In this addition to the Baylor Handbook on the Greek New Testament series, A. K. M. Adam provides a guide through the Greek text of the Epistle of James. This handbook highlights the linguistic, rhetorical, and stylistic features of James, utilizing the Greek text to lead discussion on many of the theological questions raised by the letter. Adam expertly unveils the letter's excellent use of Hellenistic Greek balanced with noticeable Jewish patterns of thought. Students and teachers will find James
a helpful tool in navigating this centuries-old piece of New Testament literature.
About the series:
What distinguishes the Baylor Handbooks on the Greek New Testament
from other available resources is the detailed and comprehensive attention paid to the Greek text of the New Testament. Each handbook provides a convenient reference tool that explains the syntax of the biblical text, offers guidance for deciding between competing semantic analyses, deals with text-critical questions that have a significant bearing on how the text is understood, and addresses questions relating to the Greek text that are frequently overlooked or ignored by standard commentaries, all in a succinct and accessible manner.
This volume is part of the Baylor Handbooks on the Greek New Testament Series. You can purchase the entire New Testament Set here or a set of both Old and New Testament volumes
on this page.
"… a rich and useful companion for students pressing forward toward mastery of the language. Here they will discover a wise selection of comments regarding grammar, word usage, textual criticism, theological interpretation, and more, all delivered with tasteful economy."
—Joseph R. Dongell, Professor of Biblical Studies, Asbury Theological Seminary
"Adam guides readers through the Greek text of James with genuine insight. He refuses to impose judgments regarding the epistle's setting within early Christianity—a choice that renders this work all the more valuable."
—Greg Carey, Professor of New Testament, Lancaster Theological Seminary and author of Sinners: Jesus and His Earliest Followers
"Baylor's handbooks are indispensable resources for students wrestling with interpreting the Greek text of the New Testament. This handbook on James adds to that wealth by dissecting the grammar of the homiletic epistle at an intermediate level. Adam's knowledge of Greek and clarity of explanation make this a useful companion to anyone who might wish to deepen their understanding of the language of the epistle of James."
—Margaret Aymer, Associate Professor of New Testament, The Interdenominational Theological Center
"Adam’s handbook is highly recommended as a useful tool in exploring and digging deeply into the riches and nuances of the Greek text of the Epistle of James."
—Héctor Martín, Review of Biblical Literature
"This will prove to be a useful book for students working on their exegesis of passages in James as well as pastors or teachers who want to take the original language of the text of James seriously. Many commentaries do not get as specific as Adam does in explaining most of the salient features of the Greek language that James uses. But more than merely giving grammatical labels, he unpacks for readers what those categories mean for the interpretation of James’ epistle in the contexts of the letter itself."
—William W. Klein, Denver Journal
A. K. M. Adam
is Senior Tutor and Tutor in New Testament, St. Stephen's House, at the University of Oxford.