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Making Sense of the New Testament: Three Crucial Questions Paperback – March 1, 2004
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Craig L. Blomberg (Ph.D., University of Aberdeen) is distinguished professor of New Testament at Denver Seminary, where he has taught for more than fifteen years. He is the author or editor of more than ten books, including Jesus and the Gospels and Interpreting the Parables.
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Blomberg says, "Until we know what a passage meant in its original historical and literary context, and until we have a reliable translation that reflects accurate meanings of words and sentences in that passage, we cannot determine how to apply it to our quite different contexts in the twenty-first century." His statement is altogether true, which is why it is imperative that Christians know what the Bible actually says and understand what it really means. God does not need us to defend Him; it is we who must study in order to be fully persuaded in our own minds about what we profess. Therefore, as responsible followers of Christ, we must look at the scriptures in light of human history to understand how beautifully and truthfully they are constructed.
For instance, the book says, "The textual evidence for the New Testament from the first centuries after it was written is staggering. Scholars of almost every theological stripe agree that Christian scribes copied the New Testament with extraordinary care, matched only by the accuracy of Jewish scribes in copying the Hebrew Scriptures." As Believers, we need to be aware of this truth so that we can be confident, not only in our personal profession, but in the accuracy of Christ and His teachings as told to us in the New Testament.
Blombery, who holds a Ph.D from the University of Aberdeen, draws upon years of study and research in authoring this book. He is a professor of New Testament at Denver Seminary, where he has been teaching for more than fifteen years. He has authored or edited more than ten books, including Jesus and the Gospels and Interpreting the Parables.
Making Sense of the New Testament is suitable for all who are interested in Christian apologetics, and for those who wish to gain a better understanding of the historical and theological context from which the New Testament is written. -- Nancy K. Brown, Christian Book Previews.com
Blomberg's intent in tackling each question is to make sense of the New Testament. Paul Barnett goes as far as to say, "In addressing three crucial questions, Blomberg has given us an imposing, crisply written apologetic that is at once relevant, fair-minded, and comprehensive" (cover). I agree. While reading this book, I saw afresh the continuity of the New Testament and the relationship between Jesus and Paul. So, this introduction to these topics should be highly recommended for those wishing to study the reliability of the message of the New Testament.
While a conservative Christian view (giving the inerrant Bible priority) is promoted, the case is built without depending much on a very conservative set of assumptions, so that you can tell someone, "Even if Paul didn't write any of the disputed letters, and they were all written at the latest dates thought reasonable, there is still a tremendous case that what he wrote was the same message that Jesus taught, so that those who say they have different messages are absurd." (Chapter Two)
The Kindle version has no page numbers, even on Kindle devices, so if you need to cite page numbers, get the print book until there's a review saying it's been fixed.