I have been given the opportunity to do some reviews on some books from a few different publishers. Some of them do not quite fit into the focus I have for Living Infuzion, but obviously have some good information. Here are some of my perspectives on some pretty good books! Enjoy!

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Handbook on the New Testament Use of the Old Testament

Publisher’s Summary:
This concise guide by a leading New Testament scholar helps readers understand how to better study the multitude of Old Testament references in the New Testament. G. K. Beale, coeditor of the bestselling Commentary on the New Testament Use of the Old Testament, focuses on the "how to" of interpreting the New Testament use of the Old Testament, providing students and pastors with many of the insights and categories necessary for them to do their own exegesis. Brief enough to be accessible yet thorough enough to be useful, this handbook will be a trusted guide for all students of the Bible.

My Review:
This book is an excellent reference book on a very interesting topic.  It is definitely written for the scholarly minded reader.  As someone that is quite versed in Biblical Studies, I found this book a bit over my head at points.  Two topics that I thought were very important, that were covered in the book were proper interpretation techniques, as well as the Jewish culture that shapes much of the Biblical landscape.  In many modern writings, the interpretation of Scripture is very loose.  It is good to read books where the scholarship is done, and the time and culture of the ancient texts are taken into account.

Book has been provided courtesy of Graf-Martin Communications and Baker Academic Books in exchange for an honest review.