Joseph D. Fantin

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Mar 1, 2016
Joseph D. FantinJoseph D. Fantin
Paul through Mediterranean Eyes: Cultural Studies in 1 Corinthians Kenneth E. Bailey has contributed a helpful volume to the literature on 1 Corinthians. He did not intend to produce a commentary that interacts with all the major commentaries and...
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Apr 1, 2015
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Greek for the Rest of Us: The Essentials of Biblical Greek William D. Mounce is a former preaching pastor, Greek professor, and Bible translator. Mounce’s Basics of Biblical Greek Grammar (Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2009) is found in...
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Jul 1, 2014
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The Freedman in the Roman World Also in this review: Free at Last! The Impact of Freed Slaves on the Roman Empire. Edited by Sinclair Bell and Teresa Ramsby. London: Bristol Classical Press, 2012. xii + 212 pp....
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Apr 1, 2014
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A Jew to the Jews: Jewish Contours of Pauline Flexibility in 1 Corinthians 9:19–23 It is generally maintained that in 1 Corinthians 9:19–23 Paul described himself as a Jew who no longer observed the Mosaic Law. In David Rudolph’s terminology, Paul was...
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Jan 1, 2014
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Romans: Interpreted by Early Christian Commentators The series The Church’s Bible is a collection of fairly lengthy passages from ancient commentaries and sermon series from the first five hundred years of the church. The...
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Jan 1, 2014
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Revelation: The New American Commentary In the introduction Patterson discusses a number of matters such as authorship (the apostle John, p. 21), date (AD 95, p. 23), genre (a “prophetic circular letter which not...
Sexuality
Oct 8, 2013
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The New Testament View of Same-Sex Sexuality In this episode, Dr. Darrell Bock, Dr. Robert Chisholm, Dr. Joe Fantin, and Dr. Jay Smith examine biblical passages often bought up in discussions about homosexuality, focusing on...
Sexuality
Oct 1, 2013
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Queen James Passages in the Old Testament In this episode, Dr. Darrell Bock, Dr. Robert Chisholm, Dr. Joe Fantin, and Dr. Jay Smith examine biblical passages often bought up in discussions about homosexuality, focusing on...
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Oct 1, 2013
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Acts: An Exegetical Commentary. Volume 1: Introduction and 1:1–2:47 This first of four volumes of Keener’s massive commentary on Acts is certainly impressive. With over one thousand pages on introductory matters and only the first two...
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Oct 1, 2013
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Paul’s Letter to the Romans This commentary replaces the volume on Romans by Leon Morris (published by Eerdmans in 1988). The Pillar Commentary series’ goal is to “make clear the text of Scripture...
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Jul 1, 2013
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Revisiting the Corruption of the New Testament: Manuscript, Patristic, and Apocryphal Evidence This is the inaugural volume in the Text and Canon of the New Testament series. This series is devoted to exploring two important questions about textual criticism and canon....
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Apr 1, 2013
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Greek Prepositions from Antiquity to the Present This monograph is a detailed diachronic study (with synchronic focuses) on Greek prepositions. The first part of the book gives foundational information. Chapter 1 explores the...
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Apr 1, 2013
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A Chronology of the Roman Empire As noted in the “Introduction” by John Drinkwater, ancient Rome is well known in the Western world, as evidenced by its common use as a source for the film industry;...
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Apr 1, 2013
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Roman Attitudes toward the Christians: From Claudius to Hadrian How was the early church viewed by the ruling authorities and its non-Christian neighbors? The usual approach to this issue is to read uncritically an ancient source or two and...
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Apr 1, 2013
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A Companion to Families in the Greek and Roman Worlds This is another book in a growing series of overviews on various topics in the ancient world. This volume includes thirty-two articles by competent scholars on numerous aspects of...
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Apr 1, 2013
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Colossians & Philemon The volumes in this series will not replace major technical commentaries but will meet many of the exegetical, teaching, and preaching needs of their users. Each biblical book...
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Apr 1, 2013
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The Heavenlies in Ephesians: A Lexical, Exegetical, and Conceptual Analysis The phrase ejn toi'" ejpouranivoi" occurs five times in Ephesians (1:3, 20; 2:6; 3:10; 6:12) and a consensus on its meaning has been elusive. The occurrences in 2:6...
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Apr 1, 2013
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Revelation: The Way It Happened In light of the popularity of generally conservative (usually dispensational) dramatic stories based on the book of Revelation, it is not surprising that a similar volume has been...
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Apr 1, 2013
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Before Forgiveness: The Origins of a Moral Idea “The modern concept of forgiveness [between people] in the full or rich sense of the term, did not exist in classical antiquity, that is, in ancient Greece and Rome. . . ....
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Jan 1, 2013
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A Companion to the Ancient Greek Language The volumes in the Blackwell Companions series are helpful overviews of various topics in the ancient world. This volume on the ancient Greek language is no exception. It includes...
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Jan 1, 2013
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The Jewish World around the New Testament This volume is a collection of twenty-three previously published articles by an important New Testament scholar. It was originally published in 2008 by Mohr-Siebeck, and Baker is...
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Oct 1, 2012
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Adoption in the Roman World Lindsay, senior lecturer in Classics at the University of Newcastle, has written an informative text on the Roman practice of adoption. Not only will this study be helpful for...
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Oct 1, 2012
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A Handbook of New Testament Exegesis Blomberg and Markley have produced a concise yet thorough discussion of the process of biblical exegesis. The book focuses on ten components of the exegetical process: textual...
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Oct 1, 2012
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The Purpose of Mark’s Gospel: An Early Christian Response to Roman Imperial Propaganda In this “moderately revised” version of a PhD dissertation completed for Fuller Seminary, Adam Winn revisits the question of the purpose of Mark’s Gospel. He...