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Recommended Study Aids

New Testament

 

The following recommendations are provided as a supplement to the many resources provided by the Church in support of the new Come, Follow Me curriculum for 2019. The Come, Follow Me Additional Resources page summarizes all of the Church resources that can be found at lds.org and in the Gospel Library app.

Our Expert’s Recommendations

See below for full information on each volume mentioned.

Jeffrey M. Bradshaw

  • BYU New Testament Commentaries:
    • The Revelation of John the Apostle by Richard D. Draper and Michael D. Rhodes
    • The Testimony of Luke by S. Kent Brown
    • Paul’s First Epistle to the Corinthians by Richard D. Draper and Michael D. Rhodes

Royal Skousen

  • Archaeology Study Bible: English Standard Version

    Comment: “A conservative translation that pays respect to the Greek text, to the King James version, and to the William Tyndale’s principles of translation; this version of the ESV provides a text along with valuable notes plus colored maps and photographs, all without having to refer to an appendix.”

  • Synopsis of the Four Gospels: English Edition edited by Kurt Aland

    Comment: “A parallel comparison of the four gospels, showing down to the word and phrase level the similarities and differences between the four accounts; the English translation here is the Revised Standard Version, a conservative translation that directly descends from the King James translation but also one that follows the Greek text (Aland’s parallel version setting out the Greek on the left-handed pages and the English on the right-handed pages is also available)”

  • New Testament History by F.F. Bruce

    Comment: “A superb overview of the historical background to the New Testament as well as a survey of Christianity up to the end of the New Testament period.”

  • The Text of the New Testament: Its Transmission, Corruption, and Restoration, Fourth Edition by Bruce M. Metzger and Bart D. Ehrman

    Comment: “An up-to-date history of the textual criticism of the New Testament, with a clear and concise overview of how the New Testament read originally.”

Stephen Smoot

  • The New Testament: A Translation for Latter-day Saints: A Study Bible translated by Thomas A. Wayment

    Comment: “…every Latter-day Saint wishing to seriously engage the New Testament should pick up a copy of Wayment’s new translation.”

Bruce Webster

  • Jesus Christ and the World of the New Testament by Richard D. Draper and Michael D. Rhodes

    Comment: “must have”

  • Life and Teachings Series by Richard Neitzel Holzapfel and Thomas A. Wayment (Editors):
    • The Life and Teachings of Jesus Christ: From Bethlehem through the Sermon on the Mount
    • The Life and Teachings of Jesus Christ: From the Transfiguration through the Triumphal Entry
    • The Life and Teachings of Jesus Christ: From the Last Supper through the Resurrection — The Savior’s Final Hours
    • The Life and Teachings of the New Testament Apostles: From the Day of Pentecost Through the Apocalypse

    Comment: “for those who really want to dig in deeper”

  • New Testament History by F.F. Bruce

Where to Get Them

 

Archaeology Study Bible: English Standard Version

2048 pages, April 24, 2018 by Crossway
Hardcover — Amazon ($36.18)
Barnes and Noble ($44.99)
Westminister Bookstore ($29.99)

The New Testament: A Translation for Latter-day Saints: A Study Bible

512 pages, November 26, 2018 by BYU Religious Studies Center and Deseret Book
Paperback— BYU Religious Studies Center ($29.99 plus shipping)
Deseret Books
Amazon ($29.99)
eBook — Deseret Book’s Bookshelf ($17.99)
Kindle — Amazon ($16.99)
ePub (NOOK Book) — Barnes and Noble ($16.99)

Synopsis of the Four Gospels: English Edition edited by Kurt Aland

361 pages, January 1, 2010 by American Bible Society
Hardcover — Amazon ($39.94)
Barnes and Noble ($46.34)
Christianbook.com ($44.99)

BYU New Testament Commentaries

The Life and Teachings Series by Richard Neitzel Holzapfel and Thomas A. Wayment (Editors)

New Testament History by F.F. Bruce

462 pages, 1980 by Galilee/Doubleday
Paperback — Amazon ($25.83)
Barnes and Noble ($20.00)
Christianbook.com ($14.99)
ePub (2018 edition) — Google Play ($7.99)
ePub (NOOK Book, 2018 edition by Kingsley Books) — Barnes and Noble ($8.49)

Jesus Christ and the World of the New Testament: An Illustrated Reference for Latter-Day Saints by Richard Neitzel Holzapfel, Eric D. Huntsman, Thomas A. Wayment

327 pages, August 28, 2006 by Shadow Mountain
Hardcover — Amazon ($53.91 new)
Barnes and Noble ($43.20)
eBook — Deseret Book’s Bookshelf ($14.99)
Kindle — Amazon ($26.99)
ePub (NOOK Book) — Barnes and Noble ($26.99)

The Text of the New Testament: Its Transmission, Corruption, and Restoration, Fourth Edition by Bruce Metzger and Bart D. Ehrman

384 pages, April 28, 2005 by Oxford University Press
Paperback — Amazon ($55.85)
Barnes and Noble ($56.64)
Christianbook.com ($52.99)

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