Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Commentary on the New Testament Use of the Old Testament

G. K. Beale and D.A Carson have edited a commentary on the New Testament's use of the Old Testament. This looks like it will be a very helpful commentary, one that will give the reader an understanding of the context of the Old Testament passage being quoted:

Readers of the New Testament often encounter quotes or allusions to Old Testament stories and prophecies that are unfamiliar or obscure. In order to fully understand the teachings of Jesus and his followers, it is important to understand the large body of Scripture that preceded and informed their thinking. Leading evangelical scholars G. K. Beale and D. A. Carson have brought together a distinguished team of scholars to provide readers with a comprehensive commentary on every quotation, allusion, and echo of the Old Testament that appears from Matthew through Revelation.
Here is the table of contents, introduction and a sample from the commentary for Acts by I. Howard Marshall.

Here is a list of the contributors:
Contributors: Craig Blomberg (Denver Seminary) on Matthew; Rikk E. Watts (Regent College) on Mark; David W. Pao (Trinity Evangelical Divinity School) and Eckhard J. Schnabel (Trinity Evangelical Divinity School) on Luke; Andreas J. Kostenberger (Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary) on John; I. Howard Marshall (University of Aberdeen) on Acts; Mark A. Seifrid (Southern Baptist Theological Seminary) on Romans; Brian Rosner (Moore Theological College) and Roy Ciampa (Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary) on 1 Corinthians; Peter Balla (Karoli Gaspar University, Budapest) on 2 Corinthians; Moises Silva (author of Philippians in BECNT) on Galatians and Philippians; Frank Thielman (Beeson Divinity School) on Ephesians; G. K. Beale (Wheaton College Graduate School) on Colossians; Jeffrey A. D. Weima (Calvin Theological Seminary) on 1 and 2 Thessalonians; Philip Towner (United Bible Societies) on the Pastoral Epistles; George Guthrie (Union University) on Hebrews; D. A. Carson (Trinity Evangelical Divinity School) on the General Epistles; G. K. Beale (Wheaton College Graduate School) and Sean McDonough (Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary) on Revelation
If enough of you guys buy it, I will be able to afford it :-)