For Bible Study Nerds

For Bible Study Nerds

Works Cited

Every source used as reference in the column, For Bible Study Nerds™ with Mike Nappa, has been assigned a three-letter abbreviation and is listed here in alphabetical order (by abbreviation). Source page numbers for specific blog entries are listed on the appropriate blog post.

Please note that this is a “working list”—meaning this list will change as new bibliographic sources are added or deleted in the column.

ABC    The Abingdon Bible Commentary edited by Frederick Carl Eiselen (Nashville, TN: Abingdon-Cokesbury Press, 1929).

ANT    Archaeology and the New Testament by John McRay (Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 1991).

ARF    Ancient Rome on Five Denarii a Day by Philip Matyszak (London, UK: Thames and Hudson, 2007).

ASB    NIV Archaeological Study Bible edited by Dr. Walter C. Kaiser, Dr. Duane A. Garrett, and Joan Davis Wanner, editors (Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2005).

BAB    The Bible Answer Book by James Stuart Bell and Sam O’Neal (Naperville, IL: Sourcebooks, 2010).

BAH   The Bible Answer Handbook by Larry Richards (Grand Rapids, MI: Revell, 1997, 2012).

BAL    The Bible Almanac edited by J.I. Packer, Merrill C. Tenney, William White, Jr. (Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson Publishers, 1980).

BBC    The IVP Bible Background Commentary: New Testament by Craig S. Keener (Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 1993).

BEC    The Bible Exposition Commentary, New Testament Volume 1 by Warren W. Wiersbe (Colorado Springs, CO: Victor Books, 2001).

BKB    The Bible Knowledge Background Commentary: Matthew-Luke edited by Craig A. Evans (Colorado Springs, CO: Victor Books, 2003).

BKC    The Bible Knowledge Commentary: New Testament edited by John F. Walvoord and Roy B. Zuck (Wheaton, IL: Victor Books, 1983).

BKW   The Bible Knowledge Word Study: Genesis – Deuteronomy edited by Eugene H. Merrill. (Colorado Springs, CO: Victor Books, 2003).

CBC    The Classic Bible Commentary edited by Owen Collins (Wheaton, IL: Crossway Books, 1999).

CGB    The Complete Guide to the Bible by Stephen M. Miller (Uhrichsville, OH: Barbour Publishing, 2007).

CHF The Christian Faith by Michael Horton. (Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2011)

CHT Christian Theology, Second Edition by Millard J. Erickson. (Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1998).

CWD   The Complete Word Study Dictionary edited by Spiro Zodhiates (Chattanooga, TN: AMG Publishers, 1992, 1993).

CWS   The Complete Word Study New Testament edited by Spiro Zodhiates (Chattanooga, TN: AMG Publishers, 1991).

DBI     Dictionary of Biblical Imagery edited by by Leland Ryken, James C. Wilhoit, and Tremper Longman III (Downers Grover, IL: IVP Academic, 1998).

DLJ     Daily Life at the Time of Jesus by Miriam Feinberg Vamosh (Herzlia, Israel: Palphot Ltd., 2007).

EBD    Encyclopedia of Bible Difficulties by Gleason L. Archer, Jr. (Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 1982).

EDB    The Expository Dictionary of Bible Words by Lawrence O. Richards (Grand Rapids, MI: Regency Reference Library, 1985).

EHB    Eerdmans’ Handbook to the Bible edited by David Alexander and Pat Alexander (Grand Rapids, MI: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 1973).

EOR    The Emperors of Rome by David Potter (New York: Metro Books, 2007).

ESB     The ESV Study Bible edited by Lane T. Dennis and Wayne Grudem (Wheaton, IL: Crossway Bibles, 2008).

FOD    Fodor’s Israel edited by Linda Cabasin (New York: Fodor’s Travel/Random House, 2014).

GNM   The Good News According to Matthew by Eduard Schweizer, translated by David E. Green (Atlanta, GA: John Knox Press, 1975).

HBD   Harper’s Bible Dictionary edited by Paul J. Achtemeier (San Francisco, CA: Harper & Row Publishers, 1985).

HSJ     Hard Sayings of Jesus by F.F. Bruce. (Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 1983).

IB7      The Interpreter’s Bible, Volume VII: General Articles on the New Testament; Matthew; Mark edited by George Arthur Buttrick, et. al. (Nashville, TN: Abingdon, 1951).

IBC     The International Bible Commentary edited by F.F. Bruce (Grand Rapids, MI: Marshall Pickering/Zondervan, 1979).

ID1      The Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Part 1: Aaron – Golan edited by J.D. Douglas (Leicester, England: Inter-Varsity Press, 1980).

ID2      The Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Part 2: Goliath – Papyri edited by J.D. Douglas (Leicester, England: Inter-Varsity Press, 1980).

ILJ       The Illustrated Life of Jesus by Herschel Hobbs (Nashville, TN: Holman Reference, 2000).

ISJ       In the Steps of Jesus by Peter Walker (Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2006).

JCL     Jesus Christ Our Lord by John F. Walvoord (Chicago, IL: Moody Press, 1969).

JHT     Jesus and His Times edited by Kaari Ward (Pleasantville, NY: The Reader’s Digest Association Inc., 1987).

JOB     The Jesus of the Bible by Stephen M. Miller (Uhrichsville, OH: Barbour Publishing, 2009).

LAL    The Lion and the Lamb by Andreas J. Kostenberger, L. Scott Kellum, and Charles L. Quarles (Nashville, TN: B&H Academic, 2012).

LGB    The Literary Guide to the Bible edited by Robert Alter and Frank Kermode (Cambridge, MA: The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1987).

MAC   The MacArthur Study Bible by John MacArthur. (Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson, 2013).

MAT   Matthew by Craig A. Evans (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2012).

NAS    New American Standard Bible: The Open Bible Edition (Nashville, TN 1975, 1978).

NMC   The New Manners and Customs of Bible Times by Ralph Gower (Chicago: Moody Press, 1987).

NNI     Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Commentary edited by Earl Radmacher, Ronald B. Allen, and H. Wayne House (Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson Publishers, 1999).

NSC    The New Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance of the Bible compiled by James Strong. (Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson Publishers, 1995, 1996).

NTE    The New Testament Explorer by Mark Bailey and Tom Constable (Nashville, TN: Word Publishing, 1999).

NTW New Testament Words in Today’s Language by Wayne A. Detzler. (Wheaton, IL: Victor Books, 1986).

PC15   The Pulpit Commentary Volume 15: Matthew edited by H.D.M. Spence and Joseph S. Exell. (Peabody, MA: Hendrickson Publishers, 1892.)

QST     The Quest Study Bible, New International Version, edited by Marshall Shelley (Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan Publishing House, 1994).

RBD    The Revell Bible Dictionary, Deluxe Color Edition edited by Lawrence O. Richards (Old Tappan, NJ: Fleming H. Revell Company, 1990).

SBW   The Study Bible for Women  edited by Dr. Dorothy Patterson and Dr. Rhonda Kelley (Nashville, TN: Holman Bible Publishers, 2014).

SOM   The Sermon on the Mount by R.T. Kendall (Minneapolis, MN: Chosen Books, 2011).

TEF     That’s Easy for You to Say by W. Murray Severance (Nashville, TN: Broadman & Holman Reference, 1997).

TOR    The Torah: A Modern Commentary edited by W. Gunther Plaut. (New York: Union of American Hebrew Congregations, 1981).

TTW    The Theological Wordbook by Don Campbell, Wendell Johnston, John Walvoord, and John Witmer (Nashville, TN: Word Publishing, 2000).

VGG   A Visual Guide to Gospel Events by James C. Martin, John A. Beck, and David G. Hansen. (Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Books, 2014).

WBH   Willmington’s Bible Handbook by Harold L. Willmington (Wheaton, IL: Tyndale House Publishers, 1997).

WOB   The World of the Bible by John Drane (Oxford, UK: Lion Hudson, 2009).

WOM  Women’s Evangelical Commentary: New Testament edited by Dorothy Kelley Patterson and Rhonda Harrington Kelley. (Nashville, TN: Holman Reference, 2006).

WWA Who’s Who and Where’s Where in the Bible by Stephen M. Miller (Urichsville, OH: Barbour Publishing, 2004).

WWB Who’s Who in the Bible by Joan Comay and Ronald Browning (New York: Bonanza Books, 1980).

WWW             Who Was Who in the Bible (Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson Publishers, 1999).

ZB1     Zondervan Illustrated Bible Backgrounds Commentary, Volume 1: Matthew, Mark, Luke edited by Clinton E. Arnold (Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2002).

ZP2     The Zondervan Pictorial Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 2: D-G edited by Merrill C. Tenney (Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 1975, 1976).

ZP3     The Zondervan Pictorial Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 3: H-L edited by Merrill C. Tenney (Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 1975, 1976).

ZP4     The Zondervan Pictorial Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 4: M-P edited by Merrill C. Tenney (Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 1975, 1976).



About: For Bible Study Nerds™

About: Mike Nappa

Previous Posts

Matthew 5:33-37; Oaths (Cultural Commentary)
In ancient Israel, an oath was both a ritual act and a binding promise. Oaths were invoked in court cases to (supposedly) ensure that witnesses would tell the truth. They were also given as proof of an unbreakable pledge of loyalty, or as a guarantee that a person would fulfill some obligation be

posted 12:00:11pm Sep. 17, 2014 | read full post »

Matthew 5:33-37; Oaths (Bible Difficulties)
“You have heard that it was said to the people long ago, ‘Do not break your oath, but fulfill to the Lord the vows you have made…’” In case you’re wondering, Jesus wasn't quoting the Old Testament when he said that. At least not exactly. Bible scholars think that this point in Chri

posted 12:00:59pm Sep. 15, 2014 | read full post »

Matthew 5:31-32; Divorce (Symbolism)
Jesus’ literal intolerance for the practice of divorce, as displayed in his Sermon on the Mount, takes on new meaning when viewed through a symbolic lens. Consider: Throughout the New Testament, Christ is presented figuratively as a bridegroom, and all his followers throughout the ages (the

posted 12:00:44pm Sep. 12, 2014 | read full post »

Matthew 5:31-32; Divorce (Bible Difficulties)
It’s hard to overlook the uncomfortable truth that, according to Jesus, a divorced woman is considered an adulterer in God’s eyes—merely by the fact that her husband divorced her. “Whoever divorces his wife,” Christ said, “for any reason except sexual immorality causes her to commit

posted 4:41:43pm Sep. 10, 2014 | read full post »

Matthew 5:31-32; Divorce (Historical Backgrounds)
You may be surprised to discover that Old Testament Law did not codify the practice of divorce. In fact, biblical history indicates that divorce predated the time of Moses. As such, it was acknowledged by the Law (see Deuteronomy 24:1), but not created by it. Divorce in Jewish society was general

posted 12:00:42pm Sep. 08, 2014 | read full post »

Report as Inappropriate

You are reporting this content because it violates the Terms of Service.

All reported content is logged for investigation.