Tuesday I got to see the 2011 fall catalog for Baker Publishing Group.  There is an impressive amount of new titles coming out and many of them will compete for first place on my reading list.  I normally only cover one at a time but the list is so strong and I’m so excited about some of these I’ll give you a heads up on a few of them.  Below is the catalog description and the cover photo. 

Exodus: An Exegetical Commentary by Victor Hamilton

Victor Hamilton, a highly regarded Old Testament scholar with over thirty years’ experience in the classroom, offers a comprehensive exegesis of the book of Exodus. Written in a clear and accessible style, this major, up-to-date, evangelical, exegetical commentary opens up the riches of the book of Exodus. Hamilton relates Exodus to the rest of Scripture and includes his own translation of the text. This commentary will be valued by professors and students of the Old Testament as well as pastors.

A New Testament Biblical Theology by G. K. Beale

This comprehensive exposition is the first major New Testament biblical theology to appear in English in fifty years. G. K. Beale, coeditor of the award-winning Commentary on the New Testament Use of the Old Testament, examines how the New Testament storyline relates to and develops the Old Testament storyline. Beale argues that every major concept of the New Testament is a development of a concept from the Old and is to be understood as a facet of the inauguration of the latter-day new creation and kingdom. Offering extensive interaction between the two testaments, this volume helps readers see the unifying conceptual threads of the Old Testament and how those threads are woven together in Christ. This major work by a leading New Testament scholar will be valued by students of the New Testament and pastors alike.

Dictionary of Scripture and Ethics edited by Joel B. Green, Jacqueline E. Lapsley and Rebekah Miles and Allen Verhey

Miracles: The Credibility of the New Testament Accounts by Craig Keener

 Are the New Testament reports of miracles credible? Modern readers often stumble over miracle accounts in the Gospels and Acts, assuming that miracles cannot occur and that reliable eyewitnesses do not claim they happen. In this wide-ranging and meticulously researched study, highly respected New Testament scholar Craig Keener presents the most thorough current defense of the plausibility of biblical miracles. Drawing on reports from a range of global cultures and taking a multidisciplinary approach to the topic, Keener argues that many miracle accounts throughout church history, in the Bible, and today are best explained as genuine divine acts.

The Baker Illustrated Bible Handbook edited by J. Scott Duvall and J. Daniel Hays

One of the keys to enjoying an in-depth and rewarding experience of reading the Bible is recapturing the ancient world–its cultures, customs, and histories. With this innovative guide, readers can enrich their study with fascinating insights into the Bible and the world in which it was written.

 

The Baker Illustrated Bible Handbook offers the most up-to-date evangelical biblical scholarship in a format that is readable and easy to understand. This book-by-book guide brings the Bible to life with more than 1,100 full-color pages packed with illustrations, maps, and photos, and 112 in-depth articles on a wide range of topics important to students of the Bible. Readers will discover how each part of the Bible fits into and informs every other part, giving them a cohesive understanding of God’s Word.

No reference collection will be complete without this incredible new handbook to the Bible