Jesus and the Gospels – Craig Blomberg

I just finished Jesus and the Gospels by Craig Blomberg. I was VERY impressed by this book. His structure, exegesis, charts, etc were fantastic. I would highly recommend this book to anyone doing a study of the gospels as a whole or even a particular gospel. He gives a good political, cultural and social background to the gospels. He introduces critical approaches that have been used to interpret the Gospels. He completes the book with a Survey of the Life of Christ that encompasses roughly 200 pages and walks you through each Gospel’s account of Jesus’ life, death, and resurrection. This book is an excellent resource.

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0 Responses to Jesus and the Gospels – Craig Blomberg

  1. Alan Knox says:

    Matt,

    We used Blomberg’s book in our NT class. Very good book to recommend.

    -Alan

  2. Bob Bliss says:

    Matt,
    I like Blomberg as well. I like to read his reviews on the Denver Seminary Journal. My mom is studying with a small group (not in our fellowship) and she called with lots of questions about the reliability of the Gospels (and indeed the rest of the Bible). So I sent her Blomberg’s book on the historical reliability of the Gospels. I also sent her Strobel’s book, The Case for Christ. Blomberg is one of the scholars that Strobel interviews. My Mom has enjoyed both books.

    BTW, I linked over to Internet monk from you earlier post. I like what I read about his views on inerrancy. We will have to explore that issue sometime in the future in our blogs.

  3. Stoned-Campbell Disciple says:

    Richard Baucham’s new book Jesus and the Eyewitnesses is another book you will want to read.

    Shalom,
    Bobby Valentine

  4. Matt says:

    Thanks for the suggestions Bobby

  5. Bob Bliss says:

    If anyone is interested here is a link to the Denver Seminary Journal where Craig Blomberg reviews Richard Bauckham’s book mentioned by Bobby V.

    http://www.denverseminary.edu/dj/articles2007/0200/0204

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