The Cradle, the Cross, and the Crown (Hardcover)

An Introduction to the New Testament

By Dr. Andreas J. Köstenberger, Ph.D., L. Scott Kellum, Charles L. Quarles

B&H Academic, 9781433684005, 1168pp.

Publication Date: August 15, 2016

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The Cradle, the Cross, and the Crown guides serious New Testament students through the historical, literary, and theological dimensions of the biblical text, allowing them to better understand and share God’s “word of truth” (2 Tim 2:15). It offers a thorough introduction to all twenty-seven books of the New Testament and closely examines events such as Christ’s incarnation and virgin birth, his crucifixion and resurrection, and triumphant return.
The second edition features updated bibliographies and footnotes, interpretation sections that cover different literary genres in the New Testament, an epilogue that canvasses the entire storyline of Scripture, and a variety of maps. All of these new features contribute to making this a life-long resource for students of Scripture.

About the Author

L. Scott Kellum (PhD, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary) is professor of New Testament and Greek at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, North Carolina. 

Charles L. Quarles (Ph.D., Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary) is professor of New Testament and Biblical Theology at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is coauthor of The Cradle, the Cross, and the Crown: An Introduction to the New Testament (with Andreas Köstenberger and Scott Kellum) and The Sermon on the Mount: Restoring Christ's Message to the Modern Church.

Praise For The Cradle, the Cross, and the Crown: An Introduction to the New Testament

The Cradle, the Cross, and the Crown is a comprehensive and informative introduction to the New Testament. Written from a convictional evangelical perspective, this marvelous volume carefully interacts with the most up-to-date issues in modern scholarship.”
David S. Dockery, president, Trinity International University/Trinity Evangelical Divinity School

“The authors not only provide the reader with a solid orientation to every NT book, but they also directly address a broad range of issues that scholars have raised. The end result is a richly informative text that is very readable and abundantly helpful.”
Clinton E. Arnold, dean and professor of New Testament language and literature, Talbot School of Theology, Biola University

“This volume ranks among the finest such studies of recent decades in classic matters of ‘New Testament introduction’….Beyond an impressive digest of scholarship, it is an appeal to faithful appropriation of the New Testament’s message.”
Robert W. Yarbrough, professor of New Testament, Covenant Theological Seminary