Study the Birth of Jesus and the Christmas story with this special package from Biblesoft!
We have brought together a number of valuable resources especially for Christmas. Featured is a set of Biblesoft's original critical and exegetical series—The Birth of the Son of God (also available for separate purchase)—which takes an in-depth view of the text of the Gospel narrative in Matthew and Luke, along with many other key passages in the New Testament. The (Greek) text is examined in detail, as are many of the issues related to the historical and cultural background of the narrative; you will also find discussion on important theological questions associated with the birth of Jesus. If you are interested in a critical study of the Christmas story, you will find this a most helpful resource!
Other works in this collection (each available for purchase separately) are:
The Birth of Jesus: Studies, Notes, and Homilies on the Christmas Story—Another original, but more advanced, compilation, which includes an extensive selection of critical studies (taken from books, monographs, and academic journals), as well as exegetical notes and homiletics from classic works such as the International Critical Commentary (ICC) and Lange's Commentaries.
Three Classic Studies on the Birth of Jesus, works of three well-known scholars from the early 20th century, each of whom made significant contributions to a study of the Birth of Jesus (as narrated in the Gospel of Matthew and Luke) and the doctrine of the Virgin Birth. Nearly all subsequent scholarly treatments of the subject depend in some way on their work:
James Orr, The Virgin Birth of Christ (1907)—a careful, learned defense of the traditional, orthodox view of the Virgin Birth, Orr's groundbreaking work was among the first and most influential on the subject to come from the traditional-conservative (Reformed/Evangelical) side in the wake of the so-called "Fundamentalist-Modernist" debates of the period.
Vincent Taylor, The Historical Evidence for the Virgin Birth (1920)—a more moderate critical examination of the subject, seeking to provide an objective study of the doctrine and its development within the early Church. He is respectful throughout, but does not stand as an advocate for the conservative, orthodox position. In this way, his study serves as a valuable complement and contrast to that of Orr.
J. Gresham Machen, Articles and Addresses on the Birth of Jesus (1905-1927)—six articles from the Princeton Theological Review which would form the basis for his subsequent book on the Virgin Birth (1930); like Orr, Machen was a defender of the traditional-conservative view in the so-called "Fundamentalist-Mondernist" debates, and was a pioneer of modern Protestant apologetics.
In addition, we include a set of BONUS Christmas images, in partnership with the GoodSalt Image library. You can purchase beautiful, high-resolution versions of these and many more images direct from GoodSalt.