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Tes | Forum Activity | Posted: Wed, Aug 11 2010 4:23 AM

I am asking if there is some who knows a book/books/a good background on the Romans/or inclusive the new testament/?

Blessings in Christ.

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Jack Hairston | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Aug 11 2010 4:56 AM

Hi, Tes:

The answer will depend on what you want to learn about Romans. The letter is huge, with many facets. No single commentary covers all of it.

Jack

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Tes | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Aug 11 2010 4:59 AM

JackHairston:

Hi, Tes:

The answer will depend on what you want to learn about Romans. The letter is huge, with many facets. No single commentary covers all of it.

Jack

Never mind ,what ever it is about the Romans,since I am studying the book verse by verse.

Blessings in Christ.

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Chris Thompson | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Aug 11 2010 5:12 AM

Hi;

During my ongoing study of Romans, I ran across Martin Luther's Preface to Romans. I don't believe it is available in Logos, but can be found for free, by just googling it. In my opinion, Anyone studying Romans should take time to read it.

 

God Bless you in your studySmile

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Praiser | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Aug 11 2010 5:23 AM

If you are looking for history and cultural information, and not specifically a commentary on the book of Romans, I would suggest doing a search on "Hellenization" and Roman life or culture. This will give you articles within your resources that will cover quite a bit of background. Also any NT background books that you might already have.

The Dictionary fo New Testament Background has good information as shown in the TOC:

 This book is part of the  The Essential IVP Reference Collection 3.0  which also includes the following resources:

  • Dictionary of Jesus and the Gospels
  • Dictionary of Paul and His Letters
  • Dictionary of the Later New Testament and Its Developments
  • Dictionary of New Testament Background
  • IVP Bible Background Commentary: Old Testament
  • IVP Bible Background Commentary: New Testament
  • New Bible Dictionary
  • New Bible Commentary
  • Hard Sayings of the Bible
  • The Dictionary of Biblical Imagery
  • New Bible Atlas
  • New Dictionary of Biblical Theology
  • New Dictionary of Theology
  • Pocket Dictionary for the Study of New Testament Greek
  • Pocket Dictionary of Apologetics and Philosophy of Religion
  • Pocket Dictionary of Biblical Studies
  • Pocket Dictionary of Theological Terms
  • King James Bible
  • The collection can be found for about $100.

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    Kevin Becker | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Aug 11 2010 5:52 AM

    If you mean cultural backgrounds I like the IVP Bible Background dictionaries available in the IVP Essential Reference Collection. I also like the Zondervan Illustrated Bible Background Commentary: New Testament .

    If you are looking for an introduction to the book, look at the Romans articles in your Bible dictionaries.

    You also might have Guthrie's New Testament Introduction which has a chapter on Romans.

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    Tes | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Aug 11 2010 6:31 AM

    Abi Gail:
    Anyone studying Romans should take time to read it

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    You are right ,that's what I am doing.

    Blessings in Christ.

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    Tes | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Aug 11 2010 6:33 AM

    Praiser:
    The Dictionary fo New Testament Background has good information as shown in the TOC:

    Wow, thank you praiser.I am still hungry to know more.

    Blessings in Christ.

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    Tes | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Aug 11 2010 6:35 AM

    Kevin Becker:

    If you mean cultural backgrounds I like the IVP Bible Background dictionaries available in the IVP Essential Reference Collection. I also like the Zondervan Illustrated Bible Background Commentary: New Testament .

    If you are looking for an introduction to the book, look at the Romans articles in your Bible dictionaries.

    You also might have Guthrie's New Testament Introduction which has a chapter on Romans.

    Thank you Kevin ,nothing is excluded from all you have mentioned.

    Blessings in Christ.

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    Michael Childs | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Aug 11 2010 7:14 AM

    Abi Gail:
    Martin Luther's Preface to Romans. I don't believe it is available in Logos, but can be found for free, by just googling it. In my opinion, Anyone studying Romans should take time to read it.

    I think that might be John Wesley's opinion, too.  "In the evening I went very unwillingly to a society in Aldersgate-Street, where one was reading Luther’s preface to the Epistle to the Romans. About a quarter before nine, while he was describing the change which God works in the heart through faith in Christ, I felt my heart strangely warmed. I felt I did trust in Christ, Christ alone for salvation: And an assurance was given me, that he had taken away my sins, even mine, and saved me from the law of sin and death."  Wesley's Journal, May 24, 1738 - Logos edition, of course.

    I agree with Abi Gail and John Wesley.

     

    "In all cases, the Church is to be judged by the Scripture, not the Scripture by the Church," John Wesley

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    Tes | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Aug 11 2010 12:36 PM

    Praiser:
     This book is part of the  The Essential IVP Reference Collection 3.0  which also includes the following resources:

    Thank you praiser ,I have ordered according to your recommendation.

    Blessings in Christ.

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    Tes | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Aug 11 2010 12:39 PM

    Thank you all, for taking time to help me.

    Blessings in Christ.

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    Pastor Bob Higle | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Aug 11 2010 1:03 PM

    Just as Luther's Preface to Romans is strategically important as a critical reformation piece, you should also be aware of Karl Barth's piece on Roman's as well. For me, it takes the entire notion of Salvation and Christology to new levels ...

     

    of course this is my opinion

     

    peace!

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    Praiser | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Aug 11 2010 2:41 PM

    Tes:

    Praiser:
     This book is part of the  The Essential IVP Reference Collection 3.0  which also includes the following resources:

    Thank you praiser ,I have ordered according to your recommendation.

     

    I am sure you will get lots of use from this collection. It has some great resources. Enjoy your studies!

     

    By the way, Kevin's suggestion of Zondervan Illustrated Bible Background Commentary: New Testament  is also a very good resource that you might want to consider in the future.

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    Tes | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Aug 11 2010 4:02 PM

    Kevin Becker:

    If you mean cultural backgrounds I like the IVP Bible Background dictionaries available in the IVP Essential Reference Collection. I also like the Zondervan Illustrated Bible Background Commentary: New Testament .

    If you are looking for an introduction to the book, look at the Romans articles in your Bible dictionaries.

    You also might have Guthrie's New Testament Introduction which has a chapter on Romans.

    Kevin, I have all the books you have mentioned in my Logos Library,Thank, God bless you.

    Blessings in Christ.

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    Tes | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Aug 11 2010 4:05 PM

    Praiser:
    By the way, Kevin's suggestion of Zondervan Illustrated Bible Background Commentary: New Testament  is also a very good resource that you might want to consider in the future

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    Thank you Praisr ,I have it in my Library.

    Blessings in Christ.

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    Tes | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Aug 12 2010 2:56 AM

    Kevin Becker:
    You also might have Guthrie's New Testament Introduction which has a chapter on Romans.

    Wow, Kevin I am reading it.My needs has been met by this book.Thank you God bless you!

    Blessings in Christ.

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    Kevin Becker | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Aug 12 2010 4:03 AM

    Tes:
    Wow, Kevin I am reading it.My needs has been met by this book.Thank you God bless you!

    I'm glad!

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