The Holman Illustrated Bible Commentary
: The Holman Illustrated Bible Commentary is a comprehensive yet concise resource for Bible teachers, pastors, and any student of the Bible. From Genesis to Revelation, it provides the reader with essential information and insight that can be a...
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The Holman Illustrated Bible Commentary is a comprehensive yet concise resource for Bible teachers, pastors, and any student of the Bible. From Genesis to Revelation, it provides the reader with essential information and insight that can be a clarifying touch point at every stage of preparing to teach or preach.
For each book of the Bible, an introductory section gives an overview that introduces
Circumstances of Writing Author Background Message and PurposeContribution to the BibleStructureOutlineThe commentary illuminates each verse in the Bible by focusing on a few verses at a time. The outline for each book serves as the headings throughout the commentary. This feature enables the reader to move from the big picture to the details in section-by-section fashion. The commentary is illustrated with photos and other graphics that bring the world of each Bible book to life for the reader. Also, each book of the Bible includes a substantial bibliography that enables the reader to explore more deeply.
E. Ray Clendenen is Senior Editor of Bible and Bible Reference Books for B&H Publishing Group, a division of LifeWay Christian Resources. He is general editor of The New American Commentary, series editor of New American Commentary Studies in Bible and Theology, and served as associate general editor of the Holman Christian Standard Bible translation, 1998-2004.
Dr. Clendenen has been a Baptist pastor, a staff worker with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, a Christian college professor (Philadelphia Biblical University and Criswell College), and an adjunct professor at three Southern Baptist theological seminaries. He serves on the steering committee of Evangelical Theological Society Biblical Hebrew Language & Exegesis Consultation.
He served as Old Testament editor for a study Bible, wrote a brief popular commentary on the Minor Prophets for TheHolman Bible Handbook edited by David Dockery (B&H 1992), then a more scholarly commentary on Malachi (with Haggai), volume 21a in The New American Commentary series (B&H 2004), an associate editor of the Apologetics Study Bible (B&H 2007), and co-editor of Calvinism: A Southern Baptist Dialogue (B&H 2008). He has also written many chapters/articles and reviews for books and scholarly journals.
Dr. Clendenen studied anthropology at Rice University (B.A.), Hebrew and Old Testament at Dallas Theological Seminary (Th.M.), Bible and Ancient Near Eastern Studies at Dropsie University (M.A.), and Linguistics and ancient Greek history at The University of Texas at Arlington, associated with The Summer Institute of Linguistics (Ph.D.).
Jeremy Royal Howard (Ph.D., Southern Baptist Theological Seminary) is a writer and editor who has written Holman Quicksource Guide: Understanding Jesus, coauthored The New Eve and contributed to the Apologetics Study Bible.
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