Denny Burk highlights how Rob Plummer makes a good case for learning the languages here.
Oct 2, 2021
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Logos is offering Daniel Akin's commentary on 1, 2, and 2 John in the Christ-Centered Exposition series Recovering and John Henry Newman's An Essay in Aid of a Grammar of Ascent as their October freebies. You can also purchase other books at significant discounts and enter to win a complete set of the New American Commentary series. These offers can be accessed here and here.
Sep 30, 2021
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Sep 27, 2021
Some might ask whether we really need another commentary on Romans with a number of excellent and recent works already available (e.g., Moo, Schreiner). But I think Frederick Dale Bruner's forthcoming volume might suggest that there is room for one more for at least two reasons. First, in this interview, Bruner seems to see Romans as a gospel-oriented work. This might not seem to be all that significant to those who are not involved in the academic world, but for those of us that are, it is a welcome change from other less traditional, and I believe incorrect, approaches to the epistle (e.g., new perspective). Second, Bruner's previous commentaries on Matthew and John were characterized by both exegetical and spiritual insights. There is a I am hoping for more of the same in his treatment of Romans.
You can read an excerpt of his forthcoming commentary here.
Sep 26, 2021
Paul Himes has a helpful list of resources for the study of New Testament rhetoric here. I am not convinced that ancient rhetorical practices played as big a role in the New Testament as some suggest but it is still important to have a general working knowledge for what it was.