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Handbook on Hebrews through Revelation

series: Handbooks on the New Testament

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A leading evangelical scholar of the New Testament provides an easy-to-navigate resource for studying and understanding Hebrews through Revelation. Written with classroom utility and pastoral application in mind, this accessibly written volume summarizes the content of each major section of the biblical text to help students, pastors, and laypeople quickly grasp the sense of particular passages. The series, modeled after Baker Academic's successful Old Testament handbook series, focuses primarily on the content of the biblical books without getting bogged down in historical-critical questions or detailed verse-by-verse exegesis.

Series Preface
Author's Preface
1. Hebrews
2. James
3. 1 Peter
4. 2 Peter
5. 1 John
6. 2 and 3 John
7. Jude
8. Revelation


"Andreas Köstenberger's Handbook is immensely informative and eminently readable, helping students, pastors, and more generally readers of the New Testament acquire an in-depth understanding of an often neglected but highly important part of the Scriptures. It can be used as an introduction, a brief commentary, or a guide in one's personal reading of the Bible. I highly recommend this book."

Eckhard J. Schnabel, Mary F. Rockefeller Distinguished Professor of New Testament, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary; associate editor, Bulletin for Biblical Research

"It is no mean feat to strike a middle course between New Testament introduction and New Testament commentary: it is all too easy to succumb either to superficiality or to an inundation of details. Köstenberger masterfully steers through to produce a reading of the back end of the New Testament that is highly informative and highly readable. It offers tremendous help to students, pastors, and anyone else interested in understanding these books without getting stuck in the weeds."

Constantine R. Campbell, author of Paul and Union with Christ

"Here, finally, we have a volume on Hebrews to Revelation that is more detailed than a typical NT introduction but not as overwhelming as a commentary. With Andreas Köstenberger as a faithful and steady guide, the reader gets a top-notch analysis of all the key passages without being bogged down by mountains of information--a wonderful balance that will surely make this volume a must-have tool for all Christian leaders."

Michael J. Kruger, president and professor of New Testament, Reformed Theological Seminary

The Author

  1. Andreas J. Köstenberger
    Maria Estes

    Andreas J. Köstenberger

    Andreas J. Köstenberger (PhD, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School) is research professor of New Testament and biblical theology and director of the Center for Biblical Studies at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Kansas City, Missouri. He...

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"Köstenberger writes clearly and thoughtfully, offering a coherent, conservative reading of each of the texts."

Nicholas J. Moore,

Journal for the Study of the New Testament

"To write a 'handbook' on any text in the New Testament is no mean feat, let alone a full third of the New Testament. [This book] achieves precisely what it sets out to do: to 'comment succinctly' on each text using relatively simple language in order to remain accessible. . . . This handbook is, unlike other efforts, somewhat conversationally written, simple to read, and does not attempt to overcomplicate matters. . . . This handbook serves its purpose in carefully and succinctly engaging with each text to draw out its key argument."

U-Wen Low,

Expository Times

"Köstenberger writes with an approachable tone that would not intimidate the layperson or student, but he also brings insightful commentary that will be useful for the pastor and scholar. . . . The treatment of the General Epistles' placement in the canon was particularly enlightening. . . . Köstenberger's treatment of 1 Peter stands out as another highlight. . . . The chapter on Revelation is worth the price of the book alone. Köstenberger has given a tremendous gift to pastors and Bible teachers by offering a clear picture of Revelation. . . . Scholars, pastors, and students alike will want this book on their shelf. As a handbook to Hebrews through Revelation, it stands unrivalled."

Mark Baker,

Center for Biblical Studies