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Longman, Tremper

Overview
Works: 236 works in 600 publications in 5 languages and 18,167 library holdings
Genres: Commentaries  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Dictionaries  Bibliography  Introductions  Textbooks 
Roles: Author, Editor, Narrator, Publishing director, Other, wpr
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Most widely held works by Tremper Longman
Dictionary of biblical imagery by Leland Ryken( Book )

16 editions published between 1998 and 2017 in English and held by 1,041 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Dictionary of Biblical Imagery is dedicated to exploring the images, symbols, motifs, metaphors and literary patterns found in the Bible. It examines the Bible's universal archetypes or master images--including the plot motifs and character types that recur throughout life, literature and the Bible. --From publisher's description
The words of the wise are like goads : engaging Qoheleth in the 21st century by Mark J Boda( )

11 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 984 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Old Testament commentary survey by Tremper Longman( Book )

21 editions published between 1991 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 898 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Serious students of the Bible need to know which resources are most valuable to add to their growing libraries, but the abundance of available tools can make this difficult. In this handy guide, trusted scholar Tremper Longman offers expert guidance that makes choosing resources much easier for the student, minister, and layperson alike. Longman lists the best works available for each book of the Old Testament, gives a brief indication of their emphases and viewpoints, and evaluates them. Longman also indicates who would most benefit from the commentary under consideration (scholar, minister, or layperson). Finally, he summarizes his top recommendations for those trying to build a library that covers every book of the Old Testament
An introduction to the Old Testament by Tremper Longman( Book )

25 editions published between 1994 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 867 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Several distinctives set this volume apart from other introductions to the Old Testament: - It is thoroughly evangelical in its perspective. - It emphasizes "special introduction"--The study of individual books. -It interacts in an irenic spirit with the historical-critical method. - It features high points of research history and representative scholars rather than an exhaustive treatment of past scholarship. - It deals with the meaning of each book, not in isolation but in a canonical context. - It probes the meaning of each book in the setting of its culture. With an eye on understanding the nature of the Old Testament historiography, An Introduction to the Old Testament offers the reader a solid understanding of three key issues: historical background, literary analysis, and theological message
Old Testament essentials : creation, conquest, exile, and return by Tremper Longman( )

4 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 734 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

2014 Readers' Choice Award Winner""Christians love the Bible, but they often do not know what to do with the Old Testament, "" writes Westmont College professor Tremper Longman. Further, he points out that it includes many types of writing-history, prophecy, poetry, wisdom and apocalyptic. In this helpful volume he offers different strategies for understanding each of these important types of writing. Jesus made a point to tell his disciples that the whole Old Testament anticipated his coming (see especially Luke 24:25-27, 44-45). And so each session includes a special feature called ""Anticip
Dictionary of the Old Testament : wisdom, poetry & writings( Book )

13 editions published between 2008 and 2015 in English and held by 675 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Old Testament books of wisdom and poetry carry themselves differently from those of the Pentateuch, the histories or the prophets. The divine voice does not peal from Sinai, there are no narratives carried along by prophetic interpretation, nor are oracles declaimed by a prophet. Here Scripture often speaks in the words of human response to God and God's world. The hymns, laments and thanksgivings of Israel, the dirge of Lamentations, the questionings of Qohelet, the love poetry of the Song of Songs, the bold drama of Job, and the proverbial wisdom of Israel all offer their textures to this great body of biblical literature. Then too there are the finely crafted stories of Ruth and Esther that narrate the silent providence of God in the course of Israelite and Jewish lives." "Coverage of each biblical book includes an introduction to the book itself as well as separate articles on its ancient Near Eastern background and its history of interpretation. Additional articles amply explore the literary dimensions of Hebrew poetry and prose, including acrostic, ellipsis, inclusio, intertextuality, parallelism and rhyme. And there are well-rounded treatments of Israelite wisdom and Wisdom literature, including wisdom poems, sources and theology. In addition, a wide range of interpretive approaches is canvassed in articles on hermeneutics, feminist interpretation, form criticism, historical criticism, rhetorical criticism and social-scientific approaches." "The Dictionary of the Old Testament: Wisdom, Poetry & Writings is sure to command shelf space within arm's reach of any student, teacher or preacher working in this portion of biblical literature."--Jacket
A biblical history of Israel by Iain W Provan( Book )

8 editions published between 2003 and 2015 in English and Korean and held by 658 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this much-anticipated textbook, three respected biblical scholars have written a history of ancient Israel that takes the biblical text seriously as an historical document. While also considering nonbiblical sources and being attentive to what disciplines like archaeology, anthropology, and sociology suggest about the past, the authors do so within the context and paradigm of the Old Testament canon, which is held as the primary document for reconstructing Israel's history. In Part One, the authors set the volume in context and review past and current scholarly debate about learning Israel's history, negating arguments against using the Bible as the central source. In Part Two, they seek to retell the history itself with an eye to all the factors explored in Part One
The book of Ecclesiastes by Tremper Longman( Book )

13 editions published between 1997 and 2007 in English and held by 617 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Longman first provides an extensive introduction to Ecclesiastes, exploring such background matters as authorship, language, genre, structure, literary style, and the books theological message. He argues that the author of Ecclesiastes is not Solomon, as has been traditionally thought, but a writer who adopts a Solomonic persona. In the verse-by-verse commentary that follows, Longman helps clarify the confusing, sometimes contradictory message of Ecclesiastes by showing that the book should be divided into three sections a prologue (1:1-11), Qohelets autobiographical speech (1:1212:7), and an epilogue (12:8-14) and that the frame narrative provided by prologue and epilogue is the key to understanding the message of the book as a whole
Song of Songs by Tremper Longman( Book )

13 editions published between 1981 and 2006 in English and held by 590 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Relationships are a wonderful, mysterious, often elusive, sometimes painful part of the human experience. The most intimate of all human relationships, according to the Bible, is that between a husband and a wife. It is not a surprise, therefore, that there is a book of the Bible, the Song of Songs, that focuses on this relationship. What is surprising is how little attention is given to the Song of Songs by scholars, by the church, and by readers of the Bible. With this volume, however, Tremper Longman III has written the finest commentary to date on the Song of Songs, unpacking for modern people what this ancient love poem says about the male-female relationship - and, by analogy, about God's love for his people."--Jacket
Science, creation and the Bible : reconciling rival theories of origins by Richard F Carlson( Book )

3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 479 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Physicist Richard Carlson and biblical scholar Tremper Longman address the longstanding problem of how to relate scientific description of the beginnings of the universe with the biblical creation passages found in Genesis chapters 1 and 2. Experts in their respective fields, these two authors provide a way to resolve the seeming conflicting descriptions by showing the meaning of the biblical texts as well as the meaning of scientific description.--From publisher description
Job by Tremper Longman( Book )

12 editions published between 2006 and 2017 in English and Korean and held by 465 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this final volume in the Baker Commentary on the Old Testament Wisdom and Psalms series, Tremper Longman offers an accessible commentary on one of Scripture's most intriguing books. With his deft exegetical and expositional skill, the resulting work is full of fresh insight into the meaning of the text. In addition to the helpful translation and commentary, this volume considers the theological implications of the wisdom texts found in the book of Job as well as their literary, historical, and grammatical dimensions. Footnotes deal with many of the technical matters, allowing readers of varying interest and training levels to read and profit from the commentary and to engage the biblical text at an appropriate level. This built-in versatility has application for both pastors and teachers"--Publisher description
A Complete literary guide to the Bible by Leland Ryken( Book )

5 editions published between 1993 and 2010 in English and held by 454 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Editors Leland Ryken Wheaton College (Illinois) Tremper Longman III Westminster Theological Seminary The Authors Fredrick Buechner Novelist John Sailhamer Trinity Evangelical Divinity School Wilson G. Baroody (deceased) Arizona State University William F. Gentrup Arizona State University Kenneth R.R. Gros Louis Indiana University Willard Van Antwerpen Indiana University Nancy Tischler The Pennsylvania State University V. Philips Long Covenant Theological Seminary Michael Hagan North American Baptist Seminary Richard L. Pratt, Jr. Reformed Theological Seminary Douglas Green Yale University Wilma McClarty Southern College Jerry A. Gladson First Christian Church, Garden Grove, California Raymond C. Van Leeouwen Calvin Theological Seminary G. Lloyd Carr Gordon College Richard Patterson Liberty University James H. Sims The University of Southern Mississippi Branson L. Woodard, Jr. Liberty University Amberys R. Whittle Georgia Southern University John H. Augustine Yale University Michael Travers Grand Rapids Baptist College Marianne Meye Thompson Fuller Theological Seminary John W. Sider Westmont College Carey C. Newman Palm Beach Atlantic College William G. Doty The University of Alabama/Tuscaloosa Chaim Potak Novelist Gene Warren Doty University of Missouri-Rolla Sidney Greidanus Calvin Theological Seminary
Literary approaches to biblical interpretation by Tremper Longman( Book )

14 editions published between 1987 and 2004 in English and Korean and held by 440 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The expositor's Bible commentary by Richard Hess( Book )

21 editions published between 2005 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 409 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"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."--Publisher description
Proverbs by Tremper Longman( Book )

10 editions published between 2006 and 2017 in English and held by 383 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Veteran Old Testament scholar Tremper Longman III offers an accessible commentary on one of Scripture's most frequently quoted and visited books. With his deft exegetical and expositional skill, the resulting work is full of fresh insight into the meaning of the text. In addition to the helpful translation and commentary, Proverbs considers theological implications of these wisdom texts, as well as their literary, historical, and grammatical dimensions. Footnotes deal with many of the technical matters, allowing readers of varying interest and training levels to read and profit from the commentary and to engage the biblical text at an appropriate level. This built-in versatility has application for both pastors and teachers
How to read the Psalms by Tremper Longman( Book )

12 editions published between 1988 and 2005 in 5 languages and held by 321 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jeremiah, Lamentations by Tremper Longman( Book )

10 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and held by 311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The New International Biblical Commentary (NIBC) offers the best of contemporary scholarship in a format useful both for general readers and serious students. Based on the widely used New International Version translation, the NIBC presents careful section-by-section exposition with key terms and phrases highlighted and all Hebrew transliterated. A separate section of notes at the close of each chapter provides additional textual and technical comments. Each commentary also includes a selected bibliography as well as Scripture and subject indexes
Making sense of the Old Testament : 3 crucial questions by Tremper Longman( Book )

8 editions published between 1998 and 2004 in English and Korean and held by 310 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A noted biblical scholar explores three questions Christians often ask about the Old Testament and provides answers that are both satisfying and understandable
Daniel : the NIV application commentary from biblical text ... to contemporary life by Tremper Longman( Book )

3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 310 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Most Bible commentaries take us on a one-way trip from the twentieth century to the first century. But they leave us there, assuming that we can somehow make the return journey on our own. In other words, they focus on the original meaning of the passage but don't discuss its contemporary application. The information they offer is valuable--but the job is only half done! The NIV Application Commentary Series helps us with both halves of the interpretive task. This new and unique series shows readers how to bring an ancient message into modern context. It explains not only what the Bible means but also how it can speak powerfully today
How to read Proverbs by Tremper Longman( Book )

12 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a rationale for reading Proverbs, and offers advice on how to read the verses in context, and follow the themes in the book
 
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Dictionary of biblical imagery
Alternative Names
Longman III, Tremper

Longman,T. (Tremper)

Longman, Tremper I.

Longman, Tremper III

Longman, Tremper III 1952-

Tremper Longman Professor of Biblical Studies

롱맨 III, 트램퍼 1952-

롱맨, 트렘퍼 1952-

롱맨, 트렘퍼 3세 1952-

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Old Testament commentary surveyAn introduction to the Old TestamentDictionary of the Old Testament : wisdom, poetry & writingsA biblical history of IsraelThe book of EcclesiastesSong of SongsScience, creation and the Bible : reconciling rival theories of originsJob