Book Reviews -- By: Anonymous

Journal: Central Bible Quarterly
Volume: CENQ 13:3 (Fall 1970)
Article: Book Reviews
Author: Anonymous

Book Reviews

The Fifty-Third Chapter of Isaiah According to the Jewish Interpreters by S. R. Driver and A. Neubauer (KTAV Publishing House, Inc., New York, New York, 1970, 574 pp., $22.50). In these two volumes, one of the various texts and the other of interpretations, Isaiah 53 can be seen through the pen of its Jewish interpreters. As a tool for scholarly research in this most important chapter, these will be of invaluable aid. There are over 50 longer essays and 25 shorter articles by various Hebrew scholars. That this information is now available to students of the Old Testament merits a hearty thank you to the publishers.

—Gordon H. Lovik

More New Testament Studies by C. H. Dodd (Eerdmans, Grand Rapids, Mich., 1968, 157 pp., $4.50) is a collection of interesting essays of problems in the New Testament, particularly in the Gospels. Dodd seeks to solve the proposed problems by taking a “conservative Form-geschichte” methodology. By adopting the idea that the New Testament Gospels are composites of oral tradition, the author seeks to demonstrate that each tradition found in the Gospel tradition is acceptable. Each study sets forth a proposed Sitz im Leben. Although the attitude is not that of the liberal form-critic and conclusions are usually conversative, this reviewer does not commend the book to the average reader.

—Gordon H. Lovik

The Saviour’s Seven Statements from the Cross by Robert G. Lee (Zondervan Pub. Grand Rapids, Mich., 1968, 146 pp., $3.50) is an excellent book. The author treats the seven statements in an orderly fashion. Each statement is logically well arranged and Biblically sound. The style throughout is simple and clear, and the content is thoughtful and informative.

(This second portion was originally found on page 19. We have moved it here in order to keep the book reviews under one contiguous article.)

Every reader of this book will receive new insights and new appreciation of the last seven words of the Saviour.

—C. Daniel Kim

The Strategic Grasp of the Bible by J. Sidlow Baxter (Zon-dervan, Grand Rapids, Mich., 1969, 405 pp., $6.95) sets forth a basic study of Bible books and Bible truths that are helpful for the beginning student. He is premillennial and dispensational in the presentation and takes a strong position on inspiration. Pastors should consider using this work with new converts or home Bible study groups. Though parts of the study need supplementation, it is recommended as helpful for the above stated purposes.

—Gordon H. Lovik

All the Trades and Occupations of the Bible by Herbert Lockyer (Zondervan, Grand Rapids, Mich., ...

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