Book Notices -- By: Anonymous

Journal: Bibliotheca Sacra
Volume: BSAC 142:566 (Apr 1985)
Article: Book Notices
Author: Anonymous


Book Notices

The Supremacy of Jesus. By Stephen Neill. Downers Grove. IL: InterVarsity Press. 1984. 174 pp. Paper. $5.95.

This is another volume in the “Jesus Library” series. The purpose of the series is to re-explore the story of Jesus in light of contemporary scholarship and Christian conviction. In his Editors Preface Michael Green aptly describes this work of the assistant bishop in Oxford and lecturer at Wycliffe College: “Bishop Neill shows with graciousness and candour the uniqueness and supremacy of Jesus over all contenders…. [This] is a book with which those theologians of a different outlook will need to reckon, and at the same time, one which the reader innocent of theology will be able to revel in.”

R. P. Lightner

The Ascension of Our Lord. By Peter Toon. Nashville: Thomas Nelson Publishers, 1984. 153 pp. Paper, $5.95.

Based on four lectures delivered at Dallas Theological Seminary in April 1983 as the W. H. Griffith Thomas Lectures, this work is an extension of the original presentation and embodies the fruit of the author’s studies in preparation for the lectures. The theme of the Ascension which has been somewhat neglected in current literature is here reexamined and expounded. In general, Toon follows evangelical interpretation of Scripture, though readers in some instances may have differing opinions. The work is a worthwhile addition to evangelical literature of the 20th century.

J. F. Walvoord

The Old Testament Pseudepigrapha. Vol. 1: Apocalpytic Literature and Testaments. Edited by James H. Charlesworth. Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Co., 1983. lii + 995 pp. $35.00.

The Pseudepigrapha is a collection of documents written generally during what is often called the “intertestamental period.” Together with

the Apocrypha, the Qumran scrolls, and some other materials, they constitute primary sources for the study of the historical period during which Christianity and rabbinic Judaism originated. An up-to-date edition incorporating the findings of scholarship since 1913 when the edition of R. H. Charles was published has long been needed. The authors and translators of this first of two volumes are recognized scholars in their fields. Their work immediately becomes, with its publication, indispensable for all further study of the Pseudepigrapha.

W. R. Bodine

The Dawn of Qumran: The Sectarian Torah and the Teacher of Righteousness. By Ben Zion Wacholder. Cincinnati: Hebrew Union College Press, 1983. xviii +310 pp. $25.00.

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