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  • Reading The Bible Around The World

    $22.00

    It’s an exciting time to be reading the Bible. As we increasingly encounter readers with perspectives, experiences, and cultures different from our own, we can incorporate new ideas and approaches to interpreting Scripture. When diverse interpretations from various social locations are gathered together, we gain new vistas and a fuller image of the text.

    In Reading the Bible Around the World, a crosscultural team of scholars describes and workshops global readings in biblical interpretation, focusing on passages in both the Old and New Testaments. By presenting a range of readings from different regions and people groups, with particular attention to marginalized groups, the authors demonstrate the importance of contextually sensitive approaches. They help us build up key values for reading Scripture in the twenty-first century: self-awareness, other-awareness, and true dialogue.

    Who we are shapes how we read. Guided by these expert teachers, readers will gain a deeper understanding of the influence of their own social location and how to keep growing in biblical wisdom by reading alongside the global Christian community.

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  • Epic Story Of The Bible

    $17.99

    A Helpful Guide to Reading and Understanding the Bible

    Each year, many Christians set out to read through the Bible using one of countless reading plans, only to eventually abandon these plans after the detailed narratives, seemingly antiquated laws, or confusing prophecies leave them feeling lost. How can one make sense of a book written thousands of years ago?

    The Epic Story of the Bible serves as a field guide for readers embarking on a journey through Scripture. With an easy, conversational style, Greg Gilbert examines major themes woven throughout Scripture and shows readers how to understand its various genres, illustrating how the Bible is meant to be understood as one sweeping story. After reading this book, both new and seasoned Christians will feel better equipped to read the Bible from beginning to end.

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  • Biblical Reasoning : Christological And Trinitarian Rules For Exegesis

    $29.99

    Two experts in exegesis and dogmatics show how Christology and the Trinity are grounded in Scripture and how knowledge of these topics is critical for exegesis. The book outlines key theological principles and rules for the exegesis of Christian Scripture, making it an ideal textbook for hermeneutics and interpretation courses. The authors explore how the triune God revealed in Christ shapes Scripture and its readers and how doctrinal rules intrinsic to Scripture help guide exegesis.

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  • Doctrine Of The Word Of God

    $29.99

    A Guided Tour of One of the Greatest Theological Works of the Twentieth Century

    Karl Barth’s Church Dogmatics is considered by many to be the most important theological work of the twentieth century and for many people reading it, or at least understanding it contents and arguments, is a lifelong goal. Yet its enormous size, at over 12,000 pages (in English translations) and enough print volumes to fill an entire shelf, make reading it a daunting prospect for seasoned theologians and novices alike.

    Karl Barth’s Church Dogmatics for Everyone, Volume 1–The Doctrine of the Word of God helps bridge the gap for would-be Karl Barth readers from beginners to professionals by offering an introduction to Barth’s theology and thought like no other. User-friendly and creative, this guide helps readers get the gist, significance, and relevance of what Barth intended for the church… to restore the focus of theology and revitalize the practices of the church.

    Each section contains insights for pastors, new theologians, professionals, and ordinary people including:
    *Summaries of the section
    *Contextual considerations
    *And other visually informative features that reinforce the main points of the Barth’s thought

    In addition, each volume features the voices of authors from different academic disciplines who contribute brief reflections on the value of Church Dogmatics for creative discovery in their disciplines. Volume 1 reflections include:

    *Douglas Campbell (biblical studies)
    *Myk Habets (systematic theology)
    *Richard Keith (pastors)
    *Julie Canlis (ordinary people)
    *James Chaousis (mental health)
    *John Vissers (spiritual formation)

    Whether you are just discovering Barth or want a fresh look at his magnum opus, this series invites you to an enjoyable and insightful journey into the Church Dogmatics.

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  • Biblical Reasoning : Christological And Trinitarian Rules For Exegesis

    $49.99

    Two experts in exegesis and dogmatics show how Christology and the Trinity are grounded in Scripture and how knowledge of these topics is critical for exegesis. The book outlines key theological principles and rules for the exegesis of Christian Scripture, making it an ideal textbook for hermeneutics and interpretation courses. The authors explore how the triune God revealed in Christ shapes Scripture and its readers and how doctrinal rules intrinsic to Scripture help guide exegesis.

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  • Knowable Word : Helping Ordinary People Learn To Study The Bible

    $16.99

    Building on the foundation of the first edition of Knowable Word, released in 2014, this second edition offers further help on following an author’s argument, identifying the weightiest segment of a passage, and thereby discovering the main points more clearly. In addition, new material has been added on the topics of literary form, structure, and context.

    Knowable Word offers a foundation on why and how to study the Bible. Using a running study of the first chapter of Genesis, it illustrates how to observe, interpret, and apply the Scripture-and gives the vision behind each step. It also shows how to read each Bible passage in light of salvation history. But besides being just a how-to on Bible study, it fuels the desire to learn and grow through studying the Scriptures.

    This book will appeal to beginners, mature Christians who want to improve their Bible study skills, and leaders who long not only to teach but also to equip.

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  • Sowable Word : Helping Ordinary People Learn To Lead Bible Studies

    $16.99

    When the word of Christ falls on good soil, the results will astound. That’s why there’s a surprising glory in leading a group of ordinary people to simply open their Bibles, read what’s on the page, and discuss how God might use these words to change the world. Yet too many small group leaders hesitate to try such a method without professional guidance from a curriculum or study guide. This book will inspire and equip believers in Christ to lead fruitful and engaging small groups where God’s Word is read, discussed, and put to direct use to transform lives. This book will equip leaders to open the valve on this living water so thirsty souls can drink their fill.

    Perhaps you’ve begun to learn how to study the Bible for yourself, and you’ve wondered whether you could competently lead others in Bible study. This book provides the vision and skills you need to start a group, develop good preparation habits, conduct a persuasive discussion, and shepherd group members through what they’re learning.

    This book will serve lay leaders and Bible teachers who have any degree of experience. Some will gain confidence to lead their first Bible study that brings a neighbor to Christ. Others will learn to draw more deeply on the power of interaction, thereby overcoming their penchant for dominating conversations. All will discover the surprising glory and astounding fruit borne from leading a group of ordinary people to open their Bibles, read what’s on the page, and discuss how God might use these words to change the world.

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  • Texts Of Terror 40th Anniversary Edition

    $22.00

    In this seminal work of biblical studies, renowned scholar Phyllis Trible focuses on four variations on the theme of terror in the Bible. By combining the discipline of literary criticism with the hermeneutics of feminism, she reinterprets the tragic stories of four women in ancient Israel: Hagar, Tamar, an unnamed concubine, and the daughter of Jephthah. In highlighting the silence, absence, and opposition of God, as well as human cruelty, Trible shows how these neglected stories–interpreted in memoriam–challenge both the misogyny of Scripture and its use in church, synagogue, and academy.

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  • Old Made New

    $17.99

    Many Bible readers have difficulty understanding the Old Testament’s connection to the New Testament, and some even believe it’s obsolete in light of God’s new covenant. In reality, New Testament writers alluded to earlier books of the Bible roughly 300-400 times. The Old Testament isn’t outdated; it’s critical to understanding the rest of Scripture.

    In Old Made New, Greg Lanier explains how New Testament authors used the Old Testament to communicate the gospel and present the person and work of Jesus. He also explains what the Old Testament teaches Christians today about the church’s identity and ethics. Writing for a broad range of readers, Lanier distills thorough research into simple, descriptive examples and tips. His 3-step method explains how to identify and explore an Old Testament passage and see how it’s “remixed” in the New Testament to thoughtfully engage with Scripture.

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  • Pauline Epistles

    $19.99

    Many readers may agree with Peter in his second epistle, that Paul’s letters are “hard to understand” and easily distort (3:15-16, NIV). But as David Ackerman in this latest Reading and Interpreting the Bible volume expertly shows, a proper approach to interpretation will yield rich rewards. Ackerman introduces readers to the social world of Paul, his life, and his mission. The reader learns about competing religions, the structure of ancient letters, rhetorical devices, and the pastoral purposes of Paul’s writing. With clear explanations and illustrations using challenging texts, the reader is equipped with the tools needed to separate the timeless from the time-bound and to bridge the gap between Paul’s world and ours.

    Reading the Bible with understanding is challenging. Without sound guidance, making sense of the different literary types, settings, and cultures found in the Scriptures can be overwhelming. The Reading and Interpreting the Bible Series opens the door to a proper and accessible method of biblical interpretation. Each volume concentrates on a specific literary type found in the Bible, highlighting its features and function. Social, political, and religious settings are examined, and a critical analysis of the biblical text brings to light its message and relevance for today. Readers will find in these volumes numerous illustrations of how to interpret specific texts, which can be used as a pattern for individual or group Bible studies.

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  • Old Testament Exegesis Fifth Edition

    $30.00

    For years, Douglas Stuart’s Old Testament Exegesis has been one of the most popular ways to learn how to perform exegesis-the science and art of interpreting biblical texts properly for understanding as well as proclamation. This new edition includes a major revision and expansion of online and other resources for doing biblical research and updates past editions by including a helpful configuration of the format for the exegesis process. Stuart provides guidance for full exegesis as well as for a quicker approach specifically tailored to the task of preaching. A glossary of terms explains the sometimes-bewildering language of biblical scholarship, and a list of frequent errors guides the student in avoiding common mistakes. No exegetical guide for the Old Testament has been more widely used in training ministers and students to be faithful, careful interpreters of Scripture.

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  • All Thy Lights Combine

    $32.99

    We do not simply interpret God’s word. His word interprets us.

    Figural interpretation has been a trademark of Anglican devotions from the beginning. Anglican readers–including Tyndale, Cranmer, Hooker, and Lewis–have been figural readers of the Bible. By paying attention to how words, images, and narratives become figures of others in Scripture, these readers sought to uncover how God’s word interprets all of reality. Every verse shines the constellation of God’s story.

    Edited by David Ney and Ephraim Radner, the essays in All Thy Lights Combine explore how the Anglican tradition has employed figural interpretation to theological, Christological, and pastoral ends. The prayer book is central; it immerses Christians in the words of Scripture and orders them by the word. With guided prayers for morning and evening, this book invites readers to be re–formed by God’s word. Become immersed in the riches of the Anglican interpretive tradition.

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  • In All The Scriptures

    $32.00

    No one reads the Bible without some interpretive principles, or hermeneutics, in place.

    The question every student of Scripture needs to ask, then, is this: Are your interpretive principles and methods legitimate and ethical? In this accessible introduction to biblical hermeneutics, Nicholas G. Piotrowski presents an approach that explores three layers of context: literary, historical, and christological. Because no text exists in the abstract, interpreters must seek to understand a passage’s ecology: the flow and argument of the entire biblical book, the world of the original author and audience, and the movement of redemptive history that culminates in the person and work of Jesus Christ. Careful interpretation is both a science and an art, Piotrowski argues, and it has powerful implications for what we believe and how we apply God’s Word. Featuring numerous examples, further reading lists, and a glossary, In All the Scriptures equips students, pastors, and thoughtful readers to build a solid foundation for interpreting the Bible.

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  • Reading The Book Of Revelation

    $22.99

    How to read Revelation rightly.

    Let’s face it: the book of Revelation is difficult to read! Many neglect it, leaving it to the experts or the obsessed. Others fixate on the details, focusing on current events but missing Christ in the process. But Revelation promises a blessing on all who read it. Why is it so hard to understand?

    In Reading the Book of Revelation, Alexander E. Stewart offers five simple keys that unlock this difficult book. He then illustrates their profit in explaining Revelation chapter by chapter and provides recommendations for further study. With this short and accessible guide, readers will see how Revelation is approachable, applicable to their lives, and glorifying to Christ.

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  • How Scripture Interprets Scripture

    $49.99

    This book addresses a topic of vital concern to the church: How does the ancient biblical text speak to us today? Michael Graves, an expert in ancient exegesis, describes how Old Testament texts interpret earlier Old Testament traditions, explores New Testament reception, and explains how insights from this process translate into present-day biblical interpretation. Graves clearly explains and illustrates this approach with fulsome discussions of five themes that are addressed in various ways in the Bible: personal responsibility; sacrificial offerings; insiders and outsiders; marriage, polygamy, and divorce; and the afterlife. By attending to the way these topics are addressed throughout the entire biblical witness, we become better interpreters and better teachers, more adept at discerning the Bible’s teaching on these topics and others for our modern world.

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  • How Scripture Interprets Scripture

    $24.99

    This book addresses a topic of vital concern to the church: How does the ancient biblical text speak to us today? Michael Graves, an expert in ancient exegesis, describes how Old Testament texts interpret earlier Old Testament traditions, explores New Testament reception, and explains how insights from this process translate into present-day biblical interpretation. Graves clearly explains and illustrates this approach with fulsome discussions of five themes that are addressed in various ways in the Bible: personal responsibility; sacrificial offerings; insiders and outsiders; marriage, polygamy, and divorce; and the afterlife. By attending to the way these topics are addressed throughout the entire biblical witness, we become better interpreters and better teachers, more adept at discerning the Bible’s teaching on these topics and others for our modern world.

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  • Scripture As Communication

    $32.99

    Jeannine Brown, a seasoned teacher of biblical interpretation, believes that communication is at the heart of what happens when we open the Bible. We are actively engaging God in a conversation that can be life changing. In this guide to the theory and practice of biblical hermeneutics, Brown emphasizes the communicative nature of Scripture, proposing a communication model as an effective approach to interpreting the Bible. The new edition of this successful textbook has been revised and updated to interact with recent advances in interpretive theory and practice.

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  • Invitation To Biblical Interpretation 2nd Edition

    $51.99

    An authoritative guide to accurately interpreting and applying God’s Word

    In this second edition of Invitation to Biblical Interpretation, Andreas Kostenberger leads the reader step-by-step through the process of interpreting and applying God’s Word.

    The primary principle is the hermeneutical triad, which consists of history, literature, and theology. Readers are equipped to explore the historical background of a biblical passage, analyze its literary genre and features, and derive its theological meaning in light of the biblical canon. Numerous examples are provided throughout to illustrate the concepts. A concluding chapter provides direction on practical application, preaching, and helpful tools for Bible study.

    Additional features include key words and definitions at the end of each chapter, study questions, and practical exercises for applying the material. An appendix lists numerous resources for Bible study, including recommended commentaries for every book of the Bible.

    The second edition updates these resources, as well as the sources cited throughout, and includes a revised chapter on the Old Testament canon. Instructors, students, pastors, and anyone who desires to interpret Scripture accurately will find this volume to be an indispensable addition to their library.

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  • Scripture And Its Interpretation

    $36.00

    Top-notch biblical scholars from around the world and from various Christian traditions offer a fulsome yet readable introduction to the Bible and its interpretation. The book concisely introduces the Old and New Testaments and related topics and examines a wide variety of historical and contemporary interpretive approaches, including African, African-American, Asian, and Latino streams. Contributors include N. T. Wright, M. Daniel Carroll R., Stephen Fowl, Joel Green, Michael Holmes, Edith Humphrey, Christopher Rowland, and K. K. Yeo, among others. Questions for reflection and discussion, an annotated bibliography, and a glossary are included.

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  • Women In The Bible

    $45.00

    What was it like to be a woman in the biblical period? It depended, in part, on who you were: a queen, a judge, a primary wife, a secondary wife, a widow, a slave, or some other kind of ordinary woman. In Women in the Bible, Jaime Clark-Soles investigates how women are presented in Scripture, taking into account cultural views of both ancient societies as well as our own. While women today are exercising leadership in churches across a number of denominations and our scholarly knowledge related to women in the Bible has grown immensely, challenges remain. Most of Christendom still excludes women from religious leadership, and many Christians invoke the Bible to circumscribe women’s leadership in the public square and in the home as well. It is more urgent than ever, therefore, to investigate closely, honestly, and intrepidly what the Bible does and doesn’t say about women.

    In a multipronged approach, Clark-Soles treats well-known biblical women from fresh perspectives, highlights women who have been ignored, and recovers those who have been erased from historical memory by particular moves made in the transmission and translations of the text. She explores symbolic feminized figures like Woman Wisdom and the Whore of Babylon and reclaims the uses of feminine imagery in the Bible that often go unnoticed. Chapters focus on themes of God’s relationship to gender, women and violence, women as creators, and women in the ministry of both Jesus and Paul. Clark-Soles aims to equip clergy and other leaders invested in the study of Scripture to consider women in the Bible from multiple angles and, as a result, help people of all genders to live God’s vision of better, more just lives as we navigate the challenges of our complex, globally connected world.

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  • Grasping Gods Word

    $49.99

    A Proven Approach to Help You Interpret and Understand the Bible

    Grasping God’s Word has proven itself in classrooms across the country as an invaluable help to students who want to learn how to read, interpret, and apply the Bible for themselves. This book will equip you with a five-step Interpretive Journey that will help you make sense of any passage in the Bible. It will also guide you through all the different genres found in the Bible to help you learn the specifics of how to best approach each one.

    Filling the gap between approaches that are too simple and others that are too technical, this book starts by equipping readers with general principles of interpretation, then moves on to apply those principles to specific genres and contexts.

    Features include:

    *Proven in classrooms across the country
    *Hands-on exercises to guide students through the interpretation process
    *Emphasis on real-life application
    *Supplemented by a website for professors providing extensive teaching materials
    *Accompanying workbook, video lectures, laminated study guide (sold separately)

    This fourth edition includes revised chapters on word studies and Bible translations, updated illustrations, cultural references, bibliography, and assignments. This book is the ideal resource for anyone looking for a step-by-step guide that will teach them how to accurately and faithfully interpret the Bible.

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  • Biblical Theme Of Peace Shalom

    $39.95

    Preaching the Gospel is at the heart of ministry and is often the core of the pastor’s job. It’s also often the most public part of the profession. Week after week, the pastor must deliver a message to the congregation that is both cogent and relevant to the lives of the people in the pews. Much study and research goes into the crafting of this message. Pastors begin this study in seminary, and it becomes a life-long pursuit.

    In Peace / Shalom, James Durlesser and Ron Love have created a volume designed to not only provide thorough exegesis of the biblical theme of Peace / Shalom, but also how that exegesis can be applied to the daily living of the Christian. Throughout this book, the reader will not only find information about how the subject of peace permeates the scriptural canon but will also discover many ways to help the person in the pew have a better understanding of Peace in Scripture as it applies to today’s world, and how it applies to their individual lives.

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  • Jesus : The Alpha And Omega Of Bible Study

    $14.99

    There is something disarming about looking at the way Jesus approached Scripture. Regardless of theological distinctives, true Christians have two things in common. First, they want to be more like Christ. Second, they want to understand the Bible better. These two commitments are enough for those wishing to improve their understanding of Scripture.

    This book focuses on the way Jesus interpreted Scripture and was revealed through Scripture. The ultimate goal of this book is for my readers to know the Christ of Scripture more intimately by using sound principles of biblical interpretation that come from Jesus Himself.

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  • Thiselton On Hermeneutics

    $96.50

    Anthony Thiselton’s masterful work in the field of hermeneutics has impacted countless students and scholars over the past several decades. Especially influential was his Two Horizons (1980), a call to take seriously the contexts of both the reader and the text. Thiselton’s work continues to carry much weight, yet there has been no single place to go to access a helpful array of his writings — until now.

    Thiselton on Hermeneutics provides select expositions and critical discussions of hermeneutics as a multidisciplinary area. Biblical interpretation, philosophical hermeneutics, literary theory, postmodernism, and Christian theology genuinely interact in these forty-two studies to form a coherent whole. Thiselton’s unique interactive and multidisciplinary approach shines through the volume. Ten of these essays — almost a quarter of the collection — are new (never published before) or quite recent.

    Theologians, biblical scholars, philosophers, and many other academics will appreciate this distillation of the pioneering perspectives and creative insights of Anthony C. Thiselton.

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  • Sleuthing The Bible

    $25.99

    Why is there crime-scene tape on my Bible? Elementary, my dear reader.There is an element of detective work to biblical scholarship that entails sniffing out and interpreting clues that often escape the notice of readers. John Kaltner and Steven L. McKenzie introduce the art of sleuthing the Bible, providing the necessary training to hunt for clues and piece them together to understand the larger picture.Sleuthing the Bible helps answer questions that occur during thoughtful examination of the Bible and provides exercises enabling readers to work through biblical passages on their own. Kaltner and McKenzie analyze two kinds of clues: (1) Smoking Guns- those that are obvious upon any close reading of biblical texts, and (2) Dusting for Prints-those that are more subtle or hidden from nonspecialists because of their unfamiliarity with the languages, culture, and larger content of the Bible.Written in a jargon-free and accessible style, Sleuthing the Bible is an ideal resource for anyone who wants to dig deeper into the biblical text.

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  • Guide To Interpreting Scripture

    $12.99

    According to Dr. Michael Kyomya, misconceptions about what the Bible actually says can breed confusion and false ideas about God and the Christian life. Therefore, it is critically important that you know how to interpret Scripture carefully. Dr. Michael Kyomya explains what interpretation is, why it is important, how to do it, and the pitfalls to avoid. He illustrates his points with examples from his own experience and from sermons he has heard in Africa. Dr. Kyomya makes it clear that interpretation is not just something for scholars, but also is useful when preparing a sermon or a Sunday school lesson, as well as in your own personal study of the Bible. The writing is simple and clear, and the illustrations are both amusing and informative. Full of ways to enrich personal study of the Bible, this guide will equip you with the knowledge and instruction you need.

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  • Inexpressible : Hesed And The Mystery Of Gods Loving Kindness

    $18.00

    Preface: The Untranslatable Defining The Inexpressible
    Introduction: A Word On The Meaning Of Words

    Part I. The God Of Hesed
    1. Opening The Door
    2. The Definitive Encounter
    3. Slow To Anger
    4. Like No Other God
    5. An Everlasting Refrain
    6. A Prayer Of Honest Rage

    Part II. The Objects Of Hesed
    7. When Dinah Held My Hand
    8. The Heseds Of David
    9. Ethan: “I Will Sing”
    10. Moses: “In The Morning”
    11. Jeremiah: “I Am Hesed”
    12. Hosea: A Novel Of Hesed

    Part III. Hesed Finally Defined
    13. Hesed And Truth
    14. On Jesus’ Lips
    15. How To Amaze Jesus
    16. The One Who Showed Hesed
    17. Paul And The Path To Redemption

    Part IV. An Instinct For Hesed
    18. Here, Rabbi, Take My Seat
    19. Hesed In Post-AD 70 Judaism
    20. Gemilut Hesed And Tikkun Olam

    Conclusion: Do Justice, Love Mercy, Walk Humbly: The Monumental Nature Of Kindness
    Afterword
    Acknowledgments
    Appendix A: Occurrences Of Hesed In Scripture
    Appendix B: Comparison Of Translations
    Appendix C: A Vocabulary Of Associated Words
    Appendix D: For Further Study
    Notes
    Bibliography
    Scripture Index

    Additional Info
    God’s identity is beyond what we could ever fully express in human words. But Scripture uses one particular word to describe the distinctiveness of God’s character: the Hebrew word hesed.

    Hesed is a concept so rich in meaning that it doesn’t translate well into any single English word or phrase. Michael Card unpacks the many dimensions of hesed, often expressed as lovingkindness, covenant faithfulness, or steadfast love. He explores how hesed is used in the Old Testament to reveal God’s character and how he relates to his people. Ultimately, the fullness of hesed is embodied in the incarnation of Jesus.

    As we follow our God of hesed, we ourselves are transformed to live out the way of hesed, marked by compassion, mercy, and faithfulness. Discover what it means to be people of an everlasting love beyond words.

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  • Bible Unwrapped : Making Sense Of Scripture Today

    $30.99

    Many people have questions about Scripture they are too afraid to ask. Drawing from the best of contemporary biblical scholarship and the ancient well of Christian tradition, scholar and preacher Meghan L. Good helps readers consider why the Bible matters. The Bible Unwrapped delves into issues like biblical authority, literary genre, and Christ-centered hermeneutics, and calls readers beyond either knee-jerk biblicism, on the one hand, or skeptical disregard on the other. Instead, Good invites readers to faithful reading, communal discernment, and deep and transformative wonder about Scripture. Join an honest conversation about the Bible that is spiritually alive and intellectually credible. Read the ancient story of God in the world. You may even learn to love it.

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  • Bible Unwrapped : Making Sense Of Scripture Today

    $17.99

    Many people have questions about Scripture they are too afraid to ask. Drawing from the best of contemporary biblical scholarship and the ancient well of Christian tradition, scholar and preacher Meghan L. Good helps readers consider why the Bible matters. The Bible Unwrapped delves into issues like biblical authority, literary genre, and Christ-centered hermeneutics, and calls readers beyond either knee-jerk biblicism, on the one hand, or skeptical disregard on the other. Instead, Good invites readers to faithful reading, communal discernment, and deep and transformative wonder about Scripture. Join an honest conversation about the Bible that is spiritually alive and intellectually credible. Read the ancient story of God in the world. You may even learn to love it.

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  • Bible Study Made Easy

    $5.99

    How can you dig deeper into the Bible? Enjoy a solid, easy-tounderstand overview of inductive Bible study with Rose’s Bible Study Made Easy.

    Featuring charts, simple summaries, and practical tips, this quick guide is a great introduction, going step-by-step through the basic principles of Bible study.

    Discover how to use concordances to easily navigate through the Bible, find out how to dig deeper with Bible dictionaries, and learn how to apply God’s word to your life through inductive Bible studies.

    It covers:
    * 7 “first steps” to take when beginning a Bible study
    * 8 basic principles of Bible study
    * Dozens of study tips and recommendations, including which key Bible verses, passages, and books of the Bible to explore
    * 3 keys to inductive Bible study and the S.O.I.L. four-step approach that explains how to dig deeper into the Bible

    Perfect for individual study, 1-on-1 discipleship, small groups, adult Sunday school classes, youth groups, and new believers’ classes!

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  • All Things New

    $16.99

    New York Times bestselling author John Eldredge offers readers a breathtaking look into God’s promise for a new heaven and a new earth.

    This revolutionary book about our future is based on the simple idea that, according to the Bible, heaven is not our eternal home–the New Earth is. As Jesus says in the gospel of Matthew, the next chapter of our story begins with “the renewal of all things,” by which he means the earth we love in all its beauty, our own selves, and the things that make for a rich life: music, art, food, laughter and all that we hold dear. Everything shall be renewed “when the world is made new.”

    More than anything else, how you envision your future shapes your current experience. If you knew that God was going to restore your life and everything you love any day; if you believed a great and glorious goodness was coming to you–not in a vague heaven but right here on this earth–you would have a hope to see you through anything, an anchor for your soul, “an unbreakable spiritual lifeline, reaching past all appearances right to the very presence of God” (Hebrews 6:19).

    Most Christians (most people for that matter) fail to look forward to their future because their view of heaven is vague, religious, and frankly boring. Hope begins when we understand that for the believer nothing is lost. Heaven is not a life in the clouds; it is not endless harp-strumming or worship-singing. Rather, the life we long for, the paradise Adam and Eve knew, is precisely the life that is coming to us. And that life is coming soon.

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  • Early Christian Readings Of Genesis One

    $38.00

    Acknowledgments
    Abbreviations
    Introduction

    Part I: Understanding The Context
    1. Who Are The Church Fathers, And Why Should I Care?
    2. How Not To Read The Church Fathers
    3. What Does “Literal” Mean? Patristic Exegesis In Context

    Part II: Reading The Fathers
    4. Basil The Literalist?
    5. Creation Out Of Nothing
    6. The Days Of Genesis
    7. Augustine On “In The Beginning”
    8. On Being Like Moses

    Bibliography
    Author Index
    Subject Index
    Scripture Index

    Additional Info
    Do the writings of the church fathers support a literalist interpretation of Genesis 1? Young earth creationists have maintained that they do. And it is sensible to look to the Fathers as a check against our modern biases.But before enlisting the Fathers as ammunition in our contemporary Christian debates over creation and evolution, some cautions are in order. Are we correctly representing the Fathers and their concerns? Was Basil, for instance, advocating a literal interpretation in the modern sense? How can we avoid flattening the Fathers’ thinking into an indexed source book in our quest for establishing their significance for contemporary Christianity?Craig Allert notes the abuses of patristic texts and introduces the Fathers within their ancient context, since the patristic writings require careful interpretation in their own setting. What can we learn from a Basil or Theophilus, an Ephrem or Augustine, as they meditate and expound on themes in Genesis 1? How were they speaking to their own culture and the questions of their day? Might they actually have something to teach us about listening carefully to Scripture as we wrestle with the great axial questions of our own day?Allert’s study prods us to consider whether contemporary evangelicals, laudably seeking to be faithful to Scripture, may in fact be more bound to modernity in our reading of Genesis 1 than we realize. Here is a book that resets our understanding of early Christian interpretation and the contemporary conversation about Genesis 1.

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  • Hermeneutic Of Wisdom

    $30.00

    An experienced teacher offers an innovative hermeneutical approach, showing how the whole Bible can be understood as a wisdom text that shapes its readers morally.

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  • Introducing Medieval Biblical Interpretation

    $33.00

    This introductory guide offers a thorough overview of medieval biblical interpretation.

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  • On Holy Ground

    $15.99

    In the contemporary church, dialogue on holiness is rare or even nonexistent. Yet there can be no conversation of God unless his name is synonymous with his holiness. Nor can there be meaningful discussion about relationship with God unless it includes what his call to be holy means in our lives.

    Award-winning author Joshua A. McClure’s On Holy Ground is an insightful, powerful portrayal of the sovereign God and his effect on those who respond to his call to be “set apart” to him. McClure emphasizes God’s appeal to his people “to be holy because I am holy” and presents a question: how can we attain to the holiness God wills for us?

    God’s divine call to holiness is not a physical appeal to a place or station, nor does it have any relation to worldly apparel. Rather, it is being totally devoted to God, set aside for his special use.

    This book is a must read for all people serious about their God-given life in today’s society.

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  • Bible As Political Artifact

    $39.00

    Biblical studies and the teaching of biblical studies are clearly changing, though it is less clear what the changes mean and how we should evaluate them. In this book, Susanne Scholz engages some of the issues as she has encountered them in the field over the last twenty years. She casts a feminist, class-critical eye on the politics of pedagogy, in higher education and in wider society alike, decrypting important developments in “the architecture of educational power.” She also examines how the increasingly intercultural, interreligious, and diasporic dynamics in society inform the hermeneutical and methodological possibilities for biblical exegesis, whether the topic is rape in ancient Near Eastern legislation or Eve and Adam in the American Christian right”s approaches. In bold strokes, Scholz lays out a program for biblical scholarship and pedagogy that connects to current events and ideas, such as the Title IX debate, inclusive language, or film. Taken as a whole, the fourteen chapters demonstrate that the foregrounding of gender, placed into its intersectional contexts, offers intriguing and valuable alternative ways of seeing the world and the Bible”s place in it.

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  • How To Study The Bible Updated 2nd Edition

    $15.99

    This classic book by Dwight L. Moody brings to light the necessity of studying the Scriptures, presents methods which help stimulate excitement for the Scriptures, and offers tools to help you comprehend the difficult passages in the Scriptures.

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  • Re Imagining The Bible For Today

    $35.99

    The early 21st century has seen an unexpected rise of new or rediscovered ways of reading the Bible, both in academic circles and in churches, with surprising results. These ancient texts appear to have a message that resonates with discussions in society at large. This textbook seeks to reclaim the Bible for a Christianity that is open to society and keen on participating in conversation about today’s major issues; a Christianity that is relevant to the personal spirituality of people who aren’t too sure what to believe and how to exercise faith.

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  • Introduction To Biblical Interpretation Third Edition

    $49.99

    Introduction to Biblical Interpretation, now in its third edition, is a bestselling hermeneutics textbook that sets forth concise, logical, and practical guidelines for discovering the truth in God’s Word. With updates and revisions throughout that keep pace with current scholarship, this book offers students the best and most up-to-date information needed to interpret Scripture. Introduction to Biblical Interpretation: Defines and describes hermeneutics, the science of biblical interpretation Suggests effective methods to understand the meaning of the biblical text Surveys the literary, cultural, social, and historical issues that impact any text Evaluates both traditional and modern approaches to Bible interpretation Examines the reader’s role as an interpreter of the text and helps identify what the reader brings to the text that could distort its message Tackles the problem of how to apply the Bible in valid and significant ways today Provides an extensive and revised annotated list of books that readers will find helpful in the practice of biblical interpretation Used in college and seminary classrooms around the world, this textbook is a trusted and valuable tool for students and other readers who desire to understand and apply the Bible.

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  • Interpreting Old Testament Wisdom Literature

    $35.00

    In popular perception, Wisdom literature is a “self-help” or “philosophy” section of the Old Testament library-the odd and interesting bits of canonical mortar between History and Prophets. Themes that are prominent elsewhere in the Old Testament receive only scant attention in the wisdom books. Proverbs, Job, and Ecclesiastes focus on everyday life rather than on God’s special dealings with the nation of Israel. But Old Testament scholarship has come to see the wisdom of the wise as reflecting an aspect of the Israelite worldview, not something totally foreign. The covenant beliefs are presupposed, even if rarely rising to the surface. Wisdom must be learned from parents, teachers, and friends, but it is ultimately a gift from God-not primarily intellectual but intensely practical. The issues addressed-justice, faith, wealth, suffering, meaning, sexuality-are highly relevant today. The focus of this volume is on both wisdom books and wisdom ideas. The first section surveys recent developments in the field of Old Testament wisdom, and the second section discusses some issues that have arisen in Proverbs, Job, and Ecclesiastes, and examines the Song of Songs as a wisdom text. The final section explores wisdom in Ruth, in some Psalms, and in the broader field of Old Testament narrative (from Joshua to Esther), while also examining wisdom, biblical theology, the concept of retribution in wisdom, and the vexed issue of divine absence. The following contributors are featured: Christopher B. AnsberryCraig G. BartholomewLennart BostrAmRos ClarkeKatharine J. DellDavid G. FirthGregory GoswellErnest C. LucasBrittany N. MeltonSimon StocksLindsay Wilson

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  • Beyond Dogmatism And Innocence

    $39.95

    Prior to the Second Vatican Council, neoscholastic approaches to the interpretation of the scriptures, dogmas, and tradition came to reflect and represent the position of the official magisterium. Since the council, we have witnessed, on the one hand, the proliferation of methodological developments in the fields of hermeneutics and critical theory, while, on the other hand, the current contested interpretation of the council has brought the term “hermeneutics” back onto theology’s front burner.

    This collection of scholarly essays has three aims. The first is to identify dominant trends in philosophical hermeneutics and in critical theories that have been influential in Catholic theology since the time of Vatican II. The second is to identify the most important disputed issues in hermeneutics and critical theory that bear upon the work of the theologian. The third is to develop constructive proposals that would set the stage for our ongoing discussions in the field and would point to specific applications of hermeneutical and critical-theoretical understandings in theology.

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  • Handbook To Old Testament Exegesis

    $40.00

    Designed for both Hebrew and non-Hebrew students, A Handbook to Old Testament Exegesis offers a fresh, hands-on introduction to exegesis of the Old Testament. William P. Brown begins not with the biblical text itself but with the reader, helping students to identify their own interpretive lenses before engaging the biblical text. Brown guides the student through a wide variety of interpretive approaches, including modern methodologies?feminist, womanist, Latino/a, queer, postcolonial, disability, and ecological approaches?alongside more traditional methods. This allows students to critically reflect on themselves as bona fide interpreters. While covering a wide range of biblical passages, Brown also highlights two common biblical texts throughout the work to help show how each interpretive approach highlights different dimensions of the same texts. Students will appreciate the value of an empathetic inquiry of Scripture that is both inclusive of others and textually in-depth.

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  • Ancient Apocryphal Gospels

    $45.00

    In this reader-friendly guide, Markus Bockmuehl offers a sympathetic account of the ancient apocryphal Gospel writings, showing their place within the reception history and formation of what was to become the canonical fourfold Gospel. Bockmuehl begins by helping readers understand the early history behind these noncanonical Gospels before going on to examine dozens of specific apocryphal texts. He explores the complex oral and intertextual relationships between the noncanonical and canonical Gospels, maintaining that it is legitimate and instructive to read the apocryphal writings as an engagement with the person of Jesus that both presupposes and supplements the canonical narrative outline. Appropriate for pastors and nonspecialists, this work offers a fuller understanding of these writings and their significance for biblical interpretation in the church.

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  • Companion To The Old Testament

    $44.99

    This book provides intelligent enrichment for encounters with the Old Testament, the first part of the Christian Bible. There are chapters on its five main sections: the Pentateuch, the Historical Books, Poetry and Wisdom, the Prophetic Books, and the Apocrypha/Deutero-Canon. Each of the core chapters covers three areas: an introduction to the general significance of each section in its ancient context; a survey of major ways these sacred texts have been interpreted in the global history of Christianity; and suggestions for how its texts apply to Christian ministry and mission today. These areas are often treated separately by scholars, but this book usefully offers an integrated overview of these areas that will inform and inspire, and serve the interests and needs of students and general readers alike.

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  • Knowing Scripture

    $17.00

    The Bible is the written Word of God, and it is treasured by many. But it is also an ancient book about people and cultures very different than us. Thus, while we know we should read it, many of us have a hard time understanding the Bible. In this expanded edition of Knowing Scripture, R. C. Sproul helps us dig out the meaning of Scripture for ourselves. The author says, “The theme of this book is not how to read the Bible but how to study the Bible.” He presents in simple, basic terms a commonsense approach to studying Scripture and gives eleven practical guidelines for biblical interpretation and applying what we learn. With a minimum of technical jargon, Sproul tackles some of the knotty questions regarding differences of interpreting the Bible, including discovering the meanings of biblical wordsunderstanding Hebrew poetry, proverbs and parablesapproaching historical and didactic passagesbeing careful with predictive prophecydiscerning how culture conditions the Biblechoosing and using Bible translations, commentaries, Bible software and other helpsKnowing Scripture is a basic book for both beginning Bible readers and experienced students of Scripture.

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  • Hermeneutics As Apprenticeship

    $28.00

    Offers a fresh approach to the art of biblical interpretation, focusing on the ways Scripture itself forms its readers as wise and faithful interpreters.

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  • How To Study The Bible

    $29.99

    How to Study the Bible discusses the necessity of motivation and proper attitude as prerequisites for the discovery of divine truth. Then it delves into a discussion of the nature of biblical authority, using Jesus himself as the model, also looking at the role of biblical silence and expediency. It includes a chapter regarding logic and its role in Bible study, as well as a chapter introducing various tools that are helpful for Bible students. In addition, sections on context and language studies show individual students how to correctly understand the Bible. Rather than only providing theory, How to Study the Bible also walks the student through sample studies, highlighting the practical applications of the theory. Its style is directed toward the average Christian but retains challenges for the advanced student and minister as well. This work is not only about the Bible; it is thoroughly biblical, demonstrating how proper Bible study sometimes makes it necessary for us to abandon previously held convictions as we learn more about God’s truth.

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  • How To Study The Bible

    $19.99

    How to Study the Bible discusses the necessity of motivation and proper attitude as prerequisites for the discovery of divine truth. Then it delves into a discussion of the nature of biblical authority, using Jesus himself as the model, also looking at the role of biblical silence and expediency. It includes a chapter regarding logic and its role in Bible study, as well as a chapter introducing various tools that are helpful for Bible students. In addition, sections on context and language studies show individual students how to correctly understand the Bible. Rather than only providing theory, How to Study the Bible also walks the student through sample studies, highlighting the practical applications of the theory. Its style is directed toward the average Christian but retains challenges for the advanced student and minister as well. This work is not only about the Bible; it is thoroughly biblical, demonstrating how proper Bible study sometimes makes it necessary for us to abandon previously held convictions as we learn more about God’s truth.

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  • Encountering The Bible

    $25.00

    This book aims to equip those who want to finding ways of making the Bible more useful for today’s Church and to help them explore the difficulties of trying to use an ancient text as a guide for contemporary faith.

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  • Saving The Bible From Ourselves

    $24.00

    Does the Bible need to be saved? Over the course of the centuries, Bible scholars and publishers have increasingly added “helps” chapter divisions, verses, subheads, notes to the Bible in an effort to make it easier to study and understand. In the process, however, these have led to sampling Scripture rather than reading deeply. According to author Glenn R. Paauw, the text has become divorced from the Bible’s literary and historical context, leading to misinterpretation and a “narrow, individualistic and escapist view of salvation.” Rather than being a culture-shaping force, the Bible has become a database of quick and easy answers to life’s troubling questions. But these deficiencies can be corrected by engaging in what the author calls “big readings.” In these pages Paauw introduces us to seven new (to us) understandings of the Bible as steps on the path to recovering one deeply engaged Bible. With each “new” Bible presented, deficiencies in how we currently interact with the Bible are explored, followed by recommendations for a new practice. The Bible’s transformative power is recovered when we remove the chains Christians have applied to it over the centuries. The Bible does not need to be saved because of any defect in itself, but because we have distorted and misread it.Saving the Bible from Ourselves provides students of the Bible a new paradigm for reading and living the Bible well.”

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  • Manifesto For Theological Interpretation

    $34.00

    Recent decades have witnessed a renaissance of theological interpretation. Craig Bartholomew, coauthor of the bestselling The Drama of Scripture, and Heath Thomas bring together a team of specialists to articulate a multifaceted vision for returning rigorous biblical interpretation to the context of the church. Developed by the internationally recognized Scripture and Hermeneutics Seminar, this book is designed to bring clarity and unity to the enterprise of theological interpretation. It positively integrates multiple approaches to interpreting the Bible, combining academic rigor with pastoral sensitivity for professors, students, and church leaders.

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  • Reading The Bible With Richard Hooker

    $79.00

    SKU (ISBN): 9781506410784Daniel EppleyBinding: Cloth TextPublished: 2016Publisher: Augsburg Fortress Publishers – 1517 Media Print On Demand Product

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  • Making Love With Scripture

    $16.99

    Nothing has been more contentious in the history of Christianity than the meaning of the Bible, and that debate continues today. Arguments over scripture have divided denominations, churches, and families, and these squabbles have led many to abandon the faith altogether. Jacob D. Myers, a rising young scholar, has a solution to the problem with scripture. The instability of the Bible’s meaning, he argues, is not a weakness but a strength, and it can benefit conservatives and liberals alike.

    In a conversational style peppered with pop culture references, Myers provides a variety of tools for readers of the Bible, helping the experienced and inexperienced alike appreciate the sacred text in new ways. Finally, he proposes the intriguing alternative of an “erotic” interpretation, one that makes love with the Bible and opens new vistas of understanding.

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  • Why Mission

    $34.99

    Recent years have seen heightened efforts at reading the New Testament in terms of God’s mission. This has pressed against commitments to a dispassionate reading of the New Testament books in favor of a self-involved, missiological reading. This book harvests recent efforts as well as extends the conversation by an approach that takes seriously the contribution of diverse New Testament voices. This book contributes to New Testament studies, but also serves related discussions in missiology and evangelism. Reframing New Testament Theology is a series that fulfills the need for brief, substantive, yet highly accessible introductions to central questions and themes raised by study of the New Testament. A significant defining question will serve as the point of departure and will frame the discussion. Students will be drawn into an active, theological engagement with the New Testament and related materials by the subsequent analysis.

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  • Bible In The Contemporary World

    $23.50

    A crucial responsibility for Christian interpreters of Scripture today, Richard Bauckham insists, is to seek to understand our contemporary context and to explore the Bible’s relevance to it in ways that reflect serious critical engagement with that context. In The Bible in the Contemporary World Bauckham models how this task can be carried out.

    Bauckham calls for our reading of Scripture to lead us into increased engagement with the important issues of today’s world, including globalization, environmental degradation, and widespread poverty. He works to bring biblical texts into relationship with these contemporary realities by means of the Bible’s metanarrative of God and the world, in which God’s purpose takes effect in the salvation and fulfillment of the world as his cherished creation.

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  • Introduction To Womanist Biblical Interpretation

    $33.00

    An Introduction to Womanist Biblical Interpretation provides a much-needed introduction to womanist approaches to biblical interpretation. It argues that womanist biblical interpretation is not simply a byproduct of feminist biblical interpretation but part of a distinctive tradition of African American women’s engagement with biblical texts. While womanist biblical interpretation is relatively new in the development of academic biblical studies, African American women are not newcomers to biblical interpretation.

    Written in an accessible style, this volume highlights the importance of both the Bible and race in the development of feminism and the emergence of womanism. It provides a history of feminist biblical interpretation and discusses the current state of womanist biblical interpretation as well as critical issues related to its development and future. Although some African American women identify themselves as “womanists,” the term, its usage, its features, and its connection to feminism remain widely misunderstood. This excellent textbook is perfect for helping to introduce readers to the development and applications of womanist biblical interpretation.

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  • Hermeneutics Of Doctrine

    $61.50

    SKU (ISBN): 9780802874221Anthony ThiseltonBinding: Trade PaperPublished: 2015Publisher: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Co. Print On Demand Product

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  • Interpreting Prophetic Literature

    $28.00

    Exegeting a text-burrowing deep into its history, language, and literary structure-is an indispensable skill for any serious student of the Bible. Given their theological richness and poetic power, the prophetic texts of the Hebrew Bible would seem to be prime candidates for exegetical examination, but they often pose difficulty. In this book, James Nogalski offers solid, practical guidance on how to read and exegete a prophetic text in its literary, historical, and conceptual contexts. Assuming no prior knowledge of Hebrew, Nogalski devises an exegetical method that focuses on the distinctive elements of prophetic literature, rather than on the narrative material one finds in practically all introductions to exegesis. He provides clear examples for understanding poetic texts, prophetic genres, changing voices, and other important aspects of these texts. This book offers essential tools to help readers navigate the particular challenges and opportunities of interpreting the prophets.

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  • Why The Church

    $34.99

    Given the way many in the West have read the New Testament in the last century, the church might be regarded as an afterthought at best. But at the worst, it can be viewed as an unnecessary, perhaps even problematic, institutionalization of genuine faith especially in our post-denominational context. These perspectives fly in the face of the robust ecclesiological concerns and commitments of the New Testament documents when read as witnesses from, to, and for congregations of God’s people.

    For Wall, the problem is spiritual because fewer go to find God in church. Why the church? Because this peculiar fellowship of saints, whose loving communion is with the risen One, has been appointed by the triune God as God’s herald. With its sacred vocation, every demonstration of the church’s oneness, holiness, catholicity, and apostolicity-each eschatological mark enabled and brought to maturity by God’s grace-is the concrete means to address our theological crisis. This book will contribute to New Testament studies but also serve related discussions in theology and church history. Reframing New Testament Theology is a series that fulfills the need for brief, substantive, yet highly accessible introductions to central questions and themes raised by New Testament study.

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  • Cleansed Lepers Cleansed Hearts

    $49.00

    Illnesses are perceived and understood differently across cultures and over time. Traditional interpretations of New Testament texts frame the affliction lepra (“leprosy”) as addressed either by ritual cleansing or miraculous healing. But as Pamela Shellberg shows, these interpretations are limited because they shift modern ideas of “leprosy” to a first-century context without regard for how the ancients themselves thought about lepra. Reading ancient medical texts, Shellberg describes how Luke might have perceived lepra and used the language of “clean” and “unclean” and demonstrates how Luke’s first-century understandings shaped his report of Peter’s dream in Acts 10 as a warrant for Gentile inclusion.

    For Luke, “cleansing” was how the favor of God announced by Isaiah was extended to Gentiles, and the stories of Jesus’ cleansing of leprous bodies in the Gospel are the pattern for the divine cleansing of Gentile hearts in Acts. Shellberg illuminates Luke’s understanding of “cleansing” as one of his primary expressions of the means of God’s salvation and favor, breaking down and breaking through the distinctions between Jew and Gentile. Shellberg’s conclusions take up the value of Luke’s emphasis on the divine prerogative to declare things “clean” for discussions of inclusion and social distinction today.

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  • Biblical Prophecy : Interpretation Resources For The Use Of Scripture In Th

    $45.00

    In this fresh and expansive work, Ellen Davis offers a comprehensive interpretation of the prophetic role and word in the Christian scriptures. Davis carefully outlines five essential features of the prophetic role and then systematically examines seven representations of prophets and prophecies.

    Thoroughly theological, Daviss volume provides both instruction and insight for understanding prophecy in Christian tradition and discipleship. This volume concludes with a rich discussion of practical matters, including the relationship between Christian discipleship and prophetic interpretation and the role of biblical prophecy in interfaith contexts.

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  • Disarming Scripture : Cherry Picking Liberals Violence Loving Conservatives

    $17.95

    A GOD OF LOVE AND GENOCIDE? For many Christians the problem of violence in Scripture can result in a crisis of faith–especially when we see how such passages have been used throughout history to justify horrific bloodshed in God’s name. Moving beyond typical conservative and liberal approaches, which seek to either defend or whitewash over violence in the Bible, Disarming Scripture takes a surprising yet compelling approach: Learning to read the Bible like Jesus did. Along the way the book deals with some very big issues, ranging from passages commanding genocide and infanticide in the Old Testament to passages in the New Testament that have been used to justify slavery, child abuse, and state violence. The take-away is an approach to Scripture that not only sees questioning as an acceptable part of a healthy faith, but as an absolutely essential part of it.

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  • Reading The Parables

    $45.00

    Parables make up one-third of Jesus speech in the New Testament. In this volume, Richard Lischer provides an expert guide to these parables and proposes an important distinction between reading and interpreting the parables.

    Emphasizing the importance of reading the parables versus interpreting them, Lischer asserts that reading offers a kind of breathing space to explore historical, literary, theological, and socio-political dimensions of the parables and their various meanings, whereas interpreting implies an expert and critical position that must be defended.

    In this volume, Lischer lays out four theories for reading parables: 1) parables obscure truth; 2) parables teach many truths; 3) parables teach one truth; and 4) parables undermine the truth. Ultimately, he concludes that biblical parables undermine dominant myths called othe trutho to shine light on the Truth that is Jesus, Gods presence with us.

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  • Inductive Bible Study

    $35.00

    Two seasoned educators provide step-by-step instructions on how to think inductively and do inductive Bible study, demonstrating the practice of that approach.

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  • Almighty God

    $14.49

    Mathematics has long been known as the universal language. In Almighty God, Charles D. Landis uses the numerical values of the Hebrew and Greek alphabets (neither written language contains number characters) in an attempt to bridge the gap of mistrust, and sometimes outright hostility, between theologians and scientists.

    One of the big problems in our world today is that…Bible Scholars and Theologians speak and work with words, languages and philosophies, whereas Mathematicians and Scientists speak and work with measurements, numbers and tests. Both sides are proud of their accomplishments and ideas And find it difficult to respect and appreciate the other side…The purpose of this book is to use actual scientific measurements and data…to show how the Bible is just as relevant today as the latest scientific findings!

    Complex, repeating patterns of numbers throughout the Bible have been well documented by Christian researchers. Because much of the focus of these studies involves prophecy, the more cautious of these scholars warn against using God’s Word for divination. Landis, however, looks not outward-though he does point out striking correlations among numerical values, calculated from Scripture, and major historic events-but deeply inward at the majesty of God etched into even the smallest particle of Creation.

    The Lord Jesus Christ’s signature appears in all aspects of our physical universe. The number of His Name is inscribed from the smallest atom to the largest parts of our Solar System and beyond…All these scientific measurements actually show…the Creator put his Signature Stamp on all of Creation!…When Bible Scholars and Scientists use these numbers and letters, it is amazing how these disputing sides can come to understand each other once they see the numerical relationships.

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  • Is Calvinism Biblical

    $14.00

    This book was written by an experienced pastor, church planter, and missionary. It is another example of Dr. Abram’s candid, careful and correct examination of a false system of theology, Calvinism, in light of Bible truth. He has made what is sometimes confusing very understandable for the ordinary Christian who longs for Bible truth. Dr. Abrams includes key historical information about John Calvin himself which is both accurate and enlightening. He breaks down the teaching and claims of the Calvinistic system of theology and then examines key Bible passages that are often used to support Calvinism. You will read this book with great profit if you are searching for the plain Biblical truth concerning this subject.

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  • Biblical Interpretation : An Integrated Approach

    $36.00

    The third edition of Biblical Interpretation focuses on the three “worlds” of biblical interpretation–the world behind the text, the world of the text, and the world in front of the text. A fourth section helps readers combine the three worlds into an integrated hermeneutical strategy. Clear explanations of the various interpretive approaches are supported by helpful biblical examples. Key terms and study questions at the end of each chapter make this book ideal for classroom use. Succinct synopses highlight a host of distinct approaches to understanding the Bible. The third edition includes new synopses and an updated bibliography to help readers keep pace with the most recent developments in biblical interpretation.

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  • New Testament : Methods And Meanings

    $56.99

    In this concise, accessible book, Warren Carter and A.J. Levine introduce three aspects of New Testament study: the world of the text (plots, characters, setting, and themes), the world behind the text (the concerns, circumstances, and experiences of the early Christian communities), and the world in front of the text (the meaning for contemporary readers). As students engage the New Testament, they face a central issue that has confronted all students before them, namely, that these texts have been and are read in diverse and often quite conflicting ways. These multiple readings involve different methods: historical-critical, traditional (history of interpretation), colonial, multicultural, and sociological, with feminist and liberationist implications for the first-century readers as well as the ongoing implications for today’s reader. For example, Carter and Levine show how a text can be used by both colonizer and colonized, feminist and anti-feminist, or pro- and anti-Jewish. The authors also show how scholarly work can be both constructive and threatening to the contemporary Church and how polemical texts can be used, whether for religious study, theological reflection, or homiletical practice.

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  • Pentateuch

    $40.00

    This book introduces students with a little background in biblical studies to the scholarly study of the Pentateuch (Genesis to Deuteronomy). Existing introductions to the Pentateuch are either mainly concerned with historical criticism or taken up with a survey of the contents of the five books, or both. This book is distinctive in that every chapter is concerned with the whole Pentateuch, and in that it approaches the subject from three completely different points of view, following the way in which biblical scholarship has developed over the past 30 years. The first part attempts to understand the text as it stands, as narrative, law and covenant. The second surveys the work that has been done on the history and development of the text, and its historicity. The third is concerned with its reception and interpretation. There are many detailed examples throughout, and aids to study include tables and boxes in the text, questions to enable students to come to grips with the issues either in private study or in class, and detailed guides to further reading.

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  • Violence In Scripture

    $45.00

    The Bible frequently depicts God as angry and violent, and also sometimes depicts human violence as positive or even as commanded by God. This forms one of the most vexing problems in approaching Scripture and in interpreting the Bible for preaching and teaching today. In this volume, Creach first examines the theological problems of violence and categorizes the types of violence that appear in scripture. Then, he wrestles with the most important biblical texts on violence to work through specific interpretational issues. This new volume in the Interpretation: Resources for Use of Scripture in the Church series will help preachers and pastors interpret those difficult texts, encouraging them to face violence in the Bible with honesty.

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  • Gates : Thanksgiving Papers

    $11.99

    If you desire a greater understanding of the unconditional love of God, then this is a must-read book. You are saved by grace and kept by a grace, which is apart from your performance.

    The glorious liberty we have received as Christians was won for us by a God who loved us enough to die in our place. His death and resurrection purchased for us this liberty and the eternal life He now offers.

    We must choose the truth and defend this liberty daily if we are to walk out the victory He gained on our behalf. The Word of God boldly proclaims these wonderful truths provided by a wonderfully good God. The Word of God tells us, as believers, that the kingdom of God resides in us. We’ve entered this kingdom by hearing and receiving the truth, and we defend these kingdom truths by allowing them access into our hearts and choosing to reject the lies of the enemy.

    The ancient Hebrews defended their cities with thick walls and fortified gates, which were the access points into their cities. They had to know who to allow in and who to keep out. The kingdom that resides in us as believers has gates as well, which must be guarded.

    Join author David Niedenfuer in this fascinating study of God’s grace using the concept of “gates” as described in God’s Word.

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  • Fresh Manna : An Introduction To Hermeneutics And The Study Of Gods Word

    $12.95

    Fresh Manna is not a comprehensive book on hermeneutics; it is an introductory text, with a specific design to whet the appetite of the reader to desire to read and study the word of God for the rest of their life. As a lifelong learner, one who is enamored with the Book of all Books, my prayer is that the helps provided will inspire the student to dig out the nuggets of truth, and fall more and more in love with the Lord of the Book….Jesus.

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  • Horizons In Hermeneutics

    $41.50

    From essays that focus on the horizon of the text through to essays that consider the horizon of the twenty-first century church, this collection invites reflection on the illumination that hermeneutical awareness brings to biblical interpretation. This Festschrift in honor of Anthony C. Thiselton aims to consider, exemplify, and build upon his insights in philosophical hermeneutics and biblical studies, particularly in relation to Paul and his writings.

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  • Future Of Biblical Interpretation

    $29.99

    How should we expect multiple interpretations of the Bible to be kept in check?

    Each of the contributors, experts in the field, considers one parameter of responsibility, which may act as a constraint on the validity of competing biblical interpretations. Stanley E. Porter considers theological resposibility; Walter Moberly on ecclesial reponsibility; Richard S. Briggs on scriptural responsibility; Matthew R Malcolm on kerygmatic responsibility; James D.G. Dunn on historical reponsibility; Robert C. Morgan on critical; Tom Greggs on relational responsibility and Anthony C Thiselton considers the topic as a whole.

    What emereges is a plurivocal but concordant projection of fruitful ways forward for biblical interpretation.

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  • Arrogant Journey : Hermeneutics And Church History

    $16.95

    The Arrogant Journey is a synopsis of nearly 2000 years of church history. The first 4 chapters explore how God’s Word has been interpreted from Adam until now. Chapter 5 explores the history of Ancient Apostolic Christianity in the first century AD. Chapter 6 recounts the horrific persecutions of Christians by the Roman Empire in the first three centuries. These martyrs belong to all of Christendom. Chapter 7 reveals the incredible deliverance of the helpless Christians from the vicious Roman Empire and how the state and the church even became united. This changed the church in a dramatic way. Chapters 8-10 cover the nearly 1000 years of Medieval history. During this time, Islam arose and conquered much of the Roman Empire along with much of Christendom. The Holy Roman Empire was reestablished in the West. Both the Crusades as well as the Inquisitions belong to this time. Dissensions arose and were brutally crushed. The Great Schism deeply split the Medieval church. Toward the end of this period, the early seeds of the Reformation, that is, the reformation before the Reformation, germinated in Wyclif and Huss. Chapter 11 explores the Reformation, and this was the starting point for Modern Christianity. This began in the 16th century with the reformers’ outcries for “sola scriptura!” The Protestant Reformation and the Roman Catholic Counter-Reformation exploded into devastating wars of religion all over Europe lasting for more than a century. The loss of human life was horrific, and uncountable. After the Peace at Westphalia in 1648, the atheistic Age of Enlightenment followed and culminated in the French Revolution in the 18th century. We are still feeling the devastating effects of those philosophies. Protestantism fragmented horribly. The call to go back to the Bible for our authority in Christianity dates back at least 840 years. It is still alive today.

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  • Biblical Hermeneutics : Five Views

    $28.00

    The latest in the Spectrum Multiview series, this book provides a forum for proponents of five approaches to biblical hermeneutics to state their case, respond to the others, and then provide a summary response and statement. Five seasoned scholars contribute to the multifaceted discussion over this contested discipline: Craig Blomberg with the historical-critical/grammatical approach, Richard Gaffin with the redemptive-historical approach, Scott Spencer with the literary/postmodern approach, Robert Wall with the canonical approach and Merold Westphal with the philosophical/theological approach.

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  • Christ Centered Biblical Theology

    $24.00

    The appeal of biblical theology to Christians is that it provides a “big picture” that makes sense of the bulk and variety of the biblical literature. It seeks to view the whole scene of God’s revelation of his one mighty plan of salvation. The Bible ceases to be a mass of unconnected texts, and begins to look like a unity that connects the narratives of Israel with those of the four Gospels; that shows up in the progression from creation to new creation; and that highlights the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ as the primary focus of the whole Bible. If the Bible is indeed the one word of the one God about the one way of salvation through the one Savior, Jesus Christ, it is biblical theology that reveals this to us. Over the last fifty years, Graeme Goldsworthy has refined his understanding of biblical theology that came about as a result of his experiences as a student, pastor and teacher in theological education. His approach was first presented in Gospel and Kingdom, and more comprehensively in According to Plan. It has been welcomed in some circles, but has not been without its critics. In this valuable complement to his volume Gospel-Centered Hermeneutics, Goldsworthy defends and refines the rationale for his approach, which has drawn particularly on that developed by the Australian biblical scholar Donald Robinson. Goldsworthy’s conviction is that biblical theology is foundational for evangelical hermeneutics, indispensable in expository preaching, and life-giving to pastoral ministry.

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  • Handbook Of Biblical Criticism

    $35.00

    The 4th edition of this best-selling textbook continues to be a valuable resource for the beginning student in the critical study of the Bible. Thoroughly revised to include the newest methods, recent discoveries, and developments in the field of biblical criticism over the past decade, the Handbook of Biblical Criticism is designed to be a starting point for understanding the vast array of methods, approaches and technical terms employed in this field. Updates in this edition also include an expanded dictionary of terms, phrases, names, and frequently used abbreviations and a bibliography that includes the most up-to-date date publications.

    The Handbook of Biblical Criticism is a valuable introductory textbook, a handy, reliable guide for pastors, laypersons, and for scholars whose expertise lies in other fields.

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  • Hermeneutics : An Introduction To Interpretive Theory

    $33.50

    In this concentrated, intelligible, and useful introductory volume Stanley Porter and Jason Robinson give a splendid overview of hermeneutical and interpretive thought. Neither an all-inclusive survey that moves too quickly over the surface of complex issues nor a specialized volume on a single, narrow topic, Porter and Robinson’s Hermeneutics provides critical analysis of major movements and figures in hermeneutics and interpretive theory in the modern era — from Schleiermacher and Heidegger to Thiselton and Culpepper — showing especially how these interpreters and their movements have impacted biblical and theological study.

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  • Sacraments In Biblical Perspective

    $45.00

    The third volume in the exciting new Interpretation series offers a comprehensive look at the theology of sacraments. For many church people, worship is about preaching and music. Baptism and the Lord’s Supper are occasional additions to Sunday services. Recognizing that church-goers are uncertain about the need for sacraments, Ronald Byars describes the possibility that the very doing of worship–the actions observed, the postures assumed, the sound and sight of water, the smell and taste of bread and wine–will subtly alter the temper of the heart and the mind. If we encounter the sacraments honestly, they lead us to the very heart of the gospel.

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  • Hermeneutics As A Theory Of Understanding 1

    $31.50

    In this primer on hermeneutics, Petr Pokorny takes up basic issues in understanding from language in general to the interpretation of the Bible.

    While Hermeneutics as a Theory of Understanding deals with most of the problems of hermeneutics and their role in society and impact in history, the book’s main aim is not to introduce new methodologies or to investigate the character of human understanding by new probes into literary or historical documents. Instead, Pokorny’s principal intention is to define the philosophical and theological premises of individual projects of understanding – their interrelations, meaning, and function in interpretation, especially that of ancient texts such as the Bible.

    Pokorny’s work here functions admirably both as a text for students and as a monograph that suggests new paths in hermeneutical discussion.

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  • Prima Scriptura : An Introduction To New Testament Interpretation

    $30.00

    Contents
    Introduction: Definitions, Theoretical Issues, And Preview Of The Method
    1. Analyzing And Preparing The Interpreter
    2. Analyzing The Text
    3. Evaluating And Contemporizing The Text
    4. Appropriating The Text And Transforming The Community
    Appendix 1: Sample Exegesis Paper
    Appendix 2: Sample Exegetical Brief–Hebrews 1:1-4
    Appendix 3: Pictograph Of Philippians
    Appendix 4: Pictograph Of 2 Corinthians
    Appendix 5: Chart Of The Gospel Of Mark
    Appendix 6: Nestle Aland And UBS Comparison Chart
    Appendix 7: In The Laboratory With Agassiz
    Indexes

    Additional Info
    In this volume an expert teacher of the Bible provides an introduction to New Testament exegesis that will appeal to students across the spectrum. Clayton Croy begins with the preparation of the interpreter, proceeds to analysis of the text, and concludes with appropriation of the message of Scripture in the context of modern faith communities. He combines a step-by-step plan for historical exegesis with substantive discussion of broader hermeneutical issues. The book interacts with recent scholarship and is academically rigorous but is written in an engaging style, incorporating anecdotes, humor, scriptural illustrations, and examples of the practical payoff of disciplined interpretation. Each chapter includes discussion questions and suggestions for further reading.

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  • Invention Of The Biblical Scholar

    $22.00

    Acknowledgments
    Preface: The Irreducible Strangeness Of The Biblical Scholar

    1. Theory And Methodolatry
    2. The Invention Of The Biblical Scholar
    3. Onwards Towards The Past

    Index

    Additional Info
    What is a “biblical scholar”? Stephen D. Moore and Yvonne Sherwood provide a thoroughly defamiliarizing and frequently entertaining re-description of this peculiar academic species and its odd disciplinary habitat. The modern-and -biblical scholar, they argue, is a product of the Enlightenment. Even when a biblical scholar imagines that she is doing something else entirely (something confessional, theoretical, literary, or even postmodern), she is sustaining Enlightened modernity and its effects. This study poses questions for scholars across the humanities concerned with the question of the religious and the secular. It also poses pressing questions for scholars and students of biblical interpretation: What other forms might biblical criticism have taken? What untried forms might biblical criticism yet take?

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  • 4th 200 Questions Answered

    $14.00

    The goal of this Fourth 200 Questions and Answers is similar to that of the First, Second, and Third 200 Questions books. I want to give our readers an understanding of where I stand on many controversial issues.

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  • Demolishing Supposed Bible Contradictions 1

    $14.99

    One of the most popular misconceptions by people who have walked away from the Church and their faith is that the Bible contains errors or inaccurate accounts. Many people also simply accept without question the claim by others that the Bible is full of contradictions. Even more disturbing is that a growing number of Christians are unable to respond when presented with an apparent inconsistency in the Bible.

    Now in a bold defense for the accuracy of Scripture, Ken Ham leads a powerful team of contributors in providing core biblical truths to help refute claims regarding the inaccuracy of God s Holy Word. Demolishing Supposed Bible Contradictions:

    Addresses over 40 issues of contention in the Old and New Testaments including Genesis, Exodus, Deuteronomy, Matthew, John, Acts, and Revelation Contains vital and relevant context by Steve Fazekas, Bodie Hodge, Roger Patterson, Stacia McKeever, Gary Vaterlaus, Dr. Jason Lisle, Paul F. Taylor, John Upchurch, and Dr. Georgia Purdom

    Equips you to accurately defend your faith while challenging secular or humanistic agendas

    With nearly two-thirds of young people leaving the Church when they move from home, there has never been a more important time to have a reasoned response for those who desire only to undermine your faith. This book is a great starting point in teaching you how to think and then respond to false claims regarding the Bible. It is imperative that believers are able to stand firm in their faith, and have answers to the cultures attacks on the Bible.

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  • Teaching The Bible

    $29.00

    “Although the field of biblical studies is bursting with new methods and fresh interpretations, there has been surprisingly little discussion of what these changes mean for the actual task of teaching the Bible. Happily, this volume takes significant first steps in addressing the shifts in classroom pedagogy that the new day in biblical studies urgently demands.”
    Norman K. Gottwald, Author of The Hebrew Bible: A Brief Socio-Literary Introduction

    “An absolutely indispensable compendium of resources for charting the changes in the discipline of biblical studies, for exposing the operations of power in past and present interpretations and uses of the Bible, and for discovering a variety of postmodernist and postcolonial pedagogies in the reading and teaching of the Bible in a radically pluralistic age.”
    Abraham Smith, Perkins School of Theology, S.M.U.

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  • Handbook Of New Testament Exegesis

    $30.00

    Introduction
    1. Textual Criticism
    2. Translation And Translations
    3. Historical-Cultural Context
    4. Literary Context
    5. Word Studies
    6. Grammar
    7. Interpretive Problems
    8. Outlining
    9. Theology
    10. Application
    Summary
    Appendix: Checklist For Doing Biblical Exegesis

    Additional Info
    This handbook provides a one-stop-shopping guide to the New Testament exegetical method. Brief and approachable, it offers both a broad overview of the exegetical process and a step-by-step approach to studying the New Testament in depth, helping students and pastors understand the text and appropriate it responsibly. The book is chock-full of illustrations of New Testament texts where the method under discussion truly makes a difference.

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  • When The KJV Departs From The Majority Text

    $22.00

    The Reason For This Book. Prior to the 1980’s when Hodges and Farstad published their edition of their so-called Greek “Majority” Text, this was the name which had been given to the Greek Textus Receptus which underlies the King James Bible. Dr. Moorman has given needed clarification to this important matter. The Goal of This Book. One of the goals of this volume is to present the Biblical arguments for God’s promise of verbal, plenary, preservation of His Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek Words and His fulfillment of that promise. In addition, two “Majority” Texts are examined; Von Soden’s defective work is disclosed; over 90 pages of manuscript digest is listed, and 1 John 5:7-8 is established. The Name of This Book. The title of the book is “When the KJV Departs From the “Majority” Text.” The c. 414 manuscripts used for proof are not a “majority” of the over 5,555 manuscripts in existence today. Of the 1,800 MT differences with the TR, about 1/3rd depart from the wording of the KJV. The Usefulness of This Book. This book should prove useful to one who seeks to find the specific differences between the MT and the TR as well as to find the manuscript authority for the Words underlying the King James Bible. The five pages of “Index of Words and Phrases” helps greatly.

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  • Gospel Centered Hermeneutics

    $38.00

    Abbreviations
    Preface
    Introduction: Can Hermeneutics Be Saved?
    Part I – Evangelical Prolegomena To Hermeneutics
    Introduction To Part I
    1. The Necessity For Hermeneutics
    2. Presuppositions In Reading And Understanding
    3. Gospel-centred Hermeneutics
    4. Towards A Biblical Theology Of Interpretation
    Part II – Challenges To Evangelical Hermeneutics
    Introduction To Part II
    5. The Eclipse Of The Gospel In The Early Church
    6. The Eclipse Of The Gospel In The Mediaeval Church
    7. The Eclipse Of The Gospel In Roman Catholicism
    8. The Eclipse Of The Gospel In Liberalism
    9. The Eclipse Of The Gospel In Philosophical Hermeneutics
    10. The Eclipse Of The Gospel In Historical Criticism
    11. The Eclipse Of The Gospel In Literary Criticism
    12. The Eclipse Of The Gospel In Evangelicalism
    Part III – Reconstructing Evangelical Hermeneutics
    Introduction To Part III
    13. Pre- And Post-Enlightenment Evangelical Interpretation
    14. The Gospel And The Literary Dimension
    15. The Gospel And The Historical Dimension
    16. The Gospel And The Theological Dimension, I: The Two Testaments And Typology
    17. The Gospel And The Theological Dimension, II: Biblical And Systematic Theology
    18. The Gospel And Contextualization
    19. The Hermeneutics Of Christ
    Epilogue
    Bibliography

    Additional Info
    While there are many books on hermeneutics, Graeme Goldsworthy’s perception is that evangelical contributions often do not give sufficient attention to the vital relationship between hermeneutics and theology, both systematic and biblical. In this new paperback edition of Gospel-Centered Hermeneutics, Goldsworthy moves beyond a reiteration of the usual arguments to concentrate on the theological questions of presuppositions, and the implications of the Christian gospel for hermeneutics. In doing so, he brings fresh perspectives on some well-worn pathways. Part I examines the foundations and presuppositions of evangelical belief, particularly with regard to biblical interpretation. Part II offers a selective overview of important hermeneutical developments from the sub-apostolic age to the present, as a means of identifying some significant influences that have been alien to the gospel. Part III evaluates ways and means of reconstructing truly gospel-centered hermeneutics. Goldsworthy’s aim throughout is to commend the much-neglected role of biblical theology in hermeneutical practice, with pastoral concern for the people of God as they read, interpret and seek to live by his written Word.

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  • Canon And Creed

    $35.00

    What is the relationship between Scripture and historic church confessions? Jenson reveals how canon and creed interact, asserting that neither is able to influence Christian faith without the help of the other. Focusing on the Apostles’ Creed, he provides a guide through the theological questions engendered by this powerful statement and its acceptance by the church.

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  • Paul And Scripture

    $22.00

    Introduction
    1. Paul And The Creation Stories
    2. Paul And Abraham
    3. Paul And Moses
    4. Paul And The Law
    5. Paul And The Prophets: Israel And The Gentiles
    6. Paul And The Prophets: The Life Of The Christian Community
    7. Paul And The Writings
    8. Modern Approaches To Paul’s Use Of Scripture
    Appendix 1: Paul’s Quotations From Isaiah
    Appendix 2: Index Of Paul’s Quotations
    Appendix 3: Extracts From The Dead Sea Scolls
    Indexes

    Additional Info
    There are over one hundred explicit quotations of Scripture in Paul’s letters and at least two hundred allusions. The coming of Jesus and the birth of the church caused Paul to look at the Scriptures with new eyes, sometimes clarifying what was written and sometimes reinterpreting it. This volume illuminates Paul’s use of the Old Testament, providing a big-picture overview for students of the New Testament. Steve Moyise, a recognized expert on the use of the Old Testament in the New, discusses Paul’s handling of creation stories, Abraham, Moses, the Law, the Prophets, and the Writings. He then assesses competing contemporary approaches to Paul’s interpretations of Scripture.

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  • You Can Understand The Bible

    $12.49

    This book will give you the power tools you need to accurately interpret the Word of God. Written in a breezy, conversational style with occasional flashes of humor, this easy-to-read book is your practical, hands-on guide to understanding where the Bible came from, how to pronounce all those unintelligible names, and why it is so important that you understand the world’s most read but sometimes least understood book.

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  • Warning On Gail Riplingers KJB And Multiple Inspiration Heresy

    $13.00

    Dr. Waite’s book refutes Gail Riplinger’s heretical position on Biblical inspiration. He also conters Mrs. Riplinger’s multiple false statements, lies, and incorrect claims concerning multiple individuals, organizations, and publications.

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  • Cleaning Up Hazardous Materials

    $25.00

    Dr. Kirk DiVietro’s book “Cleaning-Up Hazardous Materials” counters the current false view of inspiration of the Bible, the false view of the King James Bible, the false view of lexicons and textual aids, and the correcting of pastors and other leaders by women spearheaded by Mrs. Gail Riplinger.

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  • Between Philosophy And Religion 1

    $40.99

    Introduction: The Challenge Of Spinoza To Modernity
    The Bible And Hermeneutics
    The Ontological Argument And Modernity: The Relationship Between Thought And Existence
    Conclusion: Hermeneutics And Ontology
    Appendix 1: Critical Commentary On Works Relating To Spinoza, The Bible, And Modernity
    Appendix 2: Strauss On The Bible, Philosophy, And Modernity
    Bibliography

    Index

    Additional Info
    In Between Philosophy and Religion Volumes I and II, Brayton Polka examines Spinoza’s three major works-on religion, politics, and ethics-in order to show that his thought is at once biblical and modern. Indeed, Polka argues that Spinoza is biblical only insofar as he is understood to be one of the great philosophers of modernity and that he is modern only when it is understood that he is unique in making the interpretation of the Bible central to philosophy and philosophy central to the interpretation of the Bible. This book and its companion volume are essential reading for any scholar of Spinoza.

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  • Old Testament Narrative

    $37.00

    The Old Testament’s stories are intriguing, mesmerizing, and provocative not only due to their ancient literary craft but also because of their ongoing relevance. In this volume, well suited to college and seminary use, Walsh explains how to interpret these narrative passages of Scripture based on standard literary elements such as plot, characterization, setting, pace, point of view, and patterns of repetition.
    What makes this book an exceptional resource is an appendix that offers practical examples of narrative interpretation–something no other book on Old Testament interpretation offers. These examples are coordinated with guided exercises that enable students to get hands-on experience.

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  • Sacred Scripture : A Short History Of Interpretation

    $33.00

    How did the Bible’s sixty-six books become sacred Scripture? How have they been understood and interpreted over the last two thousand years? What was it that led to our acceptance of the Bible as the true word of God?
    For two millennia, Christians have accepted the importance of the Bible as sacred Scripture, and for as many years they have struggled to comprehend its meaning. Over the centuries the church has expressed the centrality of Scripture in numerous ways, and Christians have studied and interpreted the Bible in a wide variety of faithful approaches. Understanding that process is critical to our ability–and our willingness–to accept the Bible as sacred and true. To that end, Soulen leads us through the history of how Christian understandings of the Bible have changed and developed throughout history.

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  • 10 Commandments

    $45.00

    SKU (ISBN): 9780664230555Patrick MillerBinding: Trade PaperPublished: 2009Interpretation Resources # 1Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press Print On Demand Product

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  • Fail Safe For Fallacy

    $15.99

    A sure faith and a clear understanding of the Bible is available to every Believer, not just Pastors and theologians. There is no need for any of us to be led astray and have our hopes dashed because they have been built on fallacy. God who cannot lie has breathed out truth in His Word to us in such a way that we each really can understand it. We live in an age of unprecedented access to knowledge yet the popular media thrives by selling us news bites we seldom verify. Most church goers today get all their theology in 40 minute purpose filled messages on Sunday mornings. Many have almost no ability to “rightly divide the Word of Truth” and so leave the deeper things of God and the sure faith they build to be experienced by only those who have been to seminary. This makes us easy prey for false teachers, and prophets. Shockingly, it mostly goes unnoticed that the lost are being inoculated against Eternal Salvation by false conversion experiences. We need a fail-safe against all this error and God has given it to us in His Word. Fallacy lays in wait for every unprepared believer but the Bible was written to reveal truth to us. Fail-Safe For Fallacy can help anyone confidently learn this truth directly from the Scriptures. Every Believer really can cut straight through to the truth God has given us in His Word instead of being tossed to and fro by the various doctrines of men. You can know truth, and be sure of it!

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  • Bible Interpretation : To Help Every Person Discern The Word Of God

    $15.99

    God, who created me and, He had chosen me for His ministry to preach the Gospel one of God’s many purpose’s in my life. I am cautious and careful to be obedient to Him to Praise, Honor, and Glorify God that has created me for His purpose. All of these words in this book, I believe have been inspired by God through the Holy Spirit that was made possible because of the sacrifice that was made by Jesus Christ our Lord and Saviour. I think back when I thought it was God instructing me to not read these other interpretations or translations of the Bible. I was being deceived by satan the enemy and ruler of confusion. Realize why we do not delight in the law of the Lord and why is it we do not meditate on these scriptures day and night. Because we are infected with the fleshly worldly lusts and desires of the media and addictions of advertisements. Satan indices our flesh with camouflaging treats of mouth watering pleasures that was seemingly pleasantly rewarding. Then after we have partaken of worldly pleasures we find ourselves obese, in credit card debt, or double or triple mortgaged. Abused our bodies till our health, well we wonder, then quickly realize we did not take great care of this Godly temple. Now, when I read the New Living Translation Bible or New International Version, King James Version, or New King James Version, I’m not intimidated. It just gives me more understanding.

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