12 kregel.com/academic BIBLICAL LANGUAGES JOHN’S LETTERS An Exegetical Guide for Preaching and Teaching Big Greek Idea HERBERT W. BATEMAN IV AND AARON C. PEER 978-0-8254-4546-0 • $36.99 Hardback • 7 x 10 • 448 pages Biblical Studies / Exegesis & Hermeneutics Kregel Academic Rights: World November 27, 2018 A new series from Kregel Academic, Big Greek Idea provides all the relevant information from the Greek text for preaching and teaching the New Testament. Each New Testament book is divided into units of thought, revealing a big Greek idea (the author’s main idea in the passage), and individual clauses are displayed visually to illustrate their relationships, portraying the biblical author’s logical flow. Greek clauses are accompa- nied by an original English translation. Additional commentary explains how the syntax and vocab- ulary of each verse clarifies the biblical writer’s intended mean- ing. The authors of each volume have scoured major reference works and commentaries on each book, saving readers count- less hours of research. The series is ideal for busy pastors con- sulting the Greek text for sermons, instructors preparing lectures, and students looking for supplementary study aids. Each volume in this series contains many practical features: • Helpful charts, tables, and diagrams illustrate key points. • Numerous callouts provide deeper insights into word meanings and theological issues. • Visual cues highlight important information. • An introduction to each biblical book summarizes the grammar, style, and vocabulary of the book as a whole, including reminders and explanations of key terms. “As preachers who proclaim God’s Word, we want to understand the text as best as we can. Herb Bateman and Aaron Peer put the deep grammatical and lexical technicalities of a critical commentary in an under- standable and usable format. It is a wonderful bridge between the critical scholar and the pastor/teacher.” —Calvin Pearson, associate pastor, Crossroads Baptist Church “Pastors often don’t have sufficient training in the exegesis of Scripture, or have forgotten much of what they learned in seminary. Big Greek Idea is a helpful tool to remedy this situation. This series provides a comprehensive analysis of the meaning and func- tion of Greek words, phrases, and clauses in the New Testament books. It is highly recommended for stu- dents, pastors, and those who want to sharpen their Greek skills and become better interpreters and expositors of God’s Word.” —Mark L. Strauss, professor of New Testament, Bethel Seminary San Diego Herbert W. Bateman IV (PhD, Dallas Theological Seminary) is academic acquisition editor at Kregel Publications. His other publications include Interpreting the General Letters. Aaron C. Peer (MDiv, Grace College and Seminary) is lead pastor of Charter Oak Church in Churubusco, Indiana. His other publications include Translating 1 John Clause by Clause (as coauthor). CONTENTS 1. Introduction A. The Clausal Outline B. Johannine Style and Vocabulary 2. First John 3. Second John 4. Third John 5. First John: Interpretive Translation 6. Second John: Interpretive Translation 7. Third John: Interpretive Translation 8. Figures of Speech in John’s Writings