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A Handbook on the Greek Text
In this addition to the Baylor Handbook on the Greek New Testament series, A. K. M. Adam provides a guide through the Greek text of the Epistle of James. This handbook highlights the linguistic, rhetorical, and stylistic features of James, utilizing the Greek text to lead discussion on many of the theological questions raised by the letter. Adam expertly unveils the letter’s excellent use of Hellenistic Greek balanced with noticeable Jewish patterns of thought. Students and teachers will find James a helpful tool in navigating this centuries-old piece of New Testament literature.
“… a rich and useful companion for students pressing forward toward mastery of the language. Here they will discover a wise selection of comments regarding grammar, word usage, textual criticism, theological interpretation, and more, all delivered with tasteful economy.”
—Joseph R. Dongell, Professor of Biblical Studies, Asbury Theological Seminary
"Baylor's handbooks are indispensable resources for students wrestling with interpreting the Greek text of the New Testament. This handbook on James adds to that wealth by dissecting the grammar of the homiletic epistle at an intermediate level. Adam's knowledge of Greek and clarity of explanation make this a useful companion to anyone who might wish to deepen their understanding of the language of the epistle of James."
—Margaret Aymer, Associate Professor of New Testament, The Interdenominational Theological Center
"Adam guides readers through the Greek text of James with genuine insight. He refuses to impose judgments regarding the epistle's setting within early Christianity—a choice that renders this work all the more valuable."
—Greg Carey, Professor of New Testament, Lancaster Theological Seminary and author of Sinners: Jesus and His Earliest Followers
“Adam’s handbook is highly recommended as a useful tool in exploring and digging deeply into the riches and nuances of the Greek text of the Epistle of James.”
—Héctor Martín, Review of Biblical Literature
"This will prove to be a useful book for students working on their exegesis of passages in James as well as pastors or teachers who want to take the original language of the text of James seriously. Many commentaries do not get as specific as Adam does in explaining most of the salient features of the Greek language that James uses. But more than merely giving grammatical labels, he unpacks for readers what those categories mean for the interpretation of James’ epistle in the contexts of the letter itself."
—William W. Klein, Denver Journal
A. K. M. Adam is Senior Tutor and Tutor in New Testament, St. Stephen's House, at the University of Oxford.
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Books in Series:
Baylor Handbook on the Greek New Testament
James - A Handbook on the Greek Text
1 Corinthians 1-9 - A Handbook on the Greek Text
1 Corinthians 10-16 - A Handbook on the Greek Text
1 Peter - A Handbook on the Greek Text
2 Corinthians - A Handbook on the Greek Text
2 Peter and Jude - A Handbook on the Greek Text
Acts - A Handbook on the Greek Text
Baylor Handbook on the Greek New Testament Bundle
Baylor Handbook on the Hebrew Bible Bundle
Colossians and Philemon - A Handbook on the Greek Text
Ephesians - A Handbook on the Greek Text
Galatians - A Handbook on the Greek Text
I, II, III John - A Handbook on the Greek Text
Luke - A Handbook on the Greek Text
Mark 1-8 - A Handbook on the Greek Text
Mark 9-16 - A Handbook on the Greek Text
The Pastoral Letters - A Handbook on the Greek Text
Philippians - A Handbook on the Greek Text
Revelation - A Handbook on the Greek Text