Best Books of 2016 (Gupta)

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Well folks, it is that time of the year! Best biblical studies books of 2016.

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Overall Best Book: The Crosses of Pompeii (Bruce Longenecker)

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What an incredibly interesting book! This is how you build an argument and topple a specious consensus. You can find an interview I conducted previously with Longenecker about this book HERE. Several years ago, when my family and I were visiting Rome, we chose to visit Ostia Antica instead of Pompeii. Now I am regretting our laziness!

Longenecker is not done talking about Pompeii. Head over to Fortress Press’ website and check out some of his other projects.

Best Gospels Book: Echoes of Scripture in the Gospels

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This award deservedly goes to Richard Hays for his much anticipated Echoes of Scripture in the Gospels. Hays is such a creative theologian, and is able to bring fresh insight to so many Gospel texts through his famous…

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