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From Exegesis to Exposition

A Practical Guide to Using Biblical Hebrew

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Instructs students in how to use the Hebrew Bible appropriately in preaching and teaching and includes sample sermons and lessons.

Many seminarians suspect that their courses in Hebrew have little relevance to their current and future ministry. Author Robert Chisholm believes otherwise, and in From Exegesis to Exposition, he shows seminarians and seminary-trained pastors how to preach accurate, informative, and even exciting sermons that are solidly rooted in the Hebrew text and do not require an inordinate amount of time to prepare.

According to Chisholm, too many seminary courses don't teach students how to make the transfer from parsing verbs to crafting relevant text-based sermons. This practical guide provides a comprehensive corrective, moving readers from the beginning stages of exegesis to the finished sermon.

Designed as a textbook for a second-year Hebrew course, From Exegesis to Exposition

Chisholm reminds pastors and seminarians that it is never too late to renew their commitment to the importance of using Hebrew in ministry, regain a knowledge of the essentials of the language, and learn how to use the Hebrew Bible effectively.

The Author

  1. Robert B. Chisholm Jr.

    Robert B. Chisholm Jr.

    Robert B. Chisholm Jr. (ThD, Dallas Theological Seminary) is senior professor of Old Testament studies at Dallas Theological Seminary. He is the author of several books, including Handbook on the Prophets and Interpreting the Historical Books.

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"Teachers, students, and preachers interested in sound scholarship combined with practical effect when studying and teaching the Hebrew Scriptures will be glad to see this book."

Dorian Coover-Cox,

Bibliotheca Sacra

"Part grammar, part exegetical guide, this handy resource also points to useful tools to help pastors (and others), whose Hebrew has grown rusty since seminary, regain some facility in using the biblical language to inform their preaching."


"'Is there anything that can help me to brush up on my Hebrew and show me how to use it more effectively in my ministry?'. . . . Thanks to Chisholm's book, the answer to both parts of the question is 'yes.'"

Tim Saleska,

Concordia Journal

"A useful, practical guide. The book was written to be used as a textbook in a second-year Hebrew class to demonstrate the practical application of what has been learned in the first stages of Hebrew study, but it is useful also for beginning pastors, for those seeking a review, and for those whose Hebrew has gotten rusty."

John F. Brug,

Wisconsin Lutheran Quarterly

"Along with its award-winning New Testament counterpart authored by W. A. Elwell and R. W. Yarbrough, this volume sets a new standard in user-friendly, pedagogically adept, technologically advanced introductions to the Bible."


"[This book] will prove to be a valuable textbook and reference tool for serious students of the Hebrew Bible."

Hector Morrison,

Rutherford Journal of Church and Ministry