Monday, November 17, 2008

New: Theological Interpretation of the New Testament and Old Testament

Baker Academic has recently released the following two books which offer the articles on each book of the Bible originally appearing in the Dictionary for Theological Interpretation of the Bible (Baker Academic, 2005):

Kevin J. Vanhoozer (general editor), Daniel J. Treier and N. T. Wright (associate editors). Theological Interpretation of the New Testament: A Book-by-Book Survey. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic, 2008. Paperback, 272 pages. $19.99



ISBN: 9780801036231

30 page excerpt

Table of Contents (with contributors):
List of Contributors 7
List of Abbreviations 9
Introduction: What Is Theological Interpretation of the
Bible? Kevin J. Vanhoozer 13

1 Matthew Robert H. Gundry 27
2 Mark Thorsten Moritz 39
3 Luke Stephen I. Wright 50
4 John S. A. Cummins 60
5 Acts Steve Walton 74
6 Romans Christopher Bryan 84
7 1 Corinthians David E. Garland 97
8 2 Corinthians Edith M. Humphrey 108
9 Galatians John K. Riches 115
10 Ephesians Max Turner 124
11 Philippians N. T. Wright 134
12 Colossians Sylvia C. Keesmaat 140
13 1 Thessalonians Charles A. Wanamaker 148
14 2 Thessalonians Charles A. Wanamaker 155
15 1 Timothy I. Howard Marshall 162
16 2 Timothy I. Howard Marshall 169
17 Titus I. Howard Marshall 175
18 Philemon Daniel R. Streett 182
19 Hebrews Jon C. Laansma 186
20 James William R. Baker 200
21 1 Peter Peter R. Rodgers 209
22 2 Peter Peter H. Davids 216
23 Johannine Epistles I. Howard Marshall 222
24 Jude Peter H. Davids 229
25 Revelation (“The Apocalypse of Saint John the Divine”)
Francesca Aran Murphy
233
Scripture Index 249
Subject Index 258

Kevin J. Vanhoozer (general editor), Craig G. Bartholomew and Daniel J. Treier (associate editors). Theological Interpretation of the Old Testament: A Book-by-Book Survey. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic, 2008. Paperback, 336 pages. $19.99


ISBN
: 9780801036248

31 page excerpt

Table of Contents (with contributors):
List of Contributors 7
List of Abbreviations 9
Introduction: What Is Theological Interpretation of the
Bible? Kevin J. Vanhoozer 15

1 Genesis Gordon J. Wenham 29
2 Exodus R. W. L. Moberly 42
3 Leviticus Paul L. Redditt 52
4 Numbers Kent L. Sparks 59
5 Deuteronomy Daniel I. Block 67
6 Joshua J. G. McConville 83
7 Judges J. Alan Groves 92
8 Ruth Murray D. Gow 102
9 Samuel Brian E. Kelly 111
10 Kings Richard S. Hess 119
11 Chronicles Mark A. Throntveit 124
12 Ezra John J. Bimson 132
13 Nehemiah John J. Bimson 137
14 Esther Paul L. Redditt 142
15 Job Lindsay Wilson 148
16 Psalms J. Clinton McCann Jr. 157
17 Proverbs Raymond C. Van Leeuwen 171
18 Ecclesiastes Craig G. Bartholomew 179
19 Song of Songs Tremper Longman III 186
20 Isaiah Richard L. Schultz 194
21 Jeremiah J. G. McConville 211
22 Lamentations Christian M. M. Brady 221
23 Ezekiel Thomas Renz 226
24 Daniel Ernest C. Lucas 236
25 Hosea Mary J. Evans 244
26 Joel Willem VanGemeren 251
27 Amos Karl Möller 257
28 Obadiah Paul R. House 263
29 Jonah John H. Walton 268
30 Micah Mignon R. Jacobs 276
31 Nahum Thomas Renz 282
32 Habakkuk Thomas Renz 286
33 Zephaniah Thomas Renz 291
34 Haggai Paul R. House 295
35 Zechariah Albert Wolters 300
36 Malachi Mignon R. Jacobs 305
Scripture Index 313
Subject Index 327
These volumes are designed to make the one-volume DTIB more accessible in the classroom. These smaller editions can easily be used in a OT or NT Survey class. The one volume dictionary includes articles on "key names, theories, and concepts in the field of biblical interpretation." I was planning on purchasing the smaller editions until I dug a bit deeper. I have now decided to purchase the complete dictionary which will better serve my purposes. The newer, book-by-book editions may be perfect for you if you don't care for digging through heavy dictionaries.

Kevin J. Vanhoozer (general editor), Craig G. Bartholomew, Daniel J. Treier and N. T. Wright (associate editors). Dictionary for Theological Interpretation of the Bible. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic, 2005. Hardcover, 896 pages. $54.99


ISBN
: 9780801026942

Christianity Today 2006 Book Award Winner; Catholic Press Association 2006 Book Award Winner; ECPA 2006 Christian Book of the Year Award Winner

Here is how I plan to use this book:
  • Study the Biblical book I will be preaching on.
  • Read it over and over, numerous times. One friend recommends reading through the book aloud. I also like to hear it read to me: find a good audio Bible.
  • Do my exegetical work, and identify patterns and lines of argumentation.
  • Come to a decision on what I see the overall structure of the book to be and then check my findings with reputable commentaries and theological helps like the ones mentioned above.
I may not agree in every point, but following this sort of a pattern will help me to understand the text for myself while getting feedback from others who have immersed themselves in the same text.

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