Exegetical

1 Peter: A Commentary

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1 Peter: A Commentary
$59.99
Leading New Testament scholar Craig Keener, one of the most trusted exegetes working today, is widely respected for his thorough research, sound judgments, and knowledge of ancient sources. His four-volume magnum opus on Acts has received high praise from all quarters. This commentary on 1 Peter features Keener's meticulous and comprehensive research and offers a wealth of fresh insights. It will benefit students, pastors, and church leaders alike.
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9781540962867
Publication Date: 
2021-06-15
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A History of the Synoptic Problem: The Canon, the Text, the Composition, and the Interpretation of the Gospels

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A History of the Synoptic Problem: The Canon, the Text, the Composition, and the Interpretation of the Gospels
$85.00
A History of the Synoptic Problem, by David Laird Dungan, is an accessible, academic study of a question that has needled readers of the New Testament since before the Bible was canonized: How does one reconcile the different accounts of Jesus's life given by the four gospels? Today the most highly publicized answer to this question is the one offered by John Dominic Crossan and the Jesus Seminar, who seek to reconcile the differences among the gospels by designating some events and statements in the gospels historically true and others false. There are lots of other ways to explore the synoptic problem, however, and Dungan provides a clear and lively history of the strategies employed by Origen, Augustine, Erasmus, Spinoza, Locke, and others. Dungan's method is to break the synoptic problem down into its corollary questions: Which gospels should be considered in the debate? Which text of each gospel should be considered? And how should one read the Bible in general and the gospels in particular? Dungan's interest in these questions is not merely literary; he also delves into the political and economic agendas that have influenced biblical interpretation. In this regard, the most interesting and original connection he makes is to explain the relationship between the rise of the modern historical-critical method of reading scripture (asking who wrote the books of the Bible, when, how, and for whom) and the creation and maintenance of political democracy--and furthermore, the ways in which fundamentalist literal readings of Scripture serve the same goal. Dungan's own investment in debates on the synoptic problem is shot through with an appealing humility about the stakes of the debate. At its deepest level, the Synoptic Problem is not a scientific 'problem', he writes. [T]he quest for the correct solution to the Synoptic Problem, like the Church's quest for the correct canon of the Gospels, and the correct text of the Gospels, and the correct way to interpret the Gospels, is a vital aspect of the Church's perennial quest for the Word of Life.
ISBN/SKU: 
9780300140583
Publication Date: 
1999-06-01
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Angelomorphic Christology: Antecedents and Early Evidence (POD)

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Angelomorphic Christology: Antecedents and Early Evidence (POD)
$44.99

In Angelomorphic Christology author Charles Gieschen demonstrates that angel and angel-related traditions, especially those built upon the so-called "Angel of the Lord" figure in the Hebrew Bible, had a profound impact upon the origin, development, and shape of early Christian claims about Jesus.

Gieschen's book falls neatly into two halves. The first catalogues the various antecedents for Angelomorphic Christology--Jewish speculation about principal angels, mediator figures, and related phenomena--with chapters on "An Angelomorphic God," "Angelomorphic Divine Hypostases" (including the Divine Name, the Divine Glory, Wisdom, the Word, the Spirit and Power), Principal Named Angels, and Angelomorphic Humans. The book's second half examines the evidence for Angelomorphic Christology in early Christian literature. This portion begins with a brief overview of the principal Angel and Angelomorphic Christology from Justin to Nicea and then examines in turn the Pseudo-Clementines, the Shepherd of Hermas, the Ascension of Isaiah, the Revelation of John, the Fourth Gospel, the Epistle to the Hebrews, and the Pauline Corpus.

Gieschen argues that Christian use of the angelomorphic tradition did not spawn a new and variant kind of Christology, one that competed with accepted belief about Jesus for early Christians' favor, but instead shows how Christians adapted an already variegated Jewish tradition to weave a single story about a common Lord.

ISBN/SKU: 
9781481307949
Publication Date: 
2017-07-15

Art of Exegesis

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Art of Exegesis
$27.00
Although he loomed large during his lifetime, Martin Hans Franzmann has faded away in the minds of American Lutherans. Memories of him typically orbit around an appreciation for his hymnody. He was, however, more than a hymn writer. To only understand or appreciate his hymns is to only understand or appreciate a part of him. This book seeks to shine a light on a brilliant and gifted poet of the church by unpacking and analyzing his life and work. In so doing, it is hoped that he will loom large once again. Franzmann's hymns have endured for a reason, namely because he was singularly focused on teaching people to hear the voice of God in the text of the Scriptures. ""While Martin Luther was the one to state that the Scriptures do not belong to anyone except God alone, it was Martin Franzmann who applied this truth with his doxological approach to interpreting them. In this book, rising Lutheran scholar Matthew Borrasso masterfully explicates how this respected seminary professor, who also possessed the heart of a poet, came to regard the exegesis of biblical texts as more of an art than a science. In the process, he succeeds in shedding additional light on related twentieth-century conflicts over the Bible that swept through not only the Wisconsin Lutheran Synod in which Franzmann was reared and the Missouri Synod he tried to save from schism, but most all of American Protestantism."" --Jon Diefenthaler, LCMS District President Emeritus and adjunct professor at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis Matthew E. Borrasso is the pastor of Redeemer Evangelical Lutheran Church in Parkton, Maryland. He has a BA from Concordia University Chicago (2008), a MACM from Northern Seminary (2012), a MDiv from Concordia Seminary (2014), and an STM from United Lutheran Seminary (2018).
ISBN/SKU: 
9781532672002
Publication Date: 
2019-02-27
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Bible and Homosexual Practice: Texts and Hermeneutics

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Bible and Homosexual Practice: Texts and Hermeneutics
$48.49
Gagnon offers the most thorough analysis to date of the biblical texts relating to homosexuality. He demonstrates why attempts to classify the Bible's rejection of same-sex intercourse as irrelevant for our contemporary context fail to do justice to the biblical texts and to current scientific data. Gagnon's book powerfully challenges attempts to identify love and inclusivity with affirmation of homosexual practice. . . . the most sophisticated and convincing examination of the biblical data for our time. --Jürgen Becker, Professor of New Testament, Christian-Albrechts University
ISBN/SKU: 
9780687022793
Publication Date: 
2002-09-01
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Book Called Isaiah: Deutero-Isaiah's Role in Composition and Redaction (Revised)

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Book Called Isaiah: Deutero-Isaiah's Role in Composition and Redaction (Revised)
$62.00
ISBN/SKU: 
9780199281077
Publication Date: 
2005-05-01

Book of Genesis Chapters 1-17 : NICOT

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Book of Genesis Chapters 1-17 : NICOT
$52.99
"In the Old Testament we read God's word as it was spoken to his people Israel. Today, thousands of years later, we hear in these thirty-nine books his inspired and authoritative message for us."

These twin convictions, shared by all of the contributors to The New International Commentary on the Old Testament, define the goal of this ambitious series of commentaries. For those many modern readers who find the Old Testament to be strange and foreign soil, the NICOT series serves as an authoritative guide bridging the cultural gap between today's world and the world of ancient Israel. Each NICOT volume aims to help us hear God's word as clearly as possible.

Scholars, pastors, and serious Bible students will welcome the fresh light that this commentary series casts on ancient yet familiar biblical texts. The contributors apply their proven scholarly expertise and wide experience as teachers to illumine our understanding of the Old Testament. As gifted writers, they present the results of the best recent research in an interesting manner.

Each commentary opens with an introduction to the biblical book, looking especially at questions concerning its background, authorship, date, purpose, structure, and theology. A select bibliography also points readers to resources for their own study. The author's own translation from the original Hebrew forms the basis of the commentary proper. Verse-by-verse comments nicely balance in-depth discussions of technical matters -- textual criticism, critical problems, and so on -- with exposition of the biblical writer's theology and its implications for the life of faith today.

ISBN/SKU: 
9780802825216
Publication Date: 
1990-10-31

Book of Genesis Chapters 18-50 : NICOT

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Book of Genesis Chapters 18-50 : NICOT
$60.99
The second of Victor P. Hamilton's two-volume study of Genesis for the NICOT series, this prodigious and scholarly work provides linguistic, literary, and theological commentary on Genesis 18-50. Beginning with Abraham's reception of the three visitors and his intercession before Yahweh on behalf of Sodom and Gomorrah (Gen. 18) and continuing through the end of the Joseph story (Gen. 50), the overarching theme of Hamilton's commentary is Yahweh's faithfulness to his promised word and his covenant commitments to those whom he has chosen to receive that promised word. Special features of this commentary include its serious attention to important matters of biblical translation from the Hebrew language into English, copious footnotes that direct readers to further and more extensive sources of information, and frequent references to the New Testament writers' reading of Genesis. Hamilton's work will greatly benefit scholars, seminarians, and pastors who seek solid exegesis of the Bible's foundational book.
ISBN/SKU: 
9780802823090
Publication Date: 
1995-09-26

Book of Isaiah : Chapters 1-39 (NICOT)

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Book of Isaiah : Chapters 1-39 (NICOT)
$64.99
The first of John N. Oswalt's two-part study of the book of Isaiah for the NICOT series, this commentary on chapters 1û39 combines theological acumen, literary sensitivity, philological expertise, and historical knowledge to present a faithful and accurate reading of one of the Old Testament's most important books.

In the introduction to this work, Oswalt considers Isaiah's background, unity of composition, date and authorship, canonicity, Hebrew text, theology, and problems of interpretation, and he offers a select bibliography for further research. Oswalt also provides substantial discussions of several issues crucial to the book of Isaiah. He notes, for example, that scholars often divide Isaiah into three divisions, with chapters 1-39 addressing Isaiah's contemporaries in the eighth century B.C., chapters 40-55 presupposing the exile of the sixth century, and chapters 56-66 presupposing the eventual return from exile. While taking this scholarship into account Oswalt defends the unity of the prophetic book and argues convincingly that the whole book can be attributed to the Isaiah of the eighth century.

The commentary proper, based on Oswalt's own translation of the Hebrew text, provides pastors, scholars, and students with a lucid interpretation of the book of Isaiah in its ancient context as well as an exposition of its message for today.

ISBN/SKU: 
9780802825292
Publication Date: 
1986-07-25

Book of Isaiah : Chapters 40-66 (NICOT)

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Book of Isaiah : Chapters 40-66 (NICOT)
$64.99
This long-anticipated work completes John Oswalt's two-volume commentary on the book of Isaiah. After opening with a valuable discussion on the state of Isaiah studies today, Oswalt provides an insightful verse-by-verse explanation of Isaiah 40-66, giving special attention to the message of the prophet not only for his own time but also for modern readers.
ISBN/SKU: 
9780802825346
Publication Date: 
1998-03-04

Book Of Job : Nicot

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Book Of Job : Nicot
$58.99
"In the Old Testament we read God's word as it was spoken to his people Israel. Today, thousands of years later, we hear in these thirty-nine books his inspired and authoritative message for us."

These twin convictions, shared by all of the contributors to The New International Commentary on the Old Testament, define the goal of this ambitious series of commentaries. For those many modern readers who find the Old Testament to be strange and foreign soil, the NICOT series serves as an authoritative guide bridging the cultural gap between today's world and the world of ancient Israel. Each NICOT volume aims to help us hear God's word as clearly as possible.

Scholars, pastors, and serious Bible students will welcome the fresh light that this commentary series casts on ancient yet familiar biblical texts. The contributors apply their proven scholarly expertise and wide experience as teachers to illumine our understanding of the Old Testament. As gifted writers, they present the results of the best recent research in an interesting manner.

Each commentary opens with an introduction to the biblical book, looking especially at questions concerning its background, authorship, date, purpose, structure, and theology. A select bibliography also points readers to resources for their own study. The author's own translation from the original Hebrew forms the basis of the commentary proper. Verse-by-verse comments nicely balance in-depth discussions of technical matters -- textual criticism, critical problems, and so on -- with exposition of the biblical writer's theology and its implications for the life of faith today.

ISBN/SKU: 
9780802825285
Publication Date: 
1988-05-18

Breath of God, Yet Work of Man

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Breath of God, Yet Work of Man
$49.99
$19.99
$19.99 - $49.99
Breath of God, Yet Work of Man tells a story of Lutheran biblical interpretation. Scholars, students, and pastors will appreciate this textbook and reference book that delves into the history of Lutheran hermeneutics, including a discussion of synodical positions from Luther to the present.
ISBN/SKU: 
9780758663009
Publication Date: 
2019-02-13

Christ in His Saints

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Christ in His Saints
$21.95
Examines the lives of almost 150 saints and heroes from the Scriptures. These men and women represent that ancient family into which, by baptism, all believers have been incorporated. They compose that great "cloud of witnesses" cheering us on and inspiring us through word and deed. About the Author: Patrick Henry Reardon is pastor of All Saints' Orthodox Church in Chicago, Illinois, and a senior editor of Touchstone. He is the author of Christ in the Psalms: The Trial of Job: Orthodox Christian Reflections on the Book of Job; Creation and the Patriarchal Histories: Orthodox Christian Reflection on the Book of Genesis; Wise Lives: Orthodox Christian Reflections on the Wisdom of Sirach; Chronicles of History and Worship: Orthodox Christian Reflections on the Books of Chronicles, as well as more than 500 articles, editorials, and reviews, published in Books and Culture, Touchstone, The Scottish Journal of Theology, The Catholic Biblical Quarterly, Pro Ecclesia, St. Vladimir's Theological Quarterly, and other journals on three continents.
ISBN/SKU: 
9781888212686
Publication Date: 
2004-05-01

Christ In The Psalms

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Christ In The Psalms
$19.95

Christ in the Psalms takes the reader on a thought-provoking and enlightening pilgrimage through this beloved prayer book of the Church. Lively and highly devotional, this book holds a wealth of insight into the beloved Scriptures, the world of the Early Church, and the Apostles themselves, who constantly used and referred to the Psalms in their own writings. Appropriate for Great Lent or any other time of the year.

From the author of the books in the "Orthodox Christian Reflections" Bible Commentary series (The Trial of Job: Orthodox Christian Reflections on the Book of Job, Creation and the Patriarchal Histories: Orthodox Christian Reflections on the Book of Genesis, and others).

ISBN/SKU: 
9781888212211
Publication Date: 
2021-03-15

Commentary on 1 & 2 Timothy

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Commentary on 1 & 2 Timothy
$33.99
The books of 1 and 2 Timothy are central for defining pastoral ministry and the Churchs life. Johann Gerhards commentary explains the biblical text, answers questions that commonly raise doubts, resolves apparent contradictions, and applies the text for teaching, admonishing, warning, and consoling Gods people.
ISBN/SKU: 
9780758656360
Publication Date: 
2017-04-03

Concordia Popular Commentary: 1 Corinthians

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Concordia Popular Commentary: 1 Corinthians
$26.99
This commentary draws its content from the Concordia Commentary series. This new lay-friendly edition includes all of the original translation and commentary but excludes technical notes, original biblical languages, and terminology required of an academic edition. Today's world holds similar challenges that were present in Corinth during Paul's time. This commentary shows how Paul witnesses to Christ as a clear beacon who guides us through all of lives issues.
ISBN/SKU: 
9780758625458
Publication Date: 
2010-11-01

Echoes of Scripture in the Gospels

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Echoes of Scripture in the Gospels
$39.99
ISBN/SKU: 
9781481305242
Publication Date: 
2017-04-30

Exodus: Tyndale Old Testament Commentaries

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Exodus: Tyndale Old Testament Commentaries
$25.00

Exodus, Cole says, is "the centre of the Old Testament." It recounts the supreme Old Testament example of the saving acts of God, narrates the instituting of Passover and enshrines the giving of God's law. It portrays Moses, the prototype of all Israel's prophets, and Aaron, the first high priest. The book of Exodus is especially important to Christians because Christ fulfilled its great themes: He accomplished God's greatest act of deliverance. He became the passover lamb. He sealed a new covenant with his blood. "No book therefore will more repay careful study, if we wish to understand the central message of the New Testament, than this book." The original, unrevised text of this volume has been completely retypeset and printed in a larger, more attractive format with the new cover design for the series.

ISBN/SKU: 
9780830842025
Publication Date: 
2008-03-13
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Figural Reading and the Old Testament: Theology and Practice

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Figural Reading and the Old Testament: Theology and Practice
$24.00
Don Collett, an experienced Old Testament scholar, offers an account of Old Testament interpretation that capitalizes on recent research in figural exegesis. Collett examines the tension between figural and literal modes of exegesis as they developed in Christian thought, introduces ongoing debates and discussions concerning figural readings of Scripture, and offers theological readings of several significant Old Testament passages. This book will work well as a primer on figural exegesis for seminarians or as a capstone seminary text that ties together themes from courses in Bible, exegesis, and theology.
ISBN/SKU: 
9781540960764
Publication Date: 
2020-04-21
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Figuring Resurrection: Joseph as a Death and Resurrection Figure in the Old Testament and Second Temple Judaism

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Figuring Resurrection: Joseph as a Death and Resurrection Figure in the Old Testament and Second Temple Judaism
$29.99

2022 Center for Biblical Studies Award Finalist in Old Testament


The death and resurrection of Joseph. Towards the end of Genesis, the narrative slows down to tell the story of Joseph. There is no dispute that Joseph's story is unique, but why does it deserve such focused attention? And how does this story relate to the rest of Genesis?


In Figuring Resurrection, Jeffrey Pulse presents the view that Joseph is a death-and-resurrection figure. A close literary reading of Genesis 37-50 reveals that Joseph's story is one of rejection and restoration, descent and ascent, condemnation and exaltation, exile and return, death and resurrection. Far from a lengthy diversion, Joseph's story of "death and resurrection" plays an important role in the theology of Genesis and later Second Temple Jewish literature. Figuring Resurrection has implications for our understanding of Joseph's narrative, the book of Genesis, Hebrew thinking on the afterlife, and typology.

ISBN/SKU: 
9781683594536
Publication Date: 
2021-03-17
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Four Gospels, One Jesus?: A Symbolic Reading

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Four Gospels, One Jesus?: A Symbolic Reading
$20.99
In this modern classic Richard Burridge offers an engaging introduction to the New Testament Gospels. Using the ancient visual symbols for the Gospels -- human face, lion, ox, and eagle -- Burridge presents a clear interpretation of each Gospel author's portrait of Jesus.

This new edition contains updated suggestions for further reading and a substantial new Afterword in which Burridge reflects personally on his book's genesis, development, and positive reception over the years. Four Gospels, One Jesus? in this third edition will continue to be appreciated by teachers, students, pastors, and other readers wanting to understand Jesus more fully.

ISBN/SKU: 
9780802871015
Publication Date: 
2014-07-24

Galatians

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Galatians
$39.99

The first major biblical commentary from the pen of N. T. Wright

While full of theological import, Paul's letter to the Galatians also captures and memorializes a significant moment in the early history of Christianity. This commentary from N. T. Wright--the inaugural volume of the CCF series--offers a theological interpretation of Galatians that never loses sight of the political concerns of its historical context. With these two elements of the letter in dialogue with each other, readers can understand both what Paul originally meant and how his writing might be faithfully used to respond to present questions.

Each section of verse-by-verse commentary in this volume is followed by Wright's reflections on what the text says about Christian formation today, making this an excellent resource for individual readers and those preparing to teach or preach on Galatians. The focus on formation is especially appropriate for this biblical letter, in which Paul wrote to his fellow early Christians, "My children--I seem to be in labor with you all over again, until the Messiah is fully formed in you!"

ISBN/SKU: 
9780802825605
Publication Date: 
2021-05-25

Genesis

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Genesis
$24.00

There are few parts of Scripture over which so many battles--theological, scientific, historical, and literary--have been fought as the book of Genesis. In this classic work, Derek Kidner not only provides a verse-by-verse exegetical commentary but also lucidly handles the tough issues that Genesis raises. Focusing on the study of Genesis on its own terms, as a living whole, he highlights the theological themes of the nature of God, humankind, and salvation. In this volume, formerly part of the Tyndale Old Testament Commentaries series, Kidner's clear prose and theological insight will expand readers' understanding of God's character and of humanity's nature and destiny.

ISBN/SKU: 
9780830829361
Publication Date: 
2019-08-20
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Genesis: An Introduction and Commentary

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Genesis: An Introduction and Commentary
$28.00

Biblical Foundations Award Finalist

Genesis is a book of origins: of the world, of sin, of God's promise of redemption, and of the people of Israel. It traces God's pledge of a Savior through Abraham's line down to his great-grandson Judah. It serves as a foundation for the New Testament and its teaching that Jesus is the fulfillment of God's promise to save humankind from sin and death. In this Tyndale Commentary, Andrew Steinmann offers a thorough exegetical commentary on Genesis, including a reconstructed timeline of events from Abraham's life through to the death of Joseph. The Tyndale Commentaries are designed to help the reader of the Bible understand what the text says and what it means. The Introduction to each book gives a concise but thorough treatment of its authorship, date, original setting, and purpose. Following a structural Analysis, the Commentary takes the book section by section, drawing out its main themes, and also comments on individual verses and problems of interpretation. Additional Notes provide fuller discussion of particular difficulties. In the new Old Testament volumes, the commentary on each section of the text is structured under three headings: Context, Comment, and Meaning. The goal is to explain the true meaning of the Bible and make its message plain.

ISBN/SKU: 
9780830842513
Publication Date: 
2019-08-20
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Goodly Fellowship of the Prophets (POD)

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Goodly Fellowship of the Prophets (POD)
$20.00
Just below the surface of any Christian view of the Bible is the knotty issue of the biblical canon. How and when was it decided which books would make up the Bible? What makes a book canonical? In this volume, respected Old Testament scholar Christopher Seitz helps readers understand how the Old Testament fits into the canon's development. Brief and readable yet substantive, this volume challenges current understandings of the formation of the Christian canon, utilizing the latest research on the biblical prophets. Seitz reveals canonical connections woven into the fabric of the Prophetic Books and argues that the Law and the Prophets cohere and give shape to the subsequent Christian canon.
ISBN/SKU: 
9780801038839