Winner of the Gold Medallion Award from the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association (ECPA), the New International Bible Commentary, with F.F. Bruce as its general editor, is a fitting successor to the New Layman's Commentary. The move from the Revised Standard Version (RSV) to the New International Version (NIV) will make this already accessible commentary even more so. Featuring articles and commentary from 43 of the top evangelical scholars (view a list of the contributors), this one-volume commentary on the entire Bible "unlocks the message and meaning of every book of the Bible...to help you gain a deeper, life-changing understanding of Scripture."
With 28 supplemental articles, this commentary offers incredible insights into issues like text and canon; archaeology; environmental, historical, political and religious backgrounds; how the New Testament uses the Old Testament; and others. It is part of Zondervan's Understand the Bible Reference Series, which also includes:
A revision of The New Layman's Commentary, this volume is more than a commentary. With twenty-eight introductory articles and twenty-nine maps, it is an analytical look at the Bible by outstanding contemporary scholars.
F.F. Bruce, MA, DD, FBA - was born in Scotland in 1910 and educated at the Universities of Aberdeen, Cambridge, and Vienna. After teaching Greek for several years at the University of Edinburgh and then at the University of Leeds he became the head of the Department of Biblical History and Literature at the University of Sheffield in 1947. In 1959 he moved to the University of Manchester where he became professor of Biblical Criticism and Exegesis. During his career he wrote some thirty-three books and served as editor of The Evangelical Quarterly and the Palestine Exploration Quarterly. He retired from teaching in 1978 and died in 1990. His more popular works included Paul: Apostle of the Heart Set Free, The New Testament Documents: Are They Reliable?, The Old Testament and the Christian, Introduction to the Poetical/Wisdom Literature, and Chronology of the Old Testament.