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July 31, 2016


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A peer-reviewed, weekly, open-access journal, now in its seventeenth year.

Volume 17 Number 31



 Weekly Bible Commentary

Studies.gif (2544 bytes)Written each week by our publisher and editor, Dr. John W. (Jack) Carter, these are original expository commentaries that may be used for individual study or small-group discussion.  You may receive these commentaries in your Email free by clicking on the "Subscribe" button.  Visit the Archives.

  Click on the Bible icon or the link below for a printer-friendly version of this week's commentary:  
 1 Samuel 18:1-4; 20:1-17. 
 Cultivating True Friendships

 Theological Research

Peer-reviewed research articles that explore many of the doctrines and issues concerning Biblical theology.  New papers published weekly.  You may contact the author by clicking on the author's name.  Visit the Archives.


17(31) The Legitimacy of Typological Interpretation of the Scriptures   P. deVries


17(30) The Emerging Church: from Mission to 'Missional'   W. Wade


17(29) An Aesthetic Analysis and Theological Reflection on Marian Art: An Interpretive Perspective   R. Porter


17(28) Extaticism in Israel: Prophetic Tradition and African Pentecostal Movement.   Olagungu, O.


17(27) Life Balance:  The Need for Blessedness in Our Lives   J. Skeen


17(26) Preparing Youths for Biblical Studies:  The Story of Hannah and Her Son, Revisited   M. Ojo, I Adesanya


17(25) The Real Absence:  An Evaluation of the Real Presence View.   M. Mascrenghe


17(24) The Stylish Tillich: Jay Bakker and Revolution Church.   P. Degoes

 Book of the Month, July 2016

Kim Huat Tan.  Mark:  A New Covenant Commentary  The Lutterworth Press.  286 Pages.  ISBN: 9780718894238

Believing that the needs of beleaguered Christian communities in turbulent times would be best met by resourcing the life of Jesus, Mark wrote a Gospel that was at once plain and subtle, fast-paced and yet profound. He clarified the essence of being a follower of Jesus, so that these communities might differentiate the essential from the trivial and be fortified in their testimony to the one, true Gospel. In his important new commentary Kim Huat Tan expounds the artistry of Mark in achieving all this in its original setting, by focusing on the larger picture of themes and thrusts, paragraphs and plot, but without dodging important issues of interpretation. Following in the footsteps of his Gospel, Mark attempts to bridge the horizons between then and now, and show how it is still a powerful resource for being a disciple of Jesus today.  $40.00 from


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