Mar 24, pages, hardcover from B&H. From Pentecost to Patmos: An Introduction to Acts through Revelation () by Craig L. Blomberg. Description. From Pentecost to Patmos is professor Craig L. Blomberg’s follow-up companion to his ECPA Gold Medallion Award-winning book, Jesus and. Jul 20, PENTECOST. TO PATMOS. CRAIG L. BLOMBERG. AN INTRODUCTION TO. ACTS THROUGH REVELATION. NAShvILLE, TENNESSEE.
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Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. From Pentecost to Patmos: From Pentecost to Patmos is professor Craig L. In the same style as that first acclaimed and widely used volume, the author goes deep into the biblical writings of Acts through Revelation, helping serious Bible students to better understand the historical, linguistic, From Pentecost to Patmos is professor Craig L.
In the same style as that first acclaimed and widely used volume, the author goes deep into the biblical writings of Acts through Revelation, helping serious Bible students to better understand the historical, linguistic, and theological significances found in each book.
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Feb 08, Caroline Abbott rated it it was amazing. Wow, an outstanding book. I have read many dry Bible commentaries for my Seminary papers. This is tto one of them.
It is fairly short, but gives interesting pertinent background froj for each chapter of the New Testament starting with the book of Acts. Can’t recommend it enough!
Dec 02, Michael Schmid rated it really liked it Shelves: A great, concise and yet at times also detailed study of the NT books from Acts to Revelation. Nov 29, Michael Boling rated it really liked it. Thus, it is vital to understand what these books are saying, their context, who the authors of these books are, why these books were written and to whom, as well as a number of other vital background information necessary to properly interpret what God is saying drom His people in these books.
A quality New Testament Commentary can oven serve the needed purpose of providing the student of Scripture with a solid overview of the content and purpose of the books its discusses. An Introduction to Acts through Revelation stands as one of those much needed quality New Testament surveys. His underlying approach is really to give the reader who may not be able to sit in a Seminary classroom, the ability to exegete Acts through Revelation in a sound biblically based manner as well as a quite thorough background of just what is being discussed in these books and why it even matters.
The format of this book is very systematic in its structure with a consistent pattern of discussion found in relation to Acts through Revelation. Blomberg begins with a few opening comments on the particular book being focused on in the respective chapters, followed by a discussion of who the author was if knownthe date the book was penned, the audience of the book, the purpose or purposes of why the book was written, the genre and structure of the book, any particular issues of textual criticism or non-biblical sources of importance, any chronological matters such as for the book of Acts, questions for additional study and review, followed by his commentary.
Blomberg also provides the reader with a number of excellent resources throughout the book to include relevant maps, charts, excellent footnotes filled with additional study material, and solid discussion questions at various points in the commentary that help the reader engage the text and that provide that much needed additional food for thought so often missing from many Bible Surveys.
One particular section I really enjoyed was the overview of the life and ministry of the Apostle Paul. His discussion of Paul provides an excellent introduction to the discussion and overview of the Pauline Epistles that come immediately after that particular chapter. I firmly believe that many people truly do not understand this amazing individual called the Apostle Paul, let alone his life leading up to his entrance in the book of Acts. In that regard, Blomberg provides the reader with excellent background information as to who Paul was prior to becoming the Apostle Paul as well as the impact this man had by the grace of God both in the ancient world as well as today.
I also found the overview of the form and structure of an epistle to be quite fascinating. Given that was the method Paul used in writing his letters, it is certainly useful to have an understanding of how such a letter is put together. Overall, I found this survey of Acts through Revelation to be insightful, scholarly yet approachable for the non-scholar, replete with valuable information, and very well written.
Those who take the time to work through this solid biblical survey will find their time well spent and they will come away with a much better understanding of what Acts through Revelation are all about. Mar 24, John Kight rated it it was amazing. As a follow-up volume to the highly acclaimed and widely used Jesus and the Gospels: An Introduction to Acts through Revelation is divided into three major sections with various divisions therein.
Section one, The Acts of the Apostles, begins with some of the standard introductory material, including authorship, date, audience, purpose, genre, etc. Following As a follow-up volume to the highly acclaimed and widely used Jesus and the Gospels: Following the introduction, the reader is guided through a sequence of brief section-by-section commentary on Acts, and questions for review.
Maps and charts are included throughout. The section concludes with a brief unit dedicated to application and a healthy bibliography for further study.
From Pentecost to Patmos: An Introduction to Acts through Revelation by Craig L. Blomberg
Section two, Paul and His Letters, begins with an excellent discussion on the life of Paul and the various issues pertaining to his writings and the epistolary genre. This opening subsection also briefly details a Pauline theology and concludes with a selected bibliography for further study.
Next, Blomberg directs attention more pointedly towards the Pauline epistles and tackles each in chronological order—from the epistle to the Galatians to the second epistle to Timothy. Each of the Pauline epistles are treated independently, beginning with introductory material, commentary, application, study questions and bibliography. Section three, Other New Testament Writings, continues with the same format as the two prior sections. Blomberg provides introductory comments on each of the General Epistles, followed by brief section-by-section commentary, questions for review, application, and a selected bibliography for further study.
The standout units from this section are undoubtedly found in the Book of Hebrews and the Book of Revelation. Blomberg is a seasoned scholar with a keen ability to communicate difficult concepts with clarity.
This volume is accessible and could be used by readers of all backgrounds and interests. The introductory material and commentary are quality and the addition of an application section was a smart choice. The issues are certainly there for the reader to see, but I think it lacks the detail of the previous volume.
Nevertheless, I am still convinced that Blomberg has provided a volume that will be cherished by many—especially those who are willing to follow his research trail in the footnotes and lengthy bibliographies scattered throughout.
If you are looking for an inviting and well-executed investigation into the writings of the New Testament, From Pentecost to Patmos: And for this reason, it comes highly recommended! I received a review copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. Jun 16, Jimmy Reagan rated it it was amazing. Craig Blomberg followed up his highly successful volume on the Gospels with this title that covers the rest of the New Testament.
While it might not be as good as his earlier volume as the Gospels are clearly his specialty, this Introduction is still one I found to be quite an asset. He presents his material in the typical style taking one NT book at a time. The length of his chapters varies in a fashion corresponding to the length and importance of the NT book discussed.
He used good judgment a Craig Blomberg followed up his highly successful volume on the Gospels with this title that covers the rest of the New Testament. He used good judgment and covered what should be there for us. In fact, pastors and Bible students will love it despite some occasional sidewalks into critical study that some of us put little stock into. He gave some of his most helpful information when he discussed the structure of the book.
I also felt the overview commentary on each book was quite effective in one getting his or her bearings straight.
There were more maps than in his earlier volume and some of the charts provided were eye opening for the study of the NT books. I highly recommend this as a worthy study tool!
I received this book free from the publisher. Oct 30, J. I just completed this book as part of a Bible Institute Series at my church and Dr. Blomberg was our instructor. The book is exceptional and the Chapter on Revelation I thought was especially good. I told him that as far as I’m concerned it is his Pat,os Opus. He got a great laugh from that remark. After all this is only the second of his many books on the New Testament that I’ve read so I understand his amusement.
Nevertheless, his pentecoet treatment pstmos Revelation is the first I’ve ever underst I just completed this book as part of a Bible Institute Series at my church and Dr. Nevertheless, his thorough treatment of Revelation is the first I’ve ever understood; so for that alone I recommend penteecost book.
From Pentecost to Patmos: An Introduction to Acts through Revelation
He covers ever section nearly verse by verse from Acts to Revelation – discussing who wrote it, when and where various books were written and the various theories and authors who refute the authenticity of the New Testament and helps the reader reach their own understanding of what these passages mean as well as what they say.
I now know more than I ever dreamed possible about the New Testament because I read two of his books on the subject. Moreover, I will keep his books as references in my library. Aug 16, David rated it liked it. The book is laid out to mirror the structure of each book. The strength of this book is Blomberg’s systematic and thorough treatment of the second half of the New Testament. The book manages to treat the various perspectives on dating and authorship fairly while still feeling confident to take a side.
The book is best used in serious study alongside the New Testament text; it does not hold much interes Blomberg gives an overview of the New Testament from Acts to Revelation Pentecost to Patmos. The book is best used in serious study alongside the New Testament text; it does not hold much interest without its source material.
Another problem is that the book can be so dense in treating each individual section of a book that it can be disorienting to place it in context of the overall themes of each book. Blomberg does not do a good job of tying the text of each section into the stated themes and purposes of each book.
Still, the work is solid scholarship and a worthwhile companion to any serious study of the New Testament.