This chapter provides an exegesis of Romans 1:1-7.
This chapter provides an introduction to Paul’s letter to the Romans. Introductory matters discussed are Paul's world, letters, and his theology, the composition, date, recipients, and provenance of the letter, and its theme, genre, outline, and purpose.
This chapter provides an introduction to the book of Job. Introductory matters addressed include authorship, date, setting, unity and structure, literary type, purpose and theme, and teaching and preaching of the book.
This chapter presents an exegesis and exposition of Galatians 1:1-10.
This chapter presents an introduction to Galatians. Introductory matters addressed include the nature of the text, what the letter implies about its situation, contexts for understanding Galatians, its structure, issues in its reception, and an outline of the letter.
This chapter presents an introduction to 2 Corinthians. Introductory matters addressed include Paul’s missionary visit to Corinth and his correspondence with the Corinthians, the character of Paul’s letter, the course of events in Paul’s relationship with the Corinthians, critical issues including the history of the text and behind the text, the structure of the letter, and an outline of it.
This chapter presents a preface to the letter of James.
This chapter presents an exegesis and exposition of 1 John 1:1-4.
This chapter forms an introduction to 1 John, 2 John, and 3 John. Introductory matters addressed include the relationship of the letters to the gospel, the chronology of the letters, rhetoric and the opposition, settings and purposes of 1–3 John, the letters in relationship to one another, the relationship of the letters to ancient letters, authorship, date, and place of composition.
This chapter presents an exegesis and exposition of Acts 2:42-47.
This chapter forms an introduction to the letter to the Ephesians. Introductory matters addressed are its authorship, the literary character of the letter, the recipients, the date and setting of Ephesians in Paul’s career, the circumstances that prompted Ephesians, and its structure.
This chapter presents an exegesis and exposition of Matthew 2:1-12.
This chapter forms an introduction to 2 Corinthians. Introductory matters discussed are the placing of Paul in mid-first century AD, the city of Corinth, the Corinthian context and leadership values, Paul’s relationship with the Corinthians, the form and purpose of the letter, the message and intent of 2 Corinthians, and the outline of the book.
This chapter forms an introduction to all three of the epistles of John. Its focus is primarily on 1 John. Introductory matters addressed include the text of the epistles, authorship, genre, setting and date, the literary structure and detailed outline of 1 John, and the significance of John’s letters.
Chapter 2 is an exposition of Exodus 2. Each pericope includes Hamilton’s own translation, grammatical and lexical notes, and a detailed commentary.
Chapter 1 is an exposition of Exodus 1. Each pericope includes Hamilton’s own translation, grammatical and lexical notes, and a detailed commentary.
This chapter introduces the book of Exodus. It takes a look at the narrative and theology of Exodus and supplies a detailed outline of the contents of the book.
In this chapter Schreiner introduces the apostle Paul’s letter to the Romans. Different aspects are explored: the significance of the letter, authorship, date, its unity, the text and its integrity, its destination and purpose, and finally its literary structure.
In this chapter Longman introduces the book of Proverbs. Different aspects of the book are explored: it title, canonicity, place and function in the canon, authorship, date, social setting, text, genre (wisdom), literary style, structure, ancient Near Eastern background, Sumerian wisdom, Egyptian instruction, and Akkadian wisdom.
In the section of the chapter we present here, Longman introduces the book of Job. Different aspects of the book are explored. First he deals with the title of the book, its place in the canon, authorship, and date. He then considers the text, language, translation, and genre of the book.
This chapter presents a detailed exegesis of Psalm 90.
Chapter 1 is Carson’s summary of eight major lessons on prayer that he has learned from his interaction with Scripture and other mature Christians. At the end of the chapter there are questions for review and reflection.
Carson sees prayer as the most urgent need of the church in the Western world today and he wants to encourage the practice of prayer in the church.
According to the author, the Gospel of John lays emphasis on both the individual believer and the community of believers. We should not allow either to cancel out the other. What Bauckham indicates as individualism is nothing more than the considerable emphasis this Gospel account lays on the relationship of the individual believer to Jesus Christ. In Chapter 1 he gathers and assesses the evidence for the individual’s relationship with Jesus.
This chapter explores the theological motive and purpose of preaching. The goal of preaching is not focused on a mere communication of information. Preaching is a means of transformation ordained by God that affects the relationship between God and man. Chapell notes God's power in using the Scriptures, a power mediated by Jesus Christ through his Spirit. The preaching of Christ is a means through which the Holy Spirit exercises his work and power.
The first section of the Introduction deals with the genre (literary type) of the Gospel of John and the historical value of the Gospel. It considers whether John’s Gospel is folk literature, a memoir, a novel, drama, or biography. John’s distinctive style and adaptation of the gospel form are also considered.
This volume is about worldview. This is a concept that emerged in the European philosophical tradition. As a concept it wants to enable believers to understand more faithfully the gospel and to live more fully in that story. In Chapter 1 the authors indicate how a Christian worldview starts with the gospel of the Kingdom of God.