A Little Book for New Bible Scholars
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A Little Book for New Bible Scholars  -     By: E. Randolph Richards, Joseph R. Dodson

A Little Book for New Bible Scholars

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Many young Bible students are passionate -but is that enough? In this concise overview of the meaning and methods of scriptural interpretation, the authors encourage beginning exegetes to add substance to their zeal. With warmth and humor, they share the advice and wisdom of a variety of other scholars - and their own infectious love of God's Word.

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Title: A Little Book for New Bible Scholars
By: E. Randolph Richards, Joseph R. Dodson
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 126
Vendor: IVP Academic
Publication Date: 2017
Dimensions: 7.00 X 4.25 (inches)
Weight: 4 ounces
ISBN: 0830851704
ISBN-13: 9780830851706
Series: Little Books
Stock No: WW851706

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Many young Bible scholars are passionate for the Scriptures. But is passion enough? In A Little Book for New Bible Scholars, Randolph Richards and Joseph Dodson encourage young students of the Bible to add substance to their zeal—the kind of substance that comes from the sweat and toil of hard study. "Just as we should avoid knowledge without love," they write, "we should also avoid love without knowledge." Aimed at beginners, this concise overview offers a wealth of good advice, warns of potential pitfalls, and includes wisdom from a variety of other biblical scholars as well as stories from the authors' own long experience in the guild. Full of warmth, humor, and an infectious love for Scripture, this book invites a new generation of young scholars to roll up their sleeves and dig into the complex, captivating world of the Bible.

Author Bio

E. Randolph Richards (PhD, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary) is dean and professor of biblical studies in the School of Ministry at Palm Beach Atlantic University. He is the author and coauthor of several books, including Paul Behaving Badly and Paul and First-Century Letter Writing.


Joseph R. Dodson (PhD, University of Aberdeen) is associate professor of biblical studies at Ouachita Baptist University in Arkadelphia, Arkansas. He is the author of The 'Powers' of Personification: Rhetorical Purpose in the Book of Wisdom and the Letter to the Romans.

Editorial Reviews

"This book is a gem and stands to be an appropriate gift for students entering Bible college or seminary. I would make it required reading for every ministerial student."

-- Allen D. Ferry, Journal of Ministry & Theology, Fall 2017

"In calling new scholars to worship God in their studies—and not to worship their studies in the name of God—the authors paint a glorious picture of the redeemed Bible scholar, dependent on grace and enslaved only to the benevolent King of kings. We need more Bible scholars. But especially, we need more Bible scholars like this."

-- Peter Krol, Bible Study Magazine

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