Urban Legends of the New Testament: 40 Common Misconceptions
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A fresh look at 40 commonly misunderstood New Testament passages. Avoiding misinterpretations and incorrect translations of ancient Greek, Croteau offers a brief explanation of each text and then carefully clarifies its historical, cultural, and literary context. Discover the truth about the events surrounding Jesus' birth, his occupation, hell's location, and more. 288 pages, softcover from B&H.

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Title: Urban Legends of the New Testament: 40 Common Misconceptions
By: David Croteau
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 288
Vendor: B&H Academic
Publication Date: 2015
Dimensions: 9 X 6 X .7 (inches)
Weight: 13 ounces
ISBN: 1433680122
ISBN-13: 9781433680120
Stock No: WW680123

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Urban Legends of the New Testament surveys forty of the most commonly misinterpreted passages in the New Testament. These "urban legends" often arise because interpreters neglect a passage’s context, misuse historical background information, or misunderstand the Greek language. For each New Testament text, professor David Croteau describes the popular, incorrect interpretation and then carefully interprets the passage within its literary and historical context. Careful attention is given to sound principles of biblical interpretation to guide readers through the process and reach a more accurate understanding of each text’s meaning. QR codes have been inserted at various points throughout the book. By scanning the code with your mobile device, you can view a video of David Croteau addressing a specific urban legend.
 
With examples from the Gospels, Acts, the Epistles, and Revelation, Urban Legends of the New Testament will not only help readers avoid missteps in these forty texts but also provide a model for engaging in correct interpretation of other New Testament passages.

Author Bio

David A. Croteau (Ph.D., Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary) is professor of New Testament and Greek in the Seminary and School of Ministry at Columbia International University. He is co-editor (with Andreas J. Köstenberger) of Which Bible Translation Should I Use? (B&H Academic, 2013) and author of Tithing after the Cross (Energion, 2013).

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