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Righteousness: Volume 3: New Testament

Jeffrey J. Niehaus

The third volume of this three-volume work exegetes and comments on every occurrence of the Greek terms for righteousness, righteous, righteously, and righteous judgment in the New Testament. It begins with a general discussion of the righteous word group in the New Testament and concludes with a discussion of the righteousness of God and the righteousness of faith. The same proposal that was explored in Volumes 1 and 2, that righteousness means conformity to God's Being and doing, is now explored in the NT. Whatever flavor or nuance righteousness terminology may have in different NT contexts, study shows that the underlying sense of righteousness as conformity to God's Being and doing, both for God and for people, has the explanatory power required to commend the definition. Such a result has further implications for justification studies.

Book Details

  • Publisher: Pickwick Publications
  • Publish Date: Dec 6th, 2023
  • Pages: 292
  • Language: English
  • Dimensions: 9.00in - 6.00in - 0.69in - 1.23lb
  • EAN: 9781666798227
  • Categories: Biblical Criticism & Interpretation - Old TestamentBiblical Reference - Language StudyBiblical Studies - New Testament - General

About the Author

Niehaus, Jeffrey J.: - Jeffrey Jay Niehaus is a poet and Senior Professor of Old Testament at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. He has written a number of scholarly works, including God at Sinai, Ancient Near Eastern Themes in Biblical Theology, a three-volume Biblical Theology, and a monograph, When Did Eve Sin? Niehaus received his PhD in English literature from Harvard University in 1976 and is the author of Preludes: An Autobiography in Verse, Sonnets Subtropical and Existential, Sea Grapes and Sea Oats, and God the Poet: Exploring the Origin and Nature of Poetry.
Praise for this book
"Jeffrey Niehaus has produced the most comprehensive and careful study of the biblical concept of righteousness yet written. Many prior studies of the topic were theologically but not exegetically generated, and many followed the old notion that righteousness was conformity to the created order. Tracking and inductively analyzing--in exemplary detail--all the assertions about righteousness in both Testaments, he demonstrates convincingly that righteousness is conformity to God's being and doing. This book not only achieves its purpose, but serves as an example of how biblical theology can and should be done."
--Douglas Stuart, senior professor of Old Testament, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary

"Jeffrey Niehaus concludes his trilogy on righteousness by turning to the New Testament. He combines scholarly rigor and theological precision with a clear, inviting style that is accessible to all Christians. The great virtue of the first two volumes is evident here as well: each relevant text is allowed to speak for itself, without being pressed into service for a rigid system."
--Sean McDonough, professor of New Testament, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary