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02-04-2005, 03:06 PM
We're looking for a short article that does a particularly good job making the case for original-language Biblical exegesis. If you have a pointer to such an article, please post it in this thread. Thanks.

Ken Neighoff
02-04-2005, 03:29 PM
An article that I have on file, and have had since my college days is by Dr. Dennis E. Johnson. The title of the article is: The Peril of Pastors without the Biblical Languages. It was orginally published in Presbyterian Journal, Sept. 1986.

Joe Fleener
02-04-2005, 07:53 PM
Barrick, William D. "Ancient Manuscripts and Biblical Exposition." MSJ (Masters Seminary Journal) 9:1. 26-39 (pp. 33-39)

Thomas, Robert L. "The Relationship Between Exegesis and Expository Preaching." MSJ 2:2. 182-199

Most all of Volume 1 of The Masters Seminary Journal.

02-05-2005, 12:33 AM
Donald K. McKim "A Guide to Contemporary Hemeneutics" pp 111-141 there is an article by Walter C. Kaiser Jr. called "Legitimat Hermeneutics"

Publisher: Eerdmans Pub Co (August 1, 1986)
ISBN: 0802800947

Joe Fleener
02-07-2005, 01:53 PM
David A. DeSilva, An Introduction to the New Testament (IVP, 2004)I just ran accross this today. He has an excellent section near the end of most chapters where he discusses exegesis. He calls it "Exegetical Skills." Although I don't agree with all of his points in the book. This unique feature makes the book stand out from the rest.

BTW: At least in the "Exegetical Skills" related to Ephesians he discusses at length the use of Bible software, including BibleWorks. I am sure he does in other places, but I have not been able to read all 950 pgs as of yet! :)

02-11-2005, 05:56 PM
I just started reading a book that has a pretty good section on why a working knowledge of Greek is necessary (Hebrew is also mentioned a few times). Take a look at it: David Allen Black, Using New Testament Greek in Ministry. see pp.21-24.

Grant Rothberg