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User-friendly Greek: A Common Sense Approach to the Greek New Testament
User-friendly Greek
A Common Sense Approach to the Greek New Testament
Paperback      ISBN: 0805410430
This book bridges the gap between learning New Testament Greek and applying that knowledge. Features include: an overview of New Testament Greek; special attention to translation of verbs; advice on using the results of textual criticism in preaching and teaching; and recommendations of key reference books to assist in personal study.
The Historical Books
The Historical Books
Paperback      ISBN: 0687008433
In The Historical Books, Richard D. Nelson introduces neophyte readers to the basic concepts of history and historical writing and provides a simple framework of events and periods that can be used to situate historical data reported in texts or presupposed by them. Standard interpretive methods are accessibly explained and illustrated by consistent reference to 2 Samuel 24. The focus of discussion moves from the narrow level of individual pericope to larger units of meaning. Because the ultimate goal is to expose the claims made on the reader by these biblical texts and to help the reader make sense of these claims, the interpretive spotlight rests on the present interaction of text and reader rather than on the past.
Understanding Genesis
Understanding Genesis
Paperback      ISBN: 0805202536
"This book...is designed to make the Bible of Israel intelligible, relevant, and hopefully, inspiring to a sophisticated generation, possessed of intellectual curiosity and ethical sensitivity...It is based on the belief that the study of the Book of Books must constitute a mature intellectual challenge, an exposure to the expanding universe of scientific biblical scholarship...Far from presenting a threat to faith, a challenge to the intellect may reinforce faith and purify it."--from the Introduction
The Parables of Jesus: Lessons in Life the Master Teacher
The Parables of Jesus
Lessons in Life the Master Teacher
Paperback      ISBN: 0825434580
Dr. Pentecost describes the setting of each parable, explains the problem or question it addresses, and offers Christ's solution to that issue.
The Acts of the Apostles
The Acts of the Apostles
Hardcover      ISBN: 0814658075
The Acts of the Apostles is really the second volume in the two-part writing scholars call Luke-Acts. It continues the story begun in the Gospel of Luke, showing how the Good News offered by Jesus to the outcast of the people was eventually extended to the end of the earth," so that Gentiles as well as Jews came to share in the blessings of God. This commentary treats Luke-Acts as an apologetic history. It takes with equal seriousness both Luke's literary artistry and his historical interests, fitting his methods comfortably within the ancient standards of historiography. This perspective illustrates in particular that Luke's historical narrative serves a definite religious intent. Tracing that intent through the specific contours of Luke's story is the special contribution of this commentary. "
All the Apostles of the Bible
All the Apostles of the Bible
Paperback      ISBN: 0310280117
Powerful Lessons from the Men Jesus Chose and the Message They ProclaimedAll the Apostles of the Bible sheds light on the lives, times, and ministries of the men God chose to declare his message to the world. It includes the twelve apostles of Jesus, Jesus himself as the “Chief Apostle,” Paul, and lesser-known men such as James the Lord’s brother, Matthias, Andronicus, Barnabas, Epaphroditus, Silas, Timothy, Junias, and Apollos. Dr. Herbert Lockyer examines the biblical record to uncover fascinating truths about each apostle’s family, character, personality, ministry, the unique aspect of his service to God, and his call into the ministry.Herbert W. Lockyer’s “All” books give you life-enriching insights into the Bible. From characters you can learn from, to teachings you can apply, to promises you can stand on and prophecies you can count on, Lockyer’s time-honored works help you wrap your mind around the Bible and get it into your heart. Lockyer’s books include All the Apostles of the Bible, All the Divine Names and Titles in the Bible, All the Doctrines of the Bible, All the Men of the Bible, All the Women of the Bible, All the Messianic Prophecies of the Bible, All the Miracles of the Bible, All the Parables of the Bible, All the Prayers of the Bible, and All the Promises of the Bible.
The Gnostic Gospels
The Gnostic Gospels
Paperback      ISBN: 0679724532
A study of the Gnostic texts, which describe the same people and events portrayed in the New Testament but from a different perspective, reveals why their suppression was essential to the development of the Christian church
The Book of Job
The Book of Job
Paperback      ISBN: 0060969598
The theme of The Book of Job is nothing less than human suffering and the transcendence of it: it pulses with moral energy, outrage, and spiritual insight. Now, The Book of Job has been rendered into English by the eminent translator and scholar Stephen Mitchell, whose versions of Rilke, Israeli poetry, and the Tao Te Ching have been widely praised. This is the first time ever that the Hebrew verse of Job has been translated into verse in any language, ancient or modern, and the result is a triumph.