Interpreting the Prophets: Reading, Understanding and Preaching from the Worlds of the Prophets

#ad
IVP Academic #ad - Beginning with the nature of the prophetic role and prophetic books in israel, social, theological and rhetorical― providing the basic contextual and background information needed both for sound and sensible exegesis, Old Testament scholar Aaron Chalmers leads the reader through the various "worlds" of Israel's prophets―historical, and for sensitive interpretation and application for today.

Interpreting the prophets equips the reader with the knowledge and skills they need to interpret the Prophets in a faithful and accurate fashion. Ivp academic. The prophetic books are some of the most captivating and fascinating texts of the Old Testament, but they are also some of the most misunderstood.

Interpreting the Prophets: Reading, Understanding and Preaching from the Worlds of the Prophets #ad - He concludes with a helpful chapter giving guidelines for preaching from the Prophets―including advice on choosing the texts, making appropriate analogies, and the potential problems and common pitfalls to avoid.

#ad



The Message of the Prophets: A Survey of the Prophetic and Apocalyptic Books of the Old Testament

#ad
Zondervan Academic #ad - Zondervan. Christians sometimes approach the Old Testament with a mixture of awe and bewilderment, knowing that it contains pearls of wisdom, but unsure how to dive for them. After identifying what the message meant for ancient Israel, Hays helps the readers to move toward theological application today, helping readers to gain a better understanding of God and the relationship between God and his people.

Especially when it comes to the Prophets. In the message of the Prophets, author J. Daniel hays offers a scholarly, yet readable and student-friendly survey of the Old Testament prophetic literature that presents the message of each prophet in its historical and its biblical context and then tracks that message through the New Testament to challenge readers with what it means for them today.

The Message of the Prophets: A Survey of the Prophetic and Apocalyptic Books of the Old Testament #ad - The message of the prophets is essential for professors, students, and others seeking to understand the role that the OT prophets play in the Christian faith. Hundreds of colorful pictures help to illustrate the historical and cultural background of the prophets. Hays focuses on synthesizing the message of the prophets, which enables students to grasp the major contours of the prophetic books clearly and concisely.

#ad



Interpreting the Prophetic Books: An Exegetical Handbook Handbooks for Old Testament Exegesis

#ad
Kregel Academic #ad - Zondervan. This handbook offers an organized method of approaching a prophecy and preparing a persuasive, biblically based sermon that will draw modern application from the theological principle embedded in the prophetic text. A guide for students and pastors to interpret and communicate the messages of the prophetic books wellPreaching from a prophetic text can be daunting because it can be difficult to place these prophecies in their proper historical setting.

. The prophets used different literary genres and they often wrote using metaphorical poetry that is unfamiliar to the modern reader.

#ad



Plowshares and Pruning Hooks: Rethinking the Language of Biblical Prophecy and Apocalyptic

#ad
IVP Academic #ad - Brent sandy carefully considers the language and imagery of prophecy and apocalyptic, how it is fulfilled within Scripture, how it is used, and how we should read it against the horizon of our future. How should we, understand the imagery of this ancient biblical literature? Are there any clues in the texts themselves, as citizens of the twenty-first century, any principles we can apply as we read these important but puzzling biblical texts? D.

What are we to make of isaiah's image of mount zion as the highest of the mountains, with signs in heaven and wonders on earth, or daniel's "beast rising out of the sea" or Revelation's "great red dragon, or Zechariah's picture of the Mount of Olives split in two, with seven heads and ten horns"? How can Peter claim that on the day of Pentecost the prophecy of Joel was being fulfilled, the sun turned to darkness and the moon to blood? The language and imagery of biblical prophecy has been the source of puzzlement for many Christians and a point of dispute for some.

Plowshares and Pruning Hooks: Rethinking the Language of Biblical Prophecy and Apocalyptic #ad - Clearly and engagingly written, plowshares and Pruning Hooks is the kind of book that gives its readers a new vantage point from which to view the landscape of prophetic and apocalyptic language and imagery. How ironic that is! For the prophets and seers were the wordsmiths of their time. Zondervan. They took pains to speak God's word clearly and effectively to their contemporaries.

#ad



An Introduction to Reading Biblical Wisdom Texts

#ad
Hendrickson Publishers, Inc. #ad - By way of introduction, describes the characteristics and forms of wisdom poetry, explores definitions of wisdom and folly from the biblical perspective, Part One poses fundamental and universal questions that are addressed by the genre of wisdom literature, and places Israel's wisdom tradition in a wider historical-cultural context.

Zondervan. An introduction to reading biblical Wisdom Texts is designed for undergraduate students and laypersons who are studying in confessional contexts that a rm the inspired and authoritative nature of Scripture. This highly accessible and engagingly written introduction to the bible's wisdom literature is built on a strong scholarly foundation but also aims to nurture the reader's love for God, the source of wisdom and truth, anger, fear, doubt, joy, and to help the reader wrestle in the context of his or her own faith journey with the love, and ecstasy expressed by the biblical writers.

An Introduction to Reading Biblical Wisdom Texts #ad - . Part two addresses the practical wisdom associated with Proverbs, treating both the contents and the academic questions that arise. Finally, part five recognizes the place of Song of Songs in the wisdom tradition. Parts three and four focus on Ecclesiastes and Job, respectively, and on the interpretive challenges they raise.

#ad



A Survey of the Old Testament

#ad
Zondervan Academic #ad - A survey of the old testament provides an indispensable guide for undergraduate students and other readers by exploring the literary, historical, and theological issues behind the Old Testament and its various books. For each old testament book, purpose, message, structure, the Survey addresses background information, and major themes.

Zondervan. Chapters introducing each major section of the old testament are included, geography, history, as are chapters dealing with issues of interpretation, formation of the Old Testament canon, archaeology, and the Old Testament’s relationship to the New Testament. The text is enhanced throughout by maps, timelines, photos, and charts.

A Survey of the Old Testament #ad - . However, this goal is complicated by the fact that it was transmitted through a very different language and culture from our own. This full-color third edition of a widely acclaimed textbook has been expanded and redesigned in both text and graphical elements, making it even more beneficial. The purpose of studying the Old Testament is to understand God and his redemptive work more fully.

#ad



Letters to the Church: A Survey of Hebrews and the General Epistles

#ad
Zondervan Academic #ad - Respected new testament scholar Karen Jobes explores the cultural and theological background of Hebrews and the general epistles James through Jude in this rich commentary. Letters to the church includes:-historical background for each book focusing on authorship, charts, professors, date, reflection, and laypeople interested in deeper biblical study will find this an invaluable resource that offers well-researched commentary in an accessible, photographs, outlines, students, genre, and content-An exploration of the major themes in each book and detailed commentary on key passages-Boxes with chapter goals, and definitions-Questions for discussion, and testing-A comparison of the teachings about Christ in each of the lettersPastors, and significant verses-Sidebars addressing difficult passages or ideas-Maps, challenges, spiritually meaningful form.

Writing from an evangelical perspective, Jobes addresses issues of historical relevance as well as how these ancient books connect with Christian faith and practice today. Zondervan.

#ad



The Mosaic of Christian Belief: Twenty Centuries of Unity Diversity

#ad
IVP Academic #ad - Olson, writing with nonspecialists in mind, has masterfully sketched out the contours of the Great Tradition of the Christian faith with simplicity while avoiding oversimplification. The mosaic that emerges from olson's work, now updated throughout and with a new chapter on the Holy Spirit, displays a mediating evangelical theology that is irenic in spirit and tone.

Ivp Academic. In the mosaic of Christian Belief Roger E. He finds a consensus of teaching that is both unitive and able to incorporate a faithful diversity when not forced into the molds of false either-or alternatives. Olson thematically traces the contours of Christian belief down through the ages, revealing a pattern of both unity and diversity.

The Mosaic of Christian Belief: Twenty Centuries of Unity Diversity #ad - Zondervan.

#ad



Introduction to Biblical Interpretation Workbook: Study Questions, Practical Exercises, and Lab Reports

#ad
Zondervan Academic #ad - Ivp Academic. Hubbard Jr. Following the textbook’s structure, it offers readings, activities, and exercises designed to teach students how to understand and apply the Bible. This workbook gives students a chance to get hands-on experience in interpreting biblical texts as they are guided along by insightful questions and pointers from the authors.

Ultimately the workbook is designed to get students interacting with the content of the textbook and with the biblical text in a way that helps reinforce classroom learning, while at the same time giving both student and instructor a way to gauge how well the student is learning the material from the textbook.

Introduction to Biblical Interpretation Workbook: Study Questions, Practical Exercises, and Lab Reports #ad - The third edition of a classic hermeneutics textbook sets forth concise, logical, and practical guidelines for discovering the truth in God’s Word. Klein, Craig L. This workbook accompanies the third edition of Introduction to Biblical Interpretation by William W. A valuable tool for readers who desire to understand and apply the bible, the science of biblical interpretationsuggests effective methods to understand the meaning of the biblical textSurveys the literary, social, cultural, this text:Defines and describes hermeneutics, and historical issues that impact any textEvaluates both traditional and modern approaches to Bible interpretationExamines the reader’s role as an interpreter of the text and helps identify what the reader brings to the text that could distort its messageTackles the problem of how to apply the Bible in valid and significant ways todayProvides an extensive and revised annotated list of books that readers will find helpful in the practice of biblical interpretation Zondervan.

Blomberg, and Robert L.

#ad



The Letters of John: The NIV Application Commentary: From Biblical Text...to Contemporary Life

#ad
Zondervan Academic #ad - Zondervan. This new and unique series shows readers how to bring an ancient message into modern context. But they leave us there, assuming that we can somehow make the return journey on our own. It explains not only what the Bible means but also how it can speak powerfully today. Most bible commentaries take us on a one-way trip from the twentieth century to the first century.

. In other words, they focus on the original meaning of the passage but don't discuss its contemporary application. The information they offer is valuable--but the job is only half done! The NIV Application Commentary Series helps us with both halves of the interpretive task. Ivp Academic. The letters of john: the niv application Commentary: From Biblical Text.

The Letters of John: The NIV Application Commentary: From Biblical Text...to Contemporary Life #ad - . To contemporary Life Hardback Book.

#ad



Acts Tyndale New Testament Commentaries IVP Numbered

#ad
IVP Academic #ad - The original, unrevised text of this volume has been completely retypeset and printed in a larger, more attractive format with the new cover design for the series. Zondervan. The tyndale new testament Commentaries have long been a trusted resource for Bible study. The introduction to each volume gives a concise but thorough description of the authorship, date and historical background of the biblical book under consideration.

While attentive to Luke's roles as a literary artist and theologian, I. In the book of acts the story of jesus begun in the Gospel of Luke broadens into the story of the Holy Spirit, guiding the fledgling church to proclaim the saving reality of Jesus. It also comments on individual verses and deals with problems of interpretation.

Acts Tyndale New Testament Commentaries IVP Numbered #ad - The letters of john: the niv application Commentary: From Biblical Text. To contemporary Life Hardback Book. The commentary itself examines the text section by section, drawing out its main themes. The aim throughout is to get at the true meaning of the Bible and to make its message plain to readers today. Written by some of the world's most distinguished evangelical scholars, these twenty volumes offer clear, reliable and relevant explanations of every book in the New Testament.

Ivp Academic.

#ad