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Commentary on the New Testament Use of the Old Testament [Hardcover]

By D. A. Carson (Editor) & G. K. Beale (Editor)
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In this major new reference work, leading evangelical scholars provide students, scholars, and pastors with comprehensive commentary on every quotation, allusion, and echo of the Old Testament that appears from Matthew through Revelation.

Publishers Description
Readers of the New Testament often encounter quotes or allusions to Old Testament stories and prophecies that are unfamiliar or obscure. In order to fully understand the teachings of Jesus and his followers, it is important to understand the large body of Scripture that preceded and informed their thinking. Leading evangelical scholars G. K. Beale and D. A. Carson have brought together a distinguished team to provide readers with a comprehensive commentary on Old Testament quotations, allusions, and echoes that appear from Matthew through Revelation. College and seminary students, pastors, scholars, and interested lay readers will want to add this unique commentary to their reference libraries.
Craig L. Blomberg (Denver Seminary) on Matthew
Rikk E. Watts (Regent College) on Mark
David W. Pao (Trinity Evangelical Divinity School) and Eckhard J. Schnabel (Trinity Evangelical Divinity School) on Luke
Andreas J. Kostenberger (Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary) on John
I. Howard Marshall (University of Aberdeen) on Acts
Mark A. Seifrid (Southern Baptist Theological Seminary) on Romans
Roy E. Ciampa (Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary) and Brian S. Rosner (Moore Theological College) on 1 Corinthians
Peter Balla (Karoli Gaspar Reformed University, Budapest) on 2 Corinthians
Moises Silva (author of "Philippians "in the Baker Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament) on Galatians and Philippians
Frank S. Thielman (Beeson Divinity School) on Ephesians
G. K. Beale (Wheaton College Graduate School) on Colossians
Jeffrey A. D. Weima (Calvin Theological Seminary) on 1 and 2 Thessalonians
Philip H. Towner (United Bible Societies) on 1 and 2 Timothy and Titus
George H. Guthrie (Union University) on Hebrews
D. A. Carson (Trinity Evangelical Divinity School) on the General Epistles
G. K. Beale (Wheaton College Graduate School) and Sean M. McDonough (Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary) on Revelation

Awards and Recognitions
Commentary on the New Testament Use of the Old Testament by D. A. Carson & G. K. Beale has received the following awards and recognitions -
  • Christian Book Award - 2008 Finalist - Bible Reference/Study category
  • Christianity Today Book Award - 2008 Award of Merit - Biblical Studies category

Citations And Professional Reviews
Commentary on the New Testament Use of the Old Testament by D. A. Carson & G. K. Beale has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
  • Library Journal Supplements - 11/15/2007 page 22

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Item Specifications...

Studio: Baker Academic
Pages   1239
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 10.44" Width: 7.3" Height: 2.25"
Weight:   4.3 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Nov 1, 2007
Publisher   Baker Publishing Group
Edition  Reprinted  
ISBN  0801026938  
ISBN13  9780801026935  

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More About D. A. Carson & G. K. Beale

D. A. Carson

D. A. Carson (PhD, Cambridge University) is research professor of New Testament at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, where he has taught since 1978. He is a cofounder of the Gospel Coalition and has written or edited nearly 120 books. He and his wife, Joy, have two children and live in the north suburbs of Chicago.

TIMOTHY KELLER is founder and pastor of Redeemer Presbyterian Church in New York. He is the best-selling author of The Prodigal God and The Reason for God.

Thabiti M. Anyabwile (MS, North Carolina State University) serves as a pastor at Anacostia River Church in Washington, DC, and is the author of numerous books. He serves as a council member of the Gospel Coalition, is a lead writer for 9Marks Ministries, and regularly blogs at The Front Porch and Pure Church. He and his wife, Kristie, have three children.

Mike Bullmore (PhD, Northwestern University) serves as the senior pastor of Crossway Community Church in Bristol, Wisconsin. He was formerly professor of homiletics/practical theology and department chair at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, Illinois. Mike lives in Kenosha, Wisconsin, with his wife, Beverly. They have three children.

Bryan Chapell is the senior pastor of Grace Presbyterian Church (PCA) in Peoria, Illinois. He is also the host of a daily half-hour radio Bible teaching program, Unlimited Grace, and the founder and chairman of Unlimited Grace Media ( Bryan previously served as the president of Covenant Theological Seminary in St. Louis, Missouri, and is the author of a number of books, including Holiness by Grace.

ANDREW M. DAVIS (PhD, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary) is senior pastor of First Baptist Church in Durham, NC. In addition to his PhD, he also holds an MDiv from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. He served as a church planter in Japan from 1994 to 1998.

Kevin DeYoung (MDiv, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary) is the senior pastor at University Reformed Church (PCA) in East Lansing, Michigan. He serves as a council member at the Gospel Coalition and blogs at DeYoung, Restless, and Reformed. He serves as Chancellor's Professor of Systematic and Historical Theology at Reformed Theological Seminary and is a PhD candidate at the University of Leicester. He is the author of several books, including Just Do Something, Crazy Busy, and The Biggest Story. Kevin and his wife, Trisha, have seven children.

Ligon Duncan (PhD, University of Edinburgh) is the chancellor & CEO and the John E. Richards Professor of Systematic and Historical Theology at Reformed Theological Seminary. He previously served as the senior minister of the historic First Presbyterian Church in Jackson, Mississippi, for seventeen years. He is a cofounder of Together for the Gospel, a senior fellow of the Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood, and was the president of the Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals from 2004-2012. Duncan has edited, written, or contributed to numerous books. Ligon and his wife, Anne, have two children and live in Jackson, Mississippi.

Richard D. Phillips (DD, Greenville Presbyterian Theological Seminary) is the senior minister of Second Presbyterian Church in Greenville, South Carolina. He chairs the Philadelphia Conference on Reformed Theology and coedits the Reformed Expository Commentary. He is also a chairman of the Philadelphia Conference on Reformed Theology, a council member of the Gospel Coalition, and a trustee of Westminster Theological Seminary.

Philip Graham Ryken (DPhil, University of Oxford) is the eighth president of Wheaton College. Formerly, he served as senior minister of Philadelphia's historic Tenth Presbyterian Church. He has written or edited more than 40 books, including the popular title Loving the Way Jesus Loves, and has lectured and preached at universities and seminaries worldwide.

Tim Savage (PhD, University of Cambridge; ThM, Dallas Theological Seminary) has been senior pastor of Camelback Bible Church in Paradise Valley, Arizona, since 1988. Tim and his wife have two adult sons.

COLIN S. SMITH is the senior pastor of The Orchard Evangelical Free Church in Arlington Heights, IL, where he has been since 1996. He is the author of The 10 Greatest Struggles of Your Life and can be heard on his Unlocking the Bible broadcast with Moody radio.

Sam Storms (PhD, University of Texas at Dallas) has spent more than four decades in ministry as a pastor, professor, and author. He is currently the senior pastor at Bridgeway Church in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, and was previously a visiting associate professor of theology at Wheaton College from 2000 to 2004. He is the founder of Enjoying God Ministries and blogs regularly at

Stephen Um (PhD, University of St. Andrews) serves as the senior minister of Citylife Church in Boston, Massachusetts. He also serves as a council member for the Gospel Coalition. Stephen lives in Boston, Massachusetts, with his wife, Kathleen, and their three daughters.

Sanders (Sandy) L. Willson (DD, Crichton College) has been the senior minister at Second Presbyterian Church in Memphis, Tennessee since 1995. Sandy is a cofounder of the Memphis Center for Urban Theological Studies as well as a cofounder and chair of the Nexus leadership mentoring program. He also serves on the boards of the Gospel Coalition, World Relief, Union University, and Reformed Theological Seminary. Sandy and his wife, Allison, have five children and ten grandchildren.

D. A. Carson currently resides in Deerfield, in the state of Illinois. D. A. Carson was born in 1959.

D. A. Carson has published or released items in the following series...
  1. 9Marks
  2. Bible Savvy
  3. Expositor's Bible Commentary (Paperback)
  4. Gospel Coalition
  5. Gospel Coalition Booklets
  6. Justification and Variegated Nomism
  7. Pillar New Testament Commentary
  8. Re: Lit Books
  9. Theology in Community

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Excellent study aid  Feb 15, 2010
Beale and Carson's commentary is a wonderful guide to help place the multitude of Old Testament quotes in the New Testament in their proper context and make it possible to correctly exegete a text. I purchased this as we began a study of Hebrews in our small groups and it has helped me immensely to understand the many difficult quotes in this letter. Beale and Carson provide more information than you can possibly use in a sermon or study, looking at not only the Old Testament context, but also its relation to systematic theology, variant texts and even other Jewish references to the select quotations. For anyone who wants to seriously study the New Testament and understand its relation to the Old Testament, there is probably no better resource available.
Helpful, But of Limited Use  Jan 10, 2010
Although I am pleased with this product in terms of price and what it offers, I must say that I'm also a bit disappointed. Considering the vast amount of quality scholarship involved, I was surprised that numerous references to the texts of the Hebrew Bible or Old Testament were entirely missing. For instance, all four gospels refer to an event which sounds conspicuously like Ezekiel's inaugural vision. Just as Ezekiel was by a river, canal, or waterway on the edge of the desert when the heavens opened and the Spirit descended upon him (Ezek 1:1-28), so Yeshua was by the Jordan on the edge of the desert when the heavens opened and the Spirit descended over him (Matt 3:16; Mark 1:10; Luke 3:21-22; John 1:32). The motion of the descent of the apparition in the gospels was like a dove, which recalls the divine presence with its outspread wings, riding the wind where it took it in Ezekiel's vision. The apparition of the spirit of YHWH eventually came to rest over Yeshua just like it did upon Ezekiel, and then a voice was heard just like a voice was heard in Ezek 1:28. Both voices go on to refer to their respective prophets as "son." Etc. It seems pretty clear that the gospels are drawing partially on Ezekiel's account in order to portray Yeshua as the new watchman to the house of Israel and yet I was unable to find any references to this anywhere in the volume. Many, many more could be added to this one example. As a Hebrew Bible/Old Testament person, perhaps I was expecting more of New Testament scholars than is really fair. Perhaps a volume like this would have been better if its contributers were HB/OT scholars. Or perhaps it is really just an issue of space and capacity (this honker is thick). Additionally, it felt like there were times when the volume went to great lengths to peer into very remote, ambiguous, and even dubious references. And while the evangelical slant of the volume is at times either annoying or unhelpful, the quantity of otherwise good scholarship and insight makes this easy to forgive. As a HB/OT person, this volume has allowed me to gain greater respect and appreciation for the NT texts and has opened up further avenues of connection or exploration between my corner of the world and Greek, gentile Christianity's.
Must have but...  Sep 16, 2009
As you may read in other reviews this is a "must have" book. But...I wish it had better binding. Rather that having stitched/folded pages, it has the cheaper "injected glue" binding. Thus when you open this massive 1230 ppg book both sides of the book "heave" up causing the text near the inner margin to "fall off" into the inner margin. This makes reading and marking of the text very difficult. My Langenscheidt's New College Merriam-Webster English Dictionary is similar size book but with stitched binding...and it lays "flat" when opened. A much better situation and more pleasing to use. Sad to see such an important work with this stiff, cheap binding.

My other negative. Both Greek and Hebrew is transliterated. We want the Greek text at least. Also a better use of bold text should have been used to make the OT/NT citations stand out to catch the eye.

But, buy the book.
the best commentary I ever read  Aug 10, 2009
Das Beste was ich bis jetzt in Händen hielt. Diesen Kommentar kann man hervorragend zur Predigtvorbereitung nutzen, da er nicht nur die Verweise zu den Bibelstellen im AT angibt, sondern auch sehr ausführliche Informationen bietet. Ausserdem ist er in einem gut lesbaren englisch verfasst.
Sehr zu empfehlen für jeden Bibelinteressierten, Studenten, Pastor, ...
Joe Porter  Jun 3, 2009
"This review is based on reading the commentary on two verses in 1 Peter (state the verses) and is part of a class assignment at Moody Graduate School. The professor has not edited these comments.

This commentary provides excellent background regarding verses in the New Testament that quote the Old Testament. In parts of the New Testament that seem mundane, they are illuminated to deeper meaning when some are revealed to be an allusion to the Old Testament. In parts that are directly quoted, the commentary indicates why the New Testament writer uses that quote and provides the context of the passage of the Old Testament from which it is derived. The commentary would be better served if it introduced the New Testament context after the Old Testament context, context in Judaism, and textual criticism considerations. This way there could be a more chronological approach that would make the information and different contexts easier to process.

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