Award of Distinctionin the Academic Theologycategory of The Gospel Coalition's 2023 Book Awards
A Clear, Careful Textbook to Help Bible Students Interpret Scripture
Pastors, thoughtful Christians, and students of Scripture must learn how to carefully read and understand the Bible, but it can be difficult to know where to start. In this clear, logical guide, Andreas J. Köstenberger and Gregory Goswell explain how to interpret Scripture from three effective viewpoints: canonical, thematic, and ethical.
Biblical Theology is arranged book by book from the Old Testament (using the Hebrew order) through the New Testament. For each text, Köstenberger and Goswell analyze key biblical-theological themes, discussing the book’s place in the overall storyline of Scripture. Next, they focus on the ethical component, showing how God seeks to transform the lives of his people through the inspired text. Following this technique, readers will better understand the theology of each book and its author.
A Clearly Written Guide on Biblical Theology: Analyzes all 66 books of the Bible, with emphasis on the coherent, unified framework of Scripture
Helps Readers Thoughtfully Interpret Scripture: Provides an essential foundation for a valid theological understanding of Scripture that informs Christian doctrine and ethics
Ideal for Pastors, Academics, and Other Serious Students of Scripture: This clear, thoroughly researched guide can be used as a textbook in seminary classes studying biblical theology or the Old and New Testaments
Table of Contents
Detailed Outline Authors' Preface Abbreviations List of Illustrations Chapter 1: Biblical Theology: A Canonical, Thematic, and Ethical Approach
Part 1: The Old Testament Chapter 2: The Old Testament Framework Chapter 3: The Law Chapter 4: The Prophets Chapter 5: The Writings
Part 2: The New Testament Chapter 6: The Order of Books in the New Testament Canon Chapter 7: Relationship between the Testaments Chapter 8: The Gospels Chapter 9: The Book of Acts Chapter 10: The Letters of Paul Chapter 11: The General Epistles Chapter 12: The Apocalypse Chapter 13: Conclusion