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Originally published in 1955, and containing some 500 passages, this Biblical anthology brings together, in their original wording, the highest…expressions of the Biblical view of life. The anthology is non-historical and non-doctrinal. It starts with the confrontations of man with God as seen in the ‘calls’ of the prophets, and proceeds to the ways of life demanded of man and the duties accompanying the privilege of vocation. It ends with the visions of the ideal society which in times of trial the author believes have sustained the mind. When this was first published, the anthology used often forgotten texts, and in so doing stimulated much attention to these enduring religious documents.
By Israel I. Mattuck. 1953
Originally published in 1953, The Hebrew Prophets’ conception of the meaning and purpose of human history has considerable significance for…a religious view of the world situation in the middle of the 20th Century. This book discusses the nature of the Hebrew prophets and the grounds for their claim to inspiration. He then examines the fundamental and universal religious ideas underlying their pronouncements. Particular attention is paid to their views on the basis of human morals, the character of the good society, the duties of government and the relation between religion and politics. Other chapters deal with their ideas of true religion and of the relation of God to human life.
By F. H. Hilliard. 1951
Originally published in 1956, this book brings together from the canonical writings of Buddhism, Islam and Christianity the most important…of the passages in which the view of the Founder is reflected. It aims to let each of the sacred traditions tell its own story and only such comments have been added as seem necessary to bring out the full significance of the passage quoted. The final chapter summarizes some of the difficult questions which arise from a comparison of the extracts from the 3 traditions.
By Rodney A. Whitacre. 2021
A reader&’s guide to the morphology and syntax of Koine Greek From the pen of a seasoned instructor of biblical Greek,…this book functions as both an essential resource for second-year students and an invaluable asset for all readers as they continue to hone and deepen their linguistic skills. It begins with a basic overview of the language for new learners and for those looking for a brief refresher before moving into nuanced matters of morphology and syntax. Whitacre&’s aim is ultimately to help readers understand the subtleties of the language on the pages of the New Testament; thus, he engages with the biblical text both grammatically and exegetically, so that readers can experience its full power and beauty. Including numerous illustrative examples throughout and several useful appendices at the end, A Grammar of New Testament Greek is indispensable both as a textbook and as a reference for all readers of the Greek New Testament—and other texts written in Koine, such as the Septuagint and the Apostolic Fathers.
By Jens Schröter, Konrad Schmid. 2021
The authoritative new account of the Bible’s origins, illuminating the 1,600-year tradition that shaped the Christian and Jewish holy books…as millions know them today. The Bible as we know it today is best understood as a process, one that begins in the tenth century BCE. In this revelatory account, a world-renowned scholar of Hebrew scripture joins a foremost authority on the New Testament to write a new biography of the Book of Books, reconstructing Jewish and Christian scriptural histories, as well as the underappreciated contest between them, from which the Bible arose. Recent scholarship has overturned popular assumptions about Israel’s past, suggesting, for instance, that the five books of the Torah were written not by Moses but during the reign of Josiah centuries later. The sources of the Gospels are also under scrutiny. Konrad Schmid and Jens Schröter reveal the long, transformative journeys of these and other texts en route to inclusion in the holy books. The New Testament, the authors show, did not develop in the wake of an Old Testament set in stone. Rather the two evolved in parallel, in conversation with each other, ensuring a continuing mutual influence of Jewish and Christian traditions. Indeed, Schmid and Schröter argue that Judaism may not have survived had it not been reshaped in competition with early Christianity. A remarkable synthesis of the latest Old and New Testament scholarship, The Making of the Bible is the most comprehensive history yet told of the world’s best-known literature, revealing its buried lessons and secrets.
By Charles F. Stanley. 2021
Oraciones poderosamente honestas para cada desafío en su vida.Sabemos que Dios está ahí para nosotros. Él nos llama y nos…anima a confiar nuestros problemas y preguntas a Su cuidado. Pero muchos de nosotros luchamos por plasmar nuestro dolor, deseos y esperanzas en palabras. En este libro de poderosas oraciones, el doctor Charles Stanley, pastor respetado internacionalmente y autor de éxitos de ventas, lo ayuda a iniciar conversaciones con Dios de una manera transparente, honesta y humilde que profundizará su relación con Cristo y sanará su corazón.Cuando las emociones nos abrumanCuando la vida es dolorosamente difícilCuando otros necesitan nuestra intercesión en oraciónCuando Dios nos encomienda con llamamientos específicos. . . y másLlena de conocimiento sobre cómo escuchar y caminar con Dios, cada oración está diseñada para adaptarse a su situación única. Pero más que eso, estas oraciones fueron escritas para llevarlo más a la presencia de Dios, permitirle sentir las impresiones del Espíritu Santo y ayudarlo a obedecer mientras el Señor lo guía en el camino que debe seguir.Como escribe el Dr. Stanley: «El propósito de este libro es que escuche a Jesús, que lo conozca mejor y lo ame más en el área precisa donde está resistiendo la tormenta».When You Don&’t Know What to PrayPowerfully honest prayers for every challenge in your life.We know God is there for us. He calls to us and encourages us to entrust our troubles and questions to His care. But so many of us struggle with translating our pain, desires, and hopes into words. In this book of powerful prayers, internationally respected pastor and bestselling author Dr. Charles Stanley helps you start conversations with God in a transparent, honest, and humble way that will deepen your relationship with Christ and heal your heart. When emotions overwhelm usWhen life is painfully difficultWhen others need our prayerful intercessionWhen God tasks us with specific callings. . . and moreFull of insight on listening to and walking with God, each prayer is designed to be customized to your unique situation. But more than that, these prayers were written to draw you further into the presence of God, allow you to sense the promptings of the Holy Spirit, and help you obey as the Lord guides you in the way you should go.
By Kathie Lee Gifford. 2021
New York Times bestselling author Kathie Lee Gifford reveals heartwarming, entertaining conversations between people and personalities who both agree and disagree…about who Jesus is, his role throughout history, and his presence in our lives today.For decades Kathie Lee has had deep conversations about her faith with anyone who is interested in talking about it. What she discovered early on is most people are very willing to talk about Jesus: atheists, agnostics, Scientologists, Jews, broken-hearted Catholics, confused Baptists, Pentecostals, Sikhs, Buddhists, and Hindus alike. While some of the people Kathie Lee has spoken with do not share her belief that Jesus is the Messiah—as prophesied for centuries by prophets in the Hebrew scriptures—they nonetheless have a universal fascination with Him. This singular man who lived more than two thousand years ago, and never traveled more than one hundred miles from where He was born, managed to change the entire world. Even the way we delineate history (BC/AD) comes from His short thirty-three years of life. In The Jesus I Know, Kathie Lee shares cherished conversations that she&’s had with others who find Jesus to be an ancient historical figure who somehow continues to be an undeniably magnetic, relevant presence in the modern world. Those conversations includeactors like Kristin Chenoweth and Cynthia Garrett, with stories of Craig Ferguson and Kevin Costner,newsmakers and news personalities like Kris Jenner, Megyn Kelly, Jason Kennedy, and Janice Dean,performers like Chynna Phillips Baldwin, Brian Welch, Jimmie Allen, and Jimmy Wayne,hitmakers like Louis York and David Pomeranz,as well as those coming from other faith traditions. Using Kathie Lee&’s favorite Scripture passages as scaffolding, these thought-provoking exchanges will bring His teachings to life before your very eyes.
By David Down. 2011
Archaeological discoveries continue to prove the Bible is an amazing historical record. Correctly interpreted, the historical records of Egypt and…Israel show a remarkable consistency with the Bible records, which we can accept as not only inspiring but also entirely reliable. <p><p> Unearth the history of Israel and see the devastating periods of loss and exile through the lens of archaeology. David Down, a field archaeologist who excavates regularly in Israel, shares his research to help you explore the accuracy of Christian history from the Global Flood through the Resurrection of Jesus Christ. With 20 fascinating chapters, you can study the real evidence related to the remarkable people and pivotal events you have read about in the Bible.
By Robbie F. Castleman. 2014
By G. K. Beale, Mitchell Kim. 2014
By Andrew Ollerton. 2020
'Honest, revealing insight into the bestselling book of all time.'Bear Grylls'A stimulating and accessible survey of history's most influential book.'Tom…Holland, historian and author of Dominion'Personal and profound; informative and practical. If you want to experience the Bible as a rich source of guidance and hope, this book is for you.'Simon Thomas, former Sky Sports and Blue Peter presenterWhen we make sense of the Bible, the Bible makes sense of us. The political, social and cultural upheaval of our times can leave us feeling bewildered and wondering where to turn for trustworthy guidance. As unlikely as it may seem, could the Bible provide ancient wisdom that helps us flourish today? Join Andrew Ollerton as he explores the storyline of Scripture, connecting six major biblical events with six definitive human needs: for meaning, freedom, peace, community, love and for an ultimate home. In short, digestible chapters, Andrew reveals how the Bible story makes sense of our human story.Discover for yourself a limitless source of guidance and hope in the face of so much uncertainty.Underpinned by a depth of scholarship, the book is non-technical in style, making it accessible for the widest possible readership - including Christians and seekers interested in the Bible. The book will also provide a model for Bible communicators and church leaders wishing to engage more deeply with the relevance of the Bible in our cultural moment. Contains discussion questions for small groups, as well as suggested Bible readings and reflection questions to accompany each chapter. The structure of the book makes it ideal to read as a daily devotional.Andrew Ollerton's book has been chosen for The Big Church Read in January 2022.
By G. K. Beale, Benjamin L. Gladd. 2014
From a close study of key Old and New Testament texts and interaction with historical and contemporary theologians, Bradley Green…shows how different aspects of the Christian life are each God-elicited, real and necessary. Reaffirming the best Reformed voices, this New Studies in Biblical Theology volume provides a biblical theology of the nature, role and place of works, obedience and faithfulness in the new covenant. Addressing key issues in biblical theology, the works comprising New Studies in Biblical Theology are creative attempts to help Christians better understand their Bibles. The NSBT series is edited by D. A. Carson, aiming to simultaneously instruct and to edify, to interact with current scholarship and to point the way ahead.
Find freedom from the never-ending quest for approval and affirmation by learning how to accept the undeserved gift of grace…from a merciful God.In today's society, the pressure to perform is overwhelming. It's a hustling, image-forward age of opportunity, and women are more anxious than ever. Many of us end up constantly feeling behind, lacking, and like we're failing—at home, at work, with friends, with God.In this six-session Bible study (video streaming included), bestselling author, artist, entrepreneur, and speaker Ruth Chou Simons calls women to discover how God's profound gift of grace and favor invites them to rest from chasing approval and earning love, and instead discover the freedom of true belonging and worth that doesn't depend on them. This study guide has everything you need for a full Bible study experience, including:The study guide itself—with warm-up, group discussion and personal reflection questions, video notes, and a leader's guide.An individual access code to stream all six video sessions online (you don't need to buy a DVD!).After going through this study, you'll walk away understanding more fully that the generous, unmerited favor of God is the means to the welcome, love, and approval you so deeply long for.Watch on any device!Streaming video access code included. Access code subject to expiration after 12/31/2027. Code may be redeemed only by the recipient of this package. Code may not be transferred or sold separately from this package. Internet connection required. Eligible only on retail purchases inside the United States. Void where prohibited, taxed, or restricted by law. Additional offer details inside.
By Katy McCown. 2021
Bible Study with Digital Video Sessions Included!Many women live with anticipation—but also great anxiety—about what the future may bring. So they…work hard to stay one step ahead of their worst-case scenarios. While they&’re focused on arranging a secure tomorrow, their fear strangles the peace, joy, and purpose from today. With the Proverbs 31 woman as a guide, Katy McCown takes readers on a five-week journey to discover how to find security in God&’s plans and confidence in His control. McCown&’s Bible study provides a fresh perspective of the Proverbs 31 woman to make her more accessible than ever before.Features:6 digital video sessions easily accessed onlinePersonal or Group Study with 5 weeks of personal study segments to complete between 6 weeks of group sessions Practical tools for overcoming anxiety and fear rooted in God&’s wordA Joy-Filled Invitation to Move the Weight of the World from Your Shoulders to God&’s
By Cornelius Plantinga Jr.. 2021
In this little book, Cornelius Plantinga offers a month&’s worth of prayers, with two for each day: one for the…morning, looking forward, and one for the evening, looking back. Each prayer expresses some essential Christian longing on behalf of self and others—for faith, hope, love, wisdom, gratitude, peace—yet also makes space for any state of heart or mind by rejoicing with all who rejoice and weeping with all who weep. Earnest and unassuming, Morning and Evening Prayers is for anyone seeking fellowship with God—from those who have prayed their whole lives to those who have yet to find the words.
By N. T. Wright. 2010
The first major biblical commentary from the pen of N. T. Wright While full of theological import, Paul&’s letter to the…Galatians also captures and memorializes a significant moment in the early history of Christianity. This commentary from N. T. Wright—the inaugural volume of the CCF series—offers a theological interpretation of Galatians that never loses sight of the political concerns of its historical context. With these two elements of the letter in dialogue with each other, readers can understand both what Paul originally meant and how his writing might be faithfully used to respond to present questions. Each section of verse-by-verse commentary in this volume is followed by Wright&’s reflections on what the text says about Christian formation today, making this an excellent resource for individual readers and those preparing to teach or preach on Galatians. The focus on formation is especially appropriate for this biblical letter, in which Paul wrote to his fellow early Christians, &“My children—I seem to be in labor with you all over again, until the Messiah is fully formed in you!&”
By Luke Timothy Johnson. 2021
&“For me, Paul has always been the most difficult and therefore also most delightful advocate and interpreter of the Lord…Jesus Christ and of the human experience of God&’s transforming power through Christ. In Paul&’s letters above all I have found the quality of mind and the depth of conviction that could arouse in me both excitement and passion. And it is Paul&’s letters, above all, that show how important and difficult is life together in the church.&”— from the preface With the contextual framework in place from volume one of The Canonical Paul, Luke Timothy Johnson now probes each of the thirteen biblical letters traditionally attributed to the apostle Paul in a way that balances respect for historical integrity with attention to present-day realities. In doing so, Johnson reforges the connection between biblical studies and the life of the church, seeking to establish once again the foundational and generative role that the thirteen letters of Paul have had among Christians for centuries.Far from being a &“definitive theology&” of Paul, or an oversimplified synthesis, Interpreting Paul provides glimpses into various moments of Paul&’s thinking and teaching that we find in Scripture, modeling how one might read his letters closely for fresh, creative interpretations now and into the future. Approached in this way, both in minute detail and as a whole canon, Paul&’s letters yield rich insights, and his voice becomes accessible to all readers of the Bible.
By Amy Erickson. 2021
The dominant reading of the book of Jonah—that the hapless prophet Jonah is a lesson in not trying to run…away from God—oversimplifies a profoundly literary biblical text, argues Amy Erickson. Likewise, the more recent understanding of Jonah as satire is problematic in its own right, laden as it is with anti-Jewish undertones and the superimposition of a Christian worldview onto a Jewish text. How can we move away from these stale interpretations to recover the richness of meaning that belongs to this short but noteworthy book of the Bible? This Illuminations commentary delves into Jonah&’s reception history in Christian, Jewish, and Islamic contexts while also exploring its representations in visual arts, music, literature, and pop culture. After this thorough contextualization, Erickson provides a fresh translation and exegesis, paving the way for pastors and scholars to read and utilize the book of Jonah as the provocative, richly allusive, and theologically robust text that it is.
In this commentary, Thomas Renz reads Nahum, Habakkuk, and Zephaniah as three carefully crafted writings of enduring relevance, each of…which makes a vital contribution to the biblical canon. Discussing the historical settings, Renz takes up both long-standing issues, such as the relationship of Zephaniah to Josiah&’s reforms, and the socioeconomic conditions of the time suggested by recent archaeological research. The place of these writings within the Book of the Twelve is given fresh consideration, including the question of what one should make of the alleged redaction history of Nahum and Habakkuk. The author&’s careful translation of the text comes with detailed textual notes, illuminating some of the Bible&’s most outstanding poetry (Nahum) and one of the biblical chapters that is among the most difficult to translate (Habakkuk 3). The thorough verse-by-verse commentary is followed by stimulating theological reflection, opening up avenues for teaching and preaching from these prophetic writings. No matter their previous familiarity with these and other Minor Prophets, scholars, pastors, and lay readers alike will find needed guidance in working through these difficult but important books of the Bible.