of sin and faithfulness. This book provides a comprehensive treatment of different understandings of sin in early Christianity. Jeffrey S. Siker describes how the earliest Christian voices represented in the New Testament writings understood sin not only as a theological abstraction, but also as a real reflection upon human thought and behavior that violated right relationships with both other human beings and with God. Siker explores language about sin in relation to the Jewish and Greco-Roman contextual worlds of the New Testament writings, and examines the development and change of these worlds in relation to the modern concept of sin.

Sin in the New Testament

Sin in the New Testament

Sin was an extremely important and serious concern for the earliest Christians and the authors of the New Testament writings. Early Christians came to see the life and ministry of Jesus as challenging presumptions about the meanings of sin and faithfulness. This book provides a comprehensive treatment of different understandings of sin in early Christianity. Jeffrey S. Siker describes how the earliest Christian voices represented in the New Testament writings understood sin not only as a theological abstraction, but also as a real reflection upon human thought and behavior that violated right relationships with both other human beings and with God. Siker explores language about sin in relation to the Jewish and Greco-Roman contextual worlds of the New Testament writings, and examines the development and change of these worlds in relation to the modern concept of sin.

Death and Afterlife in Ancient Jewish and Christian Sources

Death and Afterlife in Ancient Jewish and Christian Sources

Author: Pau Figueras Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/01/2020

This handbook explores beliefs of ancient Jews and Christians surrounding death and the afterlife through the lens of texts ranging from the Old Testament and New Testament, to Second Temple period and rabbinic literature, to early Christian writings. Figueras further brings together eschatological texts from Iran, Egypt, Greece, and Rome as comparanda, and provides context and bibliography to guide readers in their study of ancient Jewish and Christian views of death and the afterlife.

The Masorah of the Former Prophets in the Leningrad Codex Vol. 4: 2 Samuel

The Masorah of the Former Prophets in the Leningrad Codex Vol. 4: 2 Samuel

Author: David Marcus Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/01/2020

This work represents the first time that a major part of the masorah of the great Leningrad Codex, that of the Former Prophets, is being published with an English translation and commentary. Almost nine-thousand notes are transcribed and annotated with biblical references.

Calling out to Isis The Enduring Presence of Nubian Worshippers at Philae

Calling out to Isis The Enduring Presence of Nubian Worshippers at Philae

Author: Solange Ashby Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/01/2020

The expansion of the cult of the goddess Isis throughout the Mediterranean world demonstrates the widespread appeal of Egyptian religion in the Greco-Roman period. In this monograph, Ashby focuses on an oft-neglected population in studies of this phenomenon: Nubian worshipers. Through examination of prayer inscriptions and legal agreements engraved on temple walls, as well as Ptolemaic royal decrees and temple imagery, Ashby sheds new light on the involvement of Nubians in the Egyptian temples of Lower Nubia, and further draws comparisons between Nubian cultic practices and the Meroitic royal funerary cult.