September may seem far away but don’t kid yourself–it will be here before you know it. You can’t talk about the New Testament Use of the Old Testament anymore without at some point referring to the gold standard Commentary on the New Testament Use of the Old Testament edited by G. K. Beale and D.A. Carson. Coming this Fall is the Handbook on the New Testament Use of the Old Testament by G. K. Beale. According to the catalog this book will “[focus] on the ‘how to’ of interpreting the New Testament use of the Old Testament, providing students and pastors with many of the insights and categories necessary for them to do their own exegesis. Brief enough to be accessible yet thorough enough to be useful, this handbook will be a trusted guide for all students of the Bible.” I have no doubt we will not be disappointed. Here is an early endorsement:
“This handbook provides readers with a wonderful overview of key issues in and tools for the study of the use of the Old Testament in the New. It is written at an accessible level without sacrificing depth. I expect it to become a standard textbook for courses on the subject (as it will be for mine) and the first book to which newcomers will be directed to help them navigate through these sometimes complex waters.”–Roy E. Ciampa, professor of New Testament, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary
Watch for it this September. It will be a paperback with 208 pages and sell for $17.99.