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Thematic Dictionary of Matthew

Author : Rev. Prof. PETER PRYCE
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The problems that we set out to solve were: 1. How do I understand the Book of Matthew? 2. Since the Scriptures testify that the Gospel of Jesus Christ is a mystery, how do I know what the real message is in the Book of Matthew? 3. The Gospel of Jesus Christ is written in parables. Therefore, what technique can I use to find the real meanings and messages in the Book of Matthew? 4. How can I know that I have found the right message? 5. What are the spiritual themes, topics, and doctrines in the Book of Matthew, how do I locate them, and how do I understand them? 6. How many doctrines altogether did Jesus Christ teach in His 3-year Ministry? Those were the questions that prompted this book – Thematic Dictionary of Matthew – Intralingual Translation of Spiritual Themes. In the process, we developed 188 chapters in answers to all those questions. The first five chapters were devoted to academic and theoretical fundamentals that support the research carried out in this book, and they were mostly reproduced from my other published books as referenced at the beginning of each chapter. This has been a qualitative research in as much as it aligns with a Biblical constructivist paradigm of re-interpreting Scripture in a way that impacts spiritual and redemptive thought. We approached this research with methodical data collection from the Book of Matthew. In fact, we did a verse by verse reading and analysis of Matthew followed by an in-depth critical analyses of Scripture and hypotheses, using both inductive and deductive reasoning in the process whereby, if Christians will verify and yield to the teachings contained in this book, their spiritual life would greatly advance to the acknowledgment of the truth of the Gospel of Jesus Christ as recorded in the Book of Matthew. The research in this book also draws from two research methods: (1) Constructive Research methods, using the Perfect Harmony Theory of Translation and Interpreting (Pryce, 2011), by which we developed solutions to some 1,774 Scripture questions on multiple platforms, producing some 7,000 plus pages of Scripture Research, Bible Commentary, and other Christian books in the process. The full list of all my 99 books are listed at the end of this book. The second research method used in this book is the Empirical Research by which we tested the feasibility of the Perfect Harmony Theory for Translation and Interpreting (Pryce, 2011) to discover scriptural solutions to relevant questions.

Metanoia Repentance A Major Theme of the Gospel of Matthew

Author : ChoongJae Lee
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Matthew describes the beginning of Jesus’s ministry with the summary words, “μετανοεῖτε (repent/turn), for the kingdom of heaven is at hand” (3:2; 4:17). Why does Matthew use this command, μετανοεῖτε, at the beginning of his ministry, and how does it relate to the rest of the Gospel? What do μετανοέω and μετάνοια mean? Scholars have stated that μετανοέω in 4:17 has critical value for understanding Matthew because the verse functions as a summary statement (or key phrase) of Jesus’s public ministry and teaching. This book argues the thematic significance of μετάνοια (turning/repentance) in the Gospel of Matthew. The lexical idea of μετανοέω and μετάνοια involves a turning of mind (or heart, will, thinking) and behavior, and so in turn of one’s whole being and life. This opening commandment of turning (μετανοέω), especially the concept, the essence, and the contents is fully revealed throughout the body of Matthew in various ways. Discipleship, the language of righteousness, doing the will of God, changing one’s heart and mind, the Great Commission, and Matthean soteriological theme convey the essence of μετάνοια and the contents of the fruit worthy of μετάνοια(3:2, 8; 4:17). The five major teaching blocks (5–7; 10; 13; 18; 23–25) teach the theme and the content of μετάνοια.


Author : Rev. Prof. PETER PRYCE
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To the Student of Theology in The Bible University, there are three sources of information to help you succeed: 1. This detailed Accreditation and Curriculum book. 2. The website WWW.THEBIBLEUNIVERSITY.ORG 3. The Course books mentioned from chapter 13 of this book. In this book, you will find the Bible questions. In the Course book, you will find the actual answers to the Bible questions. WHAT DID WE SET OUT TO ACCOMPLISH IN THIS BOOK? In other words, what was the problem that necessitated this book? 1. We set out to educate the Student of Theology, the reader, on the proper definition and understanding of “Accreditation” in terms of Bible Colleges and Universities. 2. We wanted to provide a one-stop-shop where the prospective Theological Student will be able to take this book, read it, and possess a thorough understanding of the legal instrument that establishes The Bible University, its accreditation status, mission and vision, what courses are available, how to enroll, what to pay, what theological degree to expect, etc. WHAT DID WE ACCOMPLISH? So far, we have been able to accomplish, and even exceed, the set goals as stated above. WHAT METHOD DID WE USE TO PRODUCE THE BOOKS? We used the Perfect Harmony Theory for Translation and Interpreting (Pryce, 2011) that compels us to attain perfection in scriptural instruction by searching the Scriptures for supporting evidence of doctrinal position, not from only a section of the Bible, but from all Scripture as the Word of God commands: 2 Timothy 3:16 (KJV) All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: 2 Timothy 3:17 (KJV) That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works. ANY OPINIONS SO FAR? We discovered and formed the opinion that many highly-placed members of the Clergy have erred in theology and in doctrine, not knowing the Scriptures, even as Jesus Christ revealed in Mark 12:26-27 (KJV), and the main reason is that they are ignorant of the correct Bible teaching and interpretation methodology that Jesus Christ revealed to us in Matthew 22:41-46 (KJV)! A WORD FOR THE FUTURE? As stated in 2 Timothy 3:16-17 (KJV), the perfection of a true Man of God, and whether that Man of God will become thoroughly furnished unto every good work to the Glory of God, depends solely of his depth of the knowledge of God and his daily obedience to the Word of God!

O Woman Great is Your Faith

Author : Douglas Sean O'Donnell
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The concept of "faith" holds a central position in New Testament and early Christian thought, yet this concept has not received the careful attention it deserves in the Synoptic Gospels. The present study offers a comprehensive analysis of "faith" as a key motif in the Gospel of Matthew, where it plays a major role in communicating this Gospel's vision for how readers should respond to the person and message of Jesus. The argument propounded is that Matthew's unique narrative portrayal of the Canaanite woman's faith (15:21-28) is used for pedagogical purposes, namely, that by comparing and contrasting her "great faith" with those characters expressing "no faith" and "little faith," Matthew uses Jesus's quantitative πίστ-terms to teach on the nature of true faith. She embodies Matthew's theological vision of faith! Even though she is a gentile outsider/enemy, she comprehends the universal scope and abundant blessings of Jesus's mission. Moreover, she acknowledges Jesus's messianic identity, correctly perceiving him to be both David's royal heir and David's Lord. Finally, based on who she perceives Jesus to be and the purpose of his mission, she demonstrates faith as trust manifested in action.

Dictionary of Biblical Criticism and Interpretation

Author : Stanley E. Porter
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First Published in 2007. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

The Westminster Dictionary of New Testament and Early Christian Literature and Rhetoric

Author : David Edward Aune
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The Westminster Dictionary of New Testament and Early Christian Literature and Rhetoric details the variety of literary and rhetorical forms found in the New Testament and in the literature of the early Christian church. This authoritative reference source is a treasury for understanding the methods employed by New Testament and early Christian writers. Aune's extensive study will be of immense value to scholars and all those interested in the ways literary and rhetorical forms were used and how they functioned in the early Christian world. This unique and encyclopedic study will serve generations of scholars and students by illuminating the ways words shaped the consciousness of those who encountered Christian teachings.

Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible

Author : David Noel Freedman
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The Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible gathers nearly 5,000 alphabetically ordered articles that thoroughly yet clearly explain all the books, persons, places, and significant terms found in the Bible. The Dictionary also explores the background of each biblical book and related writings and discusses cultural, natural, geographical, and literary phenomena--matters that Bible students at all levels may encounter in reading or discussion. Nearly 600 first-rate Bible authorities have contributed to the Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible. Intended as a tool for practical Bible use, this illustrated dictionary reflects recent archaeological discoveries and the breadth of current biblical scholarship, including insights from critical analysis of literary, historical, sociological, and other methodological issues. The editorial team has also incorporated articles that explore and interpret important focuses of biblical theology, text and transmission, Near Eastern archaeology, extrabiblical writings, and pertinent ecclesiastical traditions--all of which help make the Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible the most comprehensive and up-to-date one-volume Bible dictionary on the market today.

Dictionary of Jesus and the Gospels 2nd edn

Author : J B GREEN
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The Dictionary of Jesus and the Gospels is unique among reference books on the Bible, the first volume of its kind since James Hastings published his Dictionary of Christ and the Gospels in 1909. In the more than eight decades since Hastings, our understanding of Jesus, the Evangelists and their world has grown remarkably. New interpretive methods illumined the text, the ever-changing profile of modern culture has put new questions to the Gospels, and our understanding of the Judaism of Jesus's day has advanced in ways that could not have been predicted in Hastings's day. But for many readers of the Gospels the new outlook on the Gospels remains hidden within technical journals and academic monographs. The Dictionary of Jesus and the Gospels bridges the gap between scholars and those pastors, teachers, students and lay people desiring in-depth treatment of select topics in an accessible and summary format. The topics range from cross-sectional themes (such as faith, law, Sabbath) to methods of interpretation (such as form criticism, redaction criticism, sociological approaches), from key events (such as the birth, temptation and death of Jesus) to each of the four Gospels as a whole. Some articles - such as the Dead Sea Scrolls, rabbinic traditions and revolutionary movements at the time of Jesus - provide significant background information to the Gospels. Others reflect recent and less familiar issues in Jesus and Gospel studies, such as divine man, ancient rhetoric and the chreiai. Contemporary concerns of general interest are discusses in articles covering such topics as healing, the demonic and the historical reliability of the Gospels. And for those entrusted with communicating the message of the Gospels, there is an extensive article on preaching from the Gospels. The Dictionary of Jesus and the Gospels presents the fruit of evangelical New Testament scholarship at the end of the twentieth century - committed to the authority of Scripture, utilising the best of critical methods, and maintaining dialog with contemporary scholarship and challenges facing the church.

Dictionary of Biblical Prophecy and End Times

Author : J. Daniel Hays
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All you wanted to know about biblical prophecy from A to Z, the Dictionary of Biblical Prophecy is a comprehensive reference tool. It is targeted for those who truly desire to understand prophecy and the end-times. Starting with “Abomination of Desolation” and continuing through hundreds of articles until “Zionism,” this book provides helpful and interesting discussions of the entire range of biblical prophecy, all at your fingertips.This exhaustive work contains articles on a broad sweep of topics relevant to the study of biblical prophecy and eschatology. The articles are based on solid scholarship, yet are clear and accessible to the lay reader, illuminating even the most complicated issues. The dictionary also strives for a balanced presentation by laying out differing positions along with their strengths and weaknesses, while not pushing any specific theological or interpretive agenda other than a firm commitment to seeking to understand the Scriptures. This is a valuable tool you will refer to time and again.

A Dictionary of Biblical Tradition in English Literature

Author : David Lyle Jeffrey
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Over 15 years in the making, an unprecedented one-volume reference work. Many of today's students and teachers of literature, lacking a familiarity with the Bible, are largely ignorant of how Biblical tradition has influenced and infused English literature through the centuries. An invaluable research tool. Contains nearly 800 encyclopedic articles written by a distinguished international roster of 190 contributors. Three detailed annotated bibliographies. Cross-references throughout.

Dictionary of Literary Themes and Motifs

Author : Jean-Charles Seigneuret
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This index is a veritable who's who of the greats of Western literature. . . . The Board recommends it for every collection whose users conduct analytical studies of literature. "Reference Books Bulletin" The powerful hold that literature exercises is based primarily on recognition--the reader's ability to identify with others through shared human concerns that transcend ttace, time, and cultural boundaries. These universal themes, and how they have been treated in literature from the classical period to the present, are the subject of the critical essays comprising this volume. A fascinating resource for students and general readers and an essential research tool for scholars in literature, it is the first thematic reference on this scale to be published in English. The dictionary consists of 143 essays contributed by 98 specialists in world literature. Topics covered include themes relating to adventure, family life, the supernatural, eroticism, status, humor, idealism, terror, and many other categories of human experience. Each entry begins with a defintion and a sketch on the origin and historical background of the literary theme. The topical essay discusses the significance and occurrence of the theme in world literature and supplies information on geographical area, genre, style, and chronology. Entries conclude with a selected bibliography of scholarship in the area. A cross-index to themes and motifs will enable the reader to find information on secondary or related topics. Convenient to use and presented in a standardized format, this major new reference will be an important acquisition for libraries with collections in English, American, and world literature.

A Thematic Access Oriented Bibliography of Jesus s Resurrection

Author : Michael J. Alter
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The keystone of Christianity is Jesus’s physical, bodily resurrection. Present-day scholars can be significantly challenged as they forage through voluminous documents on the resurrection of Jesus. The literature measures well over seven thousand sources in English-language books alone. This makes finding specific sources that are most relevant for specific scholarly purposes an arduous task. Even when a specific book is relevant, finding the parts of the book that are most relevant to the resurrection rather than other topics often requires additional effort. A Thematic Access-Oriented Bibliography of Jesus’s Resurrection addresses these challenges in several ways. First, the bibliography organizes more than seven thousand English sources into twelve main categories and then thirty-four subcategories, which are designed to help you find the most relevant literature quickly and efficiently. Embedded are pro and con arguments which support efficient access through brief annotations and then annotate the diversity and complexity of the field of religion by including sources that represent a diverse range of views: theistic (e.g., Christian, Jewish, Muslim, etc.), agnostic, and nontheistic. The objective of this bibliography is to provide convenient access to relevant sources from a variety of perspectives, allowing you to browse or find the one source accurately and with ease.

The Lord s Prayer and the Sermon on the Mount in Matthew s Gospel

Author : Charles Nathan Ridlehoover
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Charles Nathan Ridlehoover examines the Lord's Prayer in Matthew's Gospel, focusing on the prayer's centrality and showing how this centrality affects our reading of the Sermon on the Mount and subsequently, the prayer itself. Ridlehoover argues that the Lord's Prayer is structurally, lexically, and thematically central to the Sermon on the Mount, and the means through which disciples of Jesus are empowered to live out the kingdom righteousness it defines. In turn, the Sermon on the Mount clarifies what the answer to the petitions of the Lord's Prayer might look like in the life of the disciple of Jesus. Whilst the centrality of the Lord's Prayer has been noted by previous commentators, this centrality and its intended purpose has not hitherto been defined or examined in great depth. Ridlehoover fills this gap with a closely argued and in-depth study, ranging from methodology and the structure of the prayer itself to examining the Father, will, forgiveness and evil petitions, and the relevance of word and deed for hearers and doers. Ridlehoover's examination of the relationship between the Sermon and Prayer advances studies in compositional criticism and intratextuality.

Dictionary of New Testament Background

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The 'Dictionary of New Testament Background' joins the 'Dictionary of Jesus and the Gospels', the 'Dictionary of Paul and his Letters' and the 'Dictionary of the Later New Testament and its Developments' as the fourth in a landmark series of reference works on the Bible. In a time when our knowledge of the ancient Mediterranean world has grown, this volume sets out for readers the wealth of Jewish and Greco-Roman background that should inform our reading and understanding of the New Testament and early Christianity. 'The Dictionary of New Testament Background', takes full advantage of the flourishing study of the Dead Sea Scrolls and offers individual articles focused on the most important scrolls. In addition, the Dictionary encompasses the fullness of second-temple Jewish writings, whether pseudepigraphic, rabbinic, parables, proverbs, histories or inscriptions. Articles abound on aspects of Jewish life and thought, including family, purity, liturgy and messianism. The full scope of Greco-Roman culture is displayed in articles ranging across language and rhetoric, literacy and book benefactors, travel and trade, intellectual movements and ideas, and ancient geographical perspectives. No other reference work presents so much in one place for students of the New Testament. Here an entire library of scholarship is made available in summary form. The Dictionary of New Testament Background can stand alone, or work in concert with one or more of its companion volumes in the series. Written by acknowledged experts in their fields, this wealth of knowledge of the New Testament era is carefully aimed at the needs of contemporary students of the New Testament. In addition, its full bibliographies and cross-references to other volumes in the series will make it the first book to reach for in any investigation of the New Testament in its ancient setting.

Hellenistic Dimensions of the Gospel of Matthew

Author : Robert S. Kinney
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In the search for Matthean theology, scholars overwhelmingly approach the Gospel of Matthew as the "the most Jewish Gospel." Studies of its Sitz im Leben focus on its relationship to Judaism, whether arguing from the perspective that Matthew wrote from a cloistered Jewish community or as the leader of a Gentile rebellion against such a Jewish community. While this is undoubtedly an important and necessary discussion for understanding the Gospel, it often assumes too much about the relationship between Judaism and Hellenism (via Martin Hengel). Robert S. Kinney argues for a hybridized perspective in which Matthew's attention to Jewish sources and ideas is not denied, but in which echoes of Greek and Roman sources can be observed, focusing on identifying Matthew's use of rhetoric and its possible echoes of Greco-Roman philosophical disciple-gathering teachers.

Dictionary for Theological Interpretation of the Bible

Author : Kevin J. Vanhoozer
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For the pastor or serious layperson, the realm of biblical interpretation can be a confusing maze of personalities, communities, methods, and theories. This maze can often result in obscuring the main goal of interpreting Scripture: hearing and knowing God better. The Dictionary for Theological Interpretation of the Bible is a groundbreaking reference tool that introduces readers to key names, theories, and concepts in the field of biblical interpretation. It discusses these approaches and evaluates their helpfulness in enabling Christians to hear what God is saying to the church through Scripture. The contributors come from a variety of backgrounds, and the dictionary covers a broad range of topics with both clarity and depth.

The Matthew Commentary Collection

Author : Michael J. Wilkins
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This all-in-one commentary bundle on the book of Matthew features volumes from the NIV Application Commentary Series, Zondervan Exegetical Commentary Series, and Story of God Bible Commentary Series. Each volume provides new and unique insights from leading biblical scholars Michael Wilkins, Grant Osborne, and Scot McKnight. The unique features from each volume along with the diverse insights provided by the authors gives you all the tools you need to study and master the book of Matthew.

The Humanity of Jesus in Matthew

Author : Matt Jones
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Matthew’s portrait of Jesus communicates the importance of the human element of Jesus’s existence. While Mark’s Jesus may be the most human, Matthew was most interested in the human story of Jesus among the Gospel authors. This narrative critical examination of Matthew’s portrait prioritizes the human element of Jesus’s story. He purposely balances the human and transcendent so that he can reinforce the reader’s belief in Jesus and hope that Jesus’s life can be imitated.

Defining the New Testament Logia on Divorce and Remarriage in a Pluralistic Context

Author : Yordan Kalev Zhekov
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Christian marriage is a permanent union which requires the commitment of both spouses for its maintenance through fulfillment of its stipulations. The failure of the fulfillment of the latter provides legitimate grounds for divorce and remarriage of the innocent party. This work employs a fourfold approach for the development of NT ethical argumentation based on Richard B. Hays' Moral Vision of the New Testament. The author establishes the proper contextual grounds for the NT study through formulation of the Old Testament perspective on marriage as covenant. The relevant NT passages are examined through historical-critical and narrative-critical methods. A critical study of the main Christian traditions leads to an ecumenical formulation of the theological conclusions. Pragmatic implementation of the thesis follows an examination of the contemporary pluralistic context and applications in both Christian communities and the larger society within its legislative system.

Studies in Matthew s Gospel

Author : W.J.C. Weren
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These essays concentrate on structures and meanings in textual units from Matthew’s Gospel. New tools are developed for the intertextual analysis of relations with texts from the Hebrew Bible and the Septuagint. New windows are opened on shifts in the identity of Matthean communities.