Joseph D. Fantin

Joseph Fantin (ThM, 1995; PhD, 2003) serves as professor of New Testament Studies at DTS. He is committed to teaching exegetical method in order to help students understand, apply, and teach the Bible. Dr. Fantin’s research interests include the first-century world, Greek language and linguistics, exegetical method and exegesis of the Prison Epistles. He and his wife, Robin, have two children, Jillian and David.

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Jan 1, 2010
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A Commentary on the Apocalypse of John This is an English translation of a 1999 Italian commentary. It is a welcome addition to the growing body of literature on the Book of Revelation. Although it includes an...
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Jul 1, 2009
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Four Views on the Warning Passages in Hebrews Bateman has edited a helpful volume on a notoriously difficult portion of Scripture. The warning passages in Hebrews have troubled Bible students for centuries. This volume...
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Jan 1, 2009
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The Bible at Cultural Crossroads: From Translation to Communication Hill, a translation consultant with SIL (the Summer Institute of Linguistics), has produced a volume that is both a thoroughly documented argument in favor of a new Bible...
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Jan 1, 2009
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Ancient Letters and the New Testament: A Guide to Context and Exegesis Hans-Josef Klauck has produced a helpful guide for enhancing one’s understanding of New Testament epistolary literature through a detailed study of ancient letters. This...
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Jan 1, 2009
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The Gospel of John: A Commentary This commentary approaches the Gospel of John from a socio-historical perspective. Placing the Gospel in its first-century context is an obvious emphasis. Although its size appears...
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Jan 1, 2009
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The Missing Gospels: Unearthing the Truth behind Alternative Christianities Was orthodoxy just one among many competing “Christianities” in the earliest church that just happened to win out against the others? Did it then suppress the teachings...
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Oct 1, 2007
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Jesus in Context: Background Readings for Gospel Study The title of this book indicates that the stories of Jesus recorded in the Gospels occurred within history. This book seeks to place the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus...
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Oct 1, 2007
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The Child-Parent Relationship in the New Testament and Its Environment Balla’s focus in this thorough and thought-provoking book is from the perspective of the child, in which he seeks to determine how (primarily adult) children fulfilled their...
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Jul 1, 2007
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Ancient Texts for New Testament Studies: A Guide to the Background Literature This book is a major expansion and revision of the author’s Noncanonical Writings and New Testament Interpretation (Peabody, MA: Hendrickson, 1992). As the subtitle suggests,...
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Jul 1, 2007
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A Beginner’s Guide to New Testament Exegesis: Taking the Fear Out of Critical Method This helpful guide is intended to be a more manageable option to the formidable volume by Gordon Fee, New Testament Exegesis: A Handbook for Students and Pastors, 3rd ed....
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Jul 1, 2007
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Philippians and Philemon Thurston, the author of the Philippians commentary, is an ordained Disciples of Christ minister, and Ryan, the author of the Philemon commentary, has served on the faculty of a...
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Jan 1, 2007
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Reinventing Jesus In recent years a number of popular books, movies, and articles have challenged traditional Christian beliefs about Jesus, the Bible, and early church history. The most dramatic...
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Jan 1, 2007
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The New Testament in Its First-Century Setting: Essays on Context and Background in Honour of B. W. Winter on His 65th Birthday This is an impressive collection of essays in honor of Bruce Winter, retired Warden of Tyndale House in Cambridge, England. Winter has published many books and articles on the...
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Jan 1, 2007
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The Early Christians in Ephesus from Paul to Ignatius Trebilco has produced an unusually detailed study of early Christianity in the city of Ephesus. Although he discusses the early history of the city, this massive volume focuses on...
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Jul 1, 2006
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The People of God in the Apocalypse: Discourse, Structure, and Exegesis This impressive book is a revised version of a portion of the author’s doctoral dissertation submitted to the University of Otago (New Zealand). Pattemore is a translation...
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Jan 1, 2006
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Paul the Letter Writer In this book Stirewalt explains the practice of ancient letter writing, describes different types of letters, and demonstrates how Paul used the letter form(s) for his own...
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Jan 1, 2006
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The Lost Letters of Pergamum: A Story from the New Testament World Longenecker has produced a delightful little book that is both educational and entertaining. The book is a fictional account of letters discovered in the city of Pergamum that once...
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Jan 1, 2006
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Food Offered to Idols in Roman Corinth: A Social-Rhetorical Reconstruction of 1 Corinthians 8:1–11:1 This impressive book is a revised and expanded version of the author’s Ph.D. dissertation in New Testament and early Christianity from Loyola University. In this book the...
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Oct 11, 2005
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Where is Your Loyalty?

Dr. Joseph Fantin, assistant professor of New Testament, shares with us that Paul challenged his readers then, and challenges the Church today to commit to the one Lord,...

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Oct 1, 2005
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Paul, Thessalonica, and Early Christianity Most of the essays in this book are on the city of Thessalonica and Paul’s correspondence with that city. Donfried, a leading scholar on the Thessalonian Epistles, has...
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Jul 1, 2005
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Rome in the Bible and the Early Church This book includes six articles concerning how the early church related to the Roman Empire. Five of the six articles discuss the New Testament directly and one discusses...
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Apr 1, 2005
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An Introduction to the Study of Paul Many works on Paul and his theology present a specific theological emphasis in Paul’s thought. But Horrell’s book is different. As the title states, it is an...
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Jan 1, 2005
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New Testament Greek and Exegesis: Essays in Honor of Gerald F. Hawthorne The title of this Festschrift in honor of Gerald F. Hawthorne, longtime professor of Greek at Wheaton College, seems to suggest that the book is about Greek and exegetical method...