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Romans 1-8, Volume 38A (Word Biblical Commentary Series)

James D G Dunn
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Romans 1-8, Volume 38A (Word Biblical Commentary Series)

James D G Dunn

The Word Biblical Commentary delivers the best in biblical scholarship, from the leading scholars of our day who share a commitment to Scripture as divine revelation. This series emphasizes a thorough analysis of textual, linguistic, structural, and theological evidence. The result is judicious and balanced insight into the meanings of the text in the framework of biblical theology. These widely acclaimed commentaries serve as exceptional resources for the professional theologian and instructor, the seminary or university student, the working minister, and everyone concerned with building theological understanding from a solid base of biblical scholarship.

Overview of Commentary Organization

  • Introduction-covers issues pertaining to the whole book, including context, date, authorship, composition, interpretive issues, purpose, and theology.
  • Each section of the commentary includes:
  • Pericope Bibliography-a helpful resource containing the most important works that pertain to each particular pericope.
  • Translation-the author's own translation of the biblical text, reflecting the end result of exegesis and attending to Hebrew and Greek idiomatic usage of words, phrases, and tenses, yet in reasonably good English.
  • Notes-the author's notes to the translation that address any textual variants, grammatical forms, syntactical constructions, basic meanings of words, and problems of translation.
  • Form/Structure/Setting-a discussion of redaction, genre, sources, and tradition as they concern the origin of the pericope, its canonical form, and its relation to the biblical and extra-biblical contexts in order to illuminate the structure and character of the pericope. Rhetorical or compositional features important to understanding the passage are also introduced here.
  • Comment-verse-by-verse interpretation of the text and dialogue with other interpreters, engaging with current opinion and scholarly research.
  • Explanation-brings together all the results of the discussion in previous sections to expose the meaning and intention of the text at several levels: (1) within the context of the book itself; (2) its meaning in the OT or NT; (3) its place in the entire canon; (4) theological relevance to broader OT or NT issues.
    • General Bibliography-occurring at the end of each volume, this extensive bibliographycontains all sources used anywhere in the commentary.


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About "Romans 1-8, Volume 38A (Word Biblical Commentary Series)"

The Word Biblical Commentary delivers the best in biblical scholarship, from the leading scholars of our day who share a commitment to Scripture as divine revelation. This series emphasizes a thorough analysis of textual, linguistic, structural, and theological evidence. The result is judicious and balanced insight into the meanings of the text in the framework of biblical theology. These widely acclaimed commentaries serve as exceptional resources for the professional theologian and instructor, the seminary or university student, the working minister, and everyone concerned with building theological understanding from a solid base of biblical scholarship.

Overview of Commentary Organization

  • Introduction-covers issues pertaining to the whole book, including context, date, authorship, composition, interpretive issues, purpose, and theology.
  • Each section of the commentary includes:
  • Pericope Bibliography-a helpful resource containing the most important works that pertain to each particular pericope.
  • Translation-the author's own translation of the biblical text, reflecting the end result of exegesis and attending to Hebrew and Greek idiomatic usage of words, phrases, and tenses, yet in reasonably good English.
  • Notes-the author's notes to the translation that address any textual variants, grammatical forms, syntactical constructions, basic meanings of words, and problems of translation.
  • Form/Structure/Setting-a discussion of redaction, genre, sources, and tradition as they concern the origin of the pericope, its canonical form, and its relation to the biblical and extra-biblical contexts in order to illuminate the structure and character of the pericope. Rhetorical or compositional features important to understanding the passage are also introduced here.
  • Comment-verse-by-verse interpretation of the text and dialogue with other interpreters, engaging with current opinion and scholarly research.
  • Explanation-brings together all the results of the discussion in previous sections to expose the meaning and intention of the text at several levels: (1) within the context of the book itself; (2) its meaning in the OT or NT; (3) its place in the entire canon; (4) theological relevance to broader OT or NT issues.
    • General Bibliography-occurring at the end of each volume, this extensive bibliographycontains all sources used anywhere in the commentary.

- Publisher

Meet the Author

James D G Dunn

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 .

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Product Details
  • Catalogue Code 504908
  • Product Code 9780310588290
  • ISBN 0310588294
  • EAN 9780310588290
  • Department Academic
  • Category New Testament Commentaries
  • Sub-Category Romans
  • Publisher Zondervan
  • Publication Date Jan 2018
  • Sales Rank #45234
  • DRM Adobe
  • Printable No

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