Reading the Bible with the Dead: What You Can Learn from the History of Exegesis That You Can't Learn from Exegesis Alone  -     By: John L. Thompson
Buy Item $18.48 Retail: $24.00 Save 23% ($5.52) Add To Cart
Add To Wishlist

Reading the Bible with the Dead: What You Can Learn from the History of Exegesis That You Can't Learn from Exegesis Alone

Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co. / 2007 / Paperback

$18.48 (CBD Price)
|
Retail: $24.00
|
Save 23% ($5.52)
Availability: In Stock
CBD Stock No: WW807533

Current Promotions

Product Description

Many Christians would describe themselves as serious and regular readers of the Bible. Yet, if we are honest, most of us have a tendency to stick with the parts of the Bible that we understand or are comforted by, leaving vast tracts of Scripture unexplored. Even when following a guide, we may never reach into the Bible's less-traveled regions---passages marked by violence, tragedy, offense, or obscurity.

What our modern minds shy away from, however, ancient, medieval, and Reformation commentators dove into. In fact, their writings often display strikingly contemporary interests and sensitivities to the meaning and moral implications of the Bible's difficult narratives. John Thompson here presents nine case studies in the history of exegesis---including the stories of Hagar and Jephthah's daughter, the imprecatory psalms, and texts that address domestic relations, particularly divorce---in order to demonstrate the valuable insights into Scripture that we can gain not only from what individual commentators say but from fifteen centuries' cumulative witness to the meaning of Scripture in the life of the church.

John L. Thompson is professor of historical theology and Gaylen & Susan Byker Professor of Reformed Theology at Fuller Theological Seminary.

Product Information

Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 312
Vendor: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co.
Publication Date: 2007
Dimensions: 9.00 X 6.00 (inches)
ISBN: 0802807534
ISBN-13: 9780802807533
Availability: In Stock

Related Products

  1. Virtue and the Voice of God: Toward Theology as Wisdom
    Virtue and the Voice of God: Toward Theology as Wisdom
    Daniel J. Treier
    Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co. / 2006 / Trade Paperback
    $27.00 Retail: $30.00 Save 10% ($3.00)
    Availability: Usually ships in 24-48 hours.
    CBD Stock No: WW830749
  2. Four Views on the Warning Passages in Hebrews
    Four Views on the Warning Passages in Hebrews
    Edited by Herbert W. Bateman IV
    Kregel Publications / 2007 / Trade Paperback
    $19.99 Retail: $29.99 Save 33% ($10.00)
    5 Stars Out Of 5 1 Reviews
    Availability: In Stock
    CBD Stock No: WW421322
  3. Imperfect Peace: Teaching Sermons on Troubling Texts
    Imperfect Peace: Teaching Sermons on Troubling Texts
    Jon M. Walton
    Abingdon Press / 1999 / Trade Paperback
    $17.99
    Availability: Usually ships in 24-48 hours.
    CBD Stock No: WW7060141
  4. The Hard Sayings of Jesus
    The Hard Sayings of Jesus
    F.F. Bruce
    Inter-Varsity Press / 1983 / Trade Paperback
    $11.99 Retail: $18.00 Save 33% ($6.01)
    4 Stars Out Of 5 6 Reviews
    Availability: In Stock
    CBD Stock No: WW927X

Product Reviews

Be the first to write a review!

Ask Christianbook

Back
×

Ask Christianbook

What would you like to know about this product? Please enter your name, your email and your question regarding the product in the fields below, and we'll answer you in the next 24-48 hours.

If you need immediate assistance regarding this product or any other, please call 1-800-CHRISTIAN to speak directly with a customer service representative.

Other Customers Also Purchased

  1. KJV Companion Bible, Hardcover, Enlarged print edition
    KJV Companion Bible, Hardcover, Enlarged print edition
    Kregel Publications / 1999 / Hardcover
    $43.49 Retail: $64.99 Save 33% ($21.50)
    5 Stars Out Of 5 35 Reviews
    Availability: In Stock
    CBD Stock No: WW30997
  2. Encountering the Old Testament, Second Edition & Encountering the New Testament, Third Edition-2 Volume Pack
    Encountering the Old Testament, Second Edition & Encountering the New Testament, Third Edition-2 Volume Pack
    Bill T. Arnold, Bryan E. Beyer, Walter A. Elwell, Robert W. Yarbrough
    Baker Academic / Hardcover
    $52.99 Retail: $99.98 Save 47% ($46.99)
    Availability: In Stock
    CBD Stock No: WW645700
  3. Person And Work Of The Holy Spirit - eBookeBOOK
    Person And Work Of The Holy Spirit - eBook
    R.A. Torrey
    Authentic Media Inc / 2012 / ePub
    $0.79 Retail: $0.99 Save 20% ($0.20)
    5 Stars Out Of 5 8 Reviews
    Availability: In Stock
    CBD Stock No: WW40659EB
  4. Africa Bible Commentary: A One-Volume Commentary Written by 70 African Scholars Updated Edition
    Africa Bible Commentary: A One-Volume Commentary Written by 70 African Scholars Updated Edition
    Tokunboh Adeyemo
    Zondervan / 2010 / Hardcover
    $28.49 Retail: $44.99 Save 37% ($16.50)
    5 Stars Out Of 5 4 Reviews
    Availability: In Stock
    CBD Stock No: WW291879

Find Related Products

Author/Artist Review

Start A New Search