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Package: NIV Application Commentaries: OT & NT (44vols.)

About the Book

The NIV Application Commentary helps you communicate and apply biblical text effectively in today’s context.

To bring the ancient messages of the Bible into today’s context, each passage is treated in three sections:

  • Original Meaning. Concise exegesis to help readers understand the original meaning of the biblical text in its historical, literary, and cultural context.
  • Bridging Contexts. A bridge between the world of the Bible and the world of today, built by discerning what is timeless in the timely pages of the Bible.
  • Contemporary Significance. This section identifies comparable situations to those faced in the Bible and explores relevant application of the biblical messages. The author alerts the readers of problems they may encounter when seeking to apply the passage and helps them think through the issues involved.

This unique, award-winning commentary is the ideal resource for today’s preachers, teachers, and serious students of the Bible, giving them the tools, ideas, and insights they need to communicate God’s Word with the same powerful impact it had when it was first written.

theWord Features:

  • Verse popups
  • Verse (span) synchronization
  • Fully searchable text
  • Footnotes
  • Pages links
  • Easy navigation of topics via topics tree display.
  • *Scripture Index
  • *Subject Index
  • *Author Index
  • Special Text Colors
    • Normal: Text
    • Hyperlink: Glossary | Gen. 9:8
    • Page Number: [pg 21>
    • *Greek Transliteration: kataskanoo
    • *Hebrew Transliteration: ’ish ha’elohim
    • *Greek Transliteration: archon
    • *Greek: εὐδόκησα
    • *Hebrew Transliteration: weʿattah
    • *Hebrew: יָרֵךְ

Note: Does not display commentary under Bible text.
* Depends on each specific commentary.

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Package: Wuest Word Studies & New Testament Expanded Translation

Kenneth Wuest was a long time Greek teacher at Moody Bible Institute back in 1920’s, ‘30’s, 40’s, and 50’s. (Yeah – he taught almost 30 years). At that time, Moody was one of the leaders in both dispensationalism and fundamentalism.

When he started writing, it was his intent to bring the nuance of the Greek language out for the non-Greek speaking English reader. This reviewer thinks that he hits that mark pretty well.

His first book was entitled Treasures from the Greek New Testament for the English Reader. This was a collection of twelve essays (which became twelve chapters – imagine that!) that are topical. His second book was a commentary on 1Peter entitled First Peter in the Greek New Testament for the English Reader (do you see a common theme?). It is pleasantly verse by verse.

Over the course of his writing career, he wrote commentaries on Mark, Romans, Galatians, Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians, 1Timothy, 2Timothy, Hebrews, 1Peter, 2Peter, 1John, 2John, 3John, & Jude. [If you’re keeping score at home, that means he missed Matthew, Luke, John, Acts, 1Corinthians, 2Corinthians, 1Thessalonians, 2Thessalonians, Titus, Philemon, James, and Revelation.]

In addition to his commentaries, he also wrote six topical books – all revolving around word studies in the Greek New Testament.

Theological Bias

I’ve already noted that Wuest is both dispensational and evangelical in his doctrinal outlook. I also mentioned that in the era he wrote, Moody was considered a fundamentalist institution. That’s good.

I would like to point out that Wuest was not a KJV lover. He served on the translation team that produced the NASB. He actually published an entire expanded translation of the New Testament. But as you might think with his NASB background, his own translation is based on the Nestle Greek text, and not the Textus Receptus (which is the text behind the KJV). Personal kudos for rejecting the ASV; but he was one of the early proponents within the fundamentalist movement to depart from the KJV. He makes no apologies for correcting “error” in the KJV. For this reason alone, I don’t recommend this resource to anyone not grounded in bibliology.

Entry Length

Again, please note that his NT commentary covers only 15 books of the NT (of 27 total books); but because he left off four of the five longest books in the NT, his commentary actually covers far less than 50% of it. However, where he does have comments, they are more than sufficient. For me, they are right in the sweet spot between “sufficient” and “verbose” (I guess I like ‘em a little longer than sufficient…).

I like to provide an example from Rom 3:24 in these reviews. So here is Wuest on Rom 3:24 –

QUOTATION BEGINS – “Freely” is dōrean [δωρεαν], “freely, for naught, gratis, gratuitously, without just cause.” “Grace” is Charis [Χαρις] which signified in classical authors a favor done out of the spontaneous generosity of the heart without any expectation of return. Of course, this favor was always done to one’s friend, never to an enemy. But when Charis [Χαρις] comes into the New Testament, it takes an infinite leap forward, for the favor God did at Calvary was for those who hated Him. It was a favor clone out of the spontaneous generosity of God’s heart of love with no expectation of return. There are no strings attached to grace. It is given dōrean [δωρεαν], gratuitously. Of course, grace in the form of salvation is so adjusted that the one who receives it, turns from sin to serve the living God and live a holy life, for grace includes not only the bestowal of a righteousness, but the inward transformation consisting of the power of indwelling sin broken and the divine nature implanted, which liberates the believer from the compelling power of sin and makes him hate sin, love holiness, and gives him the power to obey the Word of God.

This grace shown the believing sinner is made possible, Paul says through the redemption which is in Christ Jesus. “Redemption” is apolutrōseōs [ἀπολυτρωσεως], the verbal form of which is apolutroō [ἀπολυτροω], “to redeem by paying the lutron [λυτρον] price.” There are three words translated “redeem,” agorazō [ἀγοραζω], “to buy in the slave market” (1 Cor. 6:20; 7:23, 2 Pet. 2:1), Christ bought us in this slave market of sin by His own blood; believers are His bondslaves; exagorazō [ἐξαγοραζω], “to buy out of the slave market” (Gal. 3:13; 4:5), the redeemed are never to be put up for sale in any slave market again; and litroō [λιτροω], “to set free by paying a price” (Tit. 2:14, 1 Pet. 1:18): the believer is set free from sin and free to live a life pleasing to God in the power of the Holy Spirit. The redemption price, the precious blood of Jesus, makes it possible for a righteous God to justify a believing sinner on the basis of justice satisfied. This Paul proceeds to explain in the next two verses. – QUOTATION ENDS

This might be a little longer than his typical comment, but you get the flavor here of how he writes.

Language Skills Needed

Did you remember the ending phrase in his titles? “…for the English Reader.” While a little bit of Greek is helpful (he does use words like “aorist,” “imperfect,” “middle voice,” and even “pluperfect,”), he actually does a pretty good job of explaining the importance of each of those words in his exposition. So Greek is helpful, yes, but not essential in profiting from this work. HOWEVER: keep reading for more info on the necessity of language skills.

Academic Target

Wuest and I are going to disagree on this. His work; my review. Wuest would tell you that his target was the Bible disciple who wanted to know more about his English Bible by expanding all of the nuances of the Greek into English. Fair enough. I would tell you that Wuest does not like the KJV, believes there to be translation errors in it, and those errors are due to the KJV coming from a corrupt Greek text. Hmmm. I have a problem with that.

Some of his comments are based on the Nestle text, which differs regularly from the TR. A knowledge of Greek will be very helpful – especially to those expositors who, like me, use the KJV/TR. When he makes an argument based on the Nestle text, it will be very helpful to know what the TR instead says. So due to his theological bias, I don’t recommend this resource to anyone who is not clear in his stance on bibliology. I have it tagged above as “Pastoral” for this reason.

And Then There’s All This Topical Content

Let’s not forget that he wrote six topical books, totaling almost another 100 chapters. From a personal perspective, this will be a harder tool to use (how are you going to find his interesting comments on “crowns” in a topical presentation?). But the writing is just as good, even though it may be hard to find.

Contents Conclusion

I like Wuest very much, as a matter of fact. It is too bad he did not finish all of the NT Books. I wish he had. And with the above mentioned foibles in mind, I recommend the use of his writing to you. This is a DDT approved Good Resource.

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An Interpretive Lexicon of New Testament Greek (Analysis of Prepositions, Adverbs, Particles, Relative Pronouns and Conjunctions)

DESCRIPTION

Book Summary

This interpretive lexicon is a Greek language resource that is intended to help students and translators to easily and quickly determine the range of translation possibilities for a wide variety of the smallest and most difficult words in the Greek New Testament to translate

About the Book

Save considerable time in translating and exegesis of the Greek New Testament text.

This Lexicon has a very specific and important purpose: to make the process of New Testament interpretation easier and more accurate by providing a comprehensive yet concise interpretation of Greek words that determine logical relationships between statements or clauses.

These words (prepositions, adverbs, particles, relative pronouns, conjunctions and other connectors) are essential to revealing and supporting the main ideas in the text and are especially useful for interpreting logical arguments, such as those found in the epistles.

While not exhaustive, this Interpretive Lexicon lists the vast majority of Greek connecting words, especially those that are notorious for being some of the most difficult words to translate.

Features include:

  • Concise definitions for quick analysis.
  • Examples of where the word is found in Scripture.
  • Page references to several major lexical resources for further translation options and nuances.
  • Interpretation of the broader categories of each word (for example: locative (in, among, on), means-end (with, by), grounds (because, on account of), temporal (while, at), and so on.

The interpretive feature of the book–evaluating the word’s function in discourse–is tremendously helpful for the exegetical process, allowing the translator to closely follow the logical flow of the text with greater efficiency. This Interpretive Lexicon is a valuable handbook for student, pastor, and scholar alike.

theWord Features:

  • Verse popups
  • Abbreviation popups
  • Many internal links
  • Word lookup via right-click-menu
  • Fully searchable text
  • Footnotes
  • Page numbers noted for BDAG (00 and 79)
  • Easy navigation of topics via topics tree display.
  • Special Text Colors
    • Normal: Text
    • Hyperlink: Luke 20:21
    • Greek: χρησις
    • Hebrew: א
    • Page Number: [pg21>
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Vocabulary of the Greek Testament: Student Edition (VGNTS)

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Updated to Version 1.5

Video by Allan Loder on VGNTS

‘Vocabulary of the Greek Testament: Student Edition’ (VGNTS) is an update/revision by Allan Loder of Moulton’s and Milligan’s ‘VGNT’ published 1924-1930.  It is based on the 1929 print edition — which is now in the public domain — along with some supplemental material from the 1930 edition. However, this is not merely an electronic reproduction of Moulton’s and Milligan’s book. Rather, it is a major update/revision designed to make this valuable resource more accessible to a wider English-speaking audience — especially those whose knowledge of the Biblical languages is very basic, “rusty,” or non-existent.

Each lexical entry is keyed to Strong’s numbers, has a transliteration and an English gloss.

There are over 937 new entries, not covered in the original print edition

New source materials are added to existing lexical entries, where available and deemed helpful.

There are over 500 cross-references to other related lexical entries within the module

Inline English translations are provided for all Greek text, as well as for most Hebrew, Aramaic, Syriac, Latin, French and German text.  A transliteration of some text is also provided, where deemed helpful.

Pertinent information, such as units of measure, currency, names of Egyptian months, official titles, etc., is provided and hyperlinked.

Please note: This resource is protected under derivative copyright law.

An overview of the module from inside theWORD

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Package: NIV Application Commentary: New Testament

Description

The NIV Application Commentary helps you communicate and apply biblical text effectively in today’s context.

To bring the ancient messages of the Bible into today’s world, each passage is treated in three sections:

  • Original Meaning. Concise exegesis to help readers understand the original meaning of the biblical text in its historical, literary, and cultural context.
  • Bridging Contexts. A bridge between the world of the Bible and the world of today, built by discerning what is timeless in the timely pages of the Bible.
  • Contemporary Significance. This section identifies comparable situations to those faced in the Bible and explores relevant application of the biblical messages. The author alerts the readers of problems they may encounter when seeking to apply the passage and helps them think through the issues involved.

This unique, award-winning commentary is the ideal resource for today’s preachers, teachers, and serious students of the Bible, giving them the tools, ideas, and insights they need to communicate God’s Word with the same powerful impact it had when it was first written.

Volumes and authors in The NIV Application Commentary, New Testament Set: Matthew – Revelation, 20-Volume Collection include:

  • Matthew by Michael J. Wilkins
  • Mark by David E. Garland
  • Luke by Darrell L. Bock
  • John by Gary M. Burge
  • Acts by Ajith Fernando
  • Romans by Douglas J. Moo
  • 1 Corinthians by Craig L. Blomberg
  • 2 Corinthians by Scott J. Hafemann
  • Galatians by Scot McKnight
  • Ephesians by Klyne Snodgrass
  • Philippians by Frank Thielman
  • Colossians, Philemon by David E. Garland
  • 1 and 2 Thessalonians by Michael W. Holmes
  • 1 and 2 Timothy, Titus by Walter L. Liefeld
  • Hebrews by George H. Guthrie
  • James by David P. Nystrom
  • 1 Peter by Scot McKnight
  • 2 Peter, Jude by Douglas J. Moo
  • Letters of John by Gary M. Burge
  • Revelation by Craig S. Keener
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