Do You Know about These Two Unique Features of John’s Gospel?

Jeremy Bouma on 1 month ago. Tagged under ,,,.

johnzecntIt has been understood that John’s Gospel is a distinct chronicling of the person and work of Jesus of Nazareth. That biblical scholars have cordoned it off from the so-called Synoptic gospels bears witness to this distinction. And if you’ve spent any amount of time with the beloved disciple’s gospel you’ve probably sensed its uniqueness, too.

But do you understand some of the central features that make it distinct? Edward W. Klink III helpfully explains two such characteristics in his new John commentary (ZECNT).

Building on the pioneering work of C. H. Dodd, who “In the twentieth century … provided the most focused analysis” (53), Klink provides readers an extended introduction to two unique features of John in order to help readers interpret it rightly: dialogues and monologues. Of the former…

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3 Profound Theological and Ideological Messages of Ruth

Jeremy Bouma on 1 year ago. Tagged under ,,,.

Ruth ZECOT

When I was a pastor and I preached from the New Testament, my first go-to commentary was the Zondervan Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament series. Its careful, exhaustive approach to the text gave my exegetical exploits sure footing.

Now we have the Old Testament equivalent, and Daniel Block’s commentary on Ruth is headlining the launch.

ZECOT provides pastors and teachers with a careful analysis and interpretation of the Hebrew text through several distinctive features: it offers a fresh, author-inspired translation; displays a structural “thought flow;” identifies and discusses the main idea; reveals its literary context; draws out the meaning of the Hebrew for interpretation; and outlines the theological and canonical significance.

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Eckhard Schnabel on His Acts Commentary [Video]

ZA Blog on 3 years ago. Tagged under ,,,,,,.

Eckhard J. Schnabel shares a taste of what you'll learn from his 2012 Christian Book Award-winning volume Zondervan Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament: Acts.

Find out why Paul didn't want the Athenians to think he was introducing foreign gods. The answer may surprise you.

And here's a quick quiz question, which Schnabel answers in the video:

How much of the book of Acts is direct speech?

A. 20%

B. 25%

C. 33%

D. More than 50%

Watch the video to find out.

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