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About the Author

Douglas Stuart is Professor of Old Testament at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in South Hamilton, Massachusetts. He is the author of several books and articles, including How to Read the Bible for All Its Worth and A Guide to Selecting and Using Bible Commentaries.

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  • Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press; 4th edition (April 2, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0664233449
  • ISBN-13: 978-0664233440
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.5 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #49,012 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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46 of 48 people found the following review helpful By Randy Buchanan on January 14, 2004
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This thorough and scholarly resource book is an invaluable guide to the process of determining the meaning of Old Testament passages. It contains examples and though it is written for scholars and pastors, it is accessible (and provides helpful guidance) to the layperson, such as myself, that desires to develop a less superficial understanding of scripture. The bibliography in the back is terrific and is probably worth the cost of the book by itself. The updated bibliography in the revised edition is worth buying it even if you already own prior editions.
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Nathan Creitz on July 1, 2009
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This book has been the world standard for OT exegesis for around 30 years and this new edition has tons of new content including dozens of websites and software programs useful for exegesis. Written very simply, this Biblical scholar has the heart of a pastor. After the 12 step exegesis process chapter, the author does an entire chapter on showing how to do an abbreviated exegesis to prepare for a sermon. Very helpful. The section on hermeneutical errors was also very insightful.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By brainout on February 20, 2011
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Like having a lively study buddy when you analyze Scripture. Helps you appreciate what your pastor must go through if you're blessed enough to have one who actually EXEGETES the Bible in Bible class, rather than give you canned garbage telling you what you already know.

I just love this book: it is clearly-written, succinct, well-organized, hits all the right questions so when you're thinking over something in Scripture, the succinctness helps jog your thinking. So do get this book, even if you're not a pastor. You'll never regret it: Scripture is meant to be PONDERED over and in the original-languages text. This book helps you do that, whether you're just a student, scholar, or teacher.

It's as good as Thorleif Boman's Hebrew Thought Compared with Greek, which is my all-time favorite analytical book on Bible. That's a recognized classic also, and I believe it's still here at Amazon, where I bought it years ago.

BOTH of these books will help you think clearly when studying. Worth a billion dollars.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Beukeboom on February 15, 2011
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This is going to be brief. First off, I am merely a Christian layman who is always looking to improve my Biblical study methods and with that in mind, this book does a very good job helping me. Quite understandable and educational.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By B. Morelli on May 24, 2009
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Not sure what the changes are from the 3rd edition, but this book is fantastic. It is readable, thorough and has a wealth of information which is helpful for finding the best resources on OT exegesis.
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By Cecelia on September 25, 2014
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Very resourceful. Font size was good. The book gives valuable steps for preparing exegetical material and sermons. It also includes the names of a number of exegesis aids and resources that can be used for research... takes a lot of the guess work out for beginners.
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Very good read, would recommend it to anyone who wants the truth of the scriptures. This world we live in has become a world of lies and deception so to find the truth requires more than listening you have to dig in and spend time reading and interpreting the word.
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15 of 24 people found the following review helpful By Kang on January 20, 2009
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This book was written as a textbook mainly for students and pastors, as a preliminary guide to Old Testament Exegesis. As such, steps for exegesis are presented and explained in a systematic manner. The language used is technical, but not too difficult for one with at least some experience in biblical languages.

The book can be divided into three main sections:
The first section (pg 5-66) comprises of 2 chapters dealing with the theory and practice of exegesis itself. Chapter 1 deals with the twelve steps that one would engage himself in when examining any Old Testament text. Here he presents the theoretical steps that one would engage in. For each step, the author lists various questions that the exegete would have to ask with regards to text, the contexts, grammar etc. of the passage. These steps are comprehensive, with many sub-points to guide the reader and ensure that he does not leave any stones unturned in the exegetical process. Chapter 2 then gives practical examples from the Old Testament text for each step, briefly demonstrating the process of each.

The second section (pg. 67-88) focuses on exegesis with regards to sermon preparation. This was especially helpful, as he skillfully directed the reader to understand what how the technical and often tedious process of exegesis can be applied to weekly sermon preparations on any text. He stressed the need for realizing how the biblical text can apply to the contemporary crowd. He rightly affirmed that without application, the exegetical research and resulting presentation would be but a talk, lecture of lesson.

The final section (pg 89-165) is more of a guide to the available materials and resources that would aid an exegete in his work.
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