The second edition features the following improvements to this top-selling textbook:
- Already discussed and embraced in the first edition, theological interpretation receives more attention in the second edition, accounting for the most significant change: the considerable expansion and renaming of chapter 8. That chapter is now called "Reflection: Theological Interpretation." The revised chapter 8 is longer and more theoretical than most of the other chapters.
- Another major addition to the second edition is the inclusion of a sample exegesis paper on a text from the Old Testament/Hebrew Bible.
- Other alterations include changes to some exercises, clarification and/or elaboration on several matters, and especially the addition of new resources.
- The purpose of the book, and its intended audience, remain the same: Elements provides students and ministers with an unapologetically practical approach to exegesis that is built on a strong theoretical foundation.