I’ve just begun reading Greg Beale’s A New Testament Biblical Theology, which by its sheer size promises to be both very informative and quite comprehensive. For that reason I find it quite humerous how many times by page 9 Beale has already said such things as, “since the scope of this work does not allow for such elaboration [of ‘x’] (p. 3) , and “A volume longer than the present one would need to be written to validate further [‘y’]” (p. 6), and “[‘z’] could . . . be discussed sufficiently if twice the space were alloted to the present book” (p. 9). I mean, seriously, the book is over 1,000 pages! How many more are needed to get the job done? I wonder if he wrote that introductory chapter before he realized just how long the book was going to be!

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