Jesus according to Scripture: Restoring the Portrait from the Gospels

Jesus according to Scripture: Restoring the Portrait from the Gospels

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Jesus according to Scripture: Restoring the Portrait from the Gospels by Darrell L. Bock, Benjamin I. Simpson

Updated Edition of a Bestselling Study of Jesus and the Gospels

In this work Darrell Bock, a leading evangelical New Testament scholar who speaks and teaches around the world, and Benjamin Simpson show that a coherent portrait of Jesus emerges from the four Gospels when they are taken seriously as historical documents. When read together, the Gospels provide a clear picture of Jesus and his unique claims to authority. This book surveys all the Gospel units and relates them to their parallel passages, showing how the literary and canonical relationships work. Offering up-to-date interaction with the latest discussions about Jesus, the second edition has been substantially revised and updated throughout and includes three new chapters on how we got the Gospels.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780801098086
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 01/31/2017
Edition description: 2nd Edition
Pages: 768
Sales rank: 832,971
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.90(d)

About the Author

Darrell L. Bock (PhD, University of Aberdeen) is executive director for cultural engagement at the Hendricks Center at Dallas Theological Seminary in Dallas, Texas, where he also serves as senior research professor of New Testament studies.

Benjamin I. Simpson (PhD, Dallas Theological Seminary) is assistant professor of New Testament studies and director of resource development at the Washington, DC, campus of Dallas Theological Seminary.

Table of Contents


Preface to the Second Edition
Preface to the First Edition
Part 1: The Four Gospels: Distinctive Voices and How We Got Them
1. Witnessing the Gospel
2. Remembering the Gospel
3. Retelling the Gospel
4. Overviews of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John
Part 2: Jesus according to the Synoptists
5. The Birth and Childhood of Jesus: The Hope of Promise (Matt. 1-2; Luke 1-2)
6. The Backdrop to Jesus's Ministry: John the Baptist, Jesus's Baptism and Temptations (Matt. 3:1-4:11; Mark 1:1-13; Luke 3:1-4:13)
7. The Initial Portrait of Jesus's Galilean Ministry: Teaching, Healing, and Controversy (Matt. 4:12-25; Mark 1:14-3:19a; Luke 4:14-6:16)
8. Jesus's Teaching on Relating to God and Others: The Sermon on the Mount and the Sermon on the Plain (Matt. 5:1-7:29; Luke 6:20-49)
9. More Galilean Ministry: Miracles, Mission to the Outcasts, and Discipleship in the Face of Opposition (Matt. 8:1-12:50; Mark 3:19b-35; Luke 7:1-8:3)
10. From Kingdom Teaching to Confession: How the Disciples Began to Understand Jesus (Matt. 13:1-16:12; Mark 4:1-8:26; Luke 8:4-9:17)
11. Confession and Prediction: The New Reality, Part 1 (Matt. 16:13-18:35; Mark 8:27-9:50; Luke 9:18-50)
12. Toward Jerusalem: The New Reality, Part 2 (Luke 9:51-18:14)
13. Continuing toward Jerusalem: Ministry in Judea and Final Lessons (Matt. 19:1-21:9; Mark 10:1-11:10; Luke 18:15-19:44)
14. The Passion Week: Controversy, Prediction of Judgment and Return, Trial, Death, and Resurrection (Matt. 21:10-28:20; Mark 11:11-16:8; Luke 19:45-24:53)
Part 3: Jesus according to John
15. Introducing Jesus in John's Gospel: The Word Incarnate and the First Witnesses—John the Baptist and the Disciples (John 1)
16. The Book of Signs: Before the Hour (John 2-12)
17. The Book of Glory: The Farewell Discourse and the Johannine Passion Account—The Hour Has Come (John 13-21)

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