The Biblical Theology for Christian Proclamation takes a new approach to Bible commentaries. This bundle includes the first 3 volumes of the projected 40-volume commentary, Romans, Hebrews, and 1-2 Timothy & Titus.
What Does Biblical Theology Mean?
Dr. D.A. Carson once noted that the greatest challenge faced by theologians is how to navigate the the tension between the Bible's unity and diversity in a way that does justice to both. That is exactly what this new commentary series does. Biblical theology is the attempt to understand and embrace the interpretive perspective of the biblical authors. What is more, biblical theology is the theology of the entire Bible, an exercise in whole-Bible theology.
Biblical theology involves a close study of the use of the Old Testament in the Old Testament (for example, the use of, say, Deuteronomy by Jeremiah, or of the Pentateuch by Isaiah). Biblical theology also entails the investigation of the use of the Old Testament in the New, both in terms of individual passages and in terms of larger themes such as Christology and Redemption.
Biblical Theology for Christian Proclamation
This series does more than identify the theology that knits the entire Bible together. What makes it supremely useful for preachers and teachers is its orientation toward Christian proclamation. The editors of this work tell us its ultimate purpose is:
"to equip those in Christian ministry who are called by God to preach and teach the precious truths of Scripture to their congregations, both in North America and in a global context."
3 Study Resources In Each Volume
Each volume of the Biblical Theology for Christian Proclamation series offers 3 helpful tools for study:
- Thorough Introduction - Here, you are given a complete introduction to each book of the Bible. The commentators discuss the author, audience, setting, history, literary structure, and important difficulties that arise in the text.
- Detailed Exposition - This is the commentary portion of the work. Key Greek and Hebrew words are analyzed and explained, how they fit into the each portion of text, and the how they fit into each book and the Bible as a whole.
- Biblical & Theological Themes - Here is where the authors bring together the biblical text and how it relates to the theological themes of the Bible. In this quest for the Bible’s own theology, your understanding of the text will be enhanced by the commentator's inquiries of those who have gone before us in the history of the church.
Thousands of Cross-Reference Links and Helpful Footnotes
Wordsearch makes this work even more useful than the original print volumes. The Bible continuously comments on itself, and all these cross-references are hyperlinks in Wordsearch, making it easy to quickly read and connect Bible verses. The footnotes are amazing. By hovering your cursor over each footnote, you'll gain additional insight as the footnote text pops up. The volume on Romans alone has 1,549 of these footnotes!
Click on the Sample button to read a sample.
The modern church is plagued with doctrinal amnesia. A strong does of expository preaching with a doctrinal emphasis is the only remedy. Yet few commentaries highlight the great doctrines of the Christian faith in their treatment. This commentary is a remarkable exception. Schreiner accurately expounds Hebrews verse by verse. He then synthesizes the theology of the entire book, showing how the theology of Hebrews integrates with the theology of the Bible as a whole. This commentary will help pastors formulate a more biblical theology and explain the rich theology of Hebrews to their congregations.
Andreas Köstenberger is a first-rate New Testament scholar, and his commentary has much to commend it. Pastors and teachers will greatly benefit from this fine exegetical and theological tool.
Among the plethora of commentaries on this letter, Peterson’s stands out with its blend of carefully nuanced exegesis, overarching biblical theology, sensible interaction with contemporary scholarship, and pleasing concision and clarity. Highly recommend.