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Overview

  • Voted one of Christianity Today's 1995 Books of the Year

For 40 years, the New Bible Commentary has set the standard for works of its kind. Now in this up-to-date fourth edition, the New Bible Commentary is positioned to maintain its standing as the leading one-volume commentary on the whole Bible well into the 21st century.
This readable and accessible volume brings together many of the finest scholars of our day to meet the needs of students, teachers and Bible readers. The 21st-century edition of the New Bible Commentary offers 66 solid, concise, evangelical commentaries—one on each book of the Bible. These detailed (passage-by-passage or verse-by-verse) commentaries, based on the NIV text, are accompanied by introductory material on date, authorship, purpose, key themes, outlines, and discussions of recent developments in biblical scholarship. In addition seven articles overview biblical history and types of biblical literature, including the Pentateuch, poetry, the Gospels, the Epistles, and the Apocrypha, and other apocalyptic writings.
Reliable for a new generation of readers, the New Bible Commentary will be a powerful aid for all who want to understand the foundational book of the Christian faith.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780830814428
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
Publication date: 04/27/1994
Edition description: 21st Century Edition
Pages: 1468
Sales rank: 811,730
Product dimensions: 6.50(w) x 9.30(h) x 2.40(d)

About the Author

Gordon J. Wenham is lecturer in Old Testament at Trinity College, Bristol. He was formerly professor of Old Testament at the University of Gloucestershire. He is a recognized expert on the Pentateuch and has written commentaries on Genesis, Leviticus and Numbers in addition to numerous studies in the Old Testament.

J. Alec Motyer (1924–2016) was a renowned Old Testament pastor and scholar. With extensive experience in parish ministry, he was principal of Trinity College in Bristol, England, and was well known as a Bible expositor. His books include The Prophecy of Isaiah, and he was the Old Testament editor of The Bible Speaks Today commentary series.

D. A. Carson is research professor of New Testament at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, Illinois.

R. T. France has taught at London Bible College and was principal of Wycliffe Hall, Oxford, from 1989 to 1995. He has also been the rector of seven Anglican parishes. He is the author of Matthew in the Tyndale New Testament Commentary series, The Evidence for Jesus, Matthew: Evangelist and Teacher, two volumes of Mark in both the Doubleday Bible Commentary and the New International Greek Testament Commentary, and Women in the Church's Ministry: A Test Case for Biblical Hermeneutics.

Table of Contents

Maps, diagrams and tables

Preface

Explanations

Contributors

Abbreviations

Transliterations

Approaching the Bible

Biblical history

The Old Testament

The Pentateuch

Genesis

Exodus

Leviticus

Numbers

Deuteronomy

Joshua

Judges

Ruth

1 and 2 Samuel

1 and 2 Kings

1 and 2 Chronicles

Ezra and Nehemiah

Esther

Poetry in the Bible

Job

The Psalms

Proverbs

Ecclesiastes

The Song of Songs

Isaiah

Jeremiah

Lamentations

Ezekiel

Daniel

Hosea

Joel

Amos

Obadiah

Jonah

Micha

Nahum

Habakkuk

Zephaniah

Haggai

Zechariah

Malachi

Apocrypha and apocalyptic

The New Testament

Reading the gospels

Matthew

Mark

Luke

John

Acts

Reading the letters

Romans

1 Corinthians

2 Corinthians

Galatians

Ephesians

Philippians

Colossians

1 Thessalonians

2 Thessalonians

The pastoral letters

Philemon

Hebrews

James

1 Peter

2 Peter

1 John

2 and 3 John

Jude

Revelation

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