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Encountering the New Testament: A Historical and Theological Survey
Elwell, Walter A. and Robert W. Yarbrough

Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2013 pp. xvi + 430.Third Edition. $49.99

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Encountering Biblical Studies


Description: Studying the New Testament can be an exciting-and intimidating-experience. This readable survey is designed to make the adventure less daunting and more rewarding. Two experienced classroom teachers offer a new edition of their bestselling and award-winning textbook, now with updated content and a new interior design.

Other distinguishing features include:
• abundant images, maps, and charts-all in full color
• sidebars that address ethical and theological concerns and provide primary source material
• focus boxes isolating key issues
• chapter outlines, learning objectives, and summaries
• study questions

An accompanying website will offer a wide array of resources for students and professors. Resources for students include flash cards, self quizzes, and chapter summaries. Resources for professors include suggestions for class activities as well as an instructor's manual and test bank.

Students of the New Testament will find this introductory text both informative and engaging.

Subjects: Bible, New Testament, Literature, Methods, Historical Approaches, History, Other History, Theological Approaches, Biblical Theology, New Testament Theology

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Review by Abson Joseph
Published 6/20/2014
Citation: Abson Joseph, review of Walter A. Elwell and Robert W. Yarbrough, Encountering the New Testament: A Historical and Theological Survey, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2014).


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