Deeper into the Word – New Testament is subtitled “Reflections on 100 words from the New Testament”, and it is exactly that – reflections. I have been reading through the book as a devotional – looking at specific words in an effort to better understand the original meanings behind what is written in scripture. This is not a “Bible Study” book in terms of replacing a good Bible dictionary or or concordance, though it does give some great insights into certain words in the NT, and its use as a devotional tool is wonderful.
While the endorsements on the back of the book claim this book belongs in the reference section of serious Bible students, I believe you’ll better and more thorough sources out there if you’re interested in doing in-depth word studies. Deeper into the Word will serve as a nice spring-board for your study, and it might help you find some words of interest, but for the person seeking an in-depth reference tool this definitely does not suffice. Overall I’ll give it 3 out of 5 stars.
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