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Readers of the New Testament often encounter quotes or allusions to the Old Testament that may be unfamiliar or obscure. In the Commentary for the New Testament use of the Old Testament, G. K. Beale and D. A. Carson have brought together a distinguished team of scholars to isolate, catalog, and comment on both the obvious Old Testament quotations and the more subtle allusions found in the New Testament. The result is a comprehensive commentary on the Old Testament references that appear from Matthew through Revelation. It is a vital resource for the reference library of every student of the New Testament, and accessible for all who wish to engage in detailed Bible study.

Contributors:

  • Craig L. Blomberg (Gospel of Matthew)
  • Rikk E. Watts (Gospel of Mark)
  • David W. Pao and Eckhard J. Schnabel (The Gospel of Luke)
  • Andreas J. Kostenberger (The Gospel of John)
  • I. Howard Marshall (Acts)
  • Mark A. Seifrid (Romans)
  • Roy E. Ciampa and Brian S. Rosner (1 Corinthians)
  • Peter Balla (2 Corinthians)
  • Moises Silva (Galatians and Philippians)
  • Frank S. Thielman (Ephesians)
  • G. K. Beale (Colossians)
  • Jeffrey A. D. Weima (1 and 2 Thessalonians)
  • Philip H. Towner (1 and 2 Timothy and Titus)
  • George H. Guthrie (Hebrews)
  • D. A. Carson (the General Epistles)
  • G. K. Beale and Sean M. McDonough (Revelation)

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Readers of the New Testament often encounter quotes or allusions to Old Testament stories and prophecies that are unfamiliar or obscure. In order to fully understand the teachings of Jesus and his followers, it is important to understand the large body of Scripture that preceded and informed their thinking. Leading evangelical scholars G. K. Beale and D. A. Carson have brought together a distinguished team to provide readers with a comprehensive commentary on Old Testament quotations, allusions, and echoes that appear from Matthew through Revelation. College and seminary students, pastors, scholars, and interested lay readers will want to add this unique commentary to their reference libraries.

Contributors
Craig L. Blomberg (Denver Seminary) on Matthew
Rikk E. Watts (Regent College) on Mark
David W. Pao (Trinity Evangelical Divinity School) and Eckhard J. Schnabel (Trinity Evangelical Divinity School) on Luke
Andreas J. Köstenberger (Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary) on John
I. Howard Marshall (University of Aberdeen) on Acts
Mark A. Seifrid (Southern Baptist Theological Seminary) on Romans
Roy E. Ciampa (Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary) and Brian S. Rosner (Moore Theological College) on 1 Corinthians
Peter Balla (Károli Gáspár Reformed University, Budapest) on 2 Corinthians
Moisés Silva (author of Philippians in the Baker Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament) on Galatians and Philippians
Frank S. Thielman (Beeson Divinity School) on Ephesians
G. K. Beale (Wheaton College Graduate School) on Colossians
Jeffrey A. D. Weima (Calvin Theological Seminary) on 1 and 2 Thessalonians
Philip H. Towner (United Bible Societies) on 1 and 2 Timothy and Titus
George H. Guthrie (Union University) on Hebrews
D. A. Carson (Trinity Evangelical Divinity School) on the General Epistles
G. K. Beale (Wheaton College Graduate School) and Sean M. McDonough (Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary) on Revelation

Author Bio

G. K. Beale (PhD, University of Cambridge) is visiting professor of New Testament at Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia. He is the author or editor of several books, including The Right Doctrine from the Wrong Texts? and commentaries on Revelation and 1 and 2 Thessalonians. D. A. Carson (PhD, University of Cambridge) is research professor of New Testament at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. He is the author or editor of more than forty books.

Endorsements

"This really is a new sort of commentary! For the first time we are given a continuous exegetical reading of the way each New Testament book quotes, alludes to, and evokes the Old Testament Scriptures. This volume will be an immensely useful resource for all kinds of study of the New Testament."--Richard Bauckham, professor of New Testament Studies and Bishop Wardlaw Professor, St. Mary's College, University of St. Andrews

"Finally a volume that surveys the use of the Old Testament in each book of the New Testament. Written by top-tier scholars with unsurpassed expertise in New Testament exegesis, these essays model sound engagement with Scripture that quotes Scripture. This excellent collection is a must-read for all who wish to understand how the New Testament writers understood and used their Bible. This long-awaited volume deserves to become a standard text that will hopefully launch a new stage of fresh work in biblical research."--Karen H. Jobes, Gerald F. Hawthorne Professor of New Testament Greek and Exegesis, Wheaton College

"More than a generation ago, C. H. Dodd and a few other scholars began sowing the seeds of a new and fruitful approach to reading Scripture, by studying the New Testament writers' use of Old Testament texts. The present commentary thus represents the harvest of decades of research into the relationship between the Old and New Testaments. By carefully observing various factors, ranging from the textual to the theological, each contributor shows how the New Testament writers were not only careful readers of the Old Testament but also profound theologians themselves. The scholars on this superb team assembled by Beale and Carson distill many new and remarkable insights for exegesis and theology, all of which serve to demonstrate the explanatory power of this approach for the present and the future. This landmark volume should prove to be an invaluable resource for both the church and the academy--for pastors, teachers, and students alike, whether Protestant or Catholic--and for anyone wanting to go deeper into the heart of sacred Scripture. Indeed, Beale and Carson are to be thanked and congratulated for a momentous accomplishment."--Scott Hahn, Pope Benedict XVI Chair of Biblical Theology and Liturgical Proclamation, St. Vincent Seminary; professor of scripture and theology, Franciscan University of Steubenville

"Every scholar would profit by having a copy of this thorough and judicious work on his or her desk. The authors have collected for us an immense amount of material and insight in a relatively short space, and many of us will be grateful for their efforts. This commentary is a profound witness to the unity of the Testaments in the mystery of Christ."--Francis Martin, Cardinal Adam Maida Chair of Biblical Studies, Sacred Heart Seminary

"Finally we have a work that examines the use of the Old Testament in the New Testament and covers the entirety of the New Testament in a single volume. Pastors, students, and scholars will profit from the careful attention to both the Old and New Testament contexts in which the citations occur, and they will be enriched by the theological depth represented in this important book."--Thomas R. Schreiner, James Buchanan Harrison Professor of New Testament Interpretation, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

"Few areas of New Testament study are as often discussed as the New Testament's use of the Old. There has long been a need for a careful case-by-case treatment, since the use we see in the New Testament is so varied and diverse. This commentary meets that need admirably. It is thorough yet concise, clear yet detailed. All will be led into helpful reflection on this important area of study. Well done to the editors and authors of this useful and unique commentary."--Darrell L. Bock, research professor of New Testament studies, Dallas Theological Seminary

"There has been a great need for a comprehensive study of the New Testament's use of the Old Testament. This arduous task has now been accomplished by very competent New Testament scholars, resulting in an excellent reference work. It is well thought out and the style makes it easy to use; a must for every serious student of the Bible."--Harold W. Hoehner, distinguished professor of New Testament, Dallas Theological Seminary

"Given the infinite riches of God's truth, no single commentary can do it all. Some commentaries choose to stress the theological themes of a text, while others focus on a text's literary features or significant archaeological background or the wider cultural context of first-century Judaism and Hellenism. While all this is valuable, no background information has proved to be more illuminating than the New Testament's own profound use of the Old Testament. This crucial background, however, is often tragically missed, misconstrued, or minimized in other commentaries. To address this need, the present volume provides a fresh, insightful, and judicious exposition of the most significant instances of the New Testament's use of the Old Testament. Under the expert editorial guidance of G. K. Beale and D. A. Carson, who are among the most respected authorities in the field, the contributors to this commentary have done scholars, pastors, and ordinary believers an enormous favor by sharing with them in a concise and accessible format some of the most useful and exciting discoveries that come from this approach."--Gordon P. Hugenberger, senior minister, Park Street Church, Boston, MA; adjunct professor of Old Testament, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary

"Beale and Carson have given us a volume that will certainly become a standard for all serious Bible readers, ministers, and scholars. We are in their debt. As a preacher, I would especially encourage other preachers to use this volume in honing their understanding of God's Word and in leading their congregations to better understand the Old Testament, the same Scriptures that Jesus taught his disciples. I'm even planning on using this to help select appropriate Scripture readings for public services."--Mark Dever, pastor, Capitol Hill Baptist Church, Washington, DC

"Beale and Carson have amassed a unique reference resource, focused on an area of perpetual importance to both biblical scholars and preachers: how did the writers of the New Testament 'read' their Bibles. The many contributions are held together by a commitment to explore the New Testament context of the quotation, the meaning of the excerpt in its original Old Testament context, the interpretation of this same passage in Second Temple Judaism, the textual tradition (Hebrew text, Septuagint, or mixed type) of the passage, and, finally, the New Testament writer's interpretation and application of the excerpt. As such, this volume will be of constant help as a starting point for a very specific, and very critical, facet of the exegetical task."--David A. deSilva, Trustees' Professor of New Testament and Greek, Ashland Theological Seminary

Endorsements & Reviews

This really is a new sort of commentary! For the first time we are given a continuous exegetical reading of the way each New Testament book quotes, alludes to, and evokes the Old Testament Scriptures. This volume will be an immensely useful resource for all kinds of study of the New Testament.
-Richard Bauckham,
Professor of New Testament Studies and Bishop Wardlaw Professor, St. Mary's College, University of St. Andrews

Finally a volume that surveys the use of the Old Testament in each book of the New Testament. Written by top-tier scholars with unsurpassed expertise in New Testament exegesis, these essays model sound engagement with Scripture that quotes Scripture. This excellent collection is a must-read for all who wish to understand how the New Testament writers understood and used their Bible. This long-awaited volume deserves to become a standard text that will hopefully launch a new stage of fresh work in biblical research.
-Karen H. Jobes
Gerald F. Hawthorne Professor of New Testament Greek and Exegesis, Wheaton College

More than a generation ago, C. H. Dodd and a few other scholars began sowing the seeds of a new and fruitful approach to reading Scripture, by studying the New Testament writers' use of Old Testament texts. The present commentary thus represents the harvest of decades of research into the relationship between the Old and New Testaments. By carefully observing various factors, ranging from the textual to the theological, each contributor shows how the New Testament writers were not only careful readers of the Old Testament but also profound theologians themselves. The scholars on this superb team assembled by Beale and Carson distill many new and remarkable insights for exegesis and theology, all of which serve to demonstrate the explanatory power of this approach for the present and the future. This landmark volume should prove to be an invaluable resource for both the church and the academy--for pastors, teachers, and students alike, whether Protestant or Catholic--and for anyone wanting to go deeper into the heart of sacred Scripture. Indeed, Beale and Carson are to be thanked and congratulated for a momentous accomplishment.
-Scott Hahn,
Pope Benedict XVI Chair of Biblical Theology and Liturgical Proclamation, St. Vincent Seminary; Professor of Scripture and Theology, Franciscan University of Steubenville

Every scholar would profit by having a copy of this thorough and judicious work on his or her desk. The authors have collected for us an immense amount of material and insight in a relatively short space, and many of us will be grateful for their efforts. This commentary is a profound witness to the unity of the Testaments in the mystery of Christ.
-Francis Martin,
Cardinal Adam Maida Chair of Biblical Studies, Sacred Heart Seminary

Finally we have a work that examines the use of the Old Testament in the New Testament and covers the entirety of the New Testament in a single volume. Pastors, students, and scholars will profit from the careful attention to both the Old and New Testament contexts in which the citations occur, and they will be enriched by the theological depth represented in this important book.
-Thomas R. Schreiner,
James Buchanan Harrison Professor of New Testament Interpretation, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

Few areas of New Testament study are as often discussed as the New Testament's use of the Old. There has long been a need for a careful case-by-case treatment, since the use we see in the New Testament is so varied and diverse. This commentary meets that need admirably. It is thorough yet concise, clear yet detailed. All will be led into helpful reflection on this important area of study. Well done to the editors and authors of this useful and unique commentary.
-Darrell L. Bock,
Research Professor of New Testament studies, Dallas Theological Seminary

There has been a great need for a comprehensive study of the New Testament's use of the Old Testament. This arduous task has now been accomplished by very competent New Testament scholars, resulting in an excellent reference work. It is well thought out and the style makes it easy to use; a must for every serious student of the Bible.
-Harold W. Hoehner,
Distinguished Professor of New Testament, Dallas Theological Seminary

Given the infinite riches of God's truth, no single commentary can do it all. Some commentaries choose to stress the theological themes of a text, while others focus on a text's literary features or significant archaeological background or the wider cultural context of first-century Judaism and Hellenism. While all this is valuable, no background information has proved to be more illuminating than the New Testament's own profound use of the Old Testament. This crucial background, however, is often tragically missed, misconstrued, or minimized in other commentaries. To address this need, the present volume provides a fresh, insightful, and judicious exposition of the most significant instances of the New Testament's use of the Old Testament. Under the expert editorial guidance of G. K. Beale and D. A. Carson, who are among the most respected authorities in the field, the contributors to this commentary have done scholars, pastors, and ordinary believers an enormous favor by sharing with them in a concise and accessible format some of the most useful and exciting discoveries that come from this approach.
-Gordon P. Hugenberger,
Senior Minister, Park Street Church, Boston, MA; Adjunct Professor of Old Testament, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary

Beale and Carson have given us a volume that will certainly become a standard for all serious Bible readers, ministers, and scholars. We are in their debt. As a preacher, I would especially encourage other preachers to use this volume in honing their understanding of God's Word and in leading their congregations to better understand the Old Testament, the same Scriptures that Jesus taught his disciples. I'm even planning on using this to help select appropriate Scripture readings for public services.
-Mark Dever,
Pastor, Capitol Hill Baptist Church, Washington, DC

Beale and Carson have amassed a unique reference resource, focused on an area of perpetual importance to both biblical scholars and preachers: how did the writers of the New Testament 'read' their Bibles. The many contributions are held together by a commitment to explore the New Testament context of the quotation, the meaning of the excerpt in its original Old Testament context, the interpretation of this same passage in Second Temple Judaism, the textual tradition (Hebrew text, Septuagint, or mixed type) of the passage, and, finally, the New Testament writer's interpretation and application of the excerpt. As such, this volume will be of constant help as a starting point for a very specific, and very critical, facet of the exegetical task.
-David A. deSilva,
Trustees' Professor of New Testament and Greek, Ashland Theological Seminary

Although this commentary was clearly written from an evangelical perspective, that does not detract from the level of scholarship in the individual studies. They are generally well informed on the secondary literature and are perceptive on the issues involved...The work is well done and should prove to be a valuable resource for students and scholars alike...Recommended. Lower-level undergraduates and above; general readers.
-J. R. Asher,
Choice

A most helpful and innovative commentary.
-R. Albert Mohler Jr.,
Preaching

A very significant volume in helping expositors not only interpret NT quotations from the OT but how the two testaments of the Bible hold together, i.e. how we understand the unified message of the Bible.
-Ray Van Neste,
Preaching

"This single volume provides a useful resource for tracking down references and allusions to the OT in the NT...It is a valuable intertextual primer and guide. ...It should find a welcome home on the reference shelf of many biblical scholars. -Mark Glen Bilby,
Religious Studies Review

It is not often that a reference work of a completely unique sort is published, but this is precisely what we have in this volume...This unique commentary certainly will prove valuable for advanced theological students and pastors, but also for scholars working in the burgeoning field of the use of Scripture in Jewish texts and by the authors of the NT.
-Timothy G. Gombis,
Bulletin for Biblical Research

This volume is a remarkable achievement...Rather than making all OT texts predictive, the contributors rightly give pride of place to how the NT authors are exegetes and homilists, expounding their understanding of Jesus, his death and resurrection, and their own experiences as in some way consistent with their authoritative scriptures. No work like this can be exhaustive, but the selection of topics for discussion is generally judicious. Throughout there is also plenty of reference to Jewish exegesis contemporary with the NT authors...There are good bibliographies and comprehensive indexes. I will be returning to this volume frequently. Highly recommended.
-G. J. Brooke,
Journal for the Study of the Old Testament

Each contribution will not replace a standard commentary on the particular NT text, but the authors have had the luxury of focusing on the OT usage in more detail than is usually offered. The book therefore offers a very rich addition to what is available in NT commentaries. It is clearly presented, detailed, and yet concise. This is a comprehensive and fine collection of scholarship in one volume which will appeal to biblical scholars, students, and interested Christians.
-Gary W. Burnett
Journal for the Study of the New Testament

Up to now there has not been a work such as this one...[Readers] will have at their disposal 'a reasonably comprehensive survey of all the textual evidence' carried out by a number of renowned scholars. They will also find an exhaustive bibliography at the end of each chapter...This work, of the highest caliber,... for years to come will be an indispensable reference for scholars working on the relationship of the two testaments, a central matter for biblical studies.
-Luis Sanchez-Navarro,
Catholic Biblical Quarterly

This much-anticipated work fills an important niche in the study of the Scriptures...This distinctive volume provides extensive text-by-text commentary on OT citations, allusions, and references in the NT. It supplements commentaries on the various NT writings by providing greater detail on the NT use of the OT and furnishes the raw data for broader analyses of the way the various NT authors use the OT...The editors, both eminent scholars, have assembled an impressive team of evangelical contributors with extensive background in the NT use of the OT and/or in the biblical books on which they have written...The bibliographies for each NT book offer valuable starting points for students and scholars...While this is a rigorous scholarly work, it does not demand too much from those pastors and students who are willing to take the time to mine its riches...Students and scholars will find the commentary an invaluable basis for further study of the way(s) in which each NT author uses the OT and in which each OT text is used by various NT authors.
-James A. Meek,
Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society

A useful reference book that also contains comprehensive bibliographies and indices that will help you prepare well for Old Testament and New Testament preaching and teaching...This commentary was a decade in the making, but it was well worth the effort, and it will repay the investment for anyone who preaches or teaches regularly...The next New Testament series I am preaching is on 1 John. I am keeping this volume on my desk all the way through the preparation period, and I strongly recommend this practice to others.
-Nigel Fortescue,
The Briefing

G. K. Beale and D. A. Carson have assembled a superb team of Protestant exegetes to produce this unique commentary that sets itself to the task of analyzing every Old Testament citation and probable allusion in each book of the New Testament. In addition, contributors have provided extensive bibliographies, making this an excellent reference guide to the best of current New Testament scholarship...The results of [the book's] format and method are often intensely close readings that yield new insights on the texts...This landmark commentary promises to bring to pastors, scholars, and ordinary believers the fruits of more than a generation of intertextual scholarship.
Letter & Spirit

This is a commentary like no other on the New Testament, for it has as its special focus the use made by New Testament authors of Old Testament texts... The contributors are all highly qualified evangelical scholars...An index at the back of the volume efficiently leads the reader to discussions of any Old Testament or New Testament passage of particular interest. This book is sure to lead those who use it to a new appreciation of the unity of the Bible, the theological insight of the New Testament authors, and the propriety of their use of Old Testament texts and themes.
-Gregory Goswell,
New Life

Getting into the sources of the first-century AD can be difficult. G. K. Beale and D. A. Carson's Commentary on the New Testament Use of the Old Testament is a good starting point. Beale and Carson provide lists of potential non-biblical sources the New Testament writers may have utilized.
-Chelica Hiltunen,
Bible Study Magazine

For this groundbreaking commentary, editors G. K. Beale and D. A. Carson--both influential Evangelical NT commentators in their own right...--assembled an impressive array of well-known and emerging Evangelical scholars...All the pieces engage much of the latest critical scholarship, attend to literary parallels from Second Temple Judaisms, and are authored by men who have published monographs or studies on their assigned or similar document(s)...It is a required purchase for college and seminary libraries and should be on every preacher's and scholar's shelf of frequently consulted books.
-Brandon L. Fredenburg,
Stone-Campbell Journal

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    January 21, 2016
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    G. K. Beale & D. A. Carson, Commentary on the New Testament Use of the Old Testament. Grand Rapids: Baker, 2007. Jacketed Hardcover, 1239 pp.

    DESCRIPTION

    The Commentary on the New Testament Use of the Old Testament (CNTUOT) is not a commentary on the New Testament use of the Old Testament in the sense of, "This is how the NT writers used the OT, and now we will talk about a method to use for interpreting the OT today." This work is, however, about specific ways that specific OT references were used by specific NT writers in their specific contexts. The purpose of the book is not to "survey contemporary debates over the use of the OT in the NT," but to provide a "reasonably comprehensive survey of all the textual evidence," examining the New Testament context of the quotation or probable allusion, the Old Testament context from which it is drawn, how it was handled in Second Temple Judaism or early Judaism, textual factors such as manuscript traditions, how the New Testament employed the Old Testament in the specific example being considered, and the theological use to which the quotation or allusion is put (xxiii-xv).

    The book aims to show the flexibility and variety of ways in which NT authors used the OT, the way they applied Scripture to Jesus and the church, the interpretive difference between the NT writers and Jewish contemporaries who rejected the Messiah, the question as to whether a writer used a text to expound a teaching from the OT or whether he used the OT to confirm or justify Christian experience, and that an eclectic grammatical-historical method can be used to assess the use of the OT in the NT, with the caveat that NT authors would have looked at Scripture differently than "any of the dominant historical-critical orthodoxies of the last century and a half" (xxvi-xxviii).

    G. K. Beale and D. A. Carson have edited the contributions of 18 biblical scholars (including themselves) into this large reference work. Besides the editors, the writing team is comprised of Peter Balla (2 Corinthians), Craig Blomberg (Matthew), Roy Ciampa (1 Corinthians), George Guthrie (Hebrews), Andreas Kostenberger (John), I. Howard Marshall (Acts), Sean McDonough (Revelation), David Pao (Luke), Brian Rosner (1 Corinthians), Eckhard Schnabel (Luke), Mark Seifrid (Romans), Moises Silva (Galatians, Philippians), Frank Thielman (Ephesians), Philip Towner (1-2 Timothy and Titus), Rikk Watts (Mark), and Jeffrey Weima (1-2 Thessalonians). Carson handles James through Jude and Beale covers Colossians and Revelation. The book has a brief introductory overview, followed by treatment of each New Testament book in canonical order, followed by a bibliography. The one exception is Philemon, since it has no quotes or probable allusions to the OT; a single paragraph touches on a relevant OT background text and recommends a couple of resources for studying this epistle. A sizable index of references to Scripture and other ancient literature is provided at the end, while the work begins with a table of abbreviations for various scholarly publications referenced.

    EVALUATION

    In evaluating this resource, I want to raise and answer two questions.

    First, who could benefit from this work?

    Generally speaking, the treatments in the book are not only thorough, but often thoroughly academic in their language and tone. There is a great deal of interaction with other sources and viewpoints (though the authors are generally conservative theologically). The target audience is presumably Bible scholars, theologically trained pastors, and seminary students. Someone who has learned through self-study will need to have attained to an advanced level or be willing to learn some new vocabulary to get the maximum benefit from this work. Some use of the biblical languages, as well as terms like midrash, targum, and pesher may present difficulties to those without adequate education. That being said, this would be a great resource to have in a Bible college or seminary library, or in the study of a scholar or theologically educated pastor , or student receiving a theological education. It would not be a helpful resource for those without this training. For those with such training, the use of this work will hopefully help their understanding of the biblical text in the early stages of their study, so that they can rightly interpret and apply it.

    Secondly, is this work necessary?

    I'm not sure this work is necessary for everyone who could benefit from it. I am currently consulting it as I preach through Ephesians, and it gave me some considerations to chew on as I looked at Paul's use of Psalm 68:18 in Ephesians 4:8. But I also have several commentaries on Ephesians I am using, in addition to notes from various study Bibles. The CNTUOT went into much greater detail to examine the questions surrounding this passage than any of the commentaries I had. However, I ended up finding the most plausible approach in a study Bible note that gave an explanation not even considered in the CNTUOT. While such instances are probably rare exceptions, this reference work may not be necessary for people who have libraries of scholarly commentaries that treat the handling of OT quotes and allusions in the NT. Some of the better study Bibles should also treat the NT use of the OT, and busy pastors probably will find all they need if they have several key commentaries and consult several helpful study Bibles (such as MacArthur, ESV, HCSB, Reformation Heritage, Zondervan study Bibles). If a pastor has a large part of his week devoted to study, this work should enrich that study, but I would not consider it indispensable if he has access to plenty of quality resources.

    On the other hand, if one needs a one-stop, thorough treatment, and one has adequate training, this could easily and affordably fill a needed gap. A student specializing in either the OT or NT could greatly benefit from this volume, as could a trained pastor with a very limited library.

    Using this resource in tandem with further study in the area of Christ-centered interpretation as dealt with in books such as Edmund Clowney's The Unfolding Mystery, James Hamilton's God's Glory in Salvation through Judgment, and David Murray's Jesus on Every Page could help one fill out and process some of the specific details when going through each passage and will hopefully help one to better understand God's Word and how its parts relate to each other. Including this study of Christ-centered interpretation will also help one grapple with whether the apostolic interpretation of the OT is a matter of historical record only or whether they provide a model for today, something this book is related to, but is not designed to address on its own.

    Thanks to Baker Academic for providing me a copy of the book at half price in exchange for a review.
  2. 5 Stars Out Of 5
    Beale & Carson's Commentary on OT Use in the NT
    January 21, 2015
    Jim
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    I have already had the opportunity to use this great work in Sermon preparation. It is a great resource, rather a number of resources, on how God the Holy Spirit discloses His OT prophetic word in the NT fullness of times. This is a great trend in these sort of approachable & usable scholarly works, and the Church owes great debt to such faithful scholars.
  3. Safford, AZ
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: male
    3 Stars Out Of 5
    Indexing isn't real user-friendly
    August 23, 2013
    Neil
    Safford, AZ
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: male
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 3
    The exegesis is a little TOO detailed. Maybe if the writers gave a briefer summary before going into so much detail. On the other hand, it is very thorough.

    It is organized in New Testament order - so if you are studying the Old Testament there is not a straightforward method for keying your study to NT quotes or alusions. There is an index keying OT passages to page numbers in the commentary; but that's real cumbersome.

    I am thinking that this book may be more useful in a bible software (such as OliveTree) that alerts users to resources that discuss the passage being studied. So, if I am studying some passage in the OT that is quoted in the NT I would get an alert that this OT passage is discussed in the Beale/Carson commentary.

    Unfortunately, I already own the real-world version of the book and don't want to spend more money on a bible-software version.
  4. 5 Stars Out Of 5
    To fully understand New Testament quotes use this.
    October 26, 2011
    Kathleen
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    This commentary is the "go-to" commentary to understand the New Testament. The quotes are explained as well as the allusions. One can see that the New Testament is grounded in the Old Testament. The old covenant is changed with Jesus but remains the ground level of the new covenant. I cannot even begin to express how useful this commentary is for Bible study. I would recommend that every Bible student get this book.
  5. 5 Stars Out Of 5
    July 24, 2010
    Gloria D Mason
    Loving it. I'm very grateful for all the effort and hard work that has gone into putting this wonderful resourse together.
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