• Bart Ehrman says the Gospel of Matthew was not written by Apostle Mathew. Four gospel were written in perfect Greek language but the Mathew was not much educated. So what is your opinion. Who wrote the gospel of Mathew and the realiability of the gospel? Please explain ..... i have downloaded some of your books recently and will start to read your books ....
    1. I'm just going through the course NT309 (Critical Issues in the Synoptic Gospels). This is a massive blessing for me right now. Thanks so much for recording it, and making it available at discount last month. God bless you!!!
      1. Ich habe in die Links reingeschaut, die Maps sind allle in englisch. gibt es auch eine deutsche Version oder kann man die Sprache aud deutsch umstellen?
    2. What would you recommend for an Old Testament commentary, I use your New Testament series for study. Thank You Henry Sherwood
      1. Dr. Keener, Derek Kitterlin here, friend of T. Wright, your assistant. Under the Matt. 7:1-6 heading "The discourse recognizes that right beliefs about judging are inadequate" there is an error. The first reference of 28:1 is Sirach, the second is Matt:28:2 & 28:3 respectively. I believe these two should also be Sirach references rather than Matthew.
        1. Sir: May i use this passage as a teaching aide to my congregation. No copies will be printed. I will use excerpts downloaded to my computer.
          1. Hi Craig will we be getting Spirit Hermeneutics in Logos software edition?
            1. reading Spirit hermeneutics now in hardback, Im only in chapter 3 but I think this book will be one of the great ones.
          2. In the NIVAC Revelation you state, "Scholars debate whether “sexual immorality” in Revelation 2:14 refers to literal prostitution, such as the prostitution sometimes conducted in pagan temples, or to a spiritual adultery that leads astray from God. Sexual immorality was rife in the eastern Mediterranean—no less common than today. Nevertheless, in view of the frequent use of the image in the Hebrew Bible (e.g., 2 Kings 9:22; Jer. 3:9; 13:27; Ezek. 16:15–36; 23:7–35; Hos. 1:2; 4:12; 5:4; Nah. 3:4) and especially in view of the “prostitute” later in this book (Rev. 17:1, 15–16), the spiritual sense seems more likely here and in 2:20." I understand the point you're making. I wonder though, in consideration of things like Galatians 5:19ff, and Eph. 5:1f, Col. 3, 1 Thess4:3, 1 Tim 1:10, or 1 Cor.5:1-6:18, and considering that the thrust of the Rev. passage seems to be somewhat more focused on the teaching (without excluding the deeds), it would seem that some of our modern grace heavy teachings in the church today, which deny that a "saved" person can be condemned, fall into this category of teaching. Is our view (modern mainstream church) of grace focused on the gift and not the giver, the blessings and not the curse? Have we fallen into this teaching of Balaam, all the while claiming grace, and refusing to see our idolatries?
            1. Dr Keener, I love your work and your insights into scripture. I have noticed that most good commentaries, including yours, make quotes from texts that are outside of the Bible. Could you tell me what is the value of these extra-biblical texts and how they help us understand the scripture. Thanks
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                Hi. I'm Jim Keener in the Smoky Mountains of East Tennessee. My ancestors settled in this river valley after the Revolutionary War.They settled in Lancaster Co. PA in the early 1700s. I own one of your works. Great work. Jim R. Keener