Book Reviews -- By: Anonymous

Journal: Journal of Dispensational Theology
Volume: JODT 10:30 (Sep 2006)
Article: Book Reviews
Author: Anonymous

Book Reviews

Word Pictures of the New Testament, Matthew and Mark Vol. 1, by A. T. Robertson, Revised and updated by Wesley J. Perschbacher, Grand Rapids, Kregel Publishing, 2005, 412pp., hardback, $28.99.

Word Pictures of the New Testament, Luke Vol. 2, by A. T. Robertson, Revised and updated by Wesley J. Perschbacher, Grand Rapids, Kregel Publishing, 2005, 311pp., hardback, $24.95.

Word Pictures of the New Testament was first published over seventy years ago. This work has been considered a classic by many and has been of great value to anyone using the Greek New Testament. Word Pictures has been updated and edited by Wesley J. Perschbacher. One does not need to know Greek to use this edition although it would be a great asset anyway. The editor notes exactly what he has done in the preface concerning the revisions. Several of these include using the New American Standard Bible (1995 ed.) except where noted rather than the Canterbury Version, the Greek alphabet is used instead of transliteration, also Arabic numbers replace the Roman numbers. There are several other revisions which only enhance this great work. For any pastor, teacher, or diligent student of the Word of God, this work is highly recommended. It is a great tool and an asset to any library.

Dave E. Olander

The Book Of Origins by Philip Eveson, Auburn: MA, Evangelical Press USA, 2001, 592 pp., paperback, $24.99

In this commentary on Genesis, subtitled “Genesis simply explained,” British scholar Philip Eveson, Principal of London Theological Seminary, has given us a fine example of commentary writing. The book is easy to follow, while at the same time being packed with solid teaching, especially biblical theology and sound application. It must have taken a great deal of toil to distill this much instruction into this volume. The book is quite large but is reader-friendly, with lots of white space to encourage new students. The author has wisely spent a larger proportion of his allotted space on the first half of the book, and has drawn much from the text, including excellent word-studies. His defense of the six literal days of creation is also appreciated.

It was this reviewer’s privilege to sit under the teaching of Mr. Eveson, and the commentary well reflects his warm teaching style.

This is not to say I agree with all he has written. As a hopelessly loyal dispensationalist, I find his arguments for a “Christian Sabbath” and the fulfillment of the Land Covenant of Chapter 15 (in Solomon’s reign naturally) to be completely unconvincing. Nevertheless, I was blessed by readin...

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