Working in a library motivates me to keep an eye on books that are soon to be released. Here I preview five exciting books in the field of biblical studies to be released this Fall/Winter. What other books are you looking forward to?
1. David Garland, A Theology of Mark’s Gospel: Good News about Jesus the Messiah, the Son of God (Biblical Theology of the New Testament Series) Garland is one of my favorite commentators on the text. Along with other scholarly works, he has written commentaries on Mark (NIVAC), Luke (ZECNT), 1 Corinthians (BECNT), and 2 Corinthians (NAC). He also serves as one of the editors for Expositors Bible Commentary. You can preorder it here.
2. Marianne Meye Thompson, John: A Commentary (New Testament Library) I was first exposed to Thompson when she delivered a lecture at Wheaton College interacting with N.T. Wright’s book, Jesus and the Victory of God. I found her to be fair, thoughtful, and interesting. I have wanted to read her more since. She has also written a commentary on the Epistles of John (IVPNT) as well as Colossians and Philemon (Two Horizons). You can preorder it here.
3. Richard Longenecker, The Epistle to the Romans (New International Greek Testament Commentary) Anyone who has used Longenecker’s commentary on Galatians knows that this will be an exciting new commentary on Romans in a much respected series on the greek text. You can preorder it here.
4. Murray J. Harris, John (Exegetical Guide to the Greek New Testament) Harris wrote the initial volume of this series (Colossians and Philemon) and once served as it’s editor. This series continues to receive positive reviews as the volumes are published. I look forward to this new volume by a much respected New Testament scholar. Preorder it here.
5. Peter Gentry and Stephen Wellum, God’s Kingdom through God’s Covenants. Kingdom Through Covenant offered many helpful insights into the meta-narrative of Scripture. I am convinced their progressive covenantal view deserves wide consideration, which is why I am excited to see a more accessible version in print. Preorder it here.
6. John Barclay, Paul and the Gift. The debates surrounding Pauline Theology are fascinating. Although I have only read Barclay here and there I am excited any time a new theology on Paul is published. Preorder here.