Interpreting the New Testament Text: Introduction to the Art and Science of Exegesis



About Interpreting the New Testament Text

With the explosive increase in availability of English Bible translations, the question can easily be asked, 'Why bother with the hard work of biblical exegesis?' Computers can translate foreign languages and our English texts can take us very close to the original meanings, so why exegete? Answer: because the deepest truths of the Bible are found through the deepest study.

This book teaches the principles, methods, and fundamentals of exegeting the New Testament. It also has examples of textual exegesis that clearly and helpfully show the value of exegeting a text well. Any serious student of Scripture would benefit from utilizing this book in the study of the Bible.


Darrell L. Bock (PhD, University of Aberdeen) is executive director for cultural engagement at the Hendricks Center, senior research professor of New Testament studies at Dallas Theological Seminary, and senior Bible teacher for Back to the Bible radio. He is the author of over forty books. Darrell lives in Dallas, Texas, with his wife, Sally. They have three children and four grandchildren.

Buist M. Fanning (DPhil, University of Oxford) is the department chair and senior professor of New Testament studies at Dallas Theological Seminary, where he has taught for more than forty years. He is the author or contributor to many books, including Biblical Theology of the New Testament and the New Dictionary of Biblical Theology. He and his wife, Jan, have four children and twelve grandchildren.


'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!'
Andreas J. Köstenberger, Senior Research Professor of New Testament and Biblical Theology, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary

'This 'how-to' guide provides significant step-by-step help for first-year seminarians. It should prove very helpful.'
Klyne Snodgrass, Paul W. Brandel Professor of New Testament Studies, North Park Theological Seminary

'Not only an excellent textbook but also a useful refresher for pastors and teachers engaged in the weekly study of the text for ministry.'
Clinton E. Arnold, Professor and Chairman, Department of New Testament, Talbot School of Theology, Biola University

'Covers the exegetical landscape admirably.'
B. Paul Wolfe, Associate Professor of New Testament, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary

'A comprehensive, thorough, and excellent guide to exegetical method that I am happy to recommend with enthusiasm!'
Donald A. Hagner, George Eldon Ladd Professor of New Testament, Fuller Theological Seminary; author, Matthew (Word Biblical Commentary)

'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!'
Craig L. Blomberg, Distinguished Professor of New Testament, Denver Seminary

'This excellent collection of essays provides a solid foundation for all whose goal is to hear and obey God's Word.'
Mark Strauss, Professor of New Testament, Bethel Seminary San Diego

'A tool that takes you into the best New Testament classrooms for the simple price of one volume.'
David Wyrtzen, Adjunct Professor, Dallas Theological Seminary; Pastor, Midlothian Bible Church


Category: Academic
Bible Studies & Devotionals
Format: Printed Caseside
Page Count: 480
ISBN-10: 1-58134-408-2
ISBN-13: 978-1-58134-408-0
Size: 6.0 in x 9.0 in
Weight: 23.72 ounces
Published: October 31, 2006

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