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Overview

Edited by Joel B. Green, Scot McKnight, and I. Howard Marshall, this reference book encompasses everything relating to Jesus and the Gospels. Sure to be a valuable resource for pastors, teachers, and students for years to come.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780830817771
  • Publisher: InterVarsity Press
  • Publication date: 2/28/1992
  • Series: The IVP Bible Dictionary Series
  • Pages: 959
  • Sales rank: 601,419
  • Product dimensions: 7.32 (w) x 10.42 (h) x 2.25 (d)

Meet the Author

Joel B. Green (B.S., M.Th., Ph.D.) is professor of New Testament interpretation, Fuller Theological Seminary. He was vice president of academic affairs, provost and professor of New Testament interpretation at Asbury Theological Seminary in Wilmore, Kentucky. Prior to his appointment at Asbury in 1997, he was associate professor of New Testament at the American Baptist Seminary of the West/Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, California.
His books include What about the Soul? Neuroscience and Christian Anthropology (Abingdon, 2004); Narrative Reading, Narrative Preaching: The Recovery of Narrative and Preaching the New Testament (Baker, 2003); Salvation (Chalice, 2003); Introducing the New Testament: Its Literature and Theology (with Paul Achtemeier and Marianne Meye Thompson, 2001); Beginning with Jesus: Christ in Scripture, the Church and Discipleship (2000); Recovering the Scandal of the Cross: Atonement in New Testament and Contemporary Contexts (with Mark Baker, 2000); Between Two Horizons: Spanning New Testament Studies and Systematic Theology (with Max Turner, 2000) and The Gospel of Luke in the New International Commentary on the New Testament (1997).
For over 20 years, Green has been the editor of Catalyst, a journal providing evangelical resources and perspectives to United Methodist seminarians. An ordained elder in the United Methodist Church, he has pastored churches in Texas, Scotland and Northern California. He has also served on the boards of Berkeley Emergency Food and Housing Project, and RADIX magazine.

Scot McKnight (Ph.D., University of Nottingham) is professor of New Testament at Northern Seminary in Lombard, Illinois. He is the author of The Jesus Creed, The King Jesus Gospel, A Community Called Atonement, Embracing Grace, The Real Mary and commentaries on James, Galatians and 1 Peter, and coeditor of the award-winning Dictionary of Jesus and the Gospels. He is also a widely recognized blogger at the Jesus Creed blog. His other interests include golfing, gardening and traveling.

I. Howard Marshall (Ph.D., University of Aberdeen; D.D., Asbury) is Emeritus Professor of New Testament Exegesis and Honorary Research Professor at the University of Aberdeen in Aberdeen, Scotland. Among his numerous publications on the New Testament are his commentaries on the Gospel of Luke, Acts, 1-2 Thessalonians, the Pastoral Epistles, 1 Peter and 1-3 John.

He is coauthor of Exploring the New Testament: A Guide to the Letters and Revelation and coeditor of the New International Greek Testament Commentary series, as well as the author of the series' volume on Luke. He has also authored New Testament Theology: Many Witnesses, One Gospel.

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Table of Contents

Preface
How to Use This Dictionary
Abbreviations
Transliterations
List of Contributors
Dictionary Articles
Gospel Reference Index
Subject Index
Articles Index
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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 5, 2001

    A Goldmine!

    IVP and Dr. Daniel Reid have outdone themselves with this great series of dictionaries. This volume on Jesus & the Gospels is packed with over 900 pages of detailed information on the four gospels. With dozens of the leading scholars of our day contributing, the vast coverage of subjects is breathtaking. However, there are some problems in this dictionary. The contributors are allowed a certain amount of freedom and some of them, indeed, take it. For example, in the article on the Death of Christ, Joel Green (Methodist scholar at Asbury theological Seminary), denies that the doctrine of Propitiation involves the satisfaction of God's justice. There was a time when this would have been considered far from an 'evangelical' perspective. Nevertheless, this is an extremely helpful work that will prove invaluable to the pastor and teacher. The excellent and helpful articles far outweigh those that contain dubious material.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 9, 2000

    A must have for any student of Bible.

    An affordable but comprehensive resource. User friendly for laity but also helpful in more scholarly work. The first of a series, which covers the entire New Testament in three volumes.

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