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  1. Jerusalem in the Time of Jesus (CBD Exclusive!)
    Jerusalem in the Time of Jesus (CBD Exclusive!)
    Joachim Jeremias
    CBD Exclusive / 2014 / Hardcover
    $9.99 Retail: $34.99 Save 71% ($25.00)
    5 Stars Out Of 5 13 Reviews

If there's anything you want to know about life in first-century Jerusalem, you'll find it in Joachim Jeremias's classic study, Jerusalem in the Time of Jesus. Delving into conditions during New Testament times, Jeremias discusses industries, commerce, foreign influences, economic classes, social status, and more. His list of sources includes talmudic and Qumranic material, Josephus, Philo, and archaeological information.

  1. Systematic Theology: An Introduction to Biblical Doctrine
    Systematic Theology: An Introduction to Biblical Doctrine
    Wayne Grudem
    Zondervan / 2000 / Trade Paperback
    $19.99 Retail: $39.99 Save 50% ($20.00)
    5 Stars Out Of 5 123 Reviews
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    CBD Stock No: WW620882

Wayne Grudem's Systematic Theology is now available in paperback. The Christian church has a long tradition of systematic theology, that is, studying theology and doctrine organized around fairly standard categories such as the Word of God, redemption, and Jesus Christ. This introductory textbook on systematic theology has several distinctive features:

  • A strong emphasis on the scriptural basis for each doctrine and teaching
  • Clear writing, with technical terms kept to a minimum
  • A contemporary approach, treating subjects of special interest to the church today
  • A friendly tone, appealing to the emotions and the spirit as well as the intellect
  • Questions for personal application at the end of each chapter
  • Resources for worship with each topic
  • Bibliographies with each chapter that cross-reference subjects to a wide range of other systematic theologies

  1. Romans, 2 VolumesCYBER DEAL
    Romans, 2 Volumes
    Donald Grey Barnhouse
    CBD Exclusive / Trade Paperback
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    5 Stars Out Of 5 5 Reviews

Formerly published as a four-volume set by Eerdmans, CBD now brings Barnhouse's classic commentary Romans back to life in this handsome two-volume set.

Using his own translation, Barnhouse provides a comprehensive exegetical treatment of Paul's letter to the Romans that is renowned for its depth of insight, yet highly accessible to all readers. Though a respected scholar, Barnhouse spent most of his career as a dedicated pastor and was praised widely for his unusual ability to make the biblical message clear and practical.

In Romans Barnhouse uses Paul's famous epistle as a jumping-off point for a detailed exposition of core biblical doctrines. He proceeds phrase-by-phrase through the text and long the way each passage is examined in its immediate context and then related to broader biblical teaching. This allows Barnhouse to faithfully adhere to the Reformation maxim that Scripture interprets Scripture, and that it is perspicuous (clear) in its teaching, infallible, and authoritative Thus, his focus on Romans becomes an exposition on the doctrines of the entire Bible.

Reader's new to Barnhouse with appreciate his distinctive and lucid writing, while those familiar will again be able to hear a faithful and classic presentation of the Bible's message.

  1. The Interlinear Hebrew-Greek-English Bible, One-Volume EditionCYBER DEAL
    The Interlinear Hebrew-Greek-English Bible, One-Volume Edition
    Jay P. Green
    Hendrickson Publishers / Hardcover
    $24.99 Retail: $69.95 Save 64% ($44.96)
    4 Stars Out Of 5 291 Reviews

This is the only complete interlinear Bible available in English and is also on one convenient volume. This interlinear is keyed to Strong's Exhaustive Concordance. Interlinears are a time-saving tool for you to research the subtle nuances and layers of meaning within the original biblical languages and this one features the complete Hebrew and Greek texts with a direct English rendering below each word, and it also includes The Literal Translation of the Bible in the outside column. Strong's numbers are printed directly above the Hebrew and Greek words which enables you to easily access a wealth of language reference works that are also keyed to Strong's such as Greek/Hebrew dictionaries, analytical lexicons, concordances, word studies, and more even if you do not know Greek and Hebrew. The Hebrew is based on the Masoretic Text and the Greek is from the Textus Receptus. The sources of the texts are documented in the preface, and are essentially the same (with some minor variations) to the Hebrew and Greek texts used by the KJV translators.

  1. A History of the Jewish People in the Time of Jesus Christ
    A History of the Jewish People in the Time of Jesus Christ
    Emil Schurer
    Hendrickson Publishers / 1994 / Hardcover
    $29.99 Retail: $199.95 Save 85% ($169.96)
    4.5 Stars Out Of 5 83 Reviews

Now you can own Schurer's original landmark work. This edition gives you extensive essays on the Roman political system and its leaders, Jewish political and religious parties, messianic movements, and pertinent Greek and Jewish literature (including the Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha) from the centuries before and after Christ. Five convenient volumes that include the original index (formerly a separate volume). 2144 pages total, hardcovers from Hendrickson.

  1. Systematic Theology, 3 VolumesCYBER DEAL
    Systematic Theology, 3 Volumes
    Charles Hodge
    Hendrickson Publishers / 2013 / Hardcover
    $17.99 Retail: $100.00 Save 82% ($82.01)
    4.5 Stars Out Of 5 27 Reviews
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    CBD Stock No: WW34594

The magnum opus of one of America's most prominent theologians offers an in-depth exploration of theology, anthropology, soteriology, and eschatology. This monumental work, now a standard for theological students, was written while Hodge served as a professor at Princeton, where he permanently influenced American Christianity as a teacher, preacher, and exegete. Includes a comprehensive index. Three hardcovers, from Hendrickson.

  1. Church Dogmatics, 14 Volumes
    Church Dogmatics, 14 Volumes
    Karl Barth
    Hendrickson Publishers / 2010 / Hardcover
    $249.99 Retail: $995.00 Save 75% ($745.01)
    5 Stars Out Of 5 50 Reviews
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    CBD Stock No: WW564426

Karl Barth's Church Dogmatics is, arguably, the most important theological publication of the 20th Century. Reacting against staunchly entrenched German Idealism, Barth sought to articulate a Christian theology that took seriously and yet overcame the critique of Christianity brought forth by 19th Century Protestant Liberalism. Most believe he succeeded to a great extent, and in doing so re-established an orthodox theology's ability to speak positively and confidently about faith, reason, and God in Jesus Christ.

Since its publication in the United States, the Dogmatics has remained relatively inaccessible to pastors, students, and even many professors due to its cost. That is now changing. Hendrickson Publishers, with its publication of the 14-volume set of the Church Dogmatics, has overcome this obstacle by providing an economic, hardback edition.

  1. The Book of Isaiah, 3 Volumes
    The Book of Isaiah, 3 Volumes
    Edward J. Young
    Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co. / 1972 / Trade Paperback
    $21.99 Retail: $95.00 Save 77% ($73.01)
    5 Stars Out Of 5 29 Reviews

Young's classic 3-volume commentary engages in a line-by-line exegesis of the Book of Isaiah, setting interpretation firmly in the context of Isaiah's archaeological, cultural, and intellectual background. Young's conclusions are theologically conservative, and though he believes Isaiah to be a unified, single-author book, he respectfully interacts with opposing views. Includes bibliographies and indexes. Volume 1 covers chapters 1-18; Volume 2 looks at chapters 19-39; Volume 3 surveys chapters 40-66.

    1. A Guide to the Dead Sea Scrolls and Related Literature
      A Guide to the Dead Sea Scrolls and Related Literature
      Joseph A. Fitzmyer
      Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co. / 2008 / Trade Paperback
      $19.99 Retail: $26.00 Save 23% ($6.01)
      5 Stars Out Of 5 1 Reviews
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      CBD Stock No: WW862419

    A Guide to the Dead Sea Scrolls and Related Literature starts by explaining the conventional system of abbreviations for the Scrolls. Then it helpfully lists specifically where readers can find each of the Scrolls and fragmentary texts from the eleven caves of Qumran and all the related sites, using the officially assigned numbers of the text. Fitzmyer supplies information on study tools helpful for scholars: concordances, dictionaries, translations, outlines of longer texts, and more, and briefly indicates electronic resources for the study of the Dead Sea Scrolls. Part of the Studies in the Dead Sea Scrolls and Related Literature.

    Joseph A. Fitzmyer, S. J., is professor emeritus of biblical studies at Catholic University of America, Washington, DC.

    1. Union with Christ: Reframing Theology and Ministry for the Church
      Union with Christ: Reframing Theology and Ministry for the Church
      J. Todd Billings
      Baker Academic / 2011 / Trade Paperback
      5 Stars Out Of 5 1 Reviews
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      CBD Stock No: WW039348

    In Union with Christ: Reframing Theology and Ministry for the Church noted and dynamic theologian J. Todd Billings recovers the biblical theme of union with Christ for today's church, making a fresh contribution to the theological discussion with important applications for theology and ministry.

    Drawing on Scripture and the thought of figures such as Augustine, Calvin, Bavinck, and Barth, Billings shows how a theology of union with Christ can change the way believers approach worship, justice, mission, and the Christian life. He explains how this union can transform the tone of theological conversation about thorny topics such as total depravity and the mystery of God, while also providing a critique and alternative to the widely accepted paradigm of incarnational ministry and explores a gospel-centered approach to social justice. Combined, these elements continually point to the life giving relationship that exists in union with Christ and how it can affect our communal lives.

    1. Basics of Biblical Greek Workbook, Third Edition
      Basics of Biblical Greek Workbook, Third Edition
      William D. Mounce
      Zondervan / 2009 / Trade Paperback
      $15.89 Retail: $24.99 Save 36% ($9.10)
      4.5 Stars Out Of 5 5 Reviews

    Now updated and even easier to use! Designed as a companion to the third edition of Mounce's Basics of Biblical Greek Grammar, this expanded workbook includes two new chapters; extensive exercises; biblical passages to translate; and free use of online tools such as lectures, answer key, Greek fonts, video and audio helps, and more. 240 pages, softcover from Zondervan.

    1. Basics of Biblical Greek Grammar, Third Edition
      Basics of Biblical Greek Grammar, Third Edition
      William D. Mounce
      Zondervan / 2009 / Hardcover
      $30.99 Retail: $54.99 Save 44% ($24.00)
      4.5 Stars Out Of 5 15 Reviews

    First published in 1993, Basics of Biblical Greek is the most popular introduction to the field, used in universities and seminaries around the world. Over 200,000 students have learned biblical Greek under its guidance. This significant third edition has been carefully developed in consultation with instructors, students, self-learners, and homeschoolers. Users can now take advantage to the many improvements made at the book's website,, where they will find---for free---an online course, walking students through every chapter; vocabulary flashcards; video and audio helps; Greek fonts; quizzes for each chapter; fun songs and games; and much, much more.

    Now in a larger size, with an attractive 2-color design, the third edition adds an element of fun, with encouragement, songs, and more, which appear in the margins. Chapter 35 has been split into two chapters, 'half-time review' sections have been added to every chapter, and new exegesis sections are now included. These and other improvements serve to enhance the learning experience and will continue BBG's legacy as the premier introduction to biblical Greek.

    1. New Bible Dictionary and Commentary Set 2 Volumes
      New Bible Dictionary and Commentary Set 2 Volumes
      InterVarsity Press / Hardcover
      $37.99 Retail: $90.00 Save 58% ($52.01)
      5 Stars Out Of 5 2 Reviews
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      CBD Stock No: WW14401

    If you truly desire a better understanding of God's Word, you'll want this reference set in your library. The New Bible Dictionary has been completely revised and updated, with over 2,000 entries, graphics, and a bibliography. The New Bible Commentary features introductions, outlines, and commentary written by renowned scholars for each Bible book. 2753 pages total, two hardcovers from InterVarsity.

    1. John Calvin: Reformer for the 21st Century
      John Calvin: Reformer for the 21st Century
      William Johnson
      Westminster John Knox Press / 2009 / Trade Paperback
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      3.5 Stars Out Of 5 4 Reviews
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      CBD Stock No: WW234089

    Many would argue that a true understanding of contemporary Christian thought is impossible without a basic understanding of John Calvin's contributions. Now, just in time for the 500th anniversary of Calvin's birth, William Stacy Johnson, a leading theologian, offers this clear and fundamental study of Calvin's insights as a primer for those with little or no knowledge of his work.

    Calvin is more than just a figure from history. His life and work-both infused with his passion for the reform of the church-had a continuing impact through the centuries, not only on the church but on society in general. Enhanced with questions for discussion and a handy glossary, this volume is sure to be an invaluable resource for those who seek an accessible way into a deeper understanding of Calvin's role in the development of today's Christian faith.

    1. Theological Dictionary of the New Testament, 10 VolumesCYBER DEAL
      Theological Dictionary of the New Testament, 10 Volumes
      Edited by Gerhard Kittel, translated by G.W. Bromiley
      Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co. / 1964 / Hardcover
      $89.99 Retail: $700.00 Save 87% ($610.01)
      4.5 Stars Out Of 5 39 Reviews

    The Theological Dictionary of the New Testament [TDNT] is the authorized and unabridged translation of Theologisches Worterbuch zum Neuen Testament. This work was first published in Germany in 1933, and is one of the twentieth century's most monumental achievements in biblical studies. It is designed for the intermediate and advanced Greek student. Each significant Greek word of the New Testament is comprehensively presented and takes account of its:

    • Greek background
    • role in the Old Testament (in the Hebrew and the Septuagint)
    • use by Philo, Josephus, and in the rabbinical literature
    • uses in the New Testament and its various genres
    • appearances (where appropriate) in the Apostolic Fathers
    More than 100 distinguished scholars contributed to the work, including specialists in Old Testament, Septuagint, Hellenistic, Semitic and Rabbinic studies. Extensive bibliographies and detailed footnoting supplement the articles. Volume 10 is an index for the entire set. Set comes in a durable case bound hardback, 10 volumes.

    1. Misquoting Truth: A Guide to the Fallacies of Bart  Ehrman's Misquoting Jesus
      Misquoting Truth: A Guide to the Fallacies of Bart Ehrman's Misquoting Jesus
      Timothy Paul Jones
      InterVarsity Press / Trade Paperback
      $16.20 Retail: $18.00 Save 10% ($1.80)
      5 Stars Out Of 5 12 Reviews
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      CBD Stock No: WW834470

    One of the problems of living in a non-discerning culture is the fact that everything gets put on the same level. Christian books share the same 'Religion' shelf with anti-Christian and cultic material. Such is the situation where books like Bart Ehrman's Misquoting Jesus can gain a foothold and credence with readers. Published by a popular secular publishing house, Ehrman gets no true peer review for his writings.

    Strangely enough, Timothy Paul Jones' welcomes this, and his book, although a thorough and deep refutation of Ehrman's faulty logic and conclusions, rather takes the tack of lauding Ehrman for creating something that encourages ordinary people to think about faith in critical ways. Jones seeks to give individuals the rest of the story Ehrman started to tell.

    Adequately countering the criticisms Ehrman levels at Christianity in his books, Misquoting Truth goes back to the faulty premises, dismantles them and rebuilds them with fact rather than speculation, then supports the historical faith with humor, warmth and solid analytical investigation.

      Understanding the Bible correctly and rightly relating its meaning to life requires using the right approach and tools to dig deeper into Scripture. This popular text - now revised and updated - is an indispensable guide to reading, interpreting, and applying the Bible that teaches students how to read the Word of God carefully and in context. The pack includes 22 video lessons accompanying each chapter in the textbook, a workbook with study exercises for each chapter to reinforce concepts learned in the book, and a laminated quick reference guide to the central concepts in the book.