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History and Exegesis: New Testament Essays in Honor of Dr. E. Earle Ellis for His 80th Birthday [Hardcover]

By S. Aaron Son (Editor)
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Published in honor of Dr. Ellis for his eightieth birthday and for his contributions to biblical scholarship, this book contains 21 articles written by internationally renowned New Testament scholars. In each article, the writer shares his/her keen insights on a cutting-edge issue in the study of the New Testament which has been central to Dr. Ellis' research and writings. The topics discussed in the book are diverse, ranging from New Testament history, text, and exegesis to theology and ethics. A number of articles are devoted to investigating how the Old Testament is used in the New Testament, an area to which Dr. Ellis has made the most significant contributions; a few articles are focused on exegetical or hermeneutical issues or authorship issues, and other articles deal with various theological issues including the "New Perspective" on Paul. >

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Studio: T. & T. Clark Publishers
Pages   397
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 9.24" Width: 6.56" Height: 1.24"
Weight:   1.81 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Feb 23, 2006
Publisher   T. & T. Clark Publishers
ISBN  0567028011  
ISBN13  9780567028013  

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A Fitting Tribute  Oct 3, 2006
As per the Book Description above, this work was produced in honor of Dr. E. Earle Ellis. Works like this contain articles which relate to an area of research to which the honoree him/herself made significant contribution. In the case of Dr. Ellis, that contribution has been long lasting, diverse, and deep. That is saying a lot in our day of micro-specialization. To do justice to the description of this work, then, it is necessary to give the contents of the book in detail. So below is a table of contents, of sorts, divided according to the areas of research addressed in the book. For each section, the article titles and the names of their respective authors are presented. Incidentally, a review of those authors' names offers full justification for the "internationally renowned" tag attached to them in the Book Description above.

The festschrift is divided into four sections:

I. E. Earle Ellis

"A Biographical Sketch" by Gerald F. Hawthorne
"Curriculum Vitae"

II. Gospels and Acts

"Performing the Past: Gospel Genre and Identity Formation in the Context of Ancient History Writing" by Samuel Byrskog
"Ecclesial Reading of the Gospel of Mark" by James W. Voelz
"'This is that': The Authority of Scripture in the Acts of the Apostles" by Loveday Alexander
"The Estate of Publius on Malta (Acts 28:7)" by Richard Bauckham

III. Paul's Letters

"Romans and the Origin of Paul's Christology" by Paul W. Barnett
"Justification and Eschatology in Paul and Qumran: Romans and 4QMMT" by N. T. Wright
"Paul's Use of Habakkuk 2:4 in Romans 1:17: Reflections on Israel's Exile in Romans" by Mark A. Seifrid
"Did Paul Write Galatians?" by Harold W. Hoehner
"The Structure of 1 Thessalonians 1-3" by Seyoon Kim
"The (Greek) Old Testament in Philippians: 1:19 as Parade Example--Allusion, Echo, Proverb?" by John Reumann
"Old Testament Intertextuality in Colossians: Reflections on Pauline Christology and Gentile Inclusion in God's Story" by Gordon D. Fee
"to soma tou christou in Colossians 2:17" by Sang-Won (Aaron) Son (NOTE: The title uses the actual Greek letters, not the transliteration as given here.)
"Once More: Luke-Acts and the Pastoral Epistles" by Rainer Riesner
"Accountant Paul" Frederick W. Danker
"Merits and Limits of the 'New Perspective on the Apostle Paul'" by Klaus Haacker

IV. Perspectives on New Testament Interpretation

"The Place of Exegesis in the Postmodern World" by Donald A. Hagner
"Biblical Ethics: Multiplicity and Unity" by Birger Gerhardsson
"Changes to the Exegesis of the Catholic Epistles in the Light of the Text in Editio Critica Maior" by J. K. Elliott
"Translating [ho] Christos in the New Testament" by Marinus de Jonge (Again, the original contains the Greek.)
"Werner Georg Kümmel 1905-1995 Ein Neutestamenter im 20. Jahrhundert" by Otto Merk

Seldom can a review adequately summarize and evaluate a work of this kind because to do so would require comment on all of the articles individually and thus result in an all too long review. So no such attempt will be made here. Yet, a comment or two is in order.

The biographical sketch by Hawthorne will offer a surprise or two about the life of Dr. Ellis, even (and especially) for those who know him personally. The curriculum vita is 12 pages long and includes a list of 157 publications by Ellis. This demonstrates that Dr. Ellis contributed far more than is generally known.

All of the articles could/should be spotlighted, but suffice it to say that each will enlighten the reader and will aid in others' research in their respective specialties. Those writing commentaries, monographs, and articles should become conversant with the articles in this work before considering their research completed.

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