Finalists for Best Books in New Testament Studies in 2019

The Biblical Foundations Book Award

The Center for Biblical Studies is pleased to announce the following finalists for best books in New Testament Studies in 2019 for the Biblical Foundations Book Award (listed in no particular order).

You can read the original announcement of the Biblical Foundations Book Award, which includes the list of distinguished jurors and participating publishers, here. The winners in each category (Old Testament, New Testament, and Biblical Theology) will be announced on February 20 and the Biblical Foundations Book of the Year will be announced on February 24. We congratulate each of the authors for their outstanding work.


Paul and the Giants of Philosophy: Reading the Apostle in Greco-Roman Context
Edited by Joseph R. Dodson and David E. Briones
Published by IVP Academic

The New Testament in Its World: An Introduction to the History, Literature, and Theology of the First Christians
By N. T. Wright and Michael F. Bird
Published by Zondervan Academic

Christobiography: Memory, History, and the Reliability of the Gospels
By Craig S. Keener
Published by Eerdmans

Reading Romans Backwards: A Gospel of Peace in the Midst of Empire
By Scot McKnight
Published by Baylor University Press

Reading Revelation in Context: John’s Apocalypse and Second Temple Judaism
Edited by Ben C. Blackwell, John K. Goodrich, and Jason Maston
Published by Zondervan Academic

Myths and Mistakes in New Testament Textual Criticism
Edited by Elijah Hixson and Peter J. Gurry
Published by IVP Academic

Reading Romans with Eastern Eyes: Honor and Shame in Paul’s Message and Mission
By Jackson W.
Published by IVP Academic

So Great a Salvation: A Dialogue on the Atonement in Hebrews
Edited by Jon C. Laansma, George H. Guthrie, and Cynthia Long Westfall
Published T&T Clark

Matthew, Disciple and Scribe: The First Gospel and Its Portrait of Jesus
By Patrick Schreiner
Published by Baker Academic

The State of New Testament Studies: A Survey of Recent Research
Edited by Scot McKnight and Nijay K. Gupta
Published by Baker Academic


Galatians: A Commentary
By Craig S. Keener
Published by Baker Academic

1 & 2 Thessalonians (Zondervan Critical Introductions to the New Testament)
By Nijay K. Gupta
Published by Zondervan Academic

Colossians and Philemon (Baker Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament)
By G. K. Beale
Published by Baker Academic

James: Verse by Verse (Osborne New Testament Commentaries)
By Grant R. Osborne
Published by Lexham Press

Ephesians: An Introduction and Commentary (Tyndale New Testament Commentaries)
By Darrell L. Bock
Published by IVP Academic


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