A Survey of the New Testament Enhanced Edition

Author: Robert H. Gundry
Publisher: Zondervan
ISBN: 0310494761
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This revised edition of Gundry’s Survey of the New Testament goes beyond providing background information and technical introductory material and leads students to read the New Testament itself. Whenever possible general questions of introduction and background are tied to assigned readings covering the entire New Testament. In addition, comments on these readings help students with interpretation and follow the flow of thought from one passage to another. Features include: - New design with four-color format and more photos and improved maps - Links to relevant websites - Chapters that begin with list of study goals and end with summary, overview and of people, places, terms to remember, and review questions - Outlines, section headings, subheadings, and bolded items to make it easy to follow structure of discussion - Phonetic pronunciations for unfamiliar names and terms - Breakouts with illustrative quotes from ancient, nonbiblical literature - Discussion questions on the contemporary relevance of the New Testament - Updated bibliographies - Conservative evangelical theological perspective that also notes other positions and literature

A Survey of the Old Testament Workbook

Author: Andrew E. Hill
Publisher: Zondervan
ISBN: 031055697X
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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This workbook accompanies A Survey of the Old Testament by Andrew E. Hill and John H. Walton. It follows the textbook's structure and offers readings, activities, and exercises designed to support the students' learning experience as they explore the literary, historical, and theological issues behind each book of the Old Testament. A Survey of the Old Testament Workbook offers students an additional contact point with the content and concepts from the main textbook and will help them better understand the Old Testament, its background, purpose, message, structure, and major themes. This workbook is an indispensable study resource for students and independent learners alike who want to deepen their understanding of the Old Testament and the God it reveals.

New Testament Survey

Author: Merrill C. Tenney
Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
ISBN: 9780802836113
Format: PDF
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Provides historical background information about the politics, social conditions, and economy of the Holy Land, examines the meaning of the New Testament, and traces the history of the early Christian Church

A Quick Overview of the Bible

Author: Douglas A. Jacoby
Publisher: Harvest House Publishers
ISBN: 0736944257
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Moses' world would hardly be recognizable today. David and Solomon, Isaiah and Nehemiah, Peter and Paul...all the biblical authors wrote to people whose mind-sets were very different from readers' today. Add to that the immensity of the Bible story...no wonder the Scriptures can be difficult to understand! Bible scholar Douglas Jacoby has taught Bible survey courses for more than 25 years, bridging the gulf between the biblical world and the twenty-first century. He uses clear, easy-to-understand language to explain the big picture of the Bible and show how each of the pieces fit together. Among the many compelling issues covered, readers will discover... the basic chronological outline of the Bible; the most important themes of the Old and New Testaments; how the Bible relates to a twenty-first-century worldview. Perfect for personal or group use, this survey removes many of the barriers that keep people from understanding and enjoying the Bible.

Old Testament Commentary Survey

Author: Tremper Longman III
Publisher: Baker Books
ISBN: 144124140X
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Leading Old Testament scholar Tremper Longman III provides students and pastors with expert guidance on choosing a commentary for any book of the Old Testament. The fifth edition has been updated to assess the most recently published commentaries, providing evaluative comments. Longman lists a number of works available for each book of the Old Testament, gives a brief indication of their emphases and viewpoints, and evaluates them. The result is a balanced, sensible guide for those who preach and teach the Old Testament and need help in choosing the best tools.

Jesus the Messiah

Author: Robert H. Stein
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
ISBN: 0830875832
Format: PDF, Docs
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The time is ripe for a new account of the life of Jesus. It has been over twenty-five years since an evangelical New Testament scholar has written a textbook survey of this type. Today the landscape of Jesus and Gospel studies has been radically transformed by new questions and critical challenges. No less remarkable is the contemporary renaissance of our knowledge of the world of Jesus. In Jesus the Messiah Robert Stein draws together the results of a career of research and writing on Jesus and the Gospels. Every episode in the life of Jesus is here treated with historical care and attention to its significance for understanding the life and ministry of Jesus. Clearly written, ably argued and geared to the needs of students, Jesus the Messiah will give probing minds a sure grounding in the life and ministry of Jesus.

A Popular Survey of the New Testament

Author: Norman L. Geisler
Publisher: Baker Books
ISBN: 1441221123
Format: PDF
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Understanding the New Testament is a daunting but exciting task. Our world is so different from that of the first century. Yet it is important to understand the context and content of the New Testament if we are to be faithful followers. Now in paper, this survey addresses the who, what, where, when, why, and how questions that readers of the Bible may have, such as: How can we tell if what is written in the New Testament is true history or just mythology? When were these books written and why? and What can today's believers get out of letters addressed to people who lived two millennia ago? Written in an easy, informal style, this survey is accessible and enjoyable to anyone who wants to better understand the New Testament.

Old Testament Survey

Author: William Sanford LaSor
Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
ISBN: 9780802837882
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Since its publication in 1982, Old Testament Survey has served as the standard textbook on the background, content, literary quality, and message of the Old Testament. The second edition of this excellent work has been thoroughly revised and updated to take into account new research in the field of Old Testament studies. The book now also includes important new contributions from six leading biblical studies scholars: Leslie C. Allen, James R. Battenfield, John E. Hartley, Robert L. Hubbard Jr., John E. McKenna, and William B. Nelson Jr. Reflecting the best of evangelical scholarship, Old Testament Survey provides a comprehensive study of the nature and contents of each of the thirty-nine books of the Old Testament and also considers the historical data and theological themes relevant to the Hebrew Scriptures. Part 1 covers the five books of the Pentateuch. Part 2 studies the books of the Prophets, with special consideration given to the birth and history of Israel's monarchy, the role of prophets and prophecy, and the nature of Hebrew poetry. Part 3 examines the Writings, including a special study of wisdom literature in general. Part 4, which has been relocated from the front of the book to the back, contains studies of various background themes necessary for understanding the Old Testament: "The Authority of the Old Testament for Christians," "Revelation and Inspiration," "The Concept of Canon," "Formation of the Old Testament," "Geography," "The Chronological Puzzle," "Archaeology," and "Messianic Prophecy." All of the revisions and enhancements undertaken in this volume will make Old Testament Survey even more serviceable for college and seminary use as well as for study by scholars, pastors, and interested lay readers.

The Promise and the Blessing

Author: Michael A. Harbin
Publisher: Zondervan
ISBN: 0310873568
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The Bible is a collection of writings that together tell a unified story. But exactly how do all the pieces fit together? In a single volume, The Promise and the Blessing connects the dots of the Old and New Testament books to reveal the big picture of salvation history. Organized chronologically rather than canonically, this book traces the flow of Israel’s history and shows how the New Testament proceeds out of the Old. It begins with God’s creation of the cosmos and the initial problem of the fall of man. Then it traces God’s solutions to that problem as he selects first one man, Abraham, then his line, and then the nation of Israel to provide the Messiah. Finally, it focuses on the Messiah himself and looks at how the gospel of Jesus was spread throughout the known world. The Promise and the Blessing is easy to use and ideal for anyone who wants to understand the grand narrative of the Bible. It features numerous beautiful, full-color photos, as well as sidebars and brief, fascinating “breakouts” of supplementary information. Maps, illustrations, summaries, and insightful notes help to illuminate the text. Field-tested in the classroom, The Promise and the Blessing is designed for Old and New Testament survey classes and will provide all readers of the Bible with a better understanding of how the drama that began in Eden winds through Israel’s history to its fulfillment in Jesus Christ.

The Acts of the Apostles

Author: P.D. James
Publisher: Canongate Books
ISBN: 0857861077
Format: PDF, Mobi
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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