• Title: The Good Shepherd: A Thousand-Year Journey from Psalm 23 to the New Testament
  • Author: Kenneth E. Bailey
  • ISBN: 9780830840632
  • Page: 443
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Good Shepherd A Thousand Year Journey from Psalm to the New Testament Logos Bookstores Best Book in Theology Doctrine Reference The Lord is my shepherd Thus begins the most beloved of all Psalms and thus begins a thousand year journey through the Bible Prophets ap
    Logos Bookstores 2015 Best Book in Theology Doctrine Reference The Lord is my shepherd Thus begins the most beloved of all Psalms and thus begins a thousand year journey through the Bible Prophets, apostles and Jesus himself took up this image from David, reshaping it, developing it and applying it to their own situations and needs Kenneth Bailey uses his celebratedLogos Bookstores 2015 Best Book in Theology Doctrine Reference The Lord is my shepherd Thus begins the most beloved of all Psalms and thus begins a thousand year journey through the Bible Prophets, apostles and Jesus himself took up this image from David, reshaping it, developing it and applying it to their own situations and needs Kenneth Bailey uses his celebrated insights into Middle Eastern culture and especially his familiarity with Middle Eastern shepherding customs to bring new light and life to our understanding of this central image of the Christian faith With each of nine major Old and New Testament passages, Bailey reveals the literary artistry of the Biblical writers and summarizes their key theological features His work is also enriched by his unique access to very early Middle Eastern commentaries on these passages, bringing fresh understanding from within the mindset of these ancient worlds.The Good Shepherd invites us to experience a rich, biblical feast of ethical, theological and artistic delights.

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    1. Summary: A study of the theme of the good shepherd beginning with Psalm 23 and considering consecutively eight other passages in which this theme is found.We lost a giant of biblical scholarship this spring (2016) with the passing of Kenneth E. Bailey. Raised in the Middle East, he taught New Testament in Egypt, Lebanon, Jerusalem, and Cyprus. He brought to his scholarship an intimate knowledge of Middle Eastern culture, Arabic works, and the scriptures that shed fresh light on everything from t [...]

    2. The idea of the Good Shepherd is one of my personal favorites of Scripture. Here is a volume that really fleshes out that concept. The subtitle “A Thousand Year Journey From Psalm 23 To The New Testament” really captures what Kenneth Bailey has to say in this book published by IVP.Mr. Bailey spent 40 years living and working in the Middle East including Egypt and Lebanon. Though he taught the Bible, he had plenty of opportunity to see culture not that far removed from Bible times. Merging th [...]

    3. Bailey is a careful researcher whose passion and experience shines through. He spent 40 years living and teaching New Testament in Egypt, Lebanon, Jerusalem and Cyprus. I have another of his books on my shelf, Jesus Through Middle Eastern Eyes, that I’ve skimmed and am dying to find time to read. So, given that the Good Shepherd is a topic of great interest to me, this book was a gold mine. I wish had been able to read this book before writing my own about the Gospel of John, since the Good Sh [...]

    4. Perhaps the most beloved image for Jesus in all of Scripture is that of the Good Shepherd. The Good Shepherd provides for our needs, gives us rest, protects us, is with us at the most treacherous times of our lives. The Good Shepherd knows us and calls us by name, and lays down his life for his sheep.Yet the image as used in Psalm 23 and John 10 is just the tip of the iceberg in how the Bible draws on of this magnificent picture. It is used with twists and turns by the prophets, by Jesus and the [...]

    5. Opened my eyesThis book was literary enough (and perhaps far more than my intelligence deserves) to challenge my mind. And devotional enough to challenge m heart. Tracing the good shepherd through Scripture with special attention to how Eastern minds view this image was a growing experience for me.

    6. The motif of God as our shepherd is perhaps one of the most familiar and beloved pictures of His interaction with us that can be found in all of Scripture. Psalm 23, an equally beloved and familiar portion of Scripture, outlines God as our shepherd, guiding and protecting us through both times of plenty and times of trial. But do we really grasp the beauty inherent in the reality of God being our shepherd and us His flock of sheep? It can be argued that the underlying meaning of that picture is [...]

    7. If you are interested in Jesus and The Bible, Ken Bailey's scholarship and pastoral insight into The Scriptures (esp Luke 15 & Psalm 23) is unmatched. Read anything and everything of his.

    8. A Review of the AudiobookPublished by Blackstone Audio in December of 2014Read by Stephen E. ThorneDuration: 10 hours, 5 minutesKenneth E. Bailey spent more than forty years teaching theology in Egypt, Lebanon, Jerusalem and Cyprus and along the way he developed a natural curiosity about shepherds. This is natural, considering how often shepherds are mentioned and that many of the main figures of the Old Testament were shepherds at one point or another (Abraham, Moses and David to name a few) an [...]

    9. Kenneth E. Bailey, seminary professor, author, career missionary, and international lecturer, had the pleasure of pulling together and publishing this 288 page paperback, "The Good Shepherd: A Thousand-Year Journey From Psalm 23 to the New Testament" before he died. Bailey crafted an easy to read, informative picture of the Good Shepherd that professors and parishioners alike will benefit from. This volume is filled with material from his own and his students' experiences in Lebanon, Egypt and I [...]

    10. In The Good Shepherd, Kenneth E. Bailey surveys the motif of the good shepherd as it appears in nine major biblical texts. He first looks at Psalm 23 as the foundational good shepherd passage for the subsequent texts of Jeremiah 23:1–8; Ezekiel 34; Zechariah 10:2–12; Luke 15:1–10; Mark 6:7–52; Matthew 18:10–14; John 10:1–18; and 1 Peter 5:1–4. Bailey’s treatment of each text includes a discussion on its rhetorical style, a commentary with insights from Middle Eastern culture, and [...]

    11. Bailey is one of my favorite authors in Biblical studies. He also brings fresh insight to the Biblical text. This book is no different - particularly, his emphasis on the canonical theme of the Lost Sheep and the Good Shepherd (not just in Psalm 23 or Luke 15).

    12. Full disclosure: I am a massive fan of Ken Bailey. He has radically impacted the way I view Jesus' actions and parables, so I am predisposed to enjoy anything he writes.That being said, I was still blown away by this book, and it actually exceeded my high expectations. No one understands and communicates the realities of Middle-Eastern culture quite like he does, and he shines a bright light on the powerful theme of God/Jesus as a "good shepherd" throughout the history of Israel (directly from P [...]

    13. A beautiful textual analysis of both beloved and overlooked scriptures which center on the figure of the Good Shepherd, this book was right up my alley and will give me food for thought for a while. Featuring an approach to the nuances of scriptural language in the spirit of Eugene Peterson, this study rests in the enriching cultural wisdom and experience which has become the trademark of Bailey's work and, most refreshingly, in the compelling figure of Christ himself.

    14. Profound, illuminating, inspirational -- this study by Kenneth Bailey strikes at the heart of God revealed in the Good Shepherd imagery that pervades both the Old and New Testament. In his fascinating and insightful style, Bailey demonstrates how central to the biblical message is the image of the lost sheep of humanity being sought, rescued, saved, and led by God through the suffering, death, and resurrection of Christ.

    15. Awesome.Kenneth E. Bailey, ThD does a great job of walking "the Good Shepherd" through the bible in a non-evangelizing (if that is a word) manner. Although I do not consider myself a deeply religious person, this book held my 'historical' interest.I especially liked the way the author bridged the faith-history gap in many areas.

    16. This book I must admit was dry in places and in other places seemed way over my head. Yet at the same time it was an absolutely fascinating read. The parallels and connections all through the book theologically and logistically makes sense. However, I had never fully connected the dots. A worthwhile read. Amazing connections.

    17. Divine wisdomDr Bailey is such a wealth of wisdom that I relish reading his works. Through the parables derived from the 23rd psalm, Jesus reveals his divine nature and the true character of God.

    18. The Good Shepherd tradition is among the best known and best loved, even in a Biblically illiterate world. Book traces the tradition in 9 texts over 1000 years but moves quickly with a lot of great insight. This is one of the top books I've read this year.

    19. An excellent study on sheep and shepherds from Ps 23 through Revelation. It is studied in the culture of the day. Not a casual read but a lengthy study

    20. Bit of a slow start but an excellent exposition of the Good Shepard theme running throughout scripture

    21. EXCELLENT in every way! Bailey knows the culture and brings it out as it is relevant in his newest book! RECOMMENDED reading!

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