b'BIBLICAL LANGUAGESmeaning. The authors of each volume have scoured major ref-erence works and commentaries on each book, saving readers countless hours of research. The series is ideal for busy pastors consulting the Greek text for sermons, instructors preparing lectures, and students looking for supplementary study aids.EACH VOLUME IN THIS SERIES CONTAINSMANY PRACTICAL FEATURES:Helpful charts, tables, and diagrams illustrate key pointsNumerous callouts provide deeper insights into word meanings and theological issuesVisual cues highlight important informationAn introduction to each biblical book summarizes the grammar, style, and vocabulary of the book as a whole, including reminders and explanations of key termsBenjamin I. Simpson (PhD, Dallas Theological Seminary) is assistant professor of New Testa-ment studies and associate dean at Dallas Theo-logical Seminary. His other publications include Jesus the God-Man.Biblical illiteracy is rampant in the church today, resulting in part from the decline (or absence!) of expository preaching from the pulpit. Pastors often dont have sufficient training in the exegesis of Scripture, or have forgotten much of what they learned in seminary. The Big Greek Idea series is a helpful tool to remedy this situation. This series provides a compre-hensive analysis of the meaning and function of Greek words, phrases, and clauses in the New Testament books. Highly rec-ommended for those who want to sharpen their Greek skills EPHESIANS and become better interpreters and expositors of Gods Word. An Exegetical Guide for Preaching and Teaching Mark L. Strauss, Bethel UniversityBENJAMIN I. SIMPSONBig Greek Ideasee page 37 for full series978-0-8254-4543-9$36.99WHardcover7 x 10416 pages KREGELBiblical Studies / Exegesis & Hermeneutics A C A D E M I CAvailableThe depth of a technical grammatical commentary with the assistance of interlinear translations 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 authors main idea in the pas-sage), and individual clauses are displayed visually to illustrate theirrelationships,portrayingthebiblicalauthorslogical flow. Greek clauses are accompanied by an original English translation.Additionalcommentaryexplainshowthesyntaxand vocabulary of each verse clarify the biblical writers intended 20kregel.com/academic'