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  • Author:
    Benjamin L. Merkle
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    0820462349
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    Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (May 9, 2003)
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    183 pages
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Benjamin L. Merkle sheds new light on a much-discussed issue. This book is a useful and interesting read for all New Testament students. Recent scholarship has reevaluated the meaning of the terms 'overseer' and 'elder

Benjamin L. Recent scholarship has reevaluated the meaning of the terms 'overseer' and 'elder. Merkle analyzes the contribution of recent scholarship, and thoroughly examines the biblical text to discern the meaning of these terms. He demonstrates persuasively that the view offered by J. B. Lightfoot remains the most convincing

Benjamin Lee Merkle (born 1971) is an American New Testament scholar

Benjamin Lee Merkle (born 1971) is an American New Testament scholar. He is Associate Professor of New Testament and Greek at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. Merkle studied at Kuyper College, Westminster Seminary California, and Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Merkle specializes in the issue of eldership, and has written The Elder and Overseer: One Office in the Early Church (2003), 40 Questions about Elders and Deacons (2008), and Why Elders? A Biblical and Practical Guide for Church Members (2009). He argues that elders and bishops are the same in the New Testament and "normally function in plurality in a local church.

Home Benjamin L. Merkle The Elder and Overseer . Recent scholarship has reevaluated the meaning of the terms overseer and elder. 30 day return policy. Books Express LLC 318 US Route 1, STE 2 Kittery ME 03904. Merkle The Elder and Overseer: One Office in the Early Church (Studies. Ben Merkle analyzes the contribution of recent scholarship, and thoroughly examines the biblical text to discern the meaning of these terms. Lightfoot remains the most convincing.

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Recent challenges to the traditional view that the terms ?elder? and ?overseer? in the New Testament refer to the same office has caused the majority opinion to shift

Recent challenges to the traditional view that the terms ?elder? and ?overseer? in the New Testament refer to the same office has caused the majority opinion to shift.

The Author: Benjamin L. Merkle received his P. from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, Kentucky, and is currently teaching in Southeast Asia

The Author: Benjamin L. from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, Kentucky, and is currently teaching in Southeast Asia. He has published articles in the Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society, The Southern Journal of Theology, and the New Holman Bible Dictionary.

Studies in Biblical Literature. Peter Lang In. International Academic Publishers.

The Elder and Overseer. One Office in the Early Church. Series: Studies in Biblical Literature. Recent challenges to the traditional view that the terms elder and overseer in the New Testament refer to the same office has caused the majority opinion to shift. After examining the background of the terms in Jewish and Greco-Roman sources, Paul’s view of organized ministry in his letters to churches, and the relevant material in Acts and the Pastoral Epistles, Merkle concludes that the two terms are used interchangeably, representing the same office.

Merkle studied at Kuyper College, Westminster Seminary California, and Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Studies in biblical literature. 57. New York: Peter Lang. 40 Questions about Elders and Deacons. Why elders? : a biblical and practical guide for church members.

New York: Peter Lang, 2003. Why Elders? A Biblical and Practical Guide for Church Members. ed. 40 Questions about Interpreting the Bible by Robert L. Plummer. 40 Questions about Christians and Biblical Law by Thomas R. Schreiner.

From the editor's preface:"In this volume Ben Merkle revisits in a focused and intentional way the use and role of the New Testament concepts presbu,teroj and evpi,skopoj, arguing that they represent essentially the same office in the New Testament. While scholarship in this area in the last century has, for the most part challenged this thesis, the author here argues that a more sustained exegetical examination is merited. He provided such a critical and forceful examination here. Certainly in this volume scholars who are interested in this area of New Testament scholarship will find a substantive and important contribution to the discourse."--Hemchand Gossai, General Editor