Built upon the Rock now available for Pre-Order

A revised version of a paper I presented at the Tyndale Fellowship Conference Biblical Theology Study Group in July 2005, “The Virgin Will Conceive: Typology in Isaiah and Fulfillment in Matthew”, will appear in a forthcoming book from Eerdmans titled Built upon the Rock, edited by Dan Gurtner and John Nolland.

The editors, contributors, and contents of the book are as follows:


John Nolland, Ph.D. Academic Dean and Lecturer in New Testament Studies, Trinity College, Bristol (UK)

Daniel M. Gurtner, Ph.D. Assistant Professor of New Testament, Bethel Theological Seminary, St Paul MN (USA)


Armin D. Baum, Ph.D. Lecturer of New Testament, Freie Theologische Akademie, Gießen (Germany). “Matthew’s Sources – Oral or Written? A Rabbinic Analogy and Empirical Insights.”

Stephanie L. Black, Ph.D. Ethiopian Graduate School of Theology, Addis Ababa (Ethiopia). “How Matthew Tells the Story: Greek Grammatical Features in Matthew’s Narrative.”

Jeannine K. Brown, Ph.D. Associate Professor of New Testament and Associate Academic Dean. Bethel Theological Seminary, St Paul MN (USA). “The Rhetoric of Hearing: The Use of the Isaianic Hearing Motif in Matt 11:2-16:20.”

Roland Deines, Dr.theol. Privatdozent, Eberhard Karls-University of Tübingen (Germany); Researcher for New Testament and Early Jewish Literature, Friedrich Schiller-University of Jena (Germany); Guest Lecturer, Ben Gurion-University, Beer-Sheva (Israel). “Torah and Righteousness in the Gospel of Matthew: An Ongoing Debate.”

Mervyn Eloff, D.Th. George Whitefield College and University of Stellenbosch (South Africa) Apo heos and Salvation History in Matthew’s Gospel.”

R. T. France, Ph.D. (Retired) Principal of Wycliffe Hall, Oxford. “Matthew and Jerusalem.”

Daniel M. Gurtner, Ph.D. Assistant Professor of New Testament. Bethel Theological Seminary, St Paul MN (USA). “Matthew’s Theology of the Temple and the ‘Parting of the Ways’: Christian Origins and the First Gospel”

Donald A. Hagner, Ph.D. George Eldon Ladd Professor of New Testament, Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena, California (USA). “Holiness and Ecclesiology: The Church in Matthew.”

James Hamilton, Ph.D. Assistant Professor of Biblical Studies, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (USA). “The Virgin will Conceive: Typological Fulfillment in Matthew 1:18-23.”

David Instone-Brewer, Ph.D. Senior Research Fellow in Rabbinics and the New Testament, Tyndale House, Cambridge (UK). “Balaam-Laban as the Key to the Old Testament Quotations in Matthew 2.”

John Nolland, Ph.D. Academic Dean and Lecturer in New Testament Studies, Trinity College, Bristol (UK). “Matthew and Anti-Semitism.”

David Wenham, Ph.D. Vice Principle of Wycliffe Hall, Oxford (UK). “The Rock on Which to Build: Some Mainly Pauline Observations about the Sermon on the Mount.”

You can pre-order it from Amazon or from Eerdmans. Enjoy!

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  1. You mentioned before the summer that you were working on a book for Crossway. Is that still in the works? The Lord has really used your writing to bless and equip me (not to mention your teaching).

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