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BOOKS by HERBERT W. BATEMAN IV

 


 

Understanding the Gospels: A Guide for Preaching and Teaching

edited by Herbert W. Bateman IV and Benjamin I. Simpson
Grand Rapids: Kregel, 2017

Understanding the Gospels  divides into four parts: Interpreting and Communicating the Gospels, Understanding the Gospels, Applying the Gospels, and Discovery Studies in the Gospels.

A multitude of authors have contributed to this fine work. On the one hand, there are authors who are known for their work in various disciplines that can enhance our interpretation and communication of the Gospels: Herbert W. Bateman IV, Donald R. Sunukjian, Craig A. Blaising, Timothy J. Ralston, Michael H. Burer, Jay E. Smith, and Buist M. Fanning. On the other hand, there are those authors who are well known for their work in the Gospels: Joel F. Williams, David K. Lowery, J. William Johnston, Benjamin I. Simpson, W. Hall Harris III, Mark L. Strauss, and Craig L. Blomberg. Their contributions have direct bearing in grasping the real intent of the orginal Gospel authors.

The book ends with a well defined list of sources for further study of his group of biblical books that make up three quarters of the New Testament. 

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Translating 1 John Clause by Clause: An Exegetical Guide

by Herbert W. Bateman IV and Aaron C. Peer
Leesburg, IN: Cyber-Center for Biblical Studies, 2017

Translating 1 John Clause by Clause  isolates John’s use of independent and dependent clauses, provides tips for translating John’s letter. The book divides into three parts. First, it provides an introduction whereby readers are prepped to translate 2 and 3 John. Second, it divides the two letters into ten manageable units for translating and provides a contextual orientation for each unit of thought. Finally, it provides an answer key with detailed exegetical explanations about the text.

The book interacts with lexicons, grammars, and English translations in order to orient the reader / translator to the challenges that come with translating 2 and 3 John. Yet the contextual orientation and clausal outlines enable the reader / translator to trace the flow of thought for each letter that will be helpful for teaching and preaching purposes.

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Jude

by Herbert W. Bateman IV
Bellingham, WA: Lexham, 2015

Jude is part of the Evangelical Exegetical Commentary, a critical commentary on the entire Bible for Evangelicals in digital form available wherever Logos Bible Software’s platform is available. While upholding the Bible as God’s inspired Word, it engages in rigorous critical scholarship, reveals the biblical theology for each book, and provides a poignant application suitable for pastors and scholars.

Bateman’s volume provides a cause-by-clause examination for Jude’s letter with exhaustive text critical discussions about the text of Jude. The commentary argues that Jude opposes the national uprising against Rome that was instigated by the Zealots (= Sicarii) between A.D. 62 and 66 (e.g., after the death of James and before the outbreak of the Judean war against Rome). Thus Jude opposes the Jewish revolt and exhorts Judean followers not to get involved the rebellion by way of examples from Jewish history (vv 5–7), Jude’s assessment of the current situation (vv 8–10), Jude’s condemnation of rebellion (vv 11–13), and previous condemnation of rebellion (14–16). The times were both turbulent and life threatening for Judean followers of Jesus, but they were to be merciful and share their faith (vv 4, 17–23).

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God's Big Picture: An Overview of God's Developing Story

by Herbert W. Bateman IV, Aaron C. Peer, Timothy D. Sprankle
Leesburg, IN: Cyber-Center for Biblical Studies, 2015

Want to expand your understanding of the Bible? Do you want to understand what God is doing? The book, God’s Big Picture: An Overview of God’s Developing Story answers those two questions and more.

Herbert W. Bateman first traces God’s plan that begins in Genesis and ends in Revelation. Timothy D. Sprankel then examines God’s Past Story with an overview of Genesis and 1 & 2 Samuel. Bateman surveys God’s current story in Matthew and Romans. Aaron C. Peer concludes the book with a look at God’s future story as presented in Revelation.

God’s Big Picture provides both notes and links to four corresponding videos from the 2014 Let’s Know the Bible conference. Let’s Know the Bible conferences exist to provide Bible teaching by leading Christian thinkers and local pastors for church leaders, churchgoers, and others so that people might learn more about God and the Bible and how to navigate everyday life more intentionally.

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Translating 2 and 3 John Clause by Clause: An Exegetical Guide

by Aaron C. Peer and Herbert W. Bateman IV
Leesburg, IN: Cyber-Center for Biblical Studies, 2015

Translating 2 and 3 John Clause by Clause  isolates John’s use of independent and dependent clauses, provides tips for translating the two letters, and explains exegetical decisions to assist in the translation of John’s letters. The book divides into three parts. First, it provides an introduction whereby readers are prepped to translate 2 and 3 John. Second, it divides the two letters into ten manageable units for translating and provides a contextual orientation for each unit of thought. Finally, it provides an answer key with detailed exegetical explanations about the text.

The book interacts with lexicons, grammars, and English translations in order to orient the reader / translator to the challenges that come with translating 2 and 3 John. Yet the contextual orientation and clausal outlines enable the reader / translator to trace the flow of thought for each letter that will be helpful for teaching and preaching purposes.

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Translating Jude Clause by Clause: An Exegetical Guide by Herbert Bateman

Translating Jude Clause by Clause: An Exegetical Guide

by Herbert W. Bateman IV
Leesburg, IN: Cyber-Center for Biblical Studies, 2013

Translating Jude Clause by Clause  isolates Jude’s use of independent and dependent clauses, provides tips for translating Jude, and explains exegetical decisions to assist in the translation of Jude’s letter. The book divides into three parts. First, it provides an introduction whereby readers are prepped to translate Jude. Second, it divides Jude into nine manageable units for translating Jude and provides a contextual orientation for each unit of thought. Finally, it provides an answer key with detailed exegetical explanations about the text.

The book interacts with lexicons, grammars, and English translations in order to orient the reader / translator to the challenges that come with translating Jude. Yet the contextual orientation and clausal outlines enable the reader / translator to trace the Jude’s flow of thought that will be helpful for teaching and preaching purposes.

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Interpreting The General Letters: An Exegetical Handbook by Herbert Bateman

Interpreting the General Letters: An Exegetical Handbook

by Herbert W. Bateman IV
Grand Rapids: Kregel Academic, 2013

Interpreting the General Letters, volume three in Handbooks for New Testament Exegesis, investigates the literary genre, historical background, and theology of the General Letters, more specifically Hebrews, James, the Petrine Letters, Johannine Letters, and Jude.

It then provides nine steps of exegesis that moves from preparation, to interpretation, and communication of the General Letters. Finally, Interpreting the General Letters provides a selected list of resources and glossary. Every chapter of the book is illustrated with numerous passages from the General Letters and will be a helpful resource for years to come. It includes an abundance of both charts and diagrams.

Podcast: Shaun Tabatt's Episode 90 of Author Talks where Shaun and Herb discuss Interpreting the General Lettershttp://BibleGeekGoneWild.com/090

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Jesus the Messiah: Tracing the Promises, Expectations, and Coming of Israel's King by Herbert Bateman

Jesus the Messiah: Tracing the Promises, Expectations, and Coming of Israel's King

by Herbert W. Bateman IV, Darrell L. Bock, and Gordon H. Johnston
Grand Rapids: Kregel Academic, 2012

Jesus the Messiah is a comprehensive presentation about the Messiah as he is portrayed in Hebrew Scripture, in Jewish literature written during the intertestamental period, and in the New Testament. The authors isolate and interact with key passages within the canonical text as well as many second temple non-canonical texts in order to trace the progressive development of the Messianic concept evident in Jewish literature. The book includes indexes, numerous charts, and fifteen maps.

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Charts on the Book of Hebrews in Kregel Charts of the Bible and Theology by Herbert Bateman

Charts on the Book of Hebrews

by Herbert W. Bateman IV
Grand Rapids: Kregel Academic, 2012

The Book of Hebrews presents interpretive challenges and theological comparisons unrivaled in the New Testament. Charts on the Book of Hebrews puts this demanding yet rewarding information in an accessible and useful format. The charts fall into four categories: Introductory matters (e.g., authorship of the Book of Hebrews), Influences in Hebrews (e.g. Second Temple messianic figures), Theological issues (e.g. words of exhortation), Exegetical concerns (e.g. figures of speech)

Students will find this an invaluable companion to classes on the Book of Hebrews. Pastors and teachers will benefit from these insightful charts to quickly clarify difficult concepts while teaching. And all visual learners will find that these charts make the Book of Hebrews more comprehensible.

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Interpreting the Psalms for Preaching and Teaching by Herbert Bateman

Interpreting the Psalms for Preaching and Teaching

edited by Herbert W. Bateman IV and D. Brent Sandy
St. Louis: Chalice, 2010

Interpreting the Psalms for Preaching and Teaching is designed to enable and encourage informed teaching and faithful preaching of the Psalms, using the guiding question, "What are the most important things Christians need to know to understand and be transformed by the Psalms?"

Twenty scholars have drawn together biblically valid insights on the Psalms to enable scholarship to contribute to the church. Contributing authors: Martin G. Abegg Jr. Richard E. Averbeck, William D. Barrick, Herbert W. Bateman IV, Robert B. Chisholm Jr., Bernon P. Lee, Eugene H. Merrill, Richard D. Patterson, Timothy J. Ralston, Tiberius Rata, D. Brent Sandy, Andrew J. Schmutzer, Julius W. L. Sing, David Talley, J. Glen Taylor, Marion Ann Taylor.

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A Workbook for Intermediate Greek: Grammar, Exegesis, and Commentary on 1-3 John by Herbert Bateman

 

A Workbook for Intermediate Greek: Grammar, Exegesis, and Commentary on 1-3 John

by Herbert W. Bateman IV
Grand Rapids: Kregel Academic, 2008

This thorough supplemental workbook leaves no stone unturned! Presenting a twelve-step process for analyzing the Greek text of 1–3 John, A Workbook for Intermediate Greek will be especially welcomed by students in either their first year (second semester) or second year. Students are expertly guided by well-crafted questions that help them gain a mastery of how words and clauses relate to each other. Throughout, Bateman focuses on syntax, but also offers ample grammar review, as well as many historical, exegetical, and grammatical comments.

A Workbook for Intermediate Greek can be easily used in conjunction with most Greek grammars. It is referenced to six intermediate grammars, including Daniel Wallace’s two standard works, ad five beginning grammars, such as William Mounce’s Basics of Biblical Greek and John Wenham’s Elements of New Testament Greek. It also interacts with sic Bible translations: KJV, NASB, NET, NIV, NLT, and NRSV. The accompanying CD contains an answer key and diagrams of every verse in the Johannine Epistles.

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 Four Views on the Warning Passages in Hebrews by Herbert Bateman

Four Views on the Warning Passages in Hebrews

edited by Herbert W. Bateman IV
Grand Rapids: Kregel Academic, 2007

Can believers lose their salvation if they fall away from God’s grace? Is there no restoration for a backslidden believer? Does salvation involve past, present, and/or future dimensions? These and other questions challenge readers of the five warning passages in Hebrews (2:1–4; 3:7–4:13; 5:11–6:12; 10:19–39; 12:14–29), verses that deliver both stern warnings and positive encouragement. Using the popular four-view format, this volume explores the original and contemporary meaning of these difficult passages, and promises to become a definitive resource for readers in both the academy and the local church.

Contributing authors: Herbert W. Bateman IV, Gareth Lee Cockerill, Buist M. Fanning, Randall C. Gleason, Grant R. Osborne and George H. Guthrie.

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Authentic Worship: Hearing Scripture’s Voice, Applying Its Truths by Herbert Bateman

 

Authentic Worship: Hearing Scripture’s Voice, Applying Its Truths

edited by Herbert W. Bateman IV
Grand Rapids: Kregel Academic, 2002

Few topics in the church today arouse more interest or debate than the issue of worship. Settling “the worship wars” will demand more than simply catering to the latest trends and satisfying personal preference.

In this irenic new book, recognized experts offer worship leaders and those preparing for ministry a valuable resource for sorting through layers of traditions and creative innovation to unchanging biblical tenets that define three key components to authentic worship: God as the object of our worship, music as the expression of our worship, and symbols as the images of our worship.

Contributing authors: Herbert W. Bateman IV, Robert E. Webber, Timothy J. Ralston, Thomas M. Stallter, Timothy D. Sprankle, David P. Nelson, Ronald E. Manahan, Thomas F. Atchison, and Richard E. Averbeck.

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Three Central Issues in Contemporary Dispensationalism: A Comparison of Traditional and Progressive Views by Herbert Bateman

 

Three Central Issues in Contemporary Dispensationalism: A Comparison of Traditional and Progressive Views

edited by Herbert W. Bateman IV
Grand Rapids: Kregel Academic, 1999

For years two groups of dispensationalists, commonly known by the terms traditionalists and progressives, have engaged in an ongoing debate centered around three crucial issues: (1) the interpretation of Scripture and the rules of hermeneutics govern our understanding of Scripture, (2) the Abrahamic, Davidic, and new covenants and how are they fulfilled or yet to be fulfilled, and (3) Israel and the church and how the two peoples are to be understood.

In an irenic debate format, Three Central Issues in Contemporary Dispensationalism demonstrate that those on either side of the issues care deeply about Scripture and its meaning. Contributing authors: Herbert W. Bateman IV, Darrell L. Bock, Elliot E. Johnson, J. Lanier Burns, Stanley D. Tousaint.

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Early Jewish Hermeneutics and Hebrews 1:5–13: The Impact of Early Jewish Exegesis on the Interpretation of a Significant New Testament Passage by Herbert Bateman

Early Jewish Hermeneutics and Hebrews 1:5–13: The Impact of Early Jewish Exegesis on the Interpretation of a Significant New Testament Passage

by Herbert W. Bateman IV
New York: Peter Lang, 1997

Early Jewish Hermeneutics and Hebrews 1:5–13 illustrates the significance of extra-biblical material for understanding the way the New Testament uses the Old Testament. Emphasis is laid on the early Jewish hermeneutical milieu of the New Testament era and the specific impact it had on the author of Hebrews. Methods of early Jewish interpretation are observed in various Qumran scrolls and then compared with Hebrews 1:5–13. The work not only reveals the unmistakable influences of early Jewish hermeneutics in Hebrews 1:5–13, it demonstrates the importance of early Jewish material for understanding the use of the Old Testament in the Book of Hebrews.

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Interpreting the Psalms for Teaching and Preaching

Four Views on the Warning Passages in HebrewsCharts on the Book of Hebrews

Commentary on Jude

Jesus the Messiah