Grant R. Osborne

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Grant R. Osborne
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Osborne with class after delivering final lecture before retiring
Born(1942-07-07)July 7, 1942
Queens, New York City, NY
DiedNovember 4, 2018(2018-11-04) (aged 76)
Libertyville, Illinois
NationalityAmerican
OccupationTheologian and New Testament scholar
TitleProfessor of New Testament at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
Academic background
Alma materAberdeen University (PhD)
ThesisHistory and Theology in the Resurrection Narratives: A Redactional Study (1974)
Doctoral advisorI. Howard Marshall
Academic work
DisciplineBiblical hermeneutics
Sub-disciplineNew Testament studies
Notable worksThe Hermeneutical Spiral

Grant R. Osborne (July 7, 1942 – November 4, 2018)[1] was an American theologian and New Testament scholar. He was Professor of New Testament at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School.

Osborne had degrees from Fort Wayne Bible College, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, and the University of Aberdeen.[2]

Osborne specialised in biblical hermeneutics. He is best known for his concept of the "hermeneutical spiral",[3] denoting an "upward and constructive process of moving from earlier pre-understanding to fuller understanding, and the returning back to check and to review the need for correction or change in this preliminary understanding."[4]

Osborne was a member of the Bible Translation Committee for the Holy Bible: New Living Translation. He served as General Translator for the Gospels and Acts.[5]

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Books[edit]

  • Osborne, Grant R.; Woodward, Stephen B. (1979). Handbook for Bible Study. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Book House. ISBN 978-0-801-06665-8. OCLC 5390376.
  • ——— (1984). The Resurrection Narratives: a redactional study. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Book House. ISBN 978-0-801-02707-9. OCLC 53231282.
  • ——— (1997). The Hermeneutical Spiral: A Comprehensive Introduction to Biblical Interpretation (1st ed.). Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press. ISBN 978-0-830-81272-1. OCLC 24378043.[6]
  • ——— (1994). Three Crucial Questions about the Bible. 3 crucial questions. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Book House. ISBN 978-0-801-05273-6. OCLC 33407867.
  • ——— (2002). Revelation. Baker Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic. ISBN 978-0-801-02299-9. OCLC 49226276.
  • ——— (2004). Romans. IVP New Testament Commentary. Downers Grove, IL: IVP. ISBN 9780830840069. OCLC 878132472.
  • ——— (2010). Matthew. Zondervan Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament. 1. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan. ISBN 978-0-310-24357-1. OCLC 286514436.
  • ——— (2010). The Hermeneutical Spiral: A Comprehensive Introduction to Biblical Interpretation (Revised ed.). Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press. ISBN 978-0-8308-7877-2.[7]
  • ——— (2014). Mark. Teach the Text commentary series. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Book House. ISBN 978-0-801-09219-0. OCLC 869268876.
  • ———; Trueman, Carl R.; Hammett, John S. (2015). Perspectives on the Extent of the Atonement: 3 views. Perspectives. Nashville, TN: B & H Academic. ISBN 9781433669712. OCLC 881665298.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Grant Osborne
  2. ^ "Grant R. Osborne, PhD". Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. Archived from the original on 29 October 2014. Retrieved 27 November 2014.
  3. ^ Melick, Richard R. (2013). "Can We Understand the Bible?". In Defense of the Bible: A Comprehensive Apologetic for the Authority of Scripture. p. 114. Retrieved 27 November 2014.
  4. ^ Thiselton, Anthony C. (2009). Hermeneutics: An Introduction. p. 14. Retrieved 27 November 2014.
  5. ^ See the list of translators in any copy of the New Living Translation.
  6. ^ "The Hermeneutical Spiral: A Comprehensive Introduction to Biblical Interpretation". Retrieved March 18, 2016.
  7. ^ "The Hermeneutical Spiral: A Comprehensive Introduction to Biblical Interpretation". Retrieved March 18, 2016.