Joseph D. Fantin

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Jul 21, 2018
Joseph D. FantinJoseph D. Fantin
Acts: An Exegetical Commentary. Volume 4: 24:1–28:31. Now complete, Craig Keener’s four volume, 4501 page (xlii + 4459), 10¾ inch (27.5 cm) wide, 19 lb (8.62 kg) commentary, with more than 45,000 ancient nonbiblical references on...
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Jul 21, 2018
Joseph D. FantinJoseph D. Fantin
Philippians. Joseph Hellerman has contributed significantly to the scholarly literature on Philippians, and he continues that as author of this volume in the Exegetical Guide to the New...
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Jul 21, 2018
Joseph D. FantinJoseph D. Fantin
Sex in Antiquity: Exploring Gender and Sexuality in the Ancient World. Sex in Antiquity collects thirty articles on various topics related to sex, sexuality, and gender in the ancient world. The introduction (1–12) can be divided into two parts....
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Jul 21, 2018
Joseph D. FantinJoseph D. Fantin
John 1:1–7:1. The purpose of the Concordia Commentary series is to help those engaged in ministry (pastors, teachers, and missionaries) to teach the Bible in a clear and faithful manner. The...
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Jul 21, 2018
Joseph D. FantinJoseph D. Fantin
Gender, Manumission, and the Roman Freedwoman. Ancient Roman slaves were property. Unlike citizens, they did not possess personal agency, bodily integrity, legitimate family, or identity, and were therefore subject to...
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Jul 21, 2018
Joseph D. FantinJoseph D. Fantin
The Roman Forum: A Reconstruction and Architectural Guide. This is a volume designed to impress, with its large landscape format (12 inches wide and 9 inches tall); thick and glossy paper that showcases the full-color, sometimes full-page,...
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Sep 20, 2017
Joseph D. FantinJoseph D. Fantin
Colossians (Brazos Theological Commentary on the Bible) Although the volumes in the Brazos Theological Commentary series are generally written by theologians, this book is written by a scholar whose primary expertise is Old Testament...
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Sep 20, 2017
Joseph D. FantinJoseph D. Fantin
The First Epistle to the Corinthians The first edition of Gordon Fee’s First Corinthians (NICNT) commentary was published in 1987. It immediately became one of the most important commentaries on this New Testament...
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Sep 20, 2017
Joseph D. FantinJoseph D. Fantin
A Companion to Greek and Roman Sexualities Sexuality is a hot topic. In current debate, the ancient world’s experiences are often drawn upon to strengthen conclusions. Unfortunately, such appeals can be too simplistic....
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Sep 20, 2017
Joseph D. FantinJoseph D. Fantin
The New Testament on Sexuality (Attitudes towards Sexuality in Judaism and Christianity in the Hellenistic Greco-Roman Era) This is the final volume in Loader’s five-part series on “attitudes towards sexuality in Judaism and Christianity of the Hellenistic Greco-Roman era.” The previous volumes...
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Sep 20, 2017
Joseph D. FantinJoseph D. Fantin
Colossians (Smyth and Helwys Bible Commentary) The Smyth and Helwys Commentary series is intended for a wide variety of serious Bible students (p. xix). Nijay Gupta’s contribution on Colossians is a nice addition to this...
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Sep 20, 2017
Joseph D. FantinJoseph D. Fantin
Right Texts, Wrong Meanings: Busting Myths from Popular New Testament Texts In this little volume, Sam Tsang targets commonly misinterpreted texts in an attempt to help the average evangelical churchgoer better understand the Bible. After a brief...
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Sep 19, 2017
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A Critical Examination of the Doctrine of Revelation in Evangelical Theology Carisa A. Ash is director of student advising and adjunct professor in educational ministries and leadership at Dallas Theological Seminary. Her study analyzes use of the created...
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Sep 6, 2017
Joseph D. FantinJoseph D. Fantin
A Companion to the Neronian Age Nero ruled the Roman empire during AD 54–68. In this period, Paul wrote the majority of his letters, the church underwent its first major persecution after Nero blamed Christians...
Classic
Feb 28, 2017
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Classic: Same-Sex Sexuality and the New Testament In this classic episode, Dr. Darrell Bock, Dr. Robert Chisholm, Dr. Joe Fantin, and Dr. Jay Smith examine biblical passages often brought up in public square conversations about...
Classic
Feb 21, 2017
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Classic: Same-Sex Sexuality and the Old Testament In this classic episode, Dr. Darrell Bock, Dr. Robert Chisholm, Dr. Joe Fantin, and Dr. Jay Smith examine biblical passages often brought up in public square conversations about...
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Oct 1, 2016
Joseph D. FantinJoseph D. Fantin
Honour and Conflict in the Ancient World: 1 Corinthians in Its Greco-Roman Social Setting Mark Finney has produced a helpful volume that attempts to read 1 Corinthians in its social context. Of central importance to this reading is the cultural construct of honor and...
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Sep 1, 2016
Joseph D. FantinJoseph D. Fantin
Right Kingdom, Wrong Stories: A Backward Reading of Matthew’s Parables In this helpful little volume, Sam Tsang takes the reader on a journey into the familiar world of Matthew’s parables. Once he has us there, we discover that they are not...
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Sep 1, 2016
Joseph D. FantinJoseph D. Fantin
Acts: An Exegetical Commentary. Volume 3:15:1–23:35 These two volumes are the middle two of Craig Keener’s massive four-volume work on Acts. Volume 1, which at 1038 pages is only slightly smaller than these volumes, included...
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Jun 1, 2016
Andrew CressAndrew CressJoseph D. FantinJoseph D. Fantin
Handbook on the New Testament Use of the Old Testament: Exegesis and Interpretation Understanding the many ways the authors of the New Testament appro-priated Old Testament writings is one of the most difficult issues faced by interpreters. G. K. Beale, professor...
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Jun 1, 2016
Joseph D. FantinJoseph D. Fantin
A Companion to Women in the Ancient World Blackwell’s Companion to Women in the Ancient World includes an introduction and thirty-nine articles by competent scholars, divided chronologically into five parts about...
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Mar 1, 2016
Joseph D. FantinJoseph D. Fantin
The Pseudepigrapha on Sexuality: Attitudes towards Sexuality in Apocalypses, Testaments, Legends, Wisdom, and Related Literature http://www.dts.edu/reviews/philo-josephus-and-the-testaments-on-sexuality-attitudes-towards-sexuality-in-the-writings-of-philo-and-josephus-and-in-the-testaments-of-the-twelve-patriarchs/
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Mar 1, 2016
Joseph D. FantinJoseph D. Fantin
Philo, Josephus, and the Testaments on Sexuality: Attitudes towards Sexuality in the Writings of Philo and Josephus and in the Testaments of the Twelve Patriarchs These two books are volumes 3 and 4 of a five-part series on “attitudes towards sexuality in Judaism and Christianity in the Hellenistic Greco-Roman era.” The previous...
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Mar 1, 2016
Joseph D. FantinJoseph D. Fantin
The Son of God in the Roman World: Divine Sonship in Its Social and Political Context For most evangelicals (and even the wider culture), the title “son of god” would immediately and exclusively refer to Jesus. This was not the case in the first couple...