The defining feature of this textbook is the treatment of classical and New Testament Greek as one language using primary sources. All the example sentences the students will translate are real Greek sentences, half of which are taken from classical literature and philosophy and half of which are directly from the New Testament. The advantage of this approach is that it highlights the linguistic, literary, and historical connections between classical Greece and early Christianity.
Cimke: Biblical studies
Presents an individual and thought-provoking exploration of who wrote the Bible (or, indeed Bibles), re-examining the documented evidence for possible individual authors set against the personal, religious, economic and political background of the period of its compilation.
In Reading the Bible Ethically, Eric Douglass takes account of the author’s subjective contributions, so that the text functions as the author’s voice. Dealing with a voice suggests ethical principles, where interpretation doesn’t silence or manipulated that voice.