Publications

There are many books books written, edited, or translated by Dr. Andreas Kostenberger and his wife Margaret, which are featured below. You can purchase most of these titles at discounted prices on Amazon. To switch to looking at Dr. Kostenberger’s books by cover, click here. To browse his multilingual publications, click here. To browse his eBooks from the Kindle store, click here. To view his eBooks from NOOK book store, click here. To view his eBooks from Google Play, click here.

 

God's Design for Man and WomanForthcoming: God’s Design for Man and Woman

A husband and wife team—both highly respected biblical scholars—lead us on a journey through God’s Word, outlining its teaching on gender from Genesis to Revelation. Packed with careful exegesis and astute historical analysis, this accessible volume offers clear-headed and compelling arguments in support of the idea that God created men and women different but equal. Ultimately, this book will help you understand not only what the Bible teaches about true manhood and womanhood, but why its teaching is best—for you, for your family, and for society as a whole.

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Truth MattersForthcoming: Truth Matters

Truth Matters is written directly to this audience, arming them with well-reasoned responses to the accusations that are most likely to appear in their lives, either as upcoming lecture notes and test questions or as inner qualms and questions. Things like: What gives the Bible any authority or credibility? Where is God in a world full of suffering? Why should Christianity be any more believable than any other religious system? And many, many more.

Easy to read yet loaded with meat and substance, this book is a level-headed reaction to those who equate Christian faith with “blind faith,” even those whose subtle or stated goal is to separate students from their religious traditions. Readers will discover the kind of historical information and thinking skills that build a sturdy backbone of confidence in high schoolers and young adults, making them able to defend by “reasoned faith” what the Bible claims as truth.

Loosely organized around the theological skepticism of New York Times bestselling author (and southern college educator) Bart Ehrman, this jam-packed counterclaim is a book that parents will want to buy for their kids, a book that youth and student leaders will want to work through one-on-one and in discipleship groups—a book that could prove a lifesaver for young minds and hearts everywhere.

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The Final Days of JesusForthcoming: The Final Days of Jesus

On March 29, AD 33, Jesus entered the city of Jerusalem and boldly predicted that he would soon be put to death—executed on a cross, like a common criminal. So began the most important week of the most important person who ever lived.

Nearly 2,000 years later, the events that took place during Jesus’s last days still reverberate through the ages. Designed as a day-by-day guide to Passion Week, The Final Days of Jesus leads us to re-examine and meditate on the history-making, earth-shaking significance of Jesus’s arrest, trial, crucifixion, and empty tomb.

Combining a chronological arrangement of the Gospel accounts with insightful commentary, charts, and maps, this book will help you better understand what actually happened all those years ago . . . and why it matters today.

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Encountering John (2nd Edition)Encountering John (2nd Edition)

In this updated edition of his textbook, Andreas Köstenberger offers a survey of John’s gospel that is informed by current scholarship but written at an accessible level. The book has been revised throughout and features a new interior design. Photos, sidebars, and other pedagogical aids are included. The second edition incorporates references to other works by Köstenberger including The Zondervan Illustrated Bible Backgrounds Commentary, the Baker Exegetical Commentary on John, and A Theology of John’s Gospel and Letters: The Word, the Christ, the Son of God. Since its original publication in 1999, Encountering John has been a popular textbook in classes on John’s Gospel. This second edition is up to date and aims to introduce a new generation of students to this important New Testament book in an easy-to-read format.

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Which Bible Translation Should I Use?

One of the most frequently asked questions related to the Bible is, “Which Bible translation should I use?” People often wonder what is the all-around best English Bible translation available. In this book, Douglas Moo, Wayne Grudem, Ray Clendenen, and Philip Comfort make a case for the Bible translation he represents: the NIV 2011 (New International Version), the ESV (English Standard Version), the HCSB (Holman Christian Standard Bible), and the NLT (New Living Translation) respectively.

In each case, the contributors explain the translation philosophy under- lying these major recent versions. They also compare and contrast how specific passages are translated in their version and other translations.

Which Bible Translation Should I Use? is ideal for anyone who is interested in the Bible and wants to know how the major recent English translations compare. After you’ve read this book, you will be able to answer the title question with confidence. You will also learn many other interesting details about specific passages in the Bible from these top experts.

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The Lion and the Lamb

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.

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Marriage and the Family

The recent rulings on gay marriage and debates on family-related issues have placed the topics of marriage and family at the forefront of the public eye more so than at any point in history. Western civilization is confronted with the need to define the meaning of the terms marriage and family.

Professor Andreas Köstenberger and ethics expert David Jones have composed this popular-level book to speak to the issues at hand and point to the fundamental solution: a return to the biblical foundation of marriage and the family. Presenting a Christian theology of marriage and parenting, they offer insight on issues such as abortion, contraception, infertility, and adoption as well as helpful advice for those who are unmarried. The two writers also address two major threats to marriage and the family within the contemporary culture: homosexuality and divorce.

Immensely important and well-timed, Marriage and the Family will satisfy a hungry market on the lookout for the biblical truth about marriage and family.

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Invitation to Biblical Interpretation

Bible scholars Andreas Köstenberger (NT) and Richard Patterson (OT) provide seminarians and upper-level collegians a textbook utilizing the hermeneutical triad method. This approach to interpretation is based on giving due consideration to both the historical setting and the literary context, as well the theological message. Working through the major genres of Scripture and showing how their method applies to each one, they provide interpretive examples to guide the student in proper exegesis. In addition to the examples, each chapter concludes with exercises and assignments. Also included is a helpful Building a Biblical Studies Library appendix along with a four-page summary chart, presentation slides, test bank, syllabus, and illustrations.

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Excellence

We are called to excellence in all aspects of our lives and activities, and not least in our character. Andreas Köstenberger summons all Christians, and especially aspiring pastors, scholars, and teachers, to a life of virtue lived out in excellence.

Köstenberger moves through Christian virtues chapter by chapter, outlining the Bibles teaching and showing how Christ-dependent excellence in each area will have a profound impact on ones ministry and scholarship. Virtues covered include grace, courage, integrity, creativity, eloquence, humility, diligence, and service.

This unique book is an important character check for all Christians engaged in teaching and ministry, and especially for those in training. Köstenberger’s thoughtful volume will be a valuable touchstone for readers, for ones character is a critical matter in both scholarship and ministry.

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Understanding the Times

D. A. Carson is a biblical scholar of the highest caliber, a preacher and evangelist of renown, and a theologian of unswerving commitment to the gospel. This book is a snapshot of issues in the international New Testament scene as it stands today. This erudite collection of essays is rightly dedicated to the one who has committed his life to serving the global church.

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God, Marriage, and Family (Second Edition)

In breadth of coverage, thoroughness of learning, clarity of analysis and argument and, I think, soundness of judgment, this solid, lucid, pastorally angled treatise has no peer. Evangelicals who research, debate, teach, and counsel on gender, sex, marriage, and family will find it an endlessly useful resource. The easy mastery with which the author threads his way through forty years special pleadings gives this compendium landmark significance, and I recommend it highly.

-J. I. Packer, Professor of Theology, Regent College

The special value of this book lies in its pervasive exposition of Scripture. We are adrift in a sea of speculation without this. I am thankful for the book. I plan to give it to my grown children.

-John Piper, Pastor for Preaching and Vision, Bethlehem Baptist Church, Minneapolis

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The Cradle, the Cross, and the Crown

“In the beginning was Diversity. And the Diversity was with God, and the Diversity was God. Without Diversity was nothing made that was made. And it came to pass that nasty old ‘orthodox’ people narrowed down diversity and finally squeezed it out, dismissing it as heresy. But in the fullness of time (which is of course our time), Diversity rose up and smote orthodoxy hip and thigh. Now, praise be, the only heresy is orthodoxy. As widely and as unthinkingly accepted as this reconstruction is, it is historical nonsense: the emperor has no clothes. I am grateful to Andreas Köstenberger and Michael Kruger for patiently, carefully, and politely exposing this shameful nakedness for what it is.”

-D. A. Carson, Research Professor of New Testament, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School

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Heresy of Orthodoxy

“In the beginning was Diversity. And the Diversity was with God, and the Diversity was God. Without Diversity was nothing made that was made. And it came to pass that nasty old ‘orthodox’ people narrowed down diversity and finally squeezed it out, dismissing it as heresy. But in the fullness of time (which is of course our time), Diversity rose up and smote orthodoxy hip and thigh. Now, praise be, the only heresy is orthodoxy. As widely and as unthinkingly accepted as this reconstruction is, it is historical nonsense: the emperor has no clothes. I am grateful to Andreas Köstenberger and Michael Kruger for patiently, carefully, and politely exposing this shameful nakedness for what it is.”

-D. A. Carson, Research Professor of New Testament, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School

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A Theology of John’s Gospels and Letters

“For the comprehensiveness of its coverage in the field of Johannine theology (gospel and letters, there is nothing to compare to this work.”

-D. A. Carson, Research Professor of New Testament, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School

“Massive and masterful, [it] presents Johannine theology in encyclopedic fullness. … a new benchmark in synthetic treatment.”

-Robert W. Yarbrough, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School

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The Book Study Concordance of the Greek New Testament

“Andreas Kostenberger and Raymond Bouchoc have produced a volume that is certain to prove useful for students and researchers alike. Classification of the vocabulary of the Greek New Testament by book and by frequency will be sure to find use in Greek grammar and exegesis courses, as well as aiding scholars as they attempt to analyze New Testament texts.”

-Stanley E. Porter, President, Dean, and Professor of New Testament, McMaster Dinivity College, Hamilton, ON

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John (Zondervan Illustrated Bible Backgrounds Commentary)

“Brimming with lavish, full-color photos and graphics, the Zondervan Illustrated Bible Backgrounds Commentary walks you chapter by chapter through all the books of the New Testament. It’s like slipping on a set of glasses that lets you read the Bible through the eyes of a first-century reader! Discoveries await you that will snap the world of the New Testament into gripping immediacy. Things that seem mystifying, puzzling, or obscure will take on tremendous meaning when you view them in their ancient context.”
-Back cover description

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The Missions of Jesus and the Disciples According to the Fourth Gospel

“This magisterial study of the mission theology of the Fourth Gospel is a comprehensive introduction to a central theology concept that was – and still is – of fundamental importance for the faith and praxis of the church. … Essential reading for anyone who studies the Gospel of John, who seeks to understand the person and mission of Jesus Christ, or who investigates the missionary task of the church.”

-Eckhard J. Schnabel, Professor of New Testament at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School

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Encountering John

“This book is an admirable contribution to the Encountering series. Although he is a sure-footed specialist on John, Kostenberger nevertheless manages to write with the clarity and condensed simplicity expected of a college-level textbook. Students who study John’s Gospel with this guide in hand will emerge with a grasp of its content that will provide an anchor not only for the rest of their biblical studies, but for the rest of their lives.”

-D. A. Carson, Research Professor of New Testament, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School

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Salvation to the Ends of the Earth

“Together they have written a biblical theology of mission that listens carefully to the biblical texts, and follows the Bible’s ‘story-line’ without flattening the diverse emphases of various biblical books. Here is scholarship that matters; careful and even-handed, yet of transforming significance for all Christians serious about the mission of the church of Jesus Christ.”

-D. A. Carson, Research Professor of New Testament, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School

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Studies on John and Gender

“Studies on John and Gender: A Decade of Scholarship gathers together fifteen of Andreas J. Kostenberger’s essays from 1991 to 2000 on two major topics, John’s Gospel and gender roles in the church Part 1 ‘Studies on John’ features an introduction to John’s Gospel, a chapter chronicling early doubts of the Fourth Gospel’s apostolic authorship, and a comparison of the anointing pericopae in John and the Synoptics as well as treatments of Jesus as rabbi, his ‘signs,’ the ‘greater works’ of the believer, and the two Johannine verbs for sending. Missiological insights from John’s Gospel conclude part 1. Part 2 ‘Studies on Gender’ provides discussions of the alleged apostolic origins of priestly celibacy, the mystery of Christ and the church, a critique of hermeneutical fallacies, a survey of 1 Tim 2:9-15 and specialized studies of 1 Tim 2:12 and 15, and an essay on women in the Pauline mission.”

-Back cover description

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John (BECNT)

“Kostenberger has already distinguished himself as one of evangelicalism’s premier Johannine scholars. Now he pulls all his research together in what will immediately establish itself as the best and most thorough commentary on the Greek text of John in recent years, from any theological perspective. Highly recommended!”

-Craig Blomberg, Distinguished Professor of New Testament, Denver Seminary

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Whatever Happened to Truth?

“Here is an anomaly: Christians outside the West dying because they believe their faith is true and Christians inside the West doffing their hats to the idea and then looking the other way! This book explores what it should mean to say that Christians know the truth, doing so in ways that are searching, sure-footed, biblically convincing, and intellectually satisfying.”

-David F. Wells, Andrew Mutch Distinguished Professor of Historical and Systematic Theology, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary

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Women in the Church

“It is refreshing to read a book that tries to wrestle with what the text is saying, without cleverly domesticating it. This substantially updated edition needs to be read by all sides in the current controversy.”

-D. A. Carson, Research Professor of New Testament, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School

A pivotal text behind a major problem deserves a major book. The pivotal text is 1 Timothy 2:915. The major problem is how men and women relate to each other in teaching and leading the Christian church. And the major book is Women in the Church. There is none more thorough or careful or balanced or biblical.

-John Piper, Senior Pastor of Preaching and Vision, Bethlehem Baptist Church

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Father, Son, and Spirit: The Trinity and John’s Gospel

For those who want to know what they ought to believesurely one of the functions (though not the only one) of constructive systematic theologyout of Gods self-disclosure in Scripture, this book will be a stimulating delight. In addition to its contribution to Christian understanding of God (can there be any higher subject?) it stimulates serious thought about how we move from careful study of biblical text to theological formulation. Nothing would please us more than if this book were to become a model for a lot more theological work of the same order.

-D. A. Carson, Research Professor of New Testament, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School

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Quo Vadis, Evangelicalism?

“During its almost sixty years of life, the Evangelical Theological Society has grown in numbers and in intellectual vitality, spiritual vision, and a strategic sense of mission to the wider church and the still wider world. This selection, ranging from the bright to the brilliant, celebrates and will surely further the Society’s ongoing progress.”

J. I. Packer, Regent College

This is a valuable history. But more than that, it shows just how difficult it is to preserve Christian orthodoxy, constantly beset as it is by question, challenges, and perplexities. This calls for fidelity and wisdom; and these presidents showed that they had what was needed.

-David F. Wells, Distinguished Senior Research Professor, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary

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Commentary on the New Testament Use of the Old Testament

“Beale and Carson have given us a volume that will certainly become a standard for all serious Bible readers, ministers, and scholars. We are in their debt. As a preacher, I would especially encourage other preachers to use this volume in honing their understanding of God’s Word and in leading their congregations to better understand the Old Testament, the same Scriptures that Jesus taught his disciples. I’m even planning on using this to help select appropriate Scripture readings for public services.”

-Mark Dever, Pastor, Capitol Hill Baptist Church, Washington, DC

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Entrusted with the Gospel

“Written by a team of seasoned evangelical scholars and addressing most of the issues surrounding the scholarship of the Letters to Timothy and Titus, Entrusted with the Gospel brings to our attention a collective scholarly voice often ignored, sometimes suppressed, in the academy. We do well rather to listen to this voice and engage with it in serious theological conversation; the numerous insights and advances it offers can only lead us into a deeper appreciation of these three New Testament letters.”

-Philip H. Towner, Dean of the Nida Institute for Biblical Scholarship at the American Bible Society

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Expositor’s Bible Commentary (Revised Edition, Vol. 12)

“This is a complete revision of the Gold Medallion-winning commentary series. It is up to date in its discussion of theological and critical issues and thoroughly evangelical in its viewpoint. Based on the original twelve-volume set that has become a staple in college and seminary libraries and pastors studies worldwide, this new thirteen-volume edition marshals the most current evangelical scholarship and resources. Youll find up-to-date information grounded in the same unchanging commitment to the divine inspiration, complete trustworthiness, and full authority of the Bible.”

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Do We Know Jesus?

“The first-ever English translation of this powerful, classic examination of true daily discipleship. First written in 1937 as Germanys slide into spiritual and moral chaos accelerated, this devotional book provides 366 daily readings on what it means to know and follow Jesus. Known for his intellectual abilities as well as his evangelical piety, Schlatter sets forth searching biblical exposition and reflection that will challenge the mind and enrich the heart of every disciple of Jesus. These daily meditations will give you a biblical insight to think about, not only for a year, but for the rest of your life.”

-D. A. Carson, Research Professor of New Testament, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School

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Jesus and the Feminists

“Dr. Köstenberger gives us a here a solid, sad, scrupulously fair case study of ideology deflecting exegesis over an entire generation. She shows conclusively that the attempts of a long series of scholars to find Jesus affirming women’s leadership in some way have entirely failed. Surely this is an important cautionary tale for our times.”

-J. I. Packer, Professor of Theology, Regent College

“Who is Jesus? Was he a chauvinist? A feminist crusader? Or an egalitarian emancipator of women? In this significant work, Marny Köstenberger investigates whether the portraits of Jesus painted by proponents of women’s equality truly fit the Gospel narrative. Her analysis of underlying hermeneutics is careful and concise. Her conclusions, balanced and well-reasoned. Is Jesus who they say he is? This is a valuable resource for all who seek to answer this all-important question.”

-Mary A. Kassian, Professor of Women’s Studies, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

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