Eerdmans Commentary on the Bible
No one familiar with the Bible needs to be told that it is a truly remarkable work. But it takes help to understand this ancient collection of diverse forms of literature written by different people across many centuries. The Eerdmans...
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No one familiar with the Bible needs to be told that it is a truly remarkable work. But it takes help to understand this ancient collection of diverse forms of literature written by different people across many centuries. The Eerdmans Commentary on the Bible is the finest, most up-to-date single-volume Bible handbook now available.
Written by world-class Bible scholars, the ECB encapsulates in nontechnical language the best of modern scholarship on the sixty-six biblical books plus the Apocrypha. The only one-volume Bible commentary to cover all the texts (even including 1 Enoch) regarded by one or more Christian churches as canonical, the ECB provides reader-friendly treatments and succinct summaries of each section of the text that will be valuable to scholars, students and general readers alike.
The primary objective of this work is to clarify the meaning of each section of the Bible. Rather than attempting a verse-by-verse analysis (virtually impossible in a one-volume work), the ECB focuses on principal units of meaning: narrative, parable, prophetic oracle, section of argument, and so on highlighting their interconnectedness with the rest of the biblical text. The volume also addresses and answers major issues, including the range of possible interpretations and refers readers to the best fuller discussions. Beyond providing reliable, informative commentary, this hefty volume also includes thirteen introductory and context-setting articles that do justice to the biblical documents both as historical sources and as scriptures.
The sixty-seven contributors to the ECB come from a wide variety of backgrounds and are acknowledged leaders in the field of biblical studies. Their contributions stand out either for their fresh interpretations of the evidence, or for their way of asking new questions of the text, or for their new angles of approach. While the translation of choice is the New Revised Standard Version, many of the contributors offer their own vivid translations of the original Hebrew or Greek.
Cutting-edge, comprehensive, and ecumenical, the ECB is both a fitting climax to the rich body of interconfessional work undertaken in the latter part of the twentieth century and a worthy launching pad for biblical study in the twenty-first. 1,649 pages, from Eerdmans.
This volume covers all texts (including the Apocrypha and 1 Enoch) regarded as canonical. It incorporates 13 major overview essays that elucidate the various sections of Scripture and their study.
Professor John Rogerson is a former head of the department of Theology and Religious Studies at the University of Sheffield, UK, and Canon Emeritus of Sheffield Cathedral.
James D G Dunn (Ph.D., Cambridge, D.D.) is Lightfoot Professor Emeritus of Divinity in the University of Durham, England. He is the author of numerous books on the New Testament, including several important commentaries on various epistles of Paul, Romans 1-8, Romans 9-16 (Word Biblical Commentary, 2 vols.), Galatians (Black's New Testament Commentaries), and Colossians and Philemon (New International Greek Testament Commentary) and Christian Liberty: A New Testament Perspective (with Alan M. Suggate), The Justice of God: A Fresh Look at the Old Doctrine of Justification by Faith. His expertise on oral transmission is captured in the two volumes Jesus Remembered: Christianity in the Making, Volume 1 and Beginning from Jerusalem: Christianity in the Making, Volume 2 .
-Editorial Review- Koorong.
- Preface James D. G. Dunn And John W. Rogerson Contributors Abbreviations Old Testament The History Of The Tradition: Old Testament And Apocrypha John W. Rogerson Premodern, Modern, And Postmodern In Old Testament Study John Goldingay Syro-palestinian And Biblical Archeology Deborah A. Appler And Julye Bidmead The Pentateuch David Noel Freedman Genesis Gordon J. Wenham Exodus William D. Johnstone Leviticus Walter J. Houston Numbers Philip J. Budd Deuteronomy John W. Rogerson Joshua K. Lawson Younger Jr. Judges P. Deryn Guest Ruth Gerald West 1 And 2 Samuel Graeme Auld 1 And 2 Kings Roger Tomes 1 And 2 Chronicles Richard J. Coggins Ezra Lester L. Grabbe Nehemiah Lester L. Grabbe Esther Sidnie White Crawford Job Katharine J. Dell Psalms Willem S. Prinsloo Proverbs Ronald E. Clements Ecclesiastes John Jarick Song Of Songs John W. Rogerson Introduction To Prophetic Literature Paul L. Redditt Isaiah Margaret Barker Jeremiah A. R. Pete Diamond Lamentations David J. A. Clines Ezekiel John Goldingay Daniel Iain Provan Hosea Grace I. Emmerson Joel Anthony Gelston Amos M. Daniel Carroll R. Obadiah Anthony Gelston Jonah David Gunn Micah John W. Rogerson Nahum John W. Rogerson Habakkuk Anthony Gelston Zephaniah Anthony Gelston Haggai John W. Rogerson Zechariah John W. Rogerson Malachi M. Daniel Carroll R. Old Testament Apocrypha Tobit Lester L. Grabbe Judith Gerald West Greek Esther John Jarick The Wisdom Of Solomon A. Peter Hayman Sirach John Snaith Baruch John J. Schmitt Additions To Daniel John W. Rogerson 1 Maccabees John R. Bartlett 2 Maccabees John R. Bartlett 1 Esdras Hugh G. M. Williamson Prayer Of Manasseh Philip R. Davies Psalm 151 Alison Salvesen 3 Maccabees Philip S. Alexander 2 Esdras John J. Schmitt 4 Maccabees David A. Desilva Pseudepigrapha Introduction To The Pseudepigrapha James R. Mueller 1 Enoch Daniel C. Olson The Hebrew Bible In The Dead Sea Scrolls Daniel C. Harlow New Testament The History Of The Tradition: New Testament James D. G. Dunn Hermeneutical Approaches To The New Testament Tradition Joel B. Green Introduction To The Gospels Christopher M. Tuckett Matthew Anthony J. Saldarini Mark Craig A. Evans Luke David L. Balch John J. Martin C. Scott Acts John T. Squires Letters In The New Testament Victor P. Furnish Romans John Reumann 1 Corinthians Stephen C. Barton 2 Corinthians John Barclay Galatians Beverly R. Gaventa Ephesians I. Howard Marshall Philippians Charles A. Wanamaker Colossians Morna D. Hooker 1 And 2 Thessalonians Robert K. Jewett The Pastoral Epistles: 1 And 2 Timothy And Titus Pheme Perkins Philemon Morna D. Hooker Hebrews Anthony C. Thiselton James Richard Bauckham 1 Peter Graham N. Stanton 2 Peter Scot Mcknight 1, 2, And 3 John John Painter Jude Scot Mcknight Revelation Loren T. Stuckenbruck New Testament Apocrypha Robert E. Van Voorst The Dead Sea Scrolls And The New Testament Daniel C. Harlow Index