Here are the four books I picked up with the $70 gift certificate that you, my readers, made possible:
Revelation to John: A Commentary on the Greek Text of the Apocalypse by Stephen Smalley
I know what you’re thinking. Why not Beale, or Osborne, or Aune? Well, that’s easy. I have all three of those digitally. This is my first and only physical commentary on Revelation and from what I’ve read in its introduction, perusing it at the library and from book reviews, its a quality commentary. More than that its font size is small and its margins are tiny. For a 650 page book, its probably more along the lines of 800 pages of content. The book is quite dense. Its text critical notes are detailed and helpful and his exegesis is quite stimulating.
Esther – NIV Application Commentary by Karen Jobes
Exodus – NIV Application Commentary by Peter Enns
You’re also probably wondering why I picked up two very non-technical commentaries. Well, I’ve found that NIVAC, particularly in its Old Testament incarnation, is theologically rich. Both Enns and Jobes wrote their dissertations on these books and, I think, make excellent guides both theologically and exegetically through this two books.
Biblical Greek and Reformed Textual Criticism by Moises Silva
Finally, Silva shouldn’t need to be explained. He continues to be one of my very favorite scholars and I’m willing to read pretty much anything that comes from his pen. These are 40 pages of class notes from Westminster Theological seminary back when he taught there: 20 pages on Greek and 20 pages on textual criticism. I’ve already began reading them, and let me tell you, they are a rich feast, a delight for the eyes and mind. And at $8, its not a bad deal.
All this to say: Thank you. And I do hope that you make it possible again in another 6 months or so.