Questions and Rhetoric in the Greek New Testament

An Essential Reference Resource for Exegesis

Author: Douglas Estes

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 031052508X

Category: Religion

Page: 400

View: 7538

While there are almost 1000 questions in the Greek New Testament, many commentators, pastors, and students skip over the questions for more ‘theological’ verses or worse they convert questions into statements to mine them for what they are saying theologically. However, this is not the way questions in the Greek New Testament work, and it overlooks the rhetorical importance of questions and how they were used in the ancient world. Questions and Rhetoric in the Greek New Testament is a helpful and thorough examination of questions in the Greek New Testament, seen from the standpoint of grammatical, semantic, and linguistic analysis, with special emphasis on their rhetorical effects. It includes charts, tools, and lists that explain and categorize the almost 1000 questions in the Greek New Testament. Thus, the user is able to go to the section in the book dealing with the type of question they are studying and find the exegetical parameters needed to understand that question. Questions and Rhetoric in the Greek New Testament offers vibrant examples of all the major categories of questions to aid the reader in grasping how questions work in the Greek New Testament. Special emphasis is given to the way questions persuade and influence readers of the Greek New Testament.

Prepositions and Theology in the Greek New Testament

An Essential Reference Resource for Exegesis

Author: Murray Harris

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 0310531055

Category: Religion

Page: 304

View: 4271

Prepositions are important in the exegesis of the Greek New Testament, but they are at the same time very slippery words because they can have so many nuances. While Prepositions and Theology in the Greek New Testament rejects the idea of a “theology of the prepositions,” it is a study of the numerous places in the Greek New Testament where prepositions contribute to the theological meaning of the text. Offered in the hope that it might encourage close study of the Greek text of the New Testament, its many features include the following: Coverage of all 17 “proper” and 42 “improper” prepositions Explores both literary and broader theological contexts Greek font—not transliteration—used throughout Comprehensive indexes to hundreds of verses, subjects, and Greek words Discussion of key repeated phrases that use a particular preposition

Becoming a Pastor Theologian

New Possibilities for Church Leadership

Author: Todd Wilson,Gerald L. Hiestand

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

ISBN: 0830893369

Category: Religion

Page: 231

View: 4597

The roles of pastor and theologian have gone their separate ways. Throughout much of the church's history, these two roles have been deeply intertwined, but in our contemporary setting, a troubling bifurcation between them has developed. The result has been a theologically weakened church and an ecclesially weakened theology. The Center for Pastor Theologians (CPT) seeks to overcome this divide by assisting pastors in the study and production of biblical and theological scholarship for the theological renewal of the church and the ecclesial renewal of theology. Based on the first CPT conference in 2015, this volume brings together the reflections of church leaders and academic theologians to consider how pastoral ministry and theological scholarship might be reconnected once again. The contributors consider several facets of the complex identity of the pastor theologian, including the biblical, public, and political dimensions of this calling. In addition, the essays explore the insights that can be gained from historical examples of pastor theologians—including John Calvin, John Henry Newman and Dietrich Bonhoeffer—as well as the essential role of Scripture within the ministry of the pastor theologian.

Discourse Grammar of the Greek New Testament

A Practical Introduction for Teaching and Exegesis

Author: Steven E. Runge

Publisher: Hendrickson Publishers

ISBN: 1598565834

Category: Religion

Page: 404

View: 6729

This work fills a significant need for a well-researched yet readable guide to discourse analysis. Using cross-linguistic principles and providing copious examples from both narratives and episles, Runge takes the reader from linguistic theory to practical exegetical application. Introducing a function-based approach to linguistics, Runge explores New Testament Greek grammatical conventions by focusing on the communication tasks they accomplish. His study of the ways in which words are used in texts and contexts has less to do with the specifics of speech and more to do with how humans are wired to process it. Therefore, Runge looks at how all languages operate before focusing on Greek. This examination of linguistics in general simplifies the analyticalprocess, and explains how and why we communicate as we do. Readers will learn that discourse analysis necessarily complements today's formal approaches to linguistics, as they are simultaneously led to a more accurate description of the biblical text.

Sound Mapping the New Testament

Author: Margaret Ellen Lee,Bernard Brandon Scott

Publisher: Polebridge PressWestar Inst

ISBN: 9781598150155

Category: Religion

Page: 406

View: 7759

In the Hellenistic world, writings were read aloud, heard and remembered. But modern exegesis assumes as silent text. The disjuncture between ancient and modern approaches to literature, argue Margaret Lee and Brandon Scott, obscures the beauty and meaning in writings such as the New Testament. Through a close analysis of writings from the four gospels, Paul, and Q, they advance a theory of sound analysis that will enable modern readers to hear the New Testament afresh.

How John Works

Storytelling in the Fourth Gospel

Author: Douglas Estes,Ruth Sheridan

Publisher: SBL Press

ISBN: 9780884141488

Category: Religion

Page: 360

View: 5234

Essential classroom resource for New Testament courses In this book, a group of international scholars go in detail to explain how the author of the Gospel of John uses a variety of narrative strategies to best tell his story. More than a commentary, this book offers a glimpse at the way an ancient author created and used narrative features such as genre, character, style, persuasion, and even time and space to shape a dramatic story of the life of Jesus. Features: An introduction to the Fourth Gospel through its narrative features and dynamics Fifteen features of story design that comprise the Gospel of John Short, targeted essays about how John works that can be used as starting points for the study of other Gospels/texts

Devotions on the Greek New Testament

52 Reflections to Inspire and Instruct

Author: N.A

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 0310535840

Category: Religion

Page: 160

View: 3264

Zondervan is known for its excellent resources in biblical languages, and many of our resources encourage professors, students, and pastors to continue to use their Hebrew and Greek Bibles beyond their seminary years. Devotions on the Greek New Testamentcontinues on this path of excellence by introducing these devotions—based on a careful reading and study of the Greek New Testament—written by some of the top Greek scholars of today. Contributors include Scot McKnight, Daniel B. Wallace, Craig L. Blomberg, Mark Strauss, and William D. Mounce, among others. Devotions on the Greek New Testament can be used as weekly devotional or as a supplemental resource throughout a semester or sequence of courses. The main point each devotion offers comes from a careful reading of the passage in the Greek New Testament, not from the English Bible. These authors use a variety of exegetical approaches in their devotions: grammatical, lexical, rhetorical, sociohistorical, linguistic, etc. Each devotion closes with a practical application.

The Questions of Jesus in John

Logic, Rhetoric and Persuasive Discourse

Author: Douglas Charles Estes

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004240292

Category: Religion

Page: 232

View: 6365

In The Questions of Jesus in John Douglas Estes crafts a theory of question-asking based on insights from ancient rhetoric and modern linguistics in order to investigate the logical and rhetorical purposes of Jesus' questions in the Fourth Gospel.

Jude and 2 Peter

Author: Gene Green

Publisher: Baker Academic

ISBN: 0801026725

Category: Religion

Page: 420

View: 602

A highly regarded New Testament scholar offers a substantive evangelical commentary on Jude and 2 Peter in the award-winning BECNT series.

James (Baker Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament)

Author: Dan G. McCartney

Publisher: Baker Academic

ISBN: 1441206469

Category: Religion

Page: 368

View: 9342

Dan McCartney, a highly regarded New Testament scholar and an expert on biblical interpretation, offers a substantive yet accessible commentary on James in this latest addition to the award-winning BECNT series. With extensive research and thoughtful chapter-by-chapter exegesis, McCartney leads readers through all aspects of the book of James--sociological, historical, and theological--to help them better understand its meaning and relevance. As with all BECNT volumes, this commentary features the author's detailed interaction with the Greek text and an acclaimed, user-friendly design. It admirably achieves the dual aims of the series--academic sophistication with pastoral sensitivity and accessibility.

The Acts of the Apostles

Author: P.D. James

Publisher: Canongate Books

ISBN: 0857861077

Category: Bibles

Page: 96

View: 6988

Acts is the sequel to Luke's gospel and tells the story of Jesus's followers during the 30 years after his death. It describes how the 12 apostles, formerly Jesus's disciples, spread the message of Christianity throughout the Mediterranean against a background of persecution. With an introduction by P.D. James

Abiding Words

The Use of Scripture in the Gospel of John

Author: Alicia D. Myers,Bruce G. Schuchard

Publisher: SBL Press

ISBN: 1628370955

Category: Religion

Page: 302

View: 5129

A collection of essays by experts from around the world Like the other New Testament Gospels, the Gospel of John repeatedly appeals to Scripture (Old Testament). Preferring allusions and “echoes” alongside more explicit quotations, however, the Gospel of John weaves Scripture as an authoritative source concerning its story of Jesus. Yet, this is the same Gospel that is often regarded as antagonistic toward “the Jews,” especially the Jewish religious leaders, depicted within it. Features: Introduces and updates readers on the question of John’s employment of Scripture Showcases useful approaches to more general studies on the New Testament’s use of Scripture, sociological and rhetorical analyses, and memory theory Explores the possible implications surrounding Scripture usage for the Gospel audiences both ancient and contemporary


Author: Mikeal C. Parsons

Publisher: Baker Academic

ISBN: 0801031885

Category: Religion

Page: 438

View: 2939

This commentary on Acts gleans fresh theological insight into this book by attending carefully to the cultural and educational context from which it emerges.

The Epistle of Paul the Apostle to The Romans

Author: Ruth Rendell

Publisher: Canongate Books

ISBN: 0857861085

Category: Bibles

Page: 48

View: 5204

Paul was the most influential figure in the early Christian church. In this epistle, written to the founders of the church in Rome, he sets out some of his ideas on the importance of faith in overcoming mankind's innate sinfulness and in obtaining redemption. With an introduction by Ruth Rendell

Israel, the Church, and the Middle East

A Biblical Response to the Current Conflict

Author: Darrelll L. Bock,Mitch Glaser

Publisher: Kregel Academic

ISBN: 0825445779

Category: Religion

Page: 304

View: 4018

The relationship between the church and Israel has been the source of passionate debate among Christians throughout much of church history. In recent years the traditional pro-Israel stance of evangelicals has come under fire by those who support the Palestinian cause, calling for a new perspective and more nuanced approach by Christians who believe that the land of Israel belongs to the Jewish people by virtue of God’s covenants and promises. Israel, the Church, and the Middle East challenges the supersessionist drift of the modern church, showing that God retains a plan and purpose for the Jewish people while also addressing a number of the divisive issues raised by authors critical both of Israel and of those who affirm Israel's right to the land. The book explores the hermeneutics and wider effects of the conflict, such as the growing antipathy within the church toward the evangelization of the Jewish people. It provides readers with an objective and interdisciplinary treatment, which is irenic and respectful in tone. The book is directed toward pastors, global Christian leaders, theological students, and well-read lay Christians who are actively seeking guidance and resources regarding the Middle East conflict. The contributors represent a broad evangelical spectrum.

Greek Is Great Gain

A Method for Exegesis and Exposition

Author: William J. Larkin

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1556353456

Category: Religion

Page: 370

View: 7371

Greek Is Great Gain presents to students and pastors an exegetical method with a rigor worthy of Scripture and a practicality suitable for weekly use. It has additional features that enable the expositor to see holistically the role of Greek in ministry. The introductory chapters give the rationale, basic definitions, and presuppositions for a Greek-based exegetical method. After describing ways to maintain Greek reading proficiency and ways to prepare the text in translation and, visually, in mechanical layout, Greek Is Great Gain devotes the bulk of its pages to a step-by-step exegetical method. From surveying the text to viewing the text in its historical and literary context and genre, from engaging in analysis of grammatical and rhetorical features to addressing lexical and theological matters, the method guides expositors to unlock the meaning of the text. Then, having analyzed the text closely, the method directs expositors to view the text whole through exegetical outline and the relation of its message to its book, and to Scripture as a whole. Finally, after interpreting and applying the text's message in and for today's culture, the method instructs the expositor in appropriating the fruit of exegesis for the sermon or Bible lesson. A final chapter describes possibilities for periodic in-depth study. As Greek Is Great Gain presents each part of the method, it gives a purpose or rationale for the step and any necessary background, a list of resources to use, a procedure to follow, and a sample exegesis. A Grammar Guide appendix gives in outline form features of form and function for intermediate grammar. And there are charts to aid in analysis. Greek Is Great Gain clearly lives up to its subtitle in providing a method that successfully moves preachers or teachers of the Word from Exegesis to Exposition.

Charisms and the Holy Spirit's Activity in the Body of Christ

An Exegetical-theological Study of 1 Corinthians 12,4-11 and Romans 12,6-8

Author: Paul Kariuki Njiru

Publisher: Gregorian Biblical BookShop

ISBN: 9788876529269

Category: Religion

Page: 367

View: 1443

The task of understanding Paul's theology of charisms presents one of a number of difficulties because not all the uses of the word “charisma” in the Pauline corpus offer the same perspective. This work explores two texts where Apostle Paul develops most fully his idea of charisms in connection with the concept of the Church as the body of Christ. This book comes at a time when the reality of the charismatic movement in the Church needs to be better understood and appreciated.

The Gospel According to Mark

Author: Nick Cave

Publisher: Canongate Books

ISBN: 0857860976

Category: Bibles

Page: 64

View: 4402

The earliest of the four Gospels, the book portrays Jesus as an enigmatic figure, struggling with enemies, his inner and external demons, and with his devoted but disconcerted disciples. Unlike other gospels, his parables are obscure, to be explained secretly to his followers. With an introduction by Nick Cave

The Epistles to the Colossians, to Philemon, and to the Ephesians

Author: F. F. Bruce

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 9780802825100

Category: Religion

Page: 442

View: 9147

F.F. Bruce's study of the Epistles to the Colossians, to Philemon, and to the Ephesians constitute a single volume in The New International Commentary on the New Testament. Prepared by some of the world's leading scholars, the series provides an exposition of the New Testament books that is thorough and scholarly while faithful to the infallible Word of God.