Welcome to Tool Talk from Exegetical Tools, where we discuss sound practices and solid resources for students of the Scriptures. Host Travis Montgomery sits down (or rings up) pastors, scholars, and students to ask them about tools they're using to study the Bible, exegetical and theological issues they're currently engaging, and Scriptures that are ministering to their hearts.For more great resources, check out exegeticaltools.com or follow ET on social media (@exegeticaltools).
Visual Outline Charts of the New Testament | Scott Bashoor
Can the importance of context be visualized? A unique and innovative resource, Visual Charts of the New Testament (SCS Press, 2020) introduces, surveys, and outlines every book of the NT in single-page charts, breaking them into discourse units and...
Interpreting Scripture Like It's Inspired | Matthew Barrett
The Gospels don't have a 'lower' Christology than Paul, so why has this claim gained ground? To answer this question, Matthew Barrett considers the nature of Scripture, the definition of biblical theology, and the role of systematics in exegesis....
The Task of a Biblical Scholar | Andreas Köstenberger
Travis interviews Andreas Köstenberger about the task of a biblical scholar and his own career.
How Does the New Testament Use the Old Testament?
Travis and co-host Taylor discuss the NT use of the OT, especially through allusions.
Paul and Plato? Two Errors with Pagan Parallels | Joseph Dodson
Travis interviews Joseph Dodson on Paul in comparison with Greco-Roman philosophers and how to examine extrabiblical parallels.
Meeting God in the Bible: Devotions and Academics | John Linebarger
Travis interviews John Linebarger about devotional practices, including lectio divina.
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