Jeremiah/Lamentations (Niv Application Commentary Series)
While few of us have any firsthand understanding of what it means to live in a theocracy, the central theme of Jeremiah and Lamentations remains clear and still holds true: God first, politics second. These prophetic writings still beckon us...
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While few of us have any firsthand understanding of what it means to live in a theocracy, the central theme of Jeremiah and Lamentations remains clear and still holds true: God first, politics second. These prophetic writings still beckon us toward a spiritual integrity that can change the course of history. 496 pages, from Zondervan.
The NIV Application Commentary helps you communicate and apply biblical text effectively in today's context.
To bring the ancient messages of the Bible into today's world, each passage is treated in three sections:
Original Meaning. Concise exegesis to help readers understand the original meaning of the biblical text in its historical, literary, and cultural context. Bridging Contexts. A bridge between the world of the Bible and the world of today, built by discerning what is timeless in the timely pages of the Bible. Contemporary Significance. This section identifies comparable situations to those faced in the Bible and explores relevant application of the biblical messages. The author alerts the readers of problems they may encounter when seeking to apply the passage and helps them think through the issues involved.
This unique, award-winning commentary is the ideal resource for today's preachers, teachers, and serious students of the Bible, giving them the tools, ideas, and insights they need to communicate God's Word with the same powerful impact it had when it was first written.
J. Andrew Dearman (PhD, Emory University) is director of Fuller Texas, located in Houston TX, associate dean of the School of Theology in Pasadena, CA, and professor of Old Testament. He has worked on archaeological projects in Israel and Jordan. He has written Property Rights in the Eighth-Century, Prophets, and Religion and Culture in Ancient Israel, and has also edited and contributed to several books..John Andrew (Andy) Dearman (Ph.D., Emory University;Th.D (hon)., Reformed Theological Academy, Debrecen in Hungary ) is director and associate dean for Fuller Texas and professor of Old Testament. Before coming to Fuller, he taught Old Testament at Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary for 27 years, serving as its academic dean from 1997 to 2003. A respected archaeological researcher, he has held staff positions on archaeological surveys and excavations in Israel and Jordan.
Dearman has written several books, including Jeremiah and Lamentations (NIV Application Commentary series, 2002); The Land that I Will Show You: Essays on the History and Archaeology of the Near East in Honor of J. Maxwell Miller (editor and contributor, 2001); Religion and Culture in Ancient Israel (1992); Harpers Bible Pronunciation Guide (editor and contributor, 1989) and Hosea (New International Commentary on the Old Testament series) Additionally, he is a part of two ongoing Bible translation projects, contributing to translation for The Voice (Thomas Nelson) and serving as a translation editor for the Common English Bible (Abingdon).
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