Exegetical Helps/Summaries

 For the last few years, I've been using the various volumes of the "Exegetical Summary" series.  It's a set of books that provide an exegetical commentary on biblical texts.   These exegetical summaries are published by SIL (the Summer Institute of Language). I haven't used all of them, but I always appreciate them when I… Continue reading Exegetical Helps/Summaries

Goldingay’s Commentary on the Psalms: A Methodological Critique

I've been working with John Goldingay's 3-volume commentary set on the Psalms for a while now.  I haven't read every part (and I'm not overly familiar with Goldingay's other writings, though I know he's some stripe of an open theist, which is a whole other subject), but I have read and utilized it enough to register a… Continue reading Goldingay’s Commentary on the Psalms: A Methodological Critique

The Reformers, Scholastics, and Hosea 6.7: Exegesis and Covenant

Richard Muller, in Post-Reformation Reformed Dogmatics (PRRD) volume II on Holy Scripture, uses Hosea 6.7 to show two things: first, continuity between the patristic and medival commentators and Reformation/Post-Reformation commentators.  Second, he uses it to show the Reformation development of the pre-fall covenant. Does Hosea 6.7 talk about Adam breaking the pre-fall covenant (covenant of… Continue reading The Reformers, Scholastics, and Hosea 6.7: Exegesis and Covenant

A Brief On Beale’s Intro in “We Become What We Worship”

I'm looking forward to Andrew's next post, but since he and his wife are enjoying the presence of a new baby girl (congrats!!), I'll attempt to fill his void with something he and I recently discussed: G. K. Beale and hermeneutics.  For now, I'll do a small trek through Beale's intro in We Become What… Continue reading A Brief On Beale’s Intro in “We Become What We Worship”

Exegesis, Interpretation, and Using Systematic Theologies

This post is a plea for students of the word to use Systematic Theology books (Berkhof, Bavinck, Turretin, Hodge, etc.) when studying passages in Scripture. Here's one example why it can be helpful. In 1 Kings 21.27-29 the Bible says wicked King Ahab "humbled himself" (ESV; nikna in Heb). After studying that phrase, the context… Continue reading Exegesis, Interpretation, and Using Systematic Theologies