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James, A Video Study

13 Lessons on Literary Context, Structure, Exegesis, and Interpretation
Craig L. Blomberg (Author), Mariam J. Kovalishyn (Author)
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Scholars Craig Blomberg and Mariam Kovalishyn use the historical, theological, and literary elements of James to guide their interpretation of this often-overlooked early Christian text in James, A Video Study. Their lectures examine the biblical text in its original environment, with an emphasis on the three key themes of (1) trials and temptation, (2) wisdom and speech, particularly with a view to obedience, and (3) wealth and poverty.

In James, A Video Study, along with the accompanying James commentary in the Zondervan Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament series, Blomberg and Kovalishyn explore the book passage-by-passage. They provide insights into the background and meaning of the text and discuss how the book’s messages fit within its own context and within a broader biblical-theological context.

Session Titles and Runtimes:

1 - Introduction (19 min)

2 - James 1:1-11 (26 min)

3 - James 1:12-18 (19 min)

4 - James 1:19-27 (28 min)

5 - James 2:1-13 (20 min)

6 - James 2:14-26 (31 min)

7 - James 3:1-12 (30 min)

8 - James 3:13-18 (18 min)

9 - James 4:1-12 (30 min)

10 - James 4:13-17 (16 min)

11 - James 5:1-12 (31 min)

12 - James 5:13-20 (18 min)

13 - A Theology of James (30 min)

About the Authors

Craig L. Blomberg (PhD, Aberdeen) is distinguished professor of New Testament at Denver Seminary. He is the author, co-author, or co-editor of 26 books and more than 150 articles in journals or multi-author works. A recurring topic of interest in his writings is the historical reliability of the Scriptures. Craig and his wife Fran have two daughters and three grandchildren, and reside in Centennial, Colorado.

Mariam Kovalishyn (PhD, University of St Andrews) is a post-doctoral fellow at Regent College, Vancouver. She has published several articles on James focused on its economics or in comparison with Hebrews or 1 Peter; her dissertation focused on soteriology in James in comparison with earlier Jewish wisdom literature and the Gospel of Matthew.

James Instructors: Dr. Craig L. Blomberg, Dr. Mariam Kovalishyn

In this course, you’ll explore the entire book of James, passage-by-passage, with Craig Blomberg and Mariam Kovalishyn. You’ll discover insights into the background and meaning of the text and learn how the book’s messages fit within a broader biblical-theological context.

Course Details
  • 13 Units
  • 4 hours of video
  • Self-paced
  • Intermediate
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  • Product Details
  • Format: DVD
  • ISBN: 9780310599685
  • Release: December 11, 2018
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