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Handbook on the New Testament Use of the Old Testament: Exegesis and Interpretation
Beale, G. K.

Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2012 pp. xviii + 173. $17.99


Description: This concise guide by a leading New Testament scholar helps readers understand how to better study the multitude of Old Testament references in the New Testament. G. K. Beale, coeditor of the bestselling Commentary on the New Testament Use of the Old Testament, focuses on the "how to" of interpreting the New Testament use of the Old Testament, providing students and pastors with many of the insights and categories necessary for them to do their own exegesis. Brief enough to be accessible yet thorough enough to be useful, this handbook will be a trusted guide for all students of the Bible. Contents Introduction 1. Challenges to Interpreting the Use of the Old Testament in the New 2. Seeing the Old Testament in the New: Definitions of Quotations and Allusions and Criteria for Discerning Them 3. An Approach to Interpreting the Old Testament in the New 4. Primary Ways the New Testament Uses the Old Testament 5. Hermeneutical and Theological Presuppositions of the New Testament Writers 6. The Relevance of Jewish Backgrounds for the Study of the Old Testament in the New: A Survey of the Sources 7. A Case Study Illustrating the Methodology of This Book

Subjects: Bible, Literature, Methods, Historical Approaches, History, History of Interpretation

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Review by Pheme Perkins
Published 5/12/2013
Citation: Pheme Perkins, review of G. K. Beale, Handbook on the New Testament Use of the Old Testament: Exegesis and Interpretation, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2013).


Review by Maarten J. J. Menken
Published 5/12/2013
Citation: Maarten J. J. Menken, review of G. K. Beale, Handbook on the New Testament Use of the Old Testament: Exegesis and Interpretation, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2013).


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