Academic journal article Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society

Reading and Hearing the Word: From Text to Sermon: Essays in Honor of John H. Stek

Academic journal article Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society

Reading and Hearing the Word: From Text to Sermon: Essays in Honor of John H. Stek

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Leder, Arie C., ea. Reading and Hearing the Word: From Text to Sermon: Essays in Honor of John H. Stek. Grand Rapids: Calvin Theological Seminary/CRC Publications, 1998, 260 pp., $19.95.

This Festschrift in honor of John H. Stek contains 15 essays by 14 scholars, plus a bibliography of Stek's writings by Paul W. Fields (pp. 251-260). After an introductory essay by the editor introducing Stek ("John Henry Stek, Professor of Old Testament from 1963 through 1990" [pp. 7-14]), the volume proceeds in three parts.

Part One: "The Biblical Text: Translations, Versions, and Syntax": "Hearing God's Word Through A Good Translation," by Kenneth L. Barker (pp. 17-31); "The New International Reader's Version: What, Who, How and Why," by Ronald F. Youngblood (pp. 33-49); "The Textuality of Narrative: Syntax and Reading the Hebrew Bible," by Barry L. Bandstra (pp. 51-63).

Part Two: "Exegesis and Interpretation": "Grave Reflections on Genesis 35:16-9: From Text to Application," by William T. …

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