Interpreting the New Testament Text: Introduction to the Art and Science of Exegesis


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With so many English Bible translations available, one might wonder, "Why bother with the hard work of biblical exegesis?" Foreign languages can be translated by computers, and many English versions are remarkably close to the Bible's original words and meaning. But the answer is clear: the Bible's deepest truths can only be discovered through in-depth study. This book covers the ideas, methods, and essentials of exegeting the New Testament, as well as providing examples of textual exegesis that demonstrate the importance of exegeting a text correctly. Serious Bible students will benefit from using this book in their Bible studies.

About the Author

Darrell L. Bock

Darrell L. Bock (PhD, University of Aberdeen) is executive director for cultural engagement at the Hendricks Center, senior research professor of New Testament studies at Dallas Theological Seminary, and senior Bible teacher for Back to the Bible radio. He is the author of over forty books. Darrell lives in Dallas, Texas, with his wife, Sally. They have three children and four grandchildren.


Buist M. Fanning

Buist M. Fanning (DPhil, University of Oxford) is the department chair and senior professor of New Testament studies at Dallas Theological Seminary, where he has taught for more than forty years. He is the author or contributor to many books, including Biblical Theology of the New Testament and the New Dictionary of Biblical Theology. He and his wife, Jan, have four children and twelve grandchildren.