Minor Prophets (#5 in Niv Application Commentary Series)
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...
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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.
James Bruckner (Ph.D., Luther Seminary) is Professor of Old Testament, has served on the North Park Theological Seminary faculty since 1995. He teaches the core curriculum classes "Introduction to Old Testament" and "Hebrew Language" as well as elective courses on "Isaiah", "Biblical Perspectives on Health and Healing" and "Wilderness and Faith". He has served congregations in St. Cloud Minnesota (1988-89) and in Federal Way Washington (1990-93). He was ordained by the Evangelical Covenant Church in 1992. His dissertation, Implied Law in the Abraham Narrative , was published by Sheffield Academic Press in 2001. His book, Jonah, Nahum, Habakkuk, Zephaniah was published in the New International Application Commentary Series, he is also completed the forthcoming volume The Book of Exodus in the New International Biblical Commentary(Hendrickson, 2008).
David W. Baker (Ph.D., University of London) is professor of Old Testament at Ashland Theological Seminary and the monograph editor for the Evangelical Theological Society. He is the author and editor of numerous books, including The Dictionary of the Old Testament: Pentateuch, and commentaries on the Minor Prophets for both the Tyndale Old Testament Commentary series and for NIV Application Commentary.
His other commentaries include Numbers (The Believers Church Bible Commentary), Genesis (Apollos Old Testament Commentary), Introduction to the Pentateuch, co-authored with and L. Daniel Hawk, Leviticus (Cornerstone Biblical Commentary), Isaiah (Zondervan Illustrated Bible Backgrounds Commentary) and 1 & 2 Kings (Teach the Text Commentary Series)
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Mark Boda (Ph.D., Cambridge University) is Professor of Old Testament at McMaster Divinity College, Hamilton, Ontario. Mark joined the College in 2003 after teaching for nine years at Canadian Theological Seminary. He has authored four books, edited seven volumes of collected essays, and written over 45 articles on various topics related to the Old Testament and Christian Theology.
Key areas of interest include prayer and penitence in the Old Testament and Christian Theology and Babylonian and Persian Period Hebrew Books and History (Ezra, Nehemiah, Haggai, Zechariah, Malachi, Lamentations, Jeremiah).
Mark enjoys mentoring students and teaches with enthusiasm about the Old Testament and its continued relevance to the Christian life today. This is evident in the sound biblical exegesis and application in all of his commentaries: Zechariah-Haggai (NIVAC, Zondervan); 1 & 2 Chronicles (NLT, Tyndale); Judges (EBC, Zondervan); Zechariah (NICOT, Eerdmans); Ezra-Nehemiah (TOTC, InterVarsity); Penitence in Biblical Theology (NSBT, InterVarsity Press) and LXX Psalms (LXXC, Brill).
Gary V. Smith (Ph.D., Dropsie College) is Professor of Christian Studies Education at Union University, Tennesee. He has written a number of engaging commentaries including Hosea, Amos and Micah (New International Version Application Commentary), Isaiah 1-39; Isaiah 40-66 (New American Commentary) and Amos and his Oracles (Mentor), and The Prophets As Preachers: An Introduction to the Hebrew Prophets. He is also producing the forthcoming volume on Ezra, Nehemiah, and Esther in the Cornerstone Biblical Commentary.