Designed for the pastor and Bible teacher, the Zondervan Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament examines the biblical text in its original environment. Notable evangelical scholars carefully attend to grammatical detail, literary context, rhetorical flow, theological nuance, and historical setting in their interpretation. Critical scholarship informs each step, but does not dominate the commentary, allowing readers to concentrate on the biblical author’s message as it unfolds. While primarily designed for those with a basic knowledge of biblical Greek, all who strive to understand and teach the New Testament will find this series beneficial. The general editor for this enterprising series is Clinton E. Arnold The following focused sections help readers understand the text: Literary Context: Explains how each passage functions within the book Main Idea: Summarizes the central message of the passage Translation in Graphic Layout: Presents a translation through a diagram that helps readers visualize the flow of thought within the text Exegetical Outline: Gives the overall structure of the passage Explanation of the Text: Provides interpretive insights into the background and meaning of the text Theology in Application: Discusses how the message of the text fits within the book itself and in a broader biblical-theological context, suggesting applications for the church today
|Series:||Zondervan Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament Series|
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|Age Range:||18 Years|
About the Author
Clinton E. Arnold (PhD, University of Aberdeen) is Dean and Professor of New Testament at Talbot School of Theology in LaMirada, California.
Craig L. Blomberg (PhD, Aberdeen) is distinguished professor of New Testament at Denver Seminary. He is the author, co-author, or co-editor of numerous books and more than 130 articles in journals or multi-author works. A recurring topic of interest in his writings is the historical reliability of the Scriptures. Craig and his wife Fran have two daughters and reside in Centennial, Colorado.
Mariam Kovalishyn (PhD, University of St Andrews) is a post-doctoral fellow at Regent College, Vancouver. She has published several articles on James focused on its economics or in comparison with Hebrews or 1 Peter; her dissertation focused on soteriology in James in comparison with earlier Jewish wisdom literature and the Gospel of Matthew.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This is the second commentary I have read in this series and I must say they are doing a great job. My favorite part is the outline of the structure of the passage being discussed. This outline is beneficial to understanding the context of the passage and to steer away from careless translation, which of course leads to careless application. The handling of the Greek text is sufficiently comprehensive I believe; I know enough biblical Greek to be dangerous, but I think even those without any exposure to Greek can follow the author’s explanations. The system the authors use of Literary Context, Main Idea, Structure, Exegetical Outline, Explanation of the Text and Theology in Application, for each passage is ideal. While I can’t say I agree 100% (who can) with the author’s conclusions (especially in the Theology in Application sections), I think they give an even-handed treatment to the text and strike the right balance of spirituality and scholarship. All in all, this series is fast becoming my favorite commentary series.
The first to come out in the Zondervan Exegetical Commentary series, which has a lot of features that are very helpful: a syntactical diagram, a clear exegetical outline, summary of the passage and literary context at the start of each chapter, along with a theological conclusion / application at the end of the chapter. I would always consult here first. It had the most information in the least amount of words, and showed good judgment in making decisions. Compared w/ Martin, Davids and Adamson, this gets rank 1.