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Joseph Turner | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Feb 7 2014 7:35 PM

The actual files kind of got hidden in the previous post.  They are here:

5141.OT2014_1_0.docx

7331.NT2014_1_0.docx

Make sure to check the post before this one for the changes.

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Joseph Turner | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Feb 7 2014 7:48 PM

I forgot to add the search link for Story of God Bible Commentary.

I also forgot to take away the links for the Ridderbos commentary on John and Paul:  An Outline of His Theology.  These two are no longer available on Pre-Pub.

Here is the updated file:

4011.NT2014_1_1.docx

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Joseph Turner | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Mar 27 2014 7:09 PM

Here are the newest versions with the changes listed:

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Changes in OT2014.2.0

 Added links for the following resources now available for download:

 Day, Linda M.  Esther  (Abingdon Old Testament Commentaries).  Nashville: Abingdon, 2005.  Careful exegesis with applications and perspectives in a post-9/11 world.

 Stuhlman, Louis.  Jeremiah  (AOTC).  Abingdon, 2005.  Insightful theological and ethical comments on the canonical shape of the book.

 Birch, Bruce C., Walter Brueggemann, Terence E. Fretheim, and David L. Petersen.  A Theological Introduction to the Old Testament.  2nd ed.  Abingdon, 2005.  An important survey of literary, theological, and ethical dimensions of the Old Testament.

 Webb, Barry G.  The Book of Judges  (NICOT).  Eerdmans, 2012.  Strongest literary analysis of the book. 

 Goldingay, John and David Payne.  A Critical and Exegetical Commentary on Isaiah 40-55, Volume 1  (ICC). T. & T. Clark, 2006.  Exhaustive linguistic, philological, and text critical study with extensive bibliographies typical of this series.  Technical, helpful exegesis.  First of two volumes.

 *Williamson, H.G.M.  A Critical and Exegetical Commentary on Isaiah 1-5, Volume 1  (ICC).  London: T. & T. Clark, 2006.  Exhaustive linguistic, philological, and text critical study with helpful exegesis.  Redaction critical approach.  First of three volumes to cover chs. 1-27.

 

Added links for the following resources now available in Pre-Publication:

Sweeney, Marvin A.  I & II Kings  (OTL).  Westminster John Knox, 2007.  An excellent analysis of the form and reason for inclusion of the various contents, written from a critical perspective. 

Niditch, Susan.  Judges  (OTL).  Westminster John Knox, 2008.  Strong on literary analysis and a folklorist understanding of the preservation of the traditions in the book.

Exum, J. Cheryl.  Song of Songs  (OTL).  Westminster John Knox, 2005.  A thorough exegetical commentary from a feminist perspective.

Childs, Brevard S.  Isaiah  (OTL).  Westminster John Knox, 2001.  The founder of the canonical approach comments with theological and literary sensitivity as well as an appreciation for the history of its interpretation.

*Allen, Leslie C.  Jeremiah  (OTL).  Westminster John Knox, 2008.  Well-informed detailed textual study focused primarily on the canonical form.  Little theological reflection.

 Mays, James L.  Micah  (OTL).  Philadelphia: Westminster, 1976.  A well-written commentary from the form critical perspective, although has not been as well received as his works on Amos and Hosea.

 Smith, George Adam.  The Historical Geography of the Holy Land.  25th ed.  Hodder & Stoughton, 1936;  Harper & Row, 1966.  This is an 1894 classic with vivid word pictures of the Holy Land.

 *Seow, C. L.  Job 1-21: Interpretation and Commentary.  Illuminations.  Eerdmans, 2013.  A detailed study with focus on the history of interpretation and on the exegetical details of the argument.

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Changes in NT2014.2.0

 Added links for the following resources now available for download:

 Keener, Craig S.  Acts:  An Exegetical Commentary, Volume 1 & 2:  Introduction and 1:1-14:28.  Grand Rapids: Baker, 2012.

 Added links for the following resources now available in Pre-Publication:

 Smalley, Stephen S.  The Revelation to John:  A Commentary on the Greek Text of the Apocalypse.  SPCK, 2005.

 Boring, M. Eugene.  Mark:  A Commentary  (NTL).  Louisville: Westminster John Knox, 2006.

 Carroll, John T.  Luke:  A Commentary  (NTL).  Louisville: Westminster John Knox, 2012.

 De Boer, Martinus C.  Galatians:  A Commentary (NTL).  Louisville: Westminster John Knox, 2011.

 Fowl, Stephen E.  Ephesians:  A Commentary  (NTL).  Louisville: Westminster John Knox, 2012.

 Sumney, Jerry L.  Colossians:  A Commentary  (NTL).  Louisville: Westminster John Knox, 2008.

 Collins, Raymond F.  1 & 2 Timothy and Titus:  A Commentary  (NTL).  Louisville: Westminster John Knox, 2002.

 Lieu, Judith M.  I, II, & III John:  A Commentary  (NTL).  Louisville: Westminster John Knox, 2008.

 Blount, Brian K.  Revelation:  A Commentary  (NTL).  Louisville: Westminster John Knox, 2009.

 Wall, Robert W.  1 & 2 Timothy and Titus  (THNTC).  Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2012.

 Wilson, Robert McL.  A Critical and Exegetical Commentary on Colossians and Philemon  (ICC).  London: T & T Clark, 2005.

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Joseph Turner | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Aug 16 2014 7:35 AM

Newest Versions:

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2211.NT2014_3_0.docx

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Joseph Turner | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Aug 16 2014 7:39 AM

Release Notes:

Changes in OT2014.3.0

 Added links for the following resources now available for download:

 Beyer, Bryan E.  Encountering the Book of Isaiah:  A Historical and Theological Study  (Encountering Biblical Studies).  Baker, 2007.  A very helpful and wide-ranging, illustrated introduction with good side discussions and charts on a variety of theological themes.  Conservative Evangelical. 

 Block, Daniel I., Bryan H. Cribb, and Gregory S. Smith eds.  Israel: Ancient Kingdom or Late Invention?  B&H Academic, 2008.

 Niditch, Susan.  Judges  (OTL).  Westminster John Knox, 2008.  Strong on literary analysis and a folklorist understanding of the preservation of the traditions in the book.

 Sweeney, Marvin A.  I & II Kings  (OTL).  Westminster John Knox, 2007.  An excellent analysis of the form and reason for inclusion of the various contents, written from a critical perspective.

 Exum, J. Cheryl.  Song of Songs  (OTL).  Westminster John Knox, 2005.  A thorough exegetical commentary from a feminist perspective.

 Childs, Brevard S.  Isaiah  (OTL).  Westminster John Knox, 2001.  The founder of the canonical approach comments with theological and literary sensitivity as well as an appreciation for the history of its interpretation.

 *Allen, Leslie C.  Jeremiah  (OTL).  Westminster John Knox, 2008.  Well-informed detailed textual study focused primarily on the canonical form.  Little theological reflection.

 Mays, James L.  Micah  (OTL).  Philadelphia: Westminster, 1976.  A well-written commentary from the form critical perspective, although has not been as well received as his works on Amos and Hosea.

 *Waltke, Bruce K.  A Commentary on Micah.  Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2007.  Detailed treatment by a seasoned exegete.  Evangelical.

 *Seow, C. L.  Job 1-21: Interpretation and Commentary  (Illuminations).  Eerdmans, 2013.  A detailed study with focus on the history of interpretation and on the exegetical details of the argument.

Added all links associated with the New Interpreter's Bible Commentary set.  I also standardized each entry with the author's name, book name, series name, etc...

Added search link to Old Testament Library in the Abbreviations section.

 Spelled out first name for

 Aharoni, Yohanan.  The Archaeology of the Land of Israel.  Trans. A.F. Rainey.  Westminster, 1982.  A classic work.

Changes in NT2014.3.0

 Added links for the following resources now available for download:

 *Garland, David E.  Luke (ZECNT).  Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2011.

 *Schnabel, Eckhard  J.  Acts  (ZECNT).  Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2012.

 *Pao, David W.  Colossians and Philemon  (ZECNT). Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2012.

 Shogren, Gary S.  1 & 2 Thessalonians  (ZECNT).  Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2012.

 Blomberg, Craig L.  From Pentecost to Patmos:  An Introduction to Acts through Revelation.  Nashville: B & H, 2006.  This is in Vyrso format.

 Gundry, Robert H.  Mark:  A Commentary on His Apology for the Cross.  Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1993.

 Wall, Robert W.  1 & 2 Timothy and Titus  (THNTC).  Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2012.

 Added links for the following resources now available in Pre-Publication:

 Allison, Dale C., Jr.  James: A Critical and Exegetical Commentary  (ICC).  London: Bloomsbury T & T Clark, 2013.

 Fixed typo in

 Best, Ernest.  A Critical and Exegetical Commentary on Ephesians  (ICC).  Edinburgh: T & T Clark, 1998.

 Added links for the following commentary sets under abbreviations:

 NTL = New Testament Library

 Corrected link for

 Blomberg, Craig L.  Jesus and the Gospels:  An Introduction and Survey.  2nd ed.  Nashville: Broadman & Holman, 2009.

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Keep Smiling 4 Jesus :) | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Aug 16 2014 8:27 AM

Joseph Turner:

Thanks for Logos resource links additions.

Denver Seminary Library page => http://www.denverseminary.edu/resources/library/ includes Bibliographic Guides with New Testament Exegesis Bibliography and Annotated Old Testament Bibliography

Keep Smiling Smile

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Joseph Turner | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Aug 16 2014 8:42 AM

Sorry about posting multiples in one day, but I realized that many sets have been released in the last few months as I have been slowly checking links.  I had already passed over these and highlighted them as not available, so by the time I finished, they had been released.  

Also, I have corrected the links for the Journal page in these Keep Smiling.  Thanks!

2308.OT2014_4_0.docx

6165.NT2014_4_0.docx

Note that the following change logs are in addition to the changes above from 2014.3.0.

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Joseph Turner | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Aug 16 2014 8:44 AM

Changes in OT2014.4.0

 Added links for the following resources now available for download:

 Childs, Brevard S.  Old Testament Theology in a Canonical Context.  Fortress, 1986.  Classic on canon with a sensitivity to the New Testament.

 Dever, William G.  What Did the Biblical Writers Know and When Did They Know It? What Archaeology Can Tell Us about the Reality of Ancient Israel.  Eerdmans, 2001.  Polemical but useful survey of biblical historiography and postmodern interpretations.

 Dever, William G.  Who Were the Early Israelites and Where Did They Come From?  Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2003.  Important archaeological arguments against the historicity of the biblical exodus and in favor of a largely indigenous people in Canaan who became Israel.  Israel can be ethnically identified in the twelfth highlands of Palestine.

 *Kitchen, Kenneth A.  On the Reliability of the Old Testament.  Eerdmans, 2003.  Evangelical application of archaeology and especially ancient Near Eastern texts to the Bible.

 Dever, William G.  Did God Have a Wife? Archaeology and Folk Religion in Ancient Israel.  Eerdmans, 2005.  An archaeologist writes a popular and polemical survey of Israelite religion with strong emphasis on the goddess Asherah.

 Fixed the Denver Journal Link

Changes in NT2014.4.0

 Added links for the following resources now available for download:

 *Powell, Mark A.  Introducing the New Testament:  A Historical, Literary, and Theological Survey.  Grand Rapids: Baker, 2009.

 *Ferguson, Everett.  Backgrounds of Early Christianity3rd ed.  Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2003.

 VanderKam, James C.  An Introduction to Early Judaism.  Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2001.

 *Hurtado, Larry W.  Lord Jesus Christ:  Devotion to Jesus in Earliest Christianity.  Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2003.

 Sakenfeld, Katharine D., ed.  New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible.  6 vols.  Nashville: Abingdon, 2006-    .

 *Green, Joel B., ed.  Hearing the New Testament: Strategies for Interpretation2nd ed.  Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2010.

 Porter, Stanley E. and Jason C. Robinson.  Hermeneutics:  An Introduction to Interpretive Theory.  Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2011.

 *Bauckham, Richard.  Jesus and the Eyewitnesses:  The Gospels as Eyewitness Testimony.  Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2006.

 Dunn, James D. G.  Jesus Remembered.  Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2003.

 *Keener, Craig S.  The Historical Jesus of the Gospels.  Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2009.

 *Dunn, James D. G.  Beginning from JerusalemGrand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2009.

 *Winter, Bruce W., ed.  The Book of Acts in Its First-Century Setting.  5 vols.  Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1993-96.

 *Gorman, Michael J.  Apostle of the Crucified Lord:  A Theological Introduction to Paul and His Letters.  Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2004.

 _______________.  Luke 2:  A Commentary on the Gospel of Luke 9:51-19:27 (Herm).  Minneapolis: Fortress, 2013.

 Kanagaraj, Jey J.  John  (NCCS).  Eugene, OR: Cascade, 2012.

 Corrected link for the Denver Journal

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Joseph Turner | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Aug 16 2014 8:47 AM

For those interested, following is the list of resources from the bibliographies that are not yet released or available from Logos:

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Joseph Turner | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Jan 4 2015 3:07 PM

Here are the newest editions:

2818.OT2014B_0_0.docx

1805.NT2014_5_0.docx

The new edition of the Denver Journal will be out soon, so there may be newer editions coming soon, but I wanted to get these updated while not teaching over Christmas break.  It should be pretty easy to come back and make the new changes.

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Joseph Turner | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Jan 4 2015 3:10 PM

Changes in OT2014B.0.0

Added links for the following resources now available on Pre-Pub:

 R. S. Hess and G. J. Wenham, eds., Making the Old Testament Live: From Curriculum to Classroom. Eerdmans, 1998, pp. 191-218.  This work is referenced in the introduction.

 Hess, R. S., and G. Wenham, eds.  Zion:  City of Our God.  Eerdmans, 1999.  History, religion, and theology of Jerusalem as revealed in the variety of Old Testament literature.

 Gunn, David M. and Danna Nolan Fewell.  Narrative in the Hebrew Bible.  The Oxford Bible Series.  Oxford University Press, 1993.  A counterpoint to Sternberg.

 Wilson, M. R.  Our Father Abraham:  Jewish Roots of the Christian Faith.  Eerdmans, 1989.  Introduction to Jewish thought and Jewish roots of the Church for Gentile Christians from a Messianic viewpoint. 

 Young, Edward J.  The Prophecy of Daniel.  Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1949.  A classical commentary of earlier decades.  Much attention given to millennial debates.  Evangelical.

 The following works have been added to the list:

 *Arnold, Bill T. and Richard S. Hess.  Ancient Israel’s History: An Introduction to Issues and Sources.  Baker Academic, 2014.  An up-to-date review of the questions and evidence surrounding the study of the Old Testament and the history it describes.

 The following works have been removed from the list:

 Ahlström, Gösta W.  The History of Ancient Palestine from the Palaeolithic Period to Alexander's Conquest.  With a contribution by G. O. Rollefson.  Edited by D. Edelman.  JSOT Supplement Series 146.  Sheffield Academic Press, 1993.  The most up-to-date of the major histories of ancient Israel though affected by the author's unconventional opinions and perspectives.

 Soggin, J. Alberto.  A History of Ancient Israel:  From Beginnings to the Bar Kochba Revolt, A.D. 135.  Westminster, 1985.  This is a classic liberal interpretation of Israel's history that, though now out of date, represents an important synthesis of Continental scholarship.

 The following works no longer have the highest recommendation:

 *Fleming, Daniel E.  The Legacy of Israel in Judah’s Bible:  History, Politics, and the Reinscribing of Tradition.  Cambridge University, 2012.  A significant, methodological rethinking of Israel’s history.

 Added link in Abbreviations section for Overtures to Biblical Theology, which has some available volumes in Logos.

Changes in NT2014.5.0

Added links for the following resources now available on Pre-Pub:

 Stein, Robert H.  Studying the Synoptic Gospels.  2nd ed.  Grand Rapids: Baker, 2001.

 Thiselton, Anthony C.  Hermeneutics:  An Introduction.  Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2009.

 Köstenberger, Andreas and Richard D. Patterson.  Invitation to Biblical InterpretationNashville: B & H, 2011.

 *Marshall, I. Howard and David Peterson.  Witness to the Gospel:  The Theology of Acts.  Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1998.

 Dunn, James D. G.  The New Perspective on Paul.  Rev. ed. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2008.

 *Thiselton, Anthony C.  1 Corinthians:  A Shorter Exegetical and Pastoral Commentary.  Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2006.

 Goppelt, Leonhard.  A Commentary on 1 Peter.  Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1983.

 

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Joseph Turner | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Jan 13 2015 2:04 PM

Here are the 2015 editions:

6116.OT2015_0_0.docx

5078.NT2015_0_0.docx

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Joseph Turner | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Jan 13 2015 2:07 PM

Changes in NT2015.0.0

The following works have been removed from the list:

Wenham, David and Steve Walton.  Exploring the New Testament, vol. 1:  A Guide to the Gospels & Acts.  2nd ed.  Downers Grove: IVP, 2001.

Vinson, Richard B.  Luke  (SHBC) Macon: Smyth & Helwys, 2009.

Johnson, Alan F.  1 Corinthians  (NTC).  Downers Grove: IVP, 2004.

Hansen, G. Walter.  Galatians  (NTC).  Downers Grove: IVP, 1994.

Liefeld, Walter.  1 and 2 Timothy, Titus  (NIVAC).  Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1999.

Towner, Philip H.  1 - 2 Timothy and Titus  (NTC).  Downers Grove: IVP, 1994.

Schnackenburg, Rudolf.  The Johannine Epistles.  New York: Crossroad, 1992.

The following works have been added to the list:

Witherington, Ben III. Invitation to the New Testament: First Things.  Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012.

Barclay, John M. G.  Jews in the Mediterranean Diaspora: From Alexander to Trajan (323 BCE to 117 CE).  Berkeley: University of California Press, 1999.

*France, R. T. Luke (TTC). Grand Rapids: Baker, 2013.

*Fee, Gordon D.  The First Epistle to the Corinthians  (NICNT).  2nd ed.  Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2014.

Vang, Preben. 1 Corinthians (TTC). Grand Rapids: Baker, 2014.

*Moo, Douglas J. Galatians (BECNT). Grand Rapids: Baker, 2013.

Spencer, Aída B. 1 Timothy (NCCS). Eugene, OR: Cascade, 2013.

*Jobes, Karen H.  1, 2, and 3 John (ZECNT). Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2014.

Schuchard, Bruce G.  1-3 John (CC). St. Louis: Concordia, 2012.

The following works now have the higher recommendation:

*Blomberg, Craig L.  Jesus and the Gospels:  An Introduction and Survey.  2nd ed.  Nashville: Broadman & Holman, 2009.

*Witherington, Ben, III.  Grace in Galatia:  A Commentary on Paul’s Letter to the Galatians.  Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1998.

*McCartney, Dan G.  James  (BECNT).  Grand Rapids: Baker, 2009.

The following works no longer have the higher recommendation:

Polhill, James B.  Paul and His LettersNashville: Broadman & Holman, 1999.

Bock, Darrell L.  Luke  (NIVAC).  Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1996.

Longenecker, Richard N.  Galatians  (WBC).  Dallas: Word, 1990.

Added the following to the abbreviations section:

TTC = Teach the Text Commentary

CC = Concordia Commentary

Removed the following from the abbreviations section:

EC = Epworth Commentaries

Changes in OT2015.0.0 

The following works have been added to the list:

Chisholm, Robert B. Jr. A Commentary on Judges and Ruth. Kregel Exegetical Library. Kregel, 2013. Good exegetical and theological insights. Important for homiletical implications.

*deClaissé-Walford, Nancy, Rolf A. Jacobson, and Beth LaNeel Tanner. The Book of Psalms. NICOT.  Eerdmans, 2014. Valuable, current exegesis and literary analysis of the Psalter in a single volume. 

The following works have been removed from the list:

Gow, Murray D.  The Book of Ruth:  Its Structure, Theme, and Purpose.  Apollos, 1992. Evangelical application of rhetorical and literary techniques to argue for a coherent structure to Ruth.

Weiser, A.  Psalms  (OTL).  Westminster, 1962.  Focus on annual festivals and the psalms' role in them.

The following works no longer have the highest recommendation:

Terrien, Samuel.  The Psalms:  Strophic Structure and Theological Commentary  (ECC).  Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2003.  A theological and practical exegesis of the Psalms from an expert in Wisdom literature; with translation.

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Brad | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Jan 13 2015 6:02 PM

Thank you very much for the new files and updates, Joseph.

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Joseph Turner | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Jan 13 2015 7:41 PM

Brad:

Thank you very much for the new files and updates, Joseph.

No problem!  Glad to be of service.

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Joseph Turner | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Jan 14 2015 4:40 AM

Sorry, but I came across a few in the NT that I missed:

3007.NT2015_1_0.docx

Changes in NT2015.1.0

Added links for the following resources now available for download:

Stein, Robert H.  Studying the Synoptic Gospels.  2nd ed.  Grand Rapids: Baker, 2001.

Wright, N. T.  “The Letter to the Romans.” in New Interpreter’s Bible, vol. 10:  Acts to First Corinthians.  Nashville: Abingdon, 2002.

Allison, Dale C., Jr.  James: A Critical and Exegetical Commentary  (ICC).  London: Bloomsbury T & T Clark, 2013.

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Joseph Turner | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Jun 17 2015 10:10 AM

Here are the newest versions.  Change logs will follow in the next post.

8272.OT2015_1_0.docx

8863.NT2015_2_0.docx

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Joseph Turner | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Jun 17 2015 10:12 AM

Changes in OT2015.1.0

Included links for the following works that are now available on Pre-publication:

*deClaissé-Walford, Nancy, Rolf A. Jacobson, and Beth LaNeel Tanner. The Book of Psalms. NICOT.  Eerdmans, 2014. Valuable, current exegesis and literary analysis of the Psalter in a single volume.

Klingbeil, Gerald A.  Bridging the Gap:  Ritual and Ritual Texts in the Bible.  BBRS 1. Eisenbrauns, 2007.  Thorough Evangelical introduction to Old Testament rituals with application to Christian faith and practice.

*Botterweck, G. J., H. Ringgren, H.-J. Fabry, eds.  Theological Dictionary of the Old Testament.  Eerdmans, 1977-.  Fifteen volumes have appeared in English translation.  The standard work.

Berlin, Adele.  Poetics and Interpretation of Biblical Narrative.  Almond, 1983.  A very helpful introduction to the various elements of a literary approach.

Heim, Knut Martin.  Like Grapes of Gold Set in Silver:  An Interpretation of Proverbial Clusters in Proverbs 10:1-22:16.  Beihefte zur Zeitschrift für die alttestamentliche Wissenschaft Band 273.  Walter de Gruyter, 2001.  Best exegesis of this difficult middle section of the book, with emphasis on context in understanding and relating the individual proverbs.

Included links for the following works that are now available for download:

Brueggemann, Walter.  Isaiah 1-39  (WeBC)  Westminster John Knox, 1998.  Canonical approach focused on ascertaining how the text speaks with power to modern realities.

_______________.  Isaiah 40-66  (WeBC).  Westminster John Knox, 1998.

Corrected author’s name and title for Oppenheim, A. Leo.  Ancient Mesopotamia:  Portrait of a Dead Civilization.  University of Chicago, 1977.

Corrected several links so that resources open at the beginning of books or appropriate sections (such as opening the correct book in a commentary that covers multiple books).

Listed out all volumes in the Writings from the Ancient World series, including the newest Pre-pub additions.

Corrected titles for

Smith, George Adam.  Atlas of the Historical Geography of the Holy Land.  25th ed.  Hodder & Stoughton, 1936;  Harper & Row, 1966.  This is an 1894 classic with vivid word pictures of the Holy Land.

Childs, Brevard S. Old Testament Books for Pastor and Teacher. Westminster, 1977.

Corrected title and date for *Smith, Gary V.  Amos:  A Commentary  (Library of Biblical Interpretation).  Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1988.  Solid exegesis with attention to theological concerns. Evangelical.

Changes in NT2015.2.0

Added links for the following resources now available in Pre-Publication:

Porter, Stanley E. and Cynthia Long Westfall, eds.  Empire in the New Testament.  Eugene, OR: Pickwick, 2011.

*Jobes, Karen H.  1, 2, and 3 John  (ZECNT). Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2014.

Gorman, Michael J.  Reading Revelation Responsibly:  Uncivil Worship and Witness:  Following the Lamb into the New Creation.  Eugene, OR: Cascade, 2011.

Hemer, Colin J.  The Book of Acts in the Setting of Hellenistic History.  Ed. Conrad Gempf.  Tübingen: Mohr (Siebeck), 1989.

Added links for the following resources now available for download:

*Fee, Gordon D.  The First Epistle to the Corinthians  (NICNT).  Rev. ed.  Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2014.

Charlesworth, James H. Brian Rhea, and Petr Pokorný, eds.  Jesus Research: New Methodologies and Perceptions: The Second Princeton-Prague Symposium on Jesus Research, Princeton 2007.  Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2014.

Collins, Raymond F.  1 & 2 Timothy and Titus:  A Commentary  (NTL).  Louisville: Westminster John Knox, 2002.

Sumney, Jerry L.  Colossians:  A Commentary  (NTL).  Louisville: Westminster John Knox, 2008.

Fowl, Stephen E.  Ephesians:  A Commentary  (NTL).  Louisville: Westminster John Knox, 2012.

De Boer, Martinus C.  Galatians:  A Commentary  (NTL).  Louisville: Westminster John Knox, 2011.

Johnson, Luke T.  Hebrews:  A Commentary  (NTL).  Louisville: Westminster John Knox, 2006.

Lieu, Judith M.  I, II, & III John:  A Commentary  (NTL).  Louisville: Westminster John Knox, 2008.

Carroll, John T.  Luke:  A Commentary  (NTL).  Louisville: Westminster John Knox, 2012.

Boring, M. Eugene.  Mark:  A Commentary  (NTL).  Louisville: Westminster John Knox, 2006.

Blount, Brian K.  Revelation:  A Commentary  (NTL).  Louisville: Westminster John Knox, 2009.

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The new versions are out, and there have been a lot of changes!  The files can be found in this post, and the change logs will follow.

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Changes in OT2015B.0.0

The following volumes have been added to the new list:

Auld, A. Graeme. 1 and II Samuel: A Commentary (OTL).  Westminster John Knox, 2011.  Detailed and extensive commentary, with literary and thematic sensibilities, from a critical perspective.

Cartledge, Tony W. 1 and 2 Samuel (SHBC).  Smyth & Helwys, 2001.  Exposition informed by critical theory but with an eye to student and pastoral concerns.  Sidebars with useful information.

*Firth, David G.  1 and 2 Samuel (AOTC). Apollos and InterVarsity, 2009.  Excellent commentary with good textual discussions and exposition.  Evangelical.

Morrison, Craig E.  2 Samuel  (Berit Olam:  Studies in Hebrew Narrative & Poetry).  Liturgical Press, 2013.  Narrative approach focusing on structure and literary features.

Konkel, August H.  1 & 2 Kings  (NIVAC).  Zondervan, 2006.  Solid treatment of text and background along with extensive consideration of contemporary significance.  Evangelical.

*Leithart, Peter J.  1 & 2 Kings  (BTCB).  Brazos, 2006.  One of the best commentaries in this series. Combines literary observations with wide-ranging theological reflections.

*Olley, John W.  The Message of Kings: God Is Present  (BST).  Downers Grove: IVP, 2011.  Excellent, informed exposition with solid theological reflections.  Evangelical.

*Wray Beal, Lissa M.  1 & 2 Kings  (AOTC).  Apollos and IVP, 2014.  Original translation with textual notes, helpful comments on form and structure, very good textual explanations.  Evangelical.

*Hahn, Scott W.  The Kingdom of God as Liturgical Empire:  A Theological Commentary on 1–2 Chronicles.  Baker Academic, 2012.  Exemplary theological and ecclesial reading of 1 and 2 Chronicles with reflections spanning both testaments and the history of interpretation.

Jonker, Louis C.  1 & 2 Chronicles  (UBCS).  Baker, 2013.  Solid exposition with literary and theological sensitivities, based on solid research.  Evangelical.

*Klein, Ralph W.  1 Chronicles: A Commentary  (Hermeneia).  Fortress, 2006.  Exhaustive study of Hebrew text.  Together the two volumes offer over 1100 pages of scholarship.

*______________.  2 Chronicles: A Commentary  (Hermeneia).  Fortress, 2012.  Exhaustive study of Hebrew text.  Together the two volumes offer over 1100 pages of scholarship.

Davies, Gordon F.  Ezra and Nehemiah  (Berit Olam).  Liturgical, 1999.  A helpful focus on rhetorical strategies and devices.

Levering, Matthew.  Ezra & Nehemiah  (BTCB).  Brazos, 2007.  Insightful theological comments on the biblical text that span both testaments.

Redditt, Paul L.  Ezra–Nehemiah  (SHBC).  Smyth & Helwys, 2014.  Solid commentary with an eye for contemporary relevance.  Sidebars with additional information.

Shao, Joseph Too, and Rosa Ching Shao.  Ezra–Nehemiah  (ABCS).  Asia Theological Association, 2007.  Exposition that works to interface the biblical text for the Christian church within Asian realities.  Evangelical.

Firth, David G.  The Message of Esther:  God Present but Unseen  (BST).  IVP, 2010.  Solid exposition with an eye to contemporary relevance.  Evangelical.

Linafelt, Tod and Timothy K. Beal.  Ruth and Esther  (Berit Olam:  Studies in Hebrew Narrative & Poetry).  Liturgical, 1999.  Insightful literary reading rather than a traditional exposition or theological reflection.

*Wells, Samuel, and George Sumner.  Esther & Daniel  (BTCB).  Brazos, 2013.  Thoughtful, extended theological reflections across the canon and in conversation with contemporary issues.

Goldingay, John.  Isaiah  (UBCS).  Baker, 2012.  (Formerly NIBC 13.  Hendrickson, 2001).  Exposition with helpful exegetical and theological insights.  Evangelical.

Goldingay, John.  Isaiah 56–66  (ICC).  Bloomsbury T&T Clark, 2014.  Exhaustive close reading of the Hebrew text with many helpful insights.  Critical evangelical.

Lessing, R. Reed.  Isaiah 40–55  (Concordia Commentary).  Concordia, 2011.  Study of Hebrew text and literary features with solid exposition, along with theological reflections from a conservative Lutheran perspective.

Tull, Patricia K.  Isaiah 1–39  (SHBC).  Smyth & Helwys, 2010.  Exposition from a critical perspective, with many helpful sidebars with background and other information.  Committed to connecting to contemporary issues.

Watts, John D. W.  Isaiah 1–33  (WBC).  Rev. ed.  Thomas Nelson, 2005.  Interprets the book as a literary work of dramatic speeches and scenes.  Revision reworks some ideas of the first.  Well documented.

_______________.  Isaiah 34–66  (WBC).  Rev. ed.  Thomas Nelson, 2005.  Interprets the book as a literary work of dramatic speeches and scenes.  Revision reworks some ideas of the first.  Well documented.

Brueggemann, Walter.  A Commentary on Jeremiah:  Exile and Homecoming.  Eerdmans, 1998.  Helpful commentary on sections with good expositional observations and insightful theological and ideological comments.

*Fretheim, Terence E.  Jeremiah  (SHBC).  Smyth & Helwys, 2002.  Critically informed but not intrusive.  Textual comments with substantive theological reflections by one of the more important Old Testament theologians of our time.

Lalleman, Hetty.  Jeremiah and Lamentations  (TOTC).  IVP Academic, 2013.  Good, brief exegetical comments on the text.  Evangelical.

Wright, Christopher J. H.  The Message of Jeremiah:  Against Wind and Tide  (BST).  IVP Academic, 2014.  Offers pastor and preachers good expositional, theological, and practical insights.  Evangelical.

Bailey, Wilma Ann, and Christina Bucher.  Lamentations, Song of Songs.  Believers Church Bible Commentary 27.  Herald Press, 2015.  Concerted effort to engage the text with modern personal, ecclesial, and social life.  Insightful and thought-provoking.

Dobbs-Allsopp, F. W.  Lamentations  (Int).  John Knox, 2002.  Good exposition of text, but pastoral reflections could be stronger for this series.

*O’Connor, Kathleen M.  Lamentations and the Tears of the World.  Orbis, 2002.  Stellar theological, literary, and pastoral commentary that wrestles with suffering, both personal and communal.

Renkema, Johan. Lamentations  (HCOT).  Peeters, 1998.  Detailed commentary on Hebrew text.

*Wright, Christopher J. H.  The Message of Lamentations:  Honest to God  (BST).  IVP Academic, 2015.  Excellent introduction followed by careful theological and practical commentary.  Evangelical.

The following volumes have been removed from the new list:

Campbell, Anthony F.  1 Samuel  (FOTL).  Eerdmans, 2003.  Form-critical analysis that attempts to identify the genre, setting, and literary features of the narratives.

_______________.  2 Samuel  (FOTL).  Eerdmans, 2005.

Fokkelman, J. P.  Narrative Art and Poetry in the Books of Samuel:  A Full Interpretation Based on Stylistic and Structural Analyses.  4 vols.  Van Gorcum, 1981-1993.  More than two thousand pages of careful literary analysis of the books of Samuel.

Gordon, R.P.  1 and 2 Samuel.  Zondervan, 1986.  Evangelical historical and grammatical study of the book.   Available under Sheffield Old Testament Guides.

Jobling, David.  1 Samuel  (Berit Olam:  Studies in Hebrew Narrative & Poetry).  Liturgical Press, 1998.  Feminist and deconstructionist essays on the book's structure and message from a modern critical perspective.

Smith, James E.  1 & 2 Samuel.  College Press NIV Commentary.  College Press, 2000.  Moderate detail from an evangelical perspective.

Fretheim, Terence E.  First and Second Kings  (WeBC).  Westminster John Knox, 1999.  A popular discussion that focuses on the literary and rhetorical direction and purpose of the texts.

Jones, G. H.  1 and 2 Kings.  Volumes I and II  (NCB).  Eerdmans, 1984.  Historical and textual criticism dominate the concerns of these volumes.

Knoppers, Gary N.  Two Nations under God:  The Deuteronomistic History of Solomon and the Dual Monarchies.  2 vols.  Scholars, 1993, 1994.  A doctoral dissertation that provides a historical and critical commentary on Kings.

Long, Burke O.  1 Kings with an Introduction to Historical Literature  (FOTL).  Eerdmans, 1984.  Moderate form-critical approach with concise discussion of structure, genre, setting, and intention of each passage.

_______________.  2 Kings  (FOTL).  Eerdmans, 1991.  See preceding.  Closes with extensive glossary of form-critical terminology.

Nelson, Richard.  First and Second Kings  (Int).  John Knox, 1987.  Theological approach to the narrative designed to seek lessons for preaching and teaching.

Blenkinsopp, J.  Ezra-Nehemiah  (OTL).  Westminster, 1988.  An important discussion reflecting opinions held by many scholars and stressing the importance of the period for Judaism.

Throntveit, Mark A.  Ezra-Nehemiah  (Int).  John Knox, 1992.  A more up-to-date discussion of theological and interpretative issues.

Carroll, Robert P.  Jeremiah  (OTL).  Philadelphia: Westminster, 1986.  Argues that the text is an ideological creation.

Clements, Ronald E.  Jeremiah  (Int).  Atlanta: John Knox Press, 1988.  An effort by a critical scholar to deal with the final form of the text.

Pixley, Jorge.  Jeremiah.  Chalice Commentaries.  Chalice, 2004.  Comments on larger sections, with an eye to political and ideological implications for today.

The following volumes no longer have the highest recommendation:

House, P. R.  1 and 2 Kings  (NAC).  Broadman, 1995.  Evangelical theological and literary synthesis of recent approaches.

Provan, Iain W.  1 and 2 Kings  (UBCS).  Baker, 2012.  (Formerly NIBC 7.  Hendrickson, 1995).  Literarily and theologically sensitive, with helpful endnotes and four excurses on canonical connections.  Evangelical. 

The following previously listed volumes are now given the highest recommendation:

*Sweeney, Marvin A.  I & II Kings  (OTL).  Westminster John Knox, 2007.  An excellent analysis of the form and reason for inclusion of the various contents, written from a critical perspective.

*Allen, L. and T. Laniak.  Ezra, Nehemiah, Esther  (UBCS).  Baker, 2012.  (Formerly NIBC 9.  Hendrickson, 2003).  Good exposition with attention to literary, historical, and cultural issues.  Evangelical

*Fensham, F.C.  The Books of Ezra and Nehemiah  (NICOT).  Eerdmans, 1982.  Evangelical focus on the historical and archaeological background.

*Fox, Michael V.  Character and Ideology in the Book of Esther.  University of South Carolina Press, 1991.  A text critical and literary study that stresses how open ended the book is with uncertainty about many aspects including the role of God.

*Jobes, Karen J.  Esther  (NIVAC).  Zondervan, 1999.  Very useful commentary that offers theological reflection and practical applications based on solid exegesis.  Evangelical.

*Berlin, Adele.  Lamentations  (OTL).  Louisville: Westminster John Knox, 2002.  A very good commentary, sensitive to literary issues and backgrounds, by a Jewish scholar.

Included links for the following work that is now available on Pre-publication:

*Webb, Barry G.  The Message of Isaiah:  On Eagle’s Wings  (BST).  InterVarsity, 1996.  Good Evangelical exposition with an eye to literary structure, historical background, and broader canonical connections.

Included links for the following work that is now available for download:

*deClaissé-Walford, Nancy, Rolf A. Jacobson, and Beth LaNeel Tanner. The Book of Psalms. NICOT.  Eerdmans, 2014. Valuable, current exegesis and literary analysis of the Psalter in a single volume. 

Corrected title for

Eissfeldt, O.  The Old Testament:  an introduction including the Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha, and also the works of similar type from Qumran:  the history of the formation of the Old Testament.  Trans. P.R.  Ackroyd.  Harper and Row, 1965.  The classic liberal Protestant introduction.

Added Edition information for Soggin, J. Alberto.  Introduction to the Old Testament  (OTL).  3rd ed.  Westminster, 1989.  The current standard in place of Eissfeldt; weak on literary approaches.

Added the following series names and abbreviations to the “Abbreviations” section:

ABCS = Asia Bible Commentary Series

BTCB = Brazos Theological Commentary on the Bible

SBTS = Sources for Biblical and Theological Study

TTCS = Teach the Text Commentary Series

UBCS = Understanding the Bible Commentary Series

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