- This mini course is an introductory defense of the Reformers doctrine of the perspicacity of Scripture as stated in the Westminster Catechism.
- I am very surprised not to see N.T. Wright included among authors who chime in on the topic. He has certainly been one of the leading thinkers on the topic in our time.
- totally, absolutely AGREE.. so often that is the case and so I hold back from ordering..
- You can see a short glimpse of it in this video https://www.logos.com/product/6831/lexham-high-definition-old-testamentLexham High Definition Old Testament (3 vols.)The Old Testament writers used a variety of literary and grammatical devices to guide their audience. Some of these devices function to attract attention to important information, while others served to push less important information into the background. Some were used simply to grab your attention, alerting you that something important or surprising was about to happen.www.logos.com
- I can only offer a limited review because I was pressed for time when I looked at it (I returned it since). The volume is interesting. It uses Hebrew names, something that adds colour and Jewishness to the accounts. I liked that. There are also references to Jewish practices that relates to the passages discussed. However, treatment is very brief and there were no citations in the passages I looked up. There would have been much more to say about these passages as far as Jewish practices and background goes, but even more significantly in terms of impact on the message. It is still valuable, just not enough!
- Sister F. Could you define "just not enough" please?
- "because I was pressed for time when I looked at it" I can see that this was true, because Stern gives an abundance of references, I'm at a loss for how this could be claimed. As far as length, this work wasn't written with an electronic edition in mind which would allow limitless entries, no, it was written as a single volume commentary on the whole NT. I thinl it adds a huge amount of value for that. At 934 pages, it's beefy enough for a single volume.
- I was disappointed with this book and after a while started to feel I was wasting my time reading it. I like and agree with NT Wright's basic premise that the NT is not a collection of proof texts for the theological traditions of Christendom which have developed thereafter. Most particularly, even while much of it is addressed to Gentiles, it remains very strongly Jewish in background and character. But first of all, I find Wright's style pompous and tedious. After a while, it feels like you've been reading basically the same thing over and over again. Secondly, I find his demonstrations to be sketchy. A good example of this is his analysis of how Paul's message relates to imperial propaganda. Wright makes a good point when he points to the significance of the accusation that Paul says that there is another king than Caesar (Acts 17:7). He is insightful in showing how conflicting a vision of the world the gospel affirmed in the face of imperial propaganda. But his attempt to show that there are allusions to the imperial "gospel" in multiple places in Paul's epistle affirms much more than it demonstrates. For instance, he does not really address the fact that much of the language that Paul uses is staple biblical language and would have been at home in other periods whether or not there was something akin to the imperial cult.