NIV Compact Bible Commentary

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This readable guide to the Bible is full of facts and pictures about the arts, culture, geography, geology, theologies, philosophies, and lifestyles of biblical times. It contains concise definitions of persons, places, objects and events, and invaluable summaries of the books of the Bible. Included is information about archaeological finds in the Holy Land and maps of the ancient world.

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Overview

This readable guide to the Bible is full of facts and pictures about the arts, culture, geography, geology, theologies, philosophies, and lifestyles of biblical times. It contains concise definitions of persons, places, objects and events, and invaluable summaries of the books of the Bible. Included is information about archaeological finds in the Holy Land and maps of the ancient world.

More than simply a condensation or restatement of what many other commentaries have said before, this book's purpose is to bring out the inner coherence and overarching continuity of the Bible, which are easily overlooked by our Western approach to the Scriptures. Book by book, readers are shown how themes, concepts--and even specific terms--from earlier books of the Bible are echoed and expanded upon in later books.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780310228684
  • Publisher: Zondervan
  • Publication date: 3/1/1999
  • Series: NIV Compact SeriesSeries Series
  • Pages: 608
  • Sales rank: 659,173
  • Product dimensions: 4.63 (w) x 7.25 (h) x 1.25 (d)

Meet the Author

John H. Sailhamer is professor of Old Testament at Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary in Brea, California and was formerly senior professor of Old Testament and Hebrew at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary.. His other works include An Introduction to Old Testament Theology and The NIIV Compact Bible Commentary.

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One of the amazing distinctives of the Bible is its unity. It is in reality a book containing many books, written over centuries by all kinds of people—shepherds and kings, priests and prophets—yet it paints one big, remarkably clear picture. This cohesiveness is what makes the Bible unique.
The NIV Compact Bible Commentary explains the Bible book by book. But unlike other commentaries, it begins with the larger context—the Bible as a whole—then shows you how all its books fit into the grand picture. Instead of a verse-by-verse exposition, it unlocks the meanings of larger sections of Scripture. You'll see how key themes, concepts, and even specific terms from earlier books of the Bible are echoed and expanded on in later books.
If you're serious about studying the Bible, if you need a resource to prepare a Bible lesson, or if you simply want to know the Bible better, this is one commentary you should have, even if you already own several. Written by respected theologian John Sailhamer, its insights offer valuable, wide-angle perspectives on the central messages of Scripture, and its compact size makes it perfect for school, church, the workplace, and as a travel companion.

Author Biography: John H. Sailhamer was formerly associate professor of Old Testament and semitic languages at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, IL. His other works include An Introduction to Old Testament Theology and The NIIV Compact Bible Commentary.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 2, 2011

    Awesome!

    As a Bible College student, as I read the Word, this helps give great context to the narrative story of the Bible as a whole. I especially enjoy Sailhamer's section on each Psalm- It has helped me identify the promises of Jesus as Son of God, Messiah and coming King, all throughout!

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