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 Christian in Thessalonica on the other hand. The second part consists mainly of exhortation or calls to action. 

 

Authors: 
Eugene A. Nida and Paul Ellingworth 
Price: 10.00US$

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 called Justus), Epaphras, Luke, and Demas (4.10-14). The letter is to the taken to Colossae by Tychicus, accompanied by Onesimus, who is from Colossae (4.7-9). A personal message is sent to Archippus (4.17).

Authors: 
Eugene A. Nida and Robert G. Bratcher
Price: 10.00US$

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 ideas as they come to him, and to do so with frequent outbursts of unrestrained emotion.

Authors: 
Eugene A. Nida and I-Jin Loh
Price: 10.00US$

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" in 1.1 are missing in important early manuscripts a fact which makes it very probable that the original copy did not have the name of the place to which the letter was being sent.

Authors: 
Eugene A. Nida and Robert G. Bratcher
Price: 10.00US$

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 Paul's own words, the basic question is: "Does God give you the Spirit and work miracles among you because you do what the Law requires or because you hear the gospel and believe it?" (3.5).

Authors: 
Eugene A. Nida and Daniel C. Arichea
Price: 10.00US$

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 expected to visit Corinth later (16.3,5 6),

 

Authors: 
John E. Ellington and Roger L. Omanson
Price: 10.00US$

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 sometimes creates problems for the translator.

Authors: 
Paul Ellingworth and Howard A. Hatton
Price: 10.00US$

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 alone. What gives Romans this appeal? Why is it so highly valued?

Authors: 
Eugene A. Nida and Barclay M. Newman Jr. 
Price: 10.00US$

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.

Authors: 
Eugene A. Nida and Barclay M. Newman Jr.
Price: 13.00US$

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, and not simply a biography of Jesus of Nazareth. This is not to say that the events of the life of Jesus are unimportant. They are important in the translation of the Synoptic Gospels, and no less important in the translation of the Gospel of John.

Authors: 
Eugene A. Nida and  Barclay M. Newman Jr
Price: 16.00US$

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'.

Authors: 
J. Reiling and J. L. Swellengrebel
Price: 19.00US$

A Handbook on Haggai, Zechariah, Malachi

13.00US$
SKU: 1477HZM

These are the last three books found in the Minor Prophets (sometimes referred to as “the Twelve”). This means that they are also the last books in the section of the Scriptures called in Hebrew nevi’im (“the Prophets”). Although in most English Bibles these books of the prophets are at the end of the Old Testament, they are not at the end of the Hebrew Scriptures, but are followed by another section called “the Writings.”
 

Authors: 
David J. Clark and Howard A. Hatton
Price: 13.00US$

A Handbook on Nahum, Habakkuk, Zephaniah

10.00US$
SKU: 1411NHZ

Nahum
 

Authors: 
David J. Clark and Howard A. Hatton 
Price: 10.00US$

A Handbook on Obadiah, Jonah, Micah

10.00US$
SKU: 1329OJM

Obadiah
 
This is the shortest book in the Old Testament. It has only one chapter and therefore references are made only to the verse numbers. The book is concerned mainly with the punishment of the people of Edom because of their treachery and cruelty to the people of Judah.
 

Authors: 
David J. Clark,   Norm Mundhenk,   Eugene A. Nida and Brynmor F. Price 
Price: 10.00US$

A Handbook on Amos

10.00US$
SKU: 1312AM

Very little is known about the prophet Amos himself. For example, nothing is known about the dates of his birth and death, the age at which he began his prophetic activity, or even the length of time that activity con­tinued. Amos does inform us that he did not belong to the Northern Kingdom of Israel to which he preached his messages; he came from the town of Tekoa in the mountains of Judah, twenty kilometers south of Jerusalem. It is clear that Amos' prophetic ministry took place in the time of Jeroboam II, who ruled over Israel from 787/6 - 747/6 BC.

Authors: 
Jan de Waard
Price: 10.00US$

A Handbook on Lamentations

10.00US$
SKU: 1244LA

The book of Lamentations poetically depicts the horrible atrocities that struck the city of Jerusalem and its inhabitants when the city was invaded by the Babylonian army in 587 B.C. It does so in part by contrasting the greatness and glory of the past with the abject misery of the present, which is the result of the defeat of Judah and the destruction of its capital city. But Lamentations is much more than a recital of sufferings; it is a confession which accepts God's word that he would destroy the nation and punish its people for their iniquity.
 

Authors: 
William David Reyburn
Price: 10.00US$

A Handbook on Daniel

10.00US$
SKU: 1268DN

The Book of Daniel is very much like the New Testament book, the Revelation to John, both in its style and in its type of literature. The primary aim of each of these two books is to strengthen faith and to encourage believers in all times, regardless of what trials and persecutions they may face. They are the writings of a kind of nonviolent resistance movement.
 

Authors: 
John E. Ellington and Rene Peter-Contesse
Price: 10.00US$

A Handbook on Ezekiel

31.00US$
SKU: 1251EZK

A Handbook on Ezekiel is part of the UBS Handbook Series. This is a series of “Helps for Translators” that present each book of the Bible from the unique perspective of Bible translators. This Handbook provides information about the book of Ezekiel that is especially important in helping translators and students of the Bible understand this book as it has come to us.

Authors: 
Dr. Carl Gross and Dr Philip Stine
Price: 31.00US$

A Handbook on Jeremiah

24.00US$
SKU: 123JE

The sheer length of Jeremiah (longer than either Isaiah or Ezekiel) and the complexity of its composition combine to create enormous challenges for the translator. In fact, Jeremiah is not really a “book” in the sense that most readers today would normally describe a book—it has neither an overall orderly arrangement nor clearly defined contextual settings for interpreting many of its individual parts.

Authors: 
Philip C. Stine and Barclay M. Newman Jr.
Price: 24.00US$

A Handbook on Isaiah [2 Vols]

50.00US$
SKU: 1879IS

The book of Isaiah is widely regarded by both Jews and Christians as one of the literary and theological high points of the Hebrew Bible. It is of lasting significance in both the synagogue and church. For the translator this book presents a challenge, not only because of its length, but also because it contains an immense range of vocabulary items, some of which are not found elsewhere in the Old Testament. Partly as a result of this, the interpretation of many passages today is problematic. In addition, Isaiah was an accomplished poet besides being a prophet.

Authors: 
Graham Ogden and Jan Sterk
Price: 50.00US$

A Handbook on Song of Songs

10.00US$
SKU: 1485SO

Love songs in Scripture? The Song of Songs (or, Canticles), with its very human expression of love between a man and a woman, is located in the Writings section of the Hebrew Bible. Throughout the centuries there have been those who have found it difficult to accept that the Scriptures contain a book like this, for it does not mention God or any of the major Old Testament themes and concerns. However, the earliest lists of canonical writings available to us all contain Song of Songs. Rabbi Akiba, at the Council of Jamnia in A.D. 90, is reported to have described it as ‘‘. . .

Authors: 
Graham S. Ogden and Lynell Marchese Zogbo
Price: 10.00US$

A Handbook on Ecclesiastes

12.00US$
SKU: 1213EC

There is perhaps no book in the Old Testament that has caused so many problems for interpreters as the book of Ecclesiastes (or, as it is known in Hebrew and in many versions, Qoheleth). The kind of challenge it presents is often summarized by pointing to two well-known German scholars of the nineteenth century, Heine and Delitzsch. Heine took the view that the author was a person with very little faith and a negative view of life, while Delitzsch thought that he was a pious, God-fearing Israelite.

Authors: 
Graham S. Ogden and Lynell Marchese Zogbo
Price: 12.00US$

A Handbook on Proverbs

16.00US$
SKU: 1205PR

In the Hebrew Bible the title of the book of Proverbs is mishle, which is the first word of the text and part of the construction mishle-Shelomoh, “the mashals of Solomon.” In order to understand the nature of the book as well as to translate its title, we need to examine how the Old Testament, and particularly the book of Proverbs itself, uses the Hebrew word mashal, often rendered “proverb” in English.

Authors: 
Euan McGregor Fry and William David Reyburn
Price: 16.00US$

A Handbook on Psalms

27.00US$
SKU: 1190PS

The English word ``Psalms'' is a transliteration of the Greek psalmoi, which is the title of the book in the Greek translation of the Old Testament, the Septuagint (see also Luke 20.42; Acts 1.20). ``Psalter'' is a collective term, meaning all 150 psalms. The Latin title Psalmi is found in some printed editions of the Hebrew text. The Hebrew name of the biblical book is sefer tehillim (``book of praises'') or simply tehillim.

Authors: 
Robert G. Bratcher and William David Reyburn
Price: 27.00US$

A Handbook on 1-2 Chronicles [2 Vols]

40.00US$
SKU: OT1824CH

A Handbook on 1-2 Chronicles is part of the UBS Handbook Series. This is a series of “Helps for Translators” that present each book of the Bible from the unique perspective of Bible translators. This Handbook provides information about the books of 1-2 Chronicles that is especially important in helping translators and students of the Bible understand these two books as they have come to us.

Authors: 
Roger L. Omanson and John E. Ellington
Price: 40.00US$

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