The Lion and the Lamb: New Testament Essentials from the Cradle, the Cross, and the Crown
Kellum, L. Scott; Kostenberger, Andreas J.; Quarles, Charles L.
Engaging and accessible, "The Lion and the Lamb" is an ideal resource for college students and others interested in knowing the essentials of each New Testament book. A concise summary of "The Cradle, the Cross, and the Crown" -- the acclaimed New Testament introduction by the same authors -- this volume sets a new standard for high-level, up-to-date research presented in a core knowledge format that is practical, relevant, and easy to follow.
Part One features chapters on the nature of Scripture and the religious and political background of the New Testament. Part Two covers the Gospels in the canonical order, Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. Part Three uses Acts as the framework for treating Paul's letters in chronological written order: Galatians, 1-2 Thessalonians, 1-2 Corinthians, Romans, and the Prison and Pastoral Epistles (Philippians, Ephesians, Colossians, Philemon, and 1-2 Timothy and Titus, respectively). Part Four includes discussions of the General Epistles (Hebrews, James, 1-2 Peter, 1-3 John, Jude) and Revelation.
Each chapter clearly discusses the book's key facts, contribution to the canon, historical setting, literary features, and theological message. In all, "The Lion and the Lamb" makes this learning exciting and rewarding.
Published July 2012
About the Authors
L. Scott Kellum is associate professor of New Testament and Greek at Souteastern Baptist Theological Seminary.
Andreas Kostenberger is Director of Ph.D. Studies and Professor of New Testament and Biblical Theology at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, North Carolina. He is the author of numerous works on John, including his commentary in the Baker Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament series, 'John' in Commentary on the New Testament Use of the Old Testament, and 'John' in Zondervan Illustrated Bible Backgrounds Commentary.
Charles L. Quarles is vice president for Integration of Faith and Learning, professor of New Testament and Greek, and chairs the division of Christian Studies at Louisiana College in Pineville, Louisiana.