08 September 2013
Book Description-235: INTERPRETING THE NEW TESTAMENT TEXT (edited by Darrell L. Bock, Ph.D. & Buist M. Fanning, D.Phil.)
As Christians, we believe that the Holy Bible is the Word of God. The Bible consists of the Old Testament and New Testament. How do we understand and interpret the New Testament?
Get the answer in:
INTERPRETING THE NEW TESTAMENT TEXT:
Introduction to Art and Science of Exegesis
Prof. Darrell L. Bock, Ph.D. and Prof. Buist M. Fanning, Ph.D.
Penerbit: Crossway Books, Illinois, 2006
This book consists two parts: Part one explains about exegetical methods and procedures and part two expalins about exegetical examples. In part one, in first chapter, Dr. Darrell L. Bock explains about what exegesis is and the relationship between exegetical theology and other discipline (biblical theology, systematic theology, practical theology, etc). Doing exegetical theology in the New Testament means knowing the original source of the New Testament, so that Dr. Daniel B. Wallace explains the methods to understand the original meaning of the New Testament texts by doing textual criticism. Then, other authors explains the importance of grammatical analysis, lexical analysis, background, the genres (narrative, epistolary, and apocalyptic). After that, Dr. Darrell L. Bock explains about the use of the Old Testament in the New Testament. Two final chapters are about the application of exegetical theology to biblical theology and relevance in our daily life (suchas: ethics and preaching). In part two, there are 13 exegetical examples in the New Testament texts to guide us applying the methods explained in part one.
“Interpreting the New Testament Text is a contemporary application of Paul's charge to Timothy to study to present himself to God, approved as one who correctly handles the word of truth. Highly recommended!”
Prof. Andreas J. Kostenberger
Senior Professor of New Testament and Biblical Theology and Director of Ph.D. Studies at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary and Editor of the Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society
“This ‘how-to’ guide provides significant step-by-step help for first-year seminarians. It should prove very helpful.”
Prof. Klyne Snodgrass, Ph.D.
Paul W. Brandel Professor of New Testament Studies at North Park Theological Seminary who holds B.A. from Columbia Bible College; Master of Divinity (M.Div.) from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School; Ph.D. from University of St. Andrews, Scotland.
“Not only an excellent textbook but also a useful refresher for pastors and teachers engaged in the weekly study of the text for ministry.”
Prof. Clinton E. Arnold, Ph.D.
Professor and Chairman, Department of New Testament at Talbot School of Theology, Biola University who holds B.A. from Biola University; M.Div. from Talbot Theological Seminary; and Ph.D. in New Testament exegesis from University of Aberdeen.
“Covers the exegetical landscape admirably.”
Prof. B. Paul Wolfe, Ph.D.
Head of School at the Cambridge School of Dallas, U.S.A. who holds B.C.A. from Dallas Baptist College; M.A. from Dallas Baptist University; and Ph.D. from University of Aberdeen, U.K. He later studied at Universities of Cambridge and Tübingen.
“A comprehensive, thorough, and excellent guide to exegetical method that I am happy to recommend with enthusiasm!"
Prof. Donald A. Hagner, Ph.D.
George Eldon Ladd Professor Emeritus of New Testament and Senior Professor of New Testament at Fuller Theological Seminary who holds B.A. from Northwestern University; Bachelor of Divinity (B.D.) and Master of Theology (Th.M.) from Fuller Theological Seminary; and Ph.D. from University of Manchester.
“Fanning and Bock have compiled an all-star cast of lucid writers on exegetical method with like-minded writers illustrating good interpretations of texts and themes. It’s really two books for the price of one, with each made better by the other!”
Prof. Craig L. Blomberg, Ph.D.
Distinguished Professor of New Testament at Denver Seminary who holds B.A. Summa Cum Laude from Augustana College; M.A. from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, U.S.A.; and Ph.D. from University of Aberdeen, Scotland.
“This excellent collection of essays provides a solid foundation for all whose goal is to hear and obey God's Word.”
Prof. Mark L. Strauss, Ph.D.
Professor of New Testament at Bethel Seminary, San Diego, California who holds Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Psychology from Westmont College; Master of Divinity (M.Div.) and Master of Theology (Th.M.) in New Testament from Talbot School of Theology; and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in New Testament from University of Aberdeen, U.K.
“Accurately hearing and understanding God’s voice in the Greek text of the New Testament—this is basic to every pastor and Bible teacher’s mandate from the Holy Spirit. Harold Hoehner has spent a lifetime teaching us how to do this, and here his best students and eminent evangelical scholars honor his effort by placing in your hands a tool that takes you into the best New Testament classrooms for the simple price of one volume.”
Rev. David B. Wyrtzen, Ph.D.
Pastor—Teacher at Midlothian Bible Church who hols B.A. in Chemistry from Houghton College - New York; Th.M. and Ph.D. in Old Testament from Dallas Theological Seminary, U.S.A.
Biography of the authors:
Prof. Daniel Baird Wallace, B.A., Th.M., Ph.D. is professor of New Testament Studies at Dallas Theological Seminary where he has been tenured since 1995. He is also the founder and Executive Director of the Center for the Study of New Testament Manuscripts. Dr. Wallace is also the senior New Testament editor of the NET Bible and coeditor of the NET-Nestle Greek-English diglot. He has been a consultant on four different Bible translations. He graduated from Biola University in 1975 with Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) and later attended Dallas Theological Seminary. He graduated in 1979 with a Master of Theology (Th.M.) in New Testament Studies. He taught at Dallas Seminary from 1979–81 and afterward at Grace Theological Seminary from 1981-83. In 1995, he earned his Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) from Dallas Theological Seminary where he continues to teach full time. His postdoctoral work includes work on Greek grammar at Tyndale House in Cambridge, textual criticism studies at the Institut für neutestamentliche Textforschung in Münster, and the Universität Tübingen, Germany. Dr. Wallace and his wife, Pati, have four adult sons, three daughters-in-law, one granddaughter, a Beagle, a Labrador Retriever, and a cat.
Prof. Buist M. Fanning III, B.A., Th.M., D.Phil. is a department chair and professor of New Testament studies at Dallas Theological Seminary. He has taught New Testament for more than thirty years and is the author of The Warning Passages of Hebrews: Four Perspectives. He holds Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) from College of Charleston; Master of Theology (Th.M.) from Dallas Theological Seminary, U.S.A.; and Doctor of Philosophy (D.Phil.) from Oxford University, U.K.
Prof. J. William Johnston, B.A., Th.M., Ph.D. is Associate Professor of New Testament Studies at Dallas Theological Seminary, Houston, U.S.A. He hold B.A. from University of Texas; Th.M. and Ph.D. from Dallas Theological Seminary, U.S.A.
Prof. Jay E. Smith, B.S., Th.M., Ph.D. is Professor of New Testament Studies at Dallas Theological Seminary, U.S.A. He holds Bachelor of Science (B.S.) from Bowling Green State University; Th.M. from Dallas Theological Seminary; and Ph.D. from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, U.S.A.
Prof. David K. Lowery, B.A., Th.M., Ph.D. is Professor of New Testament Studies at Dallas Theological Seminary, U.S.A. Dr. Lowery is a frequent author in leading journals and magazines and has contributed to the New American Standard Bible and the NET Bible. He holds B.A. from The King’s College; Th.M. from Dallas Theological Seminary, U.S.A.; and Ph.D. from University of Aberdeen. He did postdoctoral study at Tübingen University.
Prof. Joseph D. Fantin, B.A., M.A., Th.M., Ph.D., Ph.D. is Associate Professor of New Testament Studies at Dallas Theological Seminary, U.S.A. He holds B.A. from Eastern Michigan University; Master of Arts (M.A.) from Michigan State University; Th.M., Dallas Theological Seminary; Ph.D. from Dallas Theological Seminary and University of Sheffield.
Rev. Prof. Michael H. Burer, B.Mus., Th.M., Ph.D. is Associate Professor of New Testament Studies at Dallas Theological Seminary, U.S.A. For the past several years he has worked with Bible.org as an editor and assistant project director for the NET Bible. He was also instrumental in the completion of the New English Translation-Novum Testamentum Graece diglot, published jointly by Bible.org and the Deutsche Bibelgesellschaft of Stuttgart, Germany. He holds Bachelor of Music (B.Mus.) from University of Georgia; Th.M. and Ph.D. from Dallas Theological Seminary, U.S.A.
Prof. John D. Grassmick, B.A., Th.M., Ph.D. is a Vice President for Academic Affairs, Academic Dean, and Professor of New Testament Studies at Dallas Theological Seminary, U.S.A. He holds Diploma from Prairie Bible Institute; B.A. from Seattle Pacific College; Th.M. from Dallas Theological Seminary; and Ph.D. from University of Glasgow.
Rev. Prof. W. Hall Harris III, B.A., Th.M., Ph.D. is Professor of New Testament Studies at Dallas Theological Seminary, U.S.A. Dr. Harris serves as project director and managing editor of the NET Bible, the first Bible to be published electronically on the internet (www.netbible.org). He holds B.A. from North Carolina State University; Th.M. from Dallas Theological Seminary; and Ph.D. from University of Sheffield. He recently has published a commentary on the letters of John, 1, 2, 3 John: Comfort and Counsel for a Church in Crisis.
Prof. Timothy J. Ralston, B.S., Th.M., Ph.D. is Professor of Pastoral Ministries at Dallas Theological Seminary, U.S.A. Dr. Ralston is an active member in the North American Academy of Liturgy and the Evangelical Homiletics Society. He holds B.S. from University of Waterloo; Th.M. and Ph.D. from Dallas Theological Seminary, U.S.A.
Prof. Ian Howard Marshall, Ph.D., D.D. is Emeritus Professor of New Testament Exegesis and Honorary
Research Professor at University of Aberdeen, U.K. He is also a former Chair of the Tyndale Fellowship for Biblical and Theological Research; President of the British New Testament Society and Chair of the Fellowship of European Evangelical Theologians. He holds B.A. from Cambridge University; M.A., Bachelor of Divinity (B.D.), and Ph.D. from University of Aberdeen; and Doctor of Divinity (D.D.) from Asbury. He writes and edited several books:
Kept by the Power of God, Carlisle: Paternoster Press, 1995 (originally Epworth, 1969; Bethany, 1975).
Luke: Historian and Theologian, Exeter: Paternoster Press, 1970, 1989.
New Testament Interpretation (editor), Exeter: Paternoster Press, 1977, 1979.
The Gospel of Luke (NIGTC), Exeter: Paternoster Press, 1978.
I believe in the historical Jesus, London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1977.
The Epistles of John (NICNT), Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1978.
Acts (TNTC), Leicester: IVP, 1980.
Last Supper and Lord's Supper, Exeter: Paternoster Press, 1980.
1 and 2 Thessalonians (NCB), Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1983.
Jesus the Saviour: Studies in New Testament Theology, London: SPCK/Downers Grove: IVP, 1990.
1 Peter (IVP Commentary Series), Leicester: IVP, 1991.
The Acts of the Apostles (Sheffield NT Guides), Sheffield Academic Press, 1992.
The Epistle to the Philippians (Epworth Commentaries), London: Epworth Press, 1992.
(with K. P. Donfried) The Theology of the Shorter Pauline Letters, Cambridge University Press, 1993.
I. H. Marshall and D. Peterson (ed.): Witness to the Gospel: The Theology of the Book of Acts (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1998).
(in collaboration with Philip H. Towner) A Critical and Exegetical Comentary on The Pastoral Epistles (International Critical Commentary), Edinburgh: T&T Clark, 1999.
Concordance to the Greek New Testament (sixth fully revised edition of the work of Moulton and Geden), London: T&T Clark, 2002.
(with S.Travis and I. Paul) Exploring the New Testament, Vol. 2. London: SPCK, 2002.
Beyond the Bible: Moving from Scripture to Theology (with essays by Kevin J. Vanhoozer and Stanley E. Porter) Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2004.
New Testament Theology: Many Witnesses, One Gospel Downers Grove/Leicester: Inter-Varsity Press, 2004.
Rev. Narry F. Santos is a Pastor at Greenhills Christian Fellowship Church, Toronto.
Prof. Joel F. Williams, B.A., Th.M., Ph.D. is Professor of Bible at Cedarville University, U.S.A. He holds B.A. in Bible from Moody Bible Institute; Th.M. in New Testament Studies from Dallas Theological Seminary, U.S.A.; and Ph.D. in New Testament from Marquette University.
Prof. Edwin Maseo Yamauchi, B.A., M.A., Ph.D. is Professor Emeritus of History at Miami University, where he taught from 1969 until 2005. He has been a member and officer of the Institute for Biblical Research. He is a founding member of the Oxford Bible Fellowship church in Oxford, Ohio. He was a supporter of the Inter Varsity Christian Fellowship throughout his career, and particularly at the campus of Miami University. He holds B.A. in Biblical Languages from Shelton College, Ringwood, New Jersey; M.A. in Mediterranean studies from Brandeis University; and Ph.D. in Mandaean Gnostic texts from Brandeis University.
Prof. Don N. Howell, Jr., B.I.E., Th.M., Th.D. is Associate Professor of New Testament Studies at Japan Bible Seminary, Tokyo, Japan. He holds B.I.E. from Georgia Institute of Technology; Th.M. and Doctor of Theology (Th.D.) from Dallas Theological Seminary, U.S.A.
Prof. David Catchpole is scholar in residence at Sarum College. He leads the Theology Quest and Questions course and is a New Testament specialist. He is also Emeritus Professor of Theology at the University of Exeter and the author of three books: The Trial of Jesus (1971), The Quest for Q (1993), Resurrection People (2000), Jesus People (2006)
Prof. Scott S. Cunningham (Accrediting Council for Theological Education in Africa and Jos ECWA Theological Seminary, Nigeria).
Prof. Helge Stadelmann, S.T.M., D.Theol. is Rektor of the German Theological Seminary, Giessen (Germany) and Guest-Professor of Practical Theology at the Evangelische Theologische Faculteit, Heverlee/Leuven (Belgium). He holds Master of Sacred Theology (S.T.M.) from Dallas Theological Seminary, U.S.A. and Doctor of Theologie (Dr. Theol.) from Basel.
Rev. Timothy Savage, B.S., Th.M., Ph.D. is Senior Pastor at Camelback Bible Church, U.S.A. He holds B.S. in Finance from San Diego State University; Th.M. in New Testament from Dallas Theological Seminary, U.S.A.; and Ph.D. in Classical Archaeology and Pauline Epistles from the University of Cambridge. Tim and Lesli were married in June of 1980. Lesli has home educated their two sons – Matthew, who has recently graduated from Stanford University, where he earned All-American honors as a golfer and helped his team win the 2007 Division I National Championship and Jonathan, who is an avid guitarist, enjoys all sports and is a flourishing sophomore at Wake Forest University in North Carolina.
Prof. E. Earle Ellis, Ph.D. (March 18, 1926- March 2, 2010) is Research Professor of Theology Emeritus at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas and the founder of the Institute for Biblical Research. He holds M.A. and B.D. from Wheaton College Graduate School and Ph.D. from the University of Edinburgh, U.K. He did postdoctoral studies at major universities in Europe—Tübingen, Göttingen, Marburg, and Basel—and spent every summer in England doing research for the last twenty-some years. Ellis’s scholarly contributions have been widely recognized. He received the von Humboldt scholarship three times (1968–69, 1975–76, 1990), the John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship once (1975–76), and the Fulbright Scholarship once (1990). Wheaton College conferred upon him an honorary Doctor of Divinity degree (1982), and the Southwest Commission on Religious Studies honored him with the John G. Gammie Distinguished Scholar Award (2001–2). He was also honored with two Festschrifts: the first one, Tradition and Interpretation in the New Testament (1987), was edited by his longtime friend, G. F. Hawthorne for his 60th birthday, and I edited the second one, History and Exegesis (2006), for his 80th birthday. Throughout his career, Ellis produced numerous innovative and thought-provoking books and articles. His books include Paul’s Use of the Old Testament (1957), Paul and His Interpreters (1961), The World of St. John (1965), The Gospel of Luke (1966), Eschatology in Luke (1972), Prophecy and Hermeneutic in Early Christianity (1978), Pauline Theology: Ministry and Society (1989), The Old Testament in Early Christianity (1991), The Making of the New Testament Documents (1999), Christ and the Future in New Testament History (2000), History and Interpretation in New Testament Perspective (2001), and Sovereignty of God in Salvation (2009). Several of these books have been reprinted as many as six times. Ellis, who never married, often referred to these books as his children.
Prof. Donald J. Verseput
Prof. W. Edward Glenny, B.A., M.A., Th.M., M.Div., Th.D., Ph.D. is Professor of New Testament Studies and Greek and Endowed Professor (January 2011 - December 2012) at Northwestern College, St. Paul, Minnesota, U.S.A. He holds B.A. from Pillsbury Baptist Bible College; M.A. from University of Minnesota; Th.M. and Master of Divinity (M.Div.) from Central Baptist Theological Seminary; Th.D. from Dallas Theological Seminary, U.S.A.; and Ph.D. from University of Minnesota. He wrote several articles, such as:
• “Dissertation Summary: Translation Technique and Theology in the Septuagint of Amos.” Tyndale Bulletin 61.1 (March 2010): forthcoming.
• “Review of Septuagint and Reception: Essays Prepared for the Association of the Study of the Septuagint in South Africa.” The Catholic Biblical Quarterly 72 (2010): 852-3.
• “The Septuagint and Apostolic Hermeneutics: Amos 9 in Acts 15.” Bulletin for Biblical Research: forthcoming.
• “Ephraim Dwelt in Egypt: Egypt and Assyria in the Septuagint of Hosea.” in XIV Congress of the International Organization for Septuagint and Cognate Studies, Helsinki, 2010. Edited by Melvin K. H. Peters. Society of Biblical Literature: forthcoming.
Prof. Herbert W. Bateman IV, B.S., Th.M., Ph.D. is a Professor of New Testament at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, U.S.A. He is also members of:
• Fellow of the Institute for Biblical Research (IBR), 1998–present.
• Society of Biblical Literature (SBL), 1988–present.
• Evangelical Theological Society (ETS), 1988–present.
He studied at Jerusalem University College in Israel (formerly Institute of Holy Land Studies); Bachelor of Science (B.S.) from Philadelphia Biblical University; Th.M. and Ph.D. in New Testament from Dallas Theological Seminary, U.S.A. He did a Post-Doctoral work and participant in Notre Dame’s Visiting Scholar Program (2001–2002) in The University of Notre Dame.