This accessible handbook provides a one-stop guide to the New Testament exegetical method. Seasoned New Testament scholar Craig Blomberg and his former research assistant Jennifer Foutz Markley offer both a broad overview of the exegetical process and a step-by-step approach to studying the New Testament in depth, helping readers understand the text and appropriate it responsibly.
The book is full of illustrations of interesting or controversial New Testament texts where using the method under discussion truly makes a difference in how the texts are interpreted. Professors and students in New Testament, Greek, hermeneutics, and exegesis courses as well as those involved in ministry will value this work's sound guidance, balanced approach, and manageable size.
1. Textual Criticism
2. Translation and Translations
3. Historical-Cultural Context
4. Literary Context
5. Word Studies
7. Interpretive Problems
This handbook provides a one-stop-shopping guide to the New Testament exegetical method. Brief and approachable, it offers both a broad overview of the exegetical process and a step-by-step approach to studying the New Testament in depth, helping students and pastors understand the text and appropriate it responsibly. The book is chock-full of illustrations of New Testament texts where the method under discussion truly makes a difference.
"A wonderfully clear and accessible handbook for New Testament exegesis. Exegetically rigorous, theologically informed, and practically useful."--Thomas R. Schreiner, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
Craig L. Blomberg (PhD, University of Aberdeen) is distinguished professor of New Testament at Denver Seminary. He is the author or editor of thirteen books, including Introduction to Biblical Interpretation, Jesus and the Gospels, and Making Sense of the New Testament. Jennifer Foutz Markley (MDiv, Denver Seminary) currently serves the seminary as an admissions counselor. Both authors live in Littleton, Colorado.
Blomberg and Foutz Markley have written a wonderfully clear and accessible handbook for New Testament exegesis. The book covers the various steps of the exegetical process and gives sane and sage advice throughout. What makes the book especially illuminating and interesting are the many examples from the New Testament that illustrate the principles discussed. Professors and students will be grateful for a work that is exegetically rigorous, theologically informed, and practically useful."
--Thomas R. Schreiner,
James Buchanan Harrison Professor of New Testament Interpretation, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
"In this immensely practical guide to New Testament exegesis, seasoned New Testament scholar Craig Blomberg teams up with Jennifer Foutz Markley to produce another winner. The text walks the student through all key aspects of New Testament interpretation, striking just the right balance between scholarly acumen and simplicity of presentation."
--Mark L. Strauss,
Professor of New Testament, Bethel Seminary San Diego
"The process of Greek exegesis, starting at textual criticism and moving all the way to contextualization, can prove a daunting task for students and ministry leaders alike. Blomberg's and Foutz Markley's handbook promises to be a helpful guide along the way. Clearly written, it emphasizes the specific skills necessary for exegesis and explores practical issues of New Testament interpretation. The consistent use of biblical texts to illustrate a particular skill or guideline is an especially compelling feature of the book. Helpful and practical."
Professor of New Testament, Bethel Seminary
"Among the many discussions of the interpretation of Scripture that have appeared lately, this is one of the best and most helpful. Concise and readable, it nevertheless interacts at a high level with the field of hermeneutics. This is a treasure trove of principles for the complex task of understanding Scripture. It covers the major aspects of Bible study and does so with a good explanation of the various nuances of interpretation, providing practical examples from the New Testament. It is a must-read for the serious student of the Word."
Professor of New Testament, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School