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Jesus and His Death arrives

I got my first copy of Jesus and His Death today from Baylor University Press. I thank its fine editorial folk, Carey Newman and Diane Smith, for their exceptional work. It is hard for me to compare editorial staffs, but there can’t be any that are more precise than Baylor’s.
I dedicated Jesus and His Death to four of my doctoral students from days now long past. I also have a blog site dedicated to it. I’ll be making remarks about reviews and the like over time at that site.

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Kerry Doyal

posted October 6, 2005 at 10:40 pm

Congrats Scot. May God be pleased to use it.

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Mike Bird

posted October 7, 2005 at 3:52 am

Excellent, I look forward to reading it. The blurb makes the book all the more intriguing. Who is Baylor’s UK distributor? Man, you are pumping out books lately, like, like, like, dare I say it: like Wright and Carson put together! Congrats again.

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Scot McKnight

posted October 7, 2005 at 7:48 am

Thanks. It is a bit embarrassing but some explanation will show that I’m not crazy. Jesus and his death took about 5 years; the anthology Jimmy Dunn and I did took about 3 years, and most of it was clerical; Embracing Grace is fairly short; the Story of the Christ is partially mine; so — it looks better than it is.
But, what has become clear to me is that the 11 years of teaching exegesis at TEDS gave me the foundation for most of what I do. And I really haven’t even written on Matthew and I had all that stuff there. Maybe someday.

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Shelley Hyde

posted October 7, 2005 at 3:32 pm

The comparison with Stephen Neill in the review caught my eye — it must be quite a read.

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Ron Fay

posted October 7, 2005 at 4:05 pm

I am not much into Synoptics (I got burned out during my Master’s), but this might make me change my mind a bit. Do you integrate John as well?
I ask because I am teaching a course in my church on John, and will be writing the section on the crucifixion in a few weeks, and this might be helpful.

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Scot McKnight

posted October 7, 2005 at 4:16 pm

It caught mine as well — nice to be mentioned in that crowd.
I have stuff on John throughout, and then a section in the Conclusion on John’s understanding of Jesus’ death (367-371).

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