The Lion and the Lamb: New Testament Essentials from the Cradle, the Cross, and the Crown

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Engaging and accessible, The Lion and the Lamb is an ideal resource for college students and others interested in knowing the essentials of each New Testament book. A concise summary of The Cradle, the Cross, and the Crown — the acclaimed New Testament introduction by the same authors — this volume sets a new standard for high-level, up-to-date research presented in a core knowledge format that is practical, relevant, and easy to follow.

Part One features chapters on the nature of Scripture and the religious and political background of the New Testament. Part Two covers the Gospels in the canonical order, Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. Part Three uses Acts as the framework for treating Paul’s letters in chronological written order: Galatians, 1-2 Thessalonians, 1-2 Corinthians, Romans, and the Prison and Pastoral Epistles (Philippians, Ephesians, Colossians, Philemon, and 1-2 Timothy and Titus, respectively). Part Four includes discussions of the General Epistles (Hebrews, James, 1-2 Peter, 1-3 John, Jude) and Revelation.

Each chapter clearly discusses the book’s key facts, contribution to the canon, historical setting, literary features, and theological message. In all, The Lion and the Lamb makes this learning exciting and rewarding.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781433677083
  • Publisher: B&H Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 7/15/2012
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 480
  • Sales rank: 1,312,713
  • Product dimensions: 7.10 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Andreas J. Kostenberger is professor of New Testament and director of Ph.D. Studies at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, North Carolina, and director of acquisitions for B&H Academic.

L. Scott Kellum
is associate professor of New Testament and Greek at Souteastern Baptist Theological Seminary.

Charles L. Quarles is vice president for Integration of Faith and Learning, professor of New Testament and Greek, and chairs the division of Christian Studies at Louisiana College in Pineville, Louisiana.

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Table of Contents

Abbreviations vii

Preface xiii

Part 1 Introduction 1

Chapter 1 The Nature and Scope of Scripture 2

Chapter 2 The Political and Religious Background of the New Testament 19

Part 2 Jesus and the Gospels 37

Chapter 3 Introduction to Jesus and the Gospels 38

Chapter 4 The Gospel According to Matthew 53

Chapter 5 The Gospel According to Mark 76

Chapter 6 The Gospel According to Luke 87

Chapter 7 The Gospel According to John 105

Part 3 The Early Church and Paul 121

Chapter 8 The Book of Acts 122

Chapter 9 Introduction to Paul and His Letters 138

Chapter 10 Paul's Letter to the Galatians 150

Chapter 11 Paul's Thessalonian Correspondence: 1-2 Thessalonians 162

Chapter 12 Paul's Corinthian Correspondence: 1-2 Corinthians 176

Chapter 13 Paul's Letter to the Romans 207

Chapter 14 The Prison Epistles: Philippians, Ephesians, Colossians, and Philemon 231

Chapter 15 The Pastoral Epistles: 1-2 Timothy, Titus 266

Part 4 The General Epistles and Revelation 287

Chapter 16 The Letter to the Hebrews 288

Chapter 17 The Letter of James 309

Chapter 18 The Petrine Epistles (1-2 Peter) and the Letter of Jude 324

Chapter 19 The Johannine Epistles: 1-3 John 356

Chapter 20 The Book of Revelation 374

Glossary 397

Name Index 414

Subject Index 418

Scripture Index 422

Maps 447

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