Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society

The Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society is a journal of religion and theology. It was founded in 1958 and is published quarterly by the Evangelical Theological Society.Subjects include religion. The editor is Andreas J. Kostenberger.

Articles from Vol. 47, No. 4, December

1, 2 Peter, Jude
1, 2 Peter, Jude. By Thomas R. Schreiner. NAC. Nashville: Broadman and Holman, 2003, 512 pp., $29.99.Schreiner, Professor of New Testament and Associate Dean for Scripture and Interpretation at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, is also preaching...
1 Peter, Jude and 2 Peter
1 Peter, Jude and 2 Peter. By Donald P. Senior and Daniel J. Harrington. SacPag 15. Collegeville: Liturgical, 2003, xv + 315 pp., $39.95.I remember reading somewhere many years ago that the post-Vatican II Catholic acceptance of the historical-critical...
A Concise Dictionary of New Testament Greek
A Concise Dictionary of New Testament Greek. By Warren C. Trenchard. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2003, xvii + 177 pp., $43.00.Warren Trenchard has set out to produce a Greek lexicon that is up to date and full of detailed lexical information,...
At the Beginning of Life: Dilemmas in Theological Bioethics
At the Beginning of Life: Dilemmas in Theological Bioethics. By Edwin C. Hui. Downers Grove: InterVarsity, 2002, 416 pp., $25.00.Edwin C. Hui is professor of biomedical ethics and Christianity and Chinese Culture at Regent College, Vancouver. With both...
Beginning Biblical Hebrew
Beginning Biblical Hebrew. By Mark D. Futato. Winona Lake: Eisenbrauns, 2003, vii + 351 pp., $35.00.Writing from his prison cell in 1535, Tyndale requests "the use of my Hebrew Bible, Hebrew Grammar, and Hebrew Lexicon, that I may employ my time with...
Biblical Metaphors and the Doctrine of the Atonement
Metaphors have been a topic en vogue for several decades. Factors include the so-called "linguistic turn" of Western thought-Michel Meyer, who teaches at the University of Brussels, suggests "one could speak of a 'rhetoric turn' with Habermas and Perelman,...
Christianity in the Making, Vol. 1: Jesus Remembered
Christianity in the Making, vol. 1: Jesus Remembered. By James D. G. Dunn. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2003, xvii + 1019 pp., $55.00.In Jesus Remembered, James Dunn argues that the quest for the historical Jesus was often guided by the assumption that the...
Daily Life in Biblical Times
Daily Life in Biblical Times. By Oded Borowski. Archaeology and Biblical Studies 5. Atlanta: SBL, 2003, xi + 148 pp., $15.95 paper.This book provides an overview of daily life in Israel during the Iron Age (1200-586 BC). The five major sections of the...
Deuteronomy
Deuteronomy. By Richard D. Nelson. OTL. Louisville: Westminster John Knox, 2002, xv + 424 pp., $44.95.This commentary serves to update the discussion of Deuteronomy for the OTL series, in which Gerhard von Rad published Deuteronomy in 1966. Westminster...
Divine Aseity, Divine Freedom: A Conceptual Problem for Edwardsian-Calvinism
The purpose of this paper is to consider whether the Calvinist's typical understanding of why God created the world is consistent with the assertion of God's independence and self-sufficiency-an attribute theologians have labeled "aseity." The essence...
Ezra, Nehemiah, Esther
Ezra, Nehemiah, Esther. By Leslie C. Alien and Timothy S. Laniak. New International Biblical Commentary 9. Peabody: Hendrickson, 2003, 290 pp., $14.95 paper.A recent volume in Hendrickson's NIBC series contains commentaries by Leslie Alien (on Ezra and...
Jerusalem in Bible and Archaeology: The First Temple Period
Jerusalem in Bible and Archaeology: The First Temple Period. Edited by Andrew G. Vaughn and Ann E. Killebrew. SBL Symposia Series 18. Atlanta: SBL, 2003. 510 pp., $49.95 paper.The city of Jerusalem has always held a special place in the hearts and minds...
Jesus as the Imago Dei: Image-of-God Christology and the Non-Linear Linearity of Theology
That Jesus is central to Christianity is one of the least contested assertions in theology today. Furthermore, nearly all evangelical theologians deduce from the centrality of Jesus the principle that Christology must form the center of Christian theology....
Jewish Law in Gentile Churches: Halakhah and the Beginning of Christian Public Ethics
Jewish Law in Gentile Churches: Halakhah and the Beginning of Christian Public Ethics. By Markus Bockmuehl. Grand Rapids: Baker, 2003, xvi + 314 pp., $29.99 paper.Sooner or later any student of the NT must address the issue of how the Jewish and Gentile...
Jonathan Edwards: A Life
Jonathan Edwards: A Life. By George Marsden. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2003, xx + 640 pp., $35.00.Two thousand three marked not only the tercentennial of the birth of Jonathan Edwards, but also a landmark year for Edwards studies. A number of...
Jonathan Edwards in the Twentieth Century
It is hard to imagine that anyone interested in Jonathan Edwards, the great eighteenth-century American theologian, revivalist, and missionary, did not know that 2003 was the 300th anniversary of his birth. This milestone was marked by numerous commemorative...
Life in Biblical Israel
Life in Biblical Israel. By Philip J. King and Lawrence E. Stager. Louisville: Westminster John Knox, 2001, xxiv + 440 pp., $39.95.As veteran field archaeologists, both King and Stager are well qualified to co-author this volume-a part of the publisher's...
Lord Jesus Christ: Devotion to Jesus in Earliest Christianity
Lord Jesus Christ: Devotion to Jesus in Earliest Christianity. By Larry Hurtado. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2003, xxii + 746 pp., $55.00.Since 1979 Larry Hurtado, Professor of New Testament Language, Literature, and Theology at the University of Edinburgh,...
Magic and Paganism in Early Christianity: The World of the Acts of the Apostles
Magic and Paganism in Early Christianity: The World of the Acts of the Apostles. By Harts-Josef Klauck. Translated by Brian McNeil. Minneapolis: Fortress, 2003, xii + 136 pp., $15.00 paper.This short study originated in a lecture that was presented throughout...
Nelson's Old Testament Survey
Nelson's Old Testament Survey. By Charles Dyer and Eugene Merrill. Nashville: Thomas Nelson, 2001, 861 pp., $34.99.It is hardly conceivable that an OT survey could still be published that would contribute in a manner beyond what is already available,...
Paul: A Jew on the Margins
Paul: A Jew on the Margins. By Calvin J. Roetzel. Louisville: Westminster John Knox, 2003, xii + 116 pp., $14.95 paper.In Paul, A Jew on the Margins Calvin Roetzel brings together four previously published essays, along with two new contributions, in...
Psalm 118 in the Gospel of John: An Intertextual Study of the New Exodus Pattern in the Theology of John
Psalm 118 in the Gospel of John: An Intertextual Study of the New Exodus Pattern in the Theology of John. By Andrew C. Brunson. WUNT 2/158. Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2003, xiii + 451 pp., euro69.00.For those exploring the use of the OT in the NT there...
Slave of All: The Paradox of Authority and Servanthood in the Gospel of Mark
Slave of All: The Paradox of Authority and Servanthood in the Gospel of Mark. By Narry F. Santos. JSNTSup 237. London: Sheffield Academic Press, 2003, xii + 337 pp., $130.00.Paradox in Mark's Gospel is a topic that is both there and not there. It is...
The Bible and the Historian: Breaking the Silence about God in Biblical Studies
The Bible and the Historian: Breaking the Silence About God in Biblical Studies. By Paul S. Minear. Nashville: Abingdon, 2002, 280 pp., $30.00 paper.Long-time Yale professor and one-time ecumenical visionary Paul Minear was born in 1906, so it would...
The Book Study Concordance of the Greek New Testament
The Book Study Concordance of the Greek New Testament. By Andreas Köstenberger and Raymond Bouchoc. Nashville: Broadman & Holman, 2003, viii + 1528 pp., $59.00.Release of a variety of uniquely helpful study tools in recent years has facilitated work...
The Brother of Jesus: The Dramatic Story and Significance of the First Archaeological Link to Jesus and His Family
The Brother of Jesus: The Dramatic Story and Significance of the First Archaeological Link to Jesus and His Family. By Hershel Shanks and Ben Witherington III. New York: HarperCollins, 2003, 240 pp., $24.95.In the fall of 2002, who could have missed...
The Challenge of Bible Translation: Communicating God's Word to the World
The Challenge of Bible Translation: Communicating God's Word to the World. Edited by Glen G. Scorgie, Mark L. Strauss, and Steven M. Voth. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2003, 428 pp., $24.99.This book is a collection of essays on Bible translation presented...
The Gospel of Matthew and Its Readers: A Historical Introduction to the First Gospel
The Gospel of Matthew and its Readers: A Historical Introduction to the First Gospel. By Howard Clarke. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2003, xxiv + 297 pp., $22.95 paper."This is, yes, another commentary on St. Matthew's gospel" (p. x), though...
The Mutilation of Mark's Gospel
The Mutilation of Mark's Gospel. By N. Clayton Croy. Nashville: Abingdon, 2003, 230 pp., $20.00 paper.Did Mark originally end at 16:8, or not? And what about the awkward beginning of Mark's Gospel? clayton Croy posits that "through some mishap, the Second...
The Necessity, Problems, and Promise of Second Temple Judaism for Discussions of New Testament Eschatology
I. THE NECESSITY OF SECOND TEMPLE JUDAISMThe study of second Temple Judaism has reframed evangelical biblical theology. The reason is the presupposition of this paper: Jesus and his apostles read the sacred Scriptures of Israel through the lens of second...
The Significance of Parallels between 2 Peter and Other Early Christian Literature
The Significance of Parallels Between 2 Peter and Other Early Christian Literature. By Michael J. Gilmour. Academia Biblica 10. Atlanta: Society of Biblical Literature, 2002, xi + 176 pp., $29.95 paper.Any reader of this journal will be aware of the...
The Use of the Septuagint in New Testament Research
The Use of the Septuagint in New Testament Research. By R. Timothy McLay. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2003, xiv + 207 pp., $30.00.To what extent did the Septuagint influence NT theology? R. Timothy McLay explores this and other questions in his book, The...
Tolkien and C. S. Lewis: The Gift of Friendship/The Inklings Handbook: A Comprehensive Guide to the Lives, Thought and Writings of C. S. Lewis, J. R. R. Tolkien, Charles Williams, Owen Barfield and Their Friends
Tolkien and C. S. Lewis: The Gift of Friendship. By Colin Duriez. Mahwah: HiddenSpring, 2003, xii + 244 pp., $15.00 paper. The Inklings Handbook: A Comprehensive Guide to the Lives, Thought and Writings of C. S. Lewis, J. R. R. Tolkien, Charles Williams,...
Understanding the Book of Hebrews: The Story Behind the Sermon
Understanding the Book of Hebrews: The Story Behind the Sermon. By Kenneth Schenck. Louisville: Westminster John Knox Press, 2003, vii + 144 pp., $19.95 paper.Schenck uses the principles of narrative criticism to explain the implicit "story" behind Hebrews...
When Was Samaria Captured? the Need for Precision in Biblical Chronologies
I. FACTORS THAT PRODUCE WRONG CHRONOLOGIESThe major factors that continue to produce confusion in the field of OT chronology are (1) the scholar imposes his schemes and presuppositions on the information available from the Scripture texts rather than...
Where to Live: The Hermeneutical Significance of Paul's Citations from Scripture in Galatians 3:1-14
Where to Live: The Hermeneutical Significance of Paul's Citations from Scripture in Galatians 3:1-14. By Andrew H. Wakefield. Academia Biblica 14. Atlanta: Society of Biblical Literature, 2003, ix + 227 pp., $39.95 paper.Wakefield's goal is defining...
Zephaniah: A Commentary
Zephaniah: A Commentary. By Marvin A. Sweeney. Hermeneia. Minneapolis: Fortress, 2003, xvii + 227 pp., $47.00.This commentary represents the results of Sweeney's extensive study and publications on the reign of Josiah, the twelve minor prophets, and...
Zondervan Bible Study Library: Scholar's Edition 5.0
Zondervan Bible Study Library: Scholar's Edition 5.0. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2003, $349.99, CD-ROM.The release of the scholar's edition of Zondervan Bible Study Library marks another milestone in the progress of software publication in biblical studies....