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Anchor Bible Commentaries by Ephraim A. Speiser et alAnchor Bible series of new book-by-book translations of the Old and New Testaments and Apocrypha. Using authoritative evidence from archaeology, linguistics, and comparative religion, the authors present some startling conclusions."
The New American Commentaries by Kenneth Mathews et alThe New American Commentary is for the minister or Bible student who wants to understand and expound the Scriptures. Notable features include:* commentary based on THE NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION;* the NIV text printed in the body of the commentary;* sound scholarly methodology that reflects capable research in the original languages;* interpretation that emphasizes the theological unity of each book and of Scripture as a whole;* readable and applicable exposition.
Call Number: BS1235.3 .M37 1995
Publication Date: 1996-01-10
New International Commentaries by Victor P. Hamilton et al?In the Old Testament we read God?s word as it was spoken to his people Israel. Today, thousands of years later, we hear in these thirty-nine books his inspired and authoritative message for us.? These twin convictions, shared by all of the contributors to The New International Commentary on the Old Testament, define the goal of this ambitious series of commentaries. For those many modern readers who find the Old Testament to be strange and foreign soil, the NICOT series serves as an authoritative guide bridging the cultural gap between today?s world and the world of ancient Israel. Each NICOT volume aims to help us hear God?s word as clearly as possible. Scholars, pastors, and serious Bible students will welcome the fresh light that this commentary series casts on ancient yet familiar biblical texts. The contributors apply their proven scholarly expertise and wide experience as teachers to illumine our understanding of the Old Testament. As gifted writers, they present the results of the best recent research in an interesting manner. Each commentary opens with an introduction to the biblical book, looking especially at questions concerning its background, authorship, date, purpose, structure, and theology. A select bibliography also points readers to resources for their own study. The author?s own translation from the original Hebrew forms the basis of the commentary proper. Verse-by-verse comments nicely balance in-depth discussions of technical matters ? textual criticism, critical problems, and so on ? with exposition of the biblical writer?s theology and its implications for the life of faith today.
Call Number: BS491.2 .N49
Publication Date: 1990-10-31
NIV Application Commentary by August H. Konkel et alThe 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.
Call Number: REF BS491.3 .N37
Publication Date: 2006-12-03
Tyndale Commentaries by Derek Kidner et alThese commentaries are designed to help you understand what the text of Scripture says and what it means. The Introduction to each book gives you a concise but thorough treatment of its authorship, date, original setting and purpose. Following a structural Analysis, the commentary takes the book section by section, drawing out its main themes, and also comments on individual verses and problems of interpretation. Additional Notes provide fuller discussion of particular difficulties. The goal throughout is to explain the true meaning of the Bible and make its message plain so that you can apply it to your life.
Ancient Christian commentary on Scripture by Manlio Simonetti (Editor)With the aid of computer technology, the vast array of writings from the church fathers-- including much that is available only in the ancient languages-- have been searched for their comment on Scripture, then hand-selected by scholars who then shaped and annotated the materials to introduce it to today's readers. Each portion of commentary has been chosen for its salient insight, its rhetorical power and its faithful representation of the consensual exegesis of the early church.
Call Number: REF BS2341.2 A535
Publication Date: 2001-10-10
The Biblical Illustrator by Joseph S. Exell (Editor)The aim of The Speaker's Bible is to preserve all that is worth preserving of the modern interpretation of the Bible. It is the thought rather than the expression which is retained, though the expression has not been rejected when it seemed worthy. So much, however, has been done in the way of condensing, re-arranging, re-writing, adding to and illustrating, that the sources have not as a rule been given. But so far as these are published sermons, they will be found in the Index to Modern Sermons which accompanies each volume. Written by James Hastings, whose many labors grew out of a twofold conviction: the importance of scholarship and its compatibility with essential Christian faith.
Call Number: REF BS491 .E9
Publication Date: 1988-07-01
The New Interpreter's Bible by Leander E. Keck (Editor)A completely new commentary in twelve volumes. The New Interpreter's Bible continues the tradition established by its predecessor, the Interpreter's Bible, as an invaluable tool for everyone who studies, preaches, and teaches scripture -- including Bible scholars, pastors, Sunday school and Bible school teachers, and interested laypeople. Each volume of the New Interpreter's Bible includes two complete translations of selected books of the Bible, commentary, and reflections. The New Interpreter's Bible incorporates several other key strengths: the exegetical commentary and the theological reflections for each biblical book are written by one individual, ensuring consistency of perspective; the ecumenical roster of contributors includes top scholars and emerging new voices; the biblical text is divided into coherent and manageable units, such as pericopes, which allows discussion of important issues that are overlooked in a verse-by-verse treatment.
Call Number: REF BS491.2 .N484
Publication Date: 1994-09-01
The Speaker's Bible by James Hastings (Editor)Reprinted by special arrangements with The Speaker's Bible Office, Aberdeen, Scotland.
Call Number: REF BS491.5 .S73
Publication Date: 1979-01-01
Twenty Centuries of Great Preaching by Clyde E. Fant, William M. PinsonAn encyclopedia of preaching