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New Testament Handbooks Set (20)

232.00US$

A unique commentary with a professional bible translator's perspective.

Absolute focus on the text - with zero ecclesiastical or theological bias

Used by hundreds of bible translators worldwide. 

A comprehensive verse by verse guide to understanding exactly what is being communicated by the author...

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A Handbook on the Gospel of Matthew

21.00US$
SKU: NT1558MT

There are many things a translator should know about the Gospel of Matthew before attempting to translate even the first word. One important literary feature of the Gospel of Matthew is its relation to the Old Testament. In the first place, as Matthew attempted to recount the sayings and tea...

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A Handbook on the Gospel of Mark

13.00US$
SKU: OT01565MK

The Greek text has only 'according to Mark', but it has been traditional in most translations to expand this title to 'The Good News according to Mark' or 'The Gospel according to Mark' (or 'Saint Mark'). In some publications designed especially for distribution to people who are not already fami...

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A Handbook on the Gospel of Luke

19.00US$
SKU: NT1572LK

According to Luke, or, 'written down by Luke', 'written by Iucas-even again (Shipibo language, implying that other writers had written other hooks on the same subject), 'that Luke arranged/recorded', 'as Luke told/reported it'. whatever rendering is chosen, care should be taken to avoid three pos...

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A Handbook on the Gospel of John

16.00US$
SKU: NT1589JN

It is essential for the translator to have an overview of the structure of the Gospel of John, and also of some of its literary characteristics, before he begins to transIate. But even prior to these considerations the translator should be conscious of the fact that he is translating a Gospel, an...

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A Handbook on the Acts the Apostles

13.00US$
SKU: NT1596AC

In comparison with certain other books of the New Testament, The Acts of the Apostles affords the translators several distinct advantages. In the first place, it is an exceptionally well-organized account, with clearly marked transitionals to mark the connections between events. In this respect t...

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A Handbook on Paul’s Letter to the Romans

10.00US$
SKU: NT1602RO

Doubtless Paul's Letter to the Romans is the most widely read book of the New Testament, except for the Gospels themselves. In fact, if the apostle Paul had written nothing else, he would still be recognized as one of the outstanding Christian thinkers of all time on the basis of this letter alon...

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A Handbook on Paul’s First Letter to the Corinthians

10.00US$
SKU: NT1612CO1

In 1 and 2 Corinthians, Paul is writing to a church that he knew well. In many places he answers questions put to him by the Christians at Corinth, and tries to solve problems that have arisen in their church. Often he refers to people and events without giving many details of them. This sometime...

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A Handbook on Paul’s Second Letter to the Corinthians

10.00US$
SKU: NT1620CO2

After his first visit to Corinth, when he established the church there, Paul wrote a letter that is now lost (1 Cor 5.9-13). Later the Corinthians wrote to Paul about many matters, and 1 Corinthians was written in part in response to those questions. At the time that he wrote it, he&nbs...

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A Handbook on Paul’s Letter to the Galatians

10.00US$
SKU: NT1633GA

Paul's letter to the Galatians is one of the most significant books of the New Testament and of the whole Bible. Sometimes described as "the Magna Carta of Christian Liberty," it discusses in clear, emotional, and intensely personal language the basic issue of how a man is put right with God. In ...

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A Handbook on Paul’s Letter to the Ephesians

10.00US$
SKU: NT1647EP

This letter affirms that it was written by Paul to the church in Ephesus while he was in prison (3.1; 4.1; 6.20); it was to be taken to the church by Tychicus (6.21 22). There are questions concerning the author and the recipients of the letter. As for the recipients, the words "in Ephesus" ...

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A Handbook on Paul’s Letter to the Philippians

10.00US$
SKU: NT1657PH

Paul's letter to the Philippians is one of the best loved of all his letters. Translators will be in a position to do a better job is they are aware of some of the particularly significant features of this letter.This is an intensely personal letter. It lacks formality. Paul seems to set down ide...

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A Handbook on Paul’s Letter to the Colossians & Philemon

10.00US$
SKU: NT1664COP

Colossians 

Paul wrote the letter to the church at Colossae while he was in prison (4.3,18). Associated with him in the writing of the letter is Timothy (1.1), and greetings are sent from six other individuals who are also with Paul: Aristarchus, Mark, Joshua (also...

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A Handbook on Paul’s Letters to the Thessalonians

10.00US$
SKU: NT1671TH

Commentators are generally agreed that apart from greetings at the beginning of this letter, and the conclusion, the letter is divided into two parts. The first three chapters consist mainly of teaching based on the relationship between Paul and his fellow evangelists on the one hand, and the Chr...

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A Handbook on Paul’s Letters to Timothy and to Titus

10.00US$
SKU: NT1688TT

The three short letters that are the subject of this Handbook are known as the Pastoral Letters, a designation that was first used in the 18th century. This name is appropriate for at least two reasons: (1) these letters were written by an older church leader (Paul) to younger church leaders (Tim...

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A Handbook on the Letter to the Hebrews

10.00US$
SKU: NT01695HB

We do not know who wrote the Letter to the Hebrews, and we know nothing else that the author wrote. This means that we cannot, as in the case of Paul, use other letters to discover more about how the author thinks and writes. We have to rely mainly on the letter itself, which is rather short—less...

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A Handbook on the Letter from James

10.00US$
SKU: NT1701JM

The writer, who calls himself James, has traditionally been identified as James the brother of Jesus. That brother is mentioned by name in Mark 6.3; he is identified as the leader of the church in Jerusalem in Acts 12.17; 15.13; and 21.18; and he is described as ``the Lord's brother'' in Gal 1.19...

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A Handbook on the First Letter from Peter

10.00US$
SKU: NT01718P1

The First Letter of Peter is one of the most difficult books to translate in the whole New Testament. It is written in very formal Greek. Many of the sentences within the letter are long and complicated, so much so that it is rather difficult to be sure of the logical relationships within a sente...

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A Handbook on 2 Peter & Jude

10.00US$
SKU: NT01728J2P

The Second letter from Peter and The Letter from Jude have similar purposes. They are written to believers who are besieged by people who teach false doctrines among them.

The Second letter from Peter is addressed to Christians in general. The recipients are referred to as people ``who ...

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A Handbook on the Letters of John

10.00US$
SKU: NT01736JL


1 John

The traditional title, The First Letter of John, says more than is actually known. First, there is nothing in the text to prove that the writing is a real letter: it does not contain the characteristics of letter-writing style found in other New Testament...

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A Handbook on the Revelation to John

10.00US$
SKU: NT01744RV


This is an apocalypse (1.1), that is, a book that deals with eschatological matters, events that take place at the end of human history. There are apocalyptic passages elsewhere (such as Daniel 7–12, and Mark 13 and parallels), but this is the one biblical book that is thoroughly apocalyp...

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