REFERENCES AND SOURCES
All Scripture references are to the Revised Standard Version (RSV) unless otherwise stated.
Please note that ‘Church’ refers to the Universal Church scattered throughout the world (and in Heaven, too, if this is implied) whereas ‘church’ refers to the local church, an individual fellowship of believers.
I’ve cited numerous ancient authorities such as Herodotus and Xenophon on occasions but I’ve drawn translations of their works from a great variety of sources discovered on the web which may or may not still be available. Sources of ancient texts seem to appear, disappear and reappear in another form elsewhere so I’ve deliberately neglected to cite the url of the source in question.
Actsbruce - ‘Acts’ in the New International Commentary on the New Testament by F F Bruce, Eerdmans/Paternoster Press
Actsmar - ‘Acts’ in the Tyndale New Testament Commentary Series by I Howard Marshall, IVP and Eerdmans
AEHL - ‘The Archaeological Encyclopaedia of the Holy Land’ (Revised Edition), Edited by Avraham Negev, Thomas Nelson Publishers
Barclay - ‘New Testament Words’, William Barclay, SCM Press Ltd
BM - ‘The Codex Sinaiticus and the Codex Alexandrinus’ by an unknown author, published by order of the trustees of the British Museum in 1938 (price one shilling!)
Colbrien - ‘Colossians, Philemon’ in the Word Biblical Commentary Series by Peter T O’Brien
Colbruce - ‘The Epistles to the Colossians, to Philemon and to the Ephesians’ in the New International Commentary on the New Testament by F F Bruce, Eerdmans/Paternoster Press
Colcar - ‘Colossians and Philemon’ in the Tyndale New Testament Commentary Series by H M Carson, IVP
Colwright - ‘Colossians and Philemon’ in the Tyndale New Testament Commentary Series by N T Wright, IVP
Corfee - ‘The First Epistle to the Corinthians’ in the New International Commentary on the New Testament by Gordon D Fee, Eerdmans/Paternoster Press
Cormor - ‘I Corinthians’ in the Tyndale New Testament Commentary series by Leon Morris, IVP and Eerdmans
Dictionary - ‘Chambers Twentieth Century Dictionary’ 1972 Edition, W&R Chambers Limited
DSS or Dead Sea Scrolls - all quotes from the Dead Sea scrolls, unless otherwise specified are taken from ‘The Dead Sea Scrolls in English’ Third Edition by G Vermes, Penguin Books
Encarta - ‘Encarta Encyclopaedia’, 1996 CD ROM Edition
Encyclopaedia Britannica or EB - ‘Encyclopaedia Britannica’, 1999 CD ROM Multimedia Edition
Ephen - ‘Galatians and Ephesians’ by William Hendriksen in the New Testament Commentary Series, Banner of Truth
Ephfoul - ‘Ephesians’ in the Tyndale New Testament Commentary Series by Francis Foulkes, IVP
Ephlin - ‘Ephesians’ in the Word Biblical Commentary Series by Andrew T Lincoln
Eusebius - All quotations are from an unknown translation discovered on line of his ‘History of the Church’. The work is also available as a Penguin Classic (or it was the last time I looked). Although I have such a book on my shelves, an electronic version makes it just that bit easier to find references by using the ‘Find’ facility!
Excole - ‘Exodus’ in the Tyndale Old Testament Commentary Series by Alan Cole, IVP
Exdur - ‘Exodus’ in the Word Biblical Commentary Series by John Durham
FCS - ‘The Book of Acts in its First Century Setting’ by various authors and editors, Eerdmans/Paternoster Press. Volume 1 - Ancient Literary Setting, Volume 2 - Graeco-Roman Setting, Volume 3 - Paul in Roman Custody, Volume 4 - Palestinian Setting, Volume 5 - Diaspora Setting. I have used these to read up the background to Colossae but may not quote them.
Fitzmeyer - ‘Responses to 101 Questions on the Dead Sea Scrolls’ by Joseph A Fitzmyer, Geoffrey Chapman
Galfung - ‘The Epistles to the Galatians’ in the New International Commentary on the New Testament by R Y K Fung, Eerdmans
Genwen - ‘Genesis 1-15’ and ‘Genesis 16-50’ in the Word Biblical Commentary Series by Gordon Wenham
Golb - ‘Who wrote the Dead Sea Scrolls?’ by Norman Golb, Scribner Books
Hebguth - ‘Hebrews’ by Donald Guthrie in the Tyndale New Testament Commentary series, IVP
Johnmor - ‘John’ in the New International Commentary on the New Testament by Leon Morris, Eerdmans/Paternoster Press
Josephus - All quotations are specified as to which work they’re from and are taken from on line translations by an unknown translator. I’ve used the standard reference numbering system but, more recently, scholars appear to be using an alternative method of division which gives only scroll number and section. The ones I’ve used give scroll number, chapter and section as they appear in the on line version being used.
JFB - Commentary on the whole Bible, Jamieson, Fausset & Brown, The Zondervan Corporation
Kittels - ‘Theological Dictionary of the New Testament’ (in one volume), translated by Geoffrey W Bromiley, Wm B Eerdmanns Publishing Company and the Paternoster Press.
Levwen - ‘Leviticus’ in the New International Commentary on the Old Testament by Gordon J Wenham, Wm B Eerdmans Publishing Co
Lukmor - ‘Luke’ in the Tyndale New Testament Commentary Series by L Morris, IVP/Wm B Eerdmans Publishing Company
Mishnah - ‘The Mishnah’, Translated by H Danby, Oxford University Press
Moore - ‘The Last Days of Jesus’ by T V Moore, Banner of Truth Trust (Chapter 19).
Morris - ‘The Atonement’ by Leon Morris, IVP
NIDBA - New International Dictionary of Biblical Archaeology, E M Blaiklock and R K Harrison (editors), the Zondervan Corporation
NIDNTT - New International Dictionary of New Testament Theology, General editor Colin Brown, Paternoster Press
ORS - Oxford Reference Shelf, CD-ROM, 1994 Edition
Petgrude - ‘I Peter’ in the Tyndale New Testament Commentary series by Wayne Grudem, IVP
Petstib - ‘I Peter’ in the Tyndale New Testament Commentary series by A M Stibbs and A F Walls, IVP
Phillips - ‘Letters to Young Churches’ by J B Phillips, Fontana Books, Second Edition 1960
Philmar - ‘Philippians’ in the Tyndale New Testament Commentary series by Ralph P Martin, IVP
Philo - ‘The Works of Philo’ translated by C D Yonge, Hendrickson Publishers Incorporated
Revhug - ‘The Book of Revelation’ by Philip E Hughes, IVP
Rombruce - ‘Romans’ in the Tyndale New Testament Commentary series by F F Bruce, IVP
Romhen - ‘Romans 9-16’ by William Hendriksen in the New Testament Commentary Series, Banner of Truth
Rommor - ‘The Epistle to the Romans’ by Leon Morris, IVP/Wm B Eerdmans Publishing Company
Strabo - ‘Strabo’s Geography’ literally translated by Hamilton and Falconer in 3 volumes, George Bell and Sons, published 1903 (volumes 1 and 2) and 1906 (volume 3)
Strongs Heb/Gk number xxxx (or Strongs) - ‘Strong's Exhaustive Concordance of the Bible’, James Strong
Timguth - ‘The Pastoral Epistles’ in the Tyndale New Testament Commentary Series by Donald Guthrie, IVP
Timhen - ‘I and II Thessalonians, I and II Timothy and Titus’ by William Hendriksen in the New Testament Commentary Series, Banner of Truth
Timou - ‘The Pastoral Epistles’ in the Word Biblical Commentary Series by William Mounce. The abbreviation refers to the commentaries on both Timothy and Titus.
Vines - ‘An Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words’, W E Vine, Marshall, Morgan & Scott.
Wight - ‘Manners and Customs of Bible Lands’ by F W Wight, Moody Press
Zondervan - ‘The Zondervan Pictorial Encyclopaedia of the Bible’, The Zondervan Corporation, First Edition.
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