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1. Alexander, Patrick H., et al., eds. The SBL Handbook of Style for Ancient Near Eastern, Biblical, and Early Christian Studies. Peabody, Massachusetts: Hendrickson, 1999. [Henceforth, SBL Handbook of Style]. Download and consult the student supplement version online at 2. Booth, Wayne C., Gregory G. Colomb, and Joseph M. Williams. The Craft of Research. 2nd ed. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2003. [Henceforth, Booth et al., The Craft of Research] 3. By the Professor as PDF files to be sent via email to the seminar participants: a. STEP-UP Exegetical Manuel with Examples [Henceforth, STEP-UP] b. “Areas for Biblical Research as Indicated by Locales of Meaning of Discourses.” 4. Various titles and articles that are required reading for all (see SEMINAR SCHEDULE below). a. Bauer, David R. and Robert A. Traina, Inductive Bible Study (in progress; we will get latest version) b. Louw, J. P. Semantics of New Testament Greek. Philadelphia: Fortress, 1982. c. Silva, Moisés. Biblical Words and Their Meaning: An Introduction to Lexical Semantics. Rev. and enl. ed. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1994. d. Aland, Kurt and Barbara Aland. The Text of the New Testament. 2nd ed. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2003; e. Stein, Robert H. Studying the Synoptic Gospels: Origin and Interpretation. 2nd ed. Grand Rapids, Mich.: Baker Academic, 2001. f. Resseguie, James L. Narrative Criticism of the New Testament: An Introduction. Grand Rapids: Baker, 2005. g. Rohrbaugh, Richard ed. The Social Sciences and New Testament Interpretation. Peabody: Hendrickson, 1996. h. Klauck, H.-J. Ancient Letters and the New Testament. Waco: Baylor, 2006. i. François Vouga, “Zur rhetorischen Gattung des Galaterbriefes,” ZNW 79 (1988): 291–92. j. Vos, Johan. “Sophistische Argumentation im Romerbrief des Apostels Paulus,” NovT 43 (2001): 224-44. a. Long, Fredrick J. Ancient Rhetoric and Paul's Apology: The Compositional Unity of 2 Corinthians. SNTSMS 131. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2004. b. Hays, Richard B. Echoes of Scripture in the Letters of Paul. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1989. c. Robbins, Vernon K. Exploring the Texture of Texts: A Guide to Socio-Rhetorical Interpretation. Valley Forge, Pa.: Trinity Press International, 1996.

Publication Date

January 2009


Asbury Theological Seminary


Testament, New, NT820, Kentucky, Spring



NT 820 Research Methods in New Testament Interpretation