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A Beginner's Guide to New Testament Exegesis: Taking the Fear Out of Critical Method
Exegesis provides the process for listening, for hearing the biblical text as if you were an ordinary intelligent person listening to a letter from Paul or a Gospel of Mark in first-century Corinth or Ephesus or Antioch. This book by Richard Erickson will help you learn this skill. Thoroughly accessible to students, it clearly introduces the essential methods of interpreti ...more
Paperback, 239 pages
Published September 15th 2005 by IVP Academic
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Subjectively, this is 2/5, but if I were to be more objective, I'd give it 4/5. This book is assigned in a mandatory Exegesis course I have to take (it is better than the OT Exegesis book also assigned!). Part of the problem is that it feels like reading a high school math textbook that explains a mathematical concept (e.g. algebra) to you without you having to apply the teaching through doing the (algebra) work. I DO have to do exegesis assignments, but I don't have to consult this book. But if ...more
A decent book on New Testament exegesis and hermeneutics. His organization (especially chapter content decisions) and style were sub-par, though his syntax was at times excellent. Moderate use of xenocultural classifications and parallels (always enjoyable). I underlined often, and might keep it as a worthy reference, but I will certainly not read it through again.
Mar 19, 2012 Matthew rated it really liked it
Great introduction to many of the issues involved with Greek and New Testament Exegesis. Erickson explains any terms that readers may not be familiar with in helpful ways and with some humor at times as well. Helpful introduction to the topics.