Episode 102: Craig Keener – NIV Cultural Backgrounds Study Bible [podcast]

Episode 102: Craig Keener – NIV Cultural Backgrounds Study Bible [podcast]

Welcome to The Shaun Tabatt Show! Today I speak with Dr. Craig Keener about the NIV Cultural Backgrounds Study Bible (Zondervan, 2016).

NIV Cultural Backgrounds Study Bible
You’ve heard these Bible stories hundreds of times. But how many behind-the-scenes details have you been missing? Sometimes a little context is all you need to discover just how much is happening in Scripture. The NIV Cultural Backgrounds Study Bible gives you insight on every page. See the cultural background behind each story—even the ones you know by heart.

About Craig Keener:  Craig S. Keener is professor of New Testament at Asbury Theological Seminary and holds a doctoral degree in New Testament Studies and the Origins of Christianity from Duke University. He is the author of several commentaries on books of the New Testament.

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EPISODE 36: MICHAEL WILLIAMS – BIBLICAL HEBREW COMPANION FOR BIBLE SOFTWARE USERS [PODCAST]

EPISODE 36: MICHAEL WILLIAMS – BIBLICAL HEBREW COMPANION FOR BIBLE SOFTWARE USERS [PODCAST]

Welcome to the Shaun Tabatt Show! In this episode I speak with Michael Williams about his new book The Biblical Hebrew Companion for Bible Software Users: Grammatical Terms Explained for Exegesis (Zondervan Academic, 2015).

Biblical Hebrew Companion for Bible Software Users by Michael WilliamsAbout The Book:
The Biblical Hebrew Companion for Bible Software Users helps users understand the exegetical significance of Hebrew grammatical terminology identified by the program. This resource provides students who utilize biblical language software the insight they need to make sense of the data provided by the program, giving them deeper insight into the biblical text that they could not get by solely reading an English translation. The Biblical Hebrew Companion for Bible Software Users is ideally suited for:

  • Pastors and ministry leaders who may have learned Hebrew at one time but have experienced the loss of much of that learning
  • College and seminary students who are learning Hebrew and need a guide to help understand the significance of the grammatical terminology
  • Bible software users who never formally learned Hebrew in the classroom and need help understanding the meaning of the terms they encounter

With grammatical terms laid out and discussed in an intuitive and user-friendly format readers can now spend time focusing on exegesis and applying their findings to their preaching, teachings, study, and writing instead of puzzling over the significance of grammatical terminology and how to apply it.

Michael WilliamsAbout The Author:
Michael Williams (PhD, University of Pennsylvania) is Professor of Old Testament at Calvin Theological Seminary and a member of the NIV Committee on Bible Translation. He is the author of Deception in Genesis, The Prophet and His Message, Basics of Ancient Ugaritic, and How to Read the Bible through the Jesus Lens, and editor and contributor of Mishneh Todah. His passion is to equip students with knowledge of the Old Testament and its languages so that they may grow in their comprehension and appreciation of redemptive history and be adequately prepared to promote and defend the faith through word and action. Michael resides in Grand Rapids, MI, with his wife, Dawn.

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Half the fun of doing these podcasts is the conversation that happens around them. With each episode, I’ll be asking a new questions. Here’s my question for episode 36:

Question:  Tell us where you’re at in your journey with Biblical Hebrew and how you’d put a book like this to use.

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Author Talks Episode 20 – Basics of Ancient Ugaritic

Author Talks Episode 33 – How to Read the Bible Through the Jesus Lens

Author Talks Episode 82 – The Prophet and His Message

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