Christian Study Books and Classics

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DAVID R. PALMER has written a series of books on the New Testament which we are honored to publish. The original Greek text is translated into English verse by verse, to help students easily dive into the treasures of the original language of the New Testament. Also footnotes inform the readers about variant readings.

The Gospel of Matthew: https://www.amazon.com/dp/1693709457

The Gospel of Mark: https://www.amazon.com/dp/1700648284

The Gospel of John: https://www.amazon.com/dp/1697048536

The book of Revelation: https://www.amazon.com/dp/1693737736

GIUSEPPE GUARINO is author of many books, most of them in his native tongue, Italian. The above is a collection of the ones he wrote in English.

JUSTIN lived in the second century AD. He was an educated Christian defending his faith from both Jews and Gentiles. In this very interesting books he argues the Christian doctrine with a Jew, showing a very deep knowledge of the Old Testament. Justin was a Gentile. His personal quest for Truth, after approaching Greek philosophy, leads him to the person of Jesus. It is commonly believed that he travelled to Ephesus and that later he resided in Rome.His personal witness to true philosophy found in the faith of Jesus Christ climaxed in his martyrdom.I am sure his writings will be a blessing and an encouragement for today’s Church, but also a source of teachings on Christian doctrine.

www.amazon.com/dp/1099142431

Few scholars can boast credentials like Robert Dick Wilson. In this masterpiece, first published in 1926, he discusses the authenticity of the Old Testament in a unique and authoritative way. Wilson knew over 45 languages, which gave him direct access to most of the ancient documentations. He was born February 4, 1856. He graduated at the age of 20 from Princeton University. Then again at the Humboldt University of Berlin. He was a professor at the Western Theological Seminary, at Princeton Theological Seminary and at Westminster Theological Seminary. He died October 11, 1930.His books are outstanding. They must be cherished as a valuable contribution to the cause of the defense of the authenticity and reliability of the Bible.

www.amazon.com/dp/1092142762

ON CREATION by Philo Alessandrinus – English translation and parallel Greek text.

The contribution of Philo’s works to the understanding of the Jewish thought and philosophy in Alexandria cannot be underestimated. The way it inevitably depends of the writings of Moses and the desire to share and defend the faith of the one true God with and among the “Greeks” predates the Christian Church growth beyond the borders of the Jewish nation.Philo lived close to the end of the first century BC till the middle of the first century AD. We do not know much about him, but his many writings tell us a lot about what he thought. His was philosophy in the truest Greek sense of the word. But, it was a philosophy that relies on Revelation and tends to it. Philo is famous for his doctrine of the logos, so close to the biblical or Pauline doctrine to rise obvious questions about the nature of such similarities. The treatise On Creation is here presented – as far as I know for the first time – in English and Greek in order for the student to be able to enjoy Philo’s writing and access to the original terminology which is so important to investigate in certain passages. If this book finds the public favor, others will follow. May God help us as we investigate the true philosophy that comes from Him and His Word and leads us to the contemplation of His Glory and majestic works.

www.amazon.com/dp/1074435338

THE LAST TWELVE VERSES OF MARK by John William Burgon.

This book reprints the 1871 edition of The Last Twelve Verses of the Gospel According to S. Mark by John William Burgon. This masterpiece gives evidence that the last verses of Mark are Inspired and have a rightful place in our Bibles. Burgon’s ideas and evidence are as good today as they were then when he defended the authenticity of the Word of God from the attacks of liberal scholars.

www.amazon.com/dp/1091974195

n 1860 the original of the New Testament was published by F.H.A. Scrivener who annotated its text according to the critical editions of Lachmann, Tischendorf and other scholars. This text was the edition of the Textus Receptus edited by Stephanus in 1550 and translated in the King James Version of 1611.

www.amazon.com/dp/1070949019

This is the exact copy of the 1894 Edition of the Textus Receptus, the text underlying the King James Version, edited by Scrivener. It is precious also for the notes concerning the changes made following the Alexandrian/Egyptian text, which are basically the same found in today’s modern Bible versions. It has wide margins and it’s great for study purposes.

www.amazon.com/dp/1095851845

This collection of books will present the whole New Testament in a parallel text of the English King James Version and the Greek Textus Receptus. We can argue as much as we want about the critical value of the Textus Receptus. But the simple truth is that it has been the best attestation of the Majority Text for centuries. It was translated in English, in the King James Version, in Italian and French by Giovanni Diodati, in German by Martin Luther, in the Spanish Reina-Valera. When Westcott and Hort and the new manuscripts discoveries started a new era in the field of biblical textual criticism, the idea was that the Textus Receptus could be revised and improved. It simply did not happen. The neologian critical text succeded only in reviving the Alexandrian-Egyptian text of the New Testament A growing number of scholars is trying to re-direct textual criticism, and review the mistakes made in the past. They suggest and convincingly prove that the Majority Text, the text found in the vast majority of Greek New Testament manuscripts is simply what we should have expected: the most reliable. I encourage the reader to consider and use the critical texts published by W. Pickering, Farstad-Hodges, Robinson-Pierpont, and their theories in defense of the Majority Text.May God bless His true and reliable Word.

www.amazon.com/dp/109934638X

Vol. 2 of the collection of books that will present the whole New Testament in a parallel text of the English King James Version and the Greek Textus Receptus.We can argue as much as we want about the critical value of the Textus Receptus. But the simple truth is that it has been the best attestation of the Majority Text for centuries. It was translated in English, in the King James Version, in Italian and French by Giovanni Diodati, in German by Martin Luther, in the Spanish Reina-Valera. When Westcott and Hort and the new manuscripts discoveries started a new era in the field of biblical textual criticism, the idea was that the Textus Receptus could be revised and improved. It simply did not happen. The neologian critical text succeded only in reviving the Alexandrian-Egyptian text of the New TestamentA growing number of scholars is trying to re-direct textual criticism, and review the mistakes made in the past. They suggest and convincingly prove that the Majority Text, the text found in the vast majority of Greek New Testament manuscripts is simply what we should have expected: the most reliable. I encourage the reader to consider and use the critical texts published by W. Pickering, Farstad-Hodges, Robinson-Pierpont, and their theories in defense of the Majority Text.May God bless His true and reliable Word.

www.amazon.com/dp/1070943401

The gospel of John is the fourth narrative about the person and the life of Jesus, if we follow the order we find in the Bible. It is a shrink of theological treasures. Above all, it reveals the Deity of our Lord and Savior which has no parallel in the three Synoptic gospels. Yet, John’s Greek is quite simple and very useful for those who begin to approach the Greek language of the Bible. At the same time, it is always surprising to study it even after years of acquaintance with the Greek text. I always marvel at the deep meanings I discover, the perfect Jewish setting, at the details which leave behind any possible doubt about the inspiration of this portion of Scripture. To create the parallel text you find here I used, for the English the American King James Version, which modernizes the language of the prestigious King James Version. For the original Greek, the 1860 edition of the Textus Receptus, by F. H. A. Scrivener, which has the 1550 A.D. Stephanus text which was adopted by the translators of the KJV. Scrivener added textual notes which discuss the most common variant readings found in the critical editions of the time. One would think those variants are out of date. Well, truth is that the variant readings critics have been arguing about are basically the same. For example John 1:18, or the so called Pericope de Adultera, John 7:53-8:11. Another fact that remains is that the Textus Receptus is still the most widely spread form of the Majority Text – identical with it for all practical purposes.

www.amazon.com/dp/1072671239