His work is characterised by brilliant theological insight, thorough scholarship, and an uncompromising commitment to the essentials of Reformed doctrine. This concise dis-cussion including clear illustrations from the New Testament itself is one of the greatest resources provided by the book. So far, I've only read portions of the commentary on Acts, Matthew, and John, and the entirety of Ephesians and 1 Peter. Dodd and a few other scholars began sowing the seeds of a new and fruitful approach to reading Scripture, by studying the New Testament writers' use of Old Testament texts. In addition, contributors have provided extensive bibliographies, making this an excellent reference guide to the best of current New Testament scholarship. D A Carson Ed Dr Don D.
Having said that, I've found it very useful in thinking through some of the difficult citations in the New Testament, especially when it seems like the author is making a bit of a stretch in quoting a specific passage. This landmark commentary promises to bring to pastors, scholars, and ordinary believers the fruits of more than a generation of intertextual scholarship. No authoritative answer to this question can be given, because New Testament authors did not explicitly mark all the places where they quoted or alluded to the Old Testament. The two-testament form of Scripture is not simply a challenge for pastors, but has for nearly two centuries been a dividing wall of hostility for the academy. This is a must-have reference for all who study the Bible. Should be close by for every pastor to consult and aid in working through passages. Third, the entries hit a sweet spot in terms of size.
This landmark volume should prove to be an invaluable resource for both the church and the academy--for pastors, teachers, and students alike, whether Protestant or Catholic--and for anyone wanting to go deeper into the heart of sacred Scripture. I keep this one on my desk at all times for ready reference whenever I'm studying a New Testament book or passage. Under the expert editorial guidance of G. Indeed, Beale and Carson are to be thanked and congratulated for a momentous accomplishment. Since I have been going through Hebrews, a hard book to thoroughly study through, it has single-handedly the best resource I have had for understanding the historical context, cross references, textual issues, etc. Book reviews are published online and in print every quarter in Bibliotheca Sacra. There has long been a need for a careful case-by-case treatment, since the use we see in the New Testament is so varied and diverse.
I simply can't recommend it any more highly. Every Christian who seeks thorough study on these matters should have a copy of this on their shelf. To address this need, the present volume provides a fresh, insightful, and judicious exposition of the most significant instances of the New Testament's use of the Old Testament. All will be led into helpful reflection on this important area of study. Beale Wheaton College Graduate School and Sean M. An index at the back of the volume efficiently leads the reader to discussions of any Old Testament or New Testament passage of particular interest.
If there is, you can proceed reading the commentary text. Mary''s College, University of St. Written by top-tier scholars with unsurpassed expertise in New Testament exegesis, these essays model sound engagement with Scripture that quotes Scripture. This excellent collection is a must-read for all who wish to understand how the New Testament writers understood and used their Bible. We are in their debt.
I continually find myself going back and back over the years to it as a reference. The latter half of the work provides a reservoir of suggestions con-cerning typical ways that the New Testament uses the Old Testament, from which the reader is encouraged to draw pp. Well done to the editors and authors of this useful and unique commentary. I could mention many more: Beale, Blomberg, Carson, Kostenberger, Silva, etc. Beale Wheaton College Graduate School and Sean M. This arduous task has now been accomplished by very competent New Testament scholars, resulting in an excellent reference work.
Generally, a detailed commentary on any particular book will deal with these issues in some way but the discussions in this commentary show that the contributers have considered these matters particularly thoughtfully so the conclusions they draw are particularly cogent. What makes this more than just another reference book, another oversize collection of homogeneous material collecting dust on a shelf? This book although lengthy and tedious at times is an incredible resources for pastors and teachers who want to get a feel for how the Bible fits together. He also notes that the method described in the Handbook stands behind his earlier work, co-edited with D. Carson, who are among the most respected authorities in the field, the contributors to this commentary have done scholars, pastors, and ordinary believers an enormous favor by sharing with them in a concise and accessible format some of the most useful and exciting discoveries that come from this approach. At the time the events of the New testament took place, some volumes of scripture in common use were the Tanakh, and the Septuagint. This is not a verse-by-verse commentary on the entire New Testament; there are plenty of commentaries that already do this well.
The work is well done and should prove to be a valuable resource for students and scholars alike. A perfect example of this is James 5:1-6 where James condemns the rich for oppressing their workers. Many more instances could be cited. I'm even planning on using this to help select appropriate Scripture readings for public services. Beale Wheaton College on Colossians Jeffrey Weima Calvin Theological Seminary on Thessalonians Philip Towner United Bible Societies on the Pastoral Epistles George Guthrie Union University on Hebrews D. Carson have brought together a distinguished team of scholars to provide readers with a comprehensive commentary on every quotation, allusion, and echo of the Old Testament that appears from Matthew through Revelation.
It is a vital resource for the reference library of every student of the New Testament. Pastors, students, and scholars will profit from the careful attention to both the Old and New Testament contexts in which the citations occur, and they will be enriched by the theological depth represented in this important book. Pao Trinity Evangelical Divinity School and Eckhard J. McDough Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary on Revelation Author Biography G. The Handbook begins by briefly describing current debates surround-ing how the New Testament authors used the Old Testament. Other works that examine the interaction of church and culture include The Inclusive Language Debate 1998 , Becoming Conversant With the Emerging Church 2005 , Christ and Culture Revisited 2008 and The Intolerance of Tolerance 2012. Pastors, students, and scholars will profit from the careful attention to both the Old and New Testament contexts in which the citations occur, and they will be enriched by the theological depth represented in this important book.
It is thorough yet concise, clear yet detailed. Weima Calvin Theological Seminary on 1 and 2 Thessalonians Philip H. Carson's Commentary on the New Testament Use of the Old Testament is a good starting point. This long-awaited volume deserves to become a standard text that will hopefully launch a new stage of fresh work in biblical research. Beale Wheaton College Graduate School on Colossians; -Jeffrey A. Understanding the many ways the authors of the New Testament appro-priated Old Testament writings is one of the most difficult issues faced by interpreters.