Judges, Interpretation Commentary  -     By: J. Clinton McCann Jr.
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Judges, Interpretation Commentary

Westminster John Knox Press / 2002 / Hardcover

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In this striking commentary, McCann interprets Judges for the church and for the present time. The book shows that when we do not worship and serve God, the results are destructive and ultimately deadly. The story of the book of Judges is the story of a long deterioration in Israel's history when its leaders and people continued to turn away from God and worship false gods or idols. The painful lessons of this unfaithfulness were destruction, time and time again. Yet McCann contends that the book of Judges provides a warning grounded in hope. The book of Judges is a call to repentance from injustices and abuses that result from self-assertion, idolatry, and the refusal to submit to God's will and ways. Interpretation: A Bible Commentary for Teaching and Preaching is a distinctive resource for those who interpret the Bible in the church. Planned and written specifically for teaching and preaching needs, this outstanding biblical commentary is a major contribution to the general ministry of the Word in today's world.

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Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 160
Vendor: Westminster John Knox Press
Publication Date: 2002
Dimensions: 9 X 6 (inches)
ISBN: 0804231079
ISBN-13: 9780804231077
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Series: Interpretation Commentary

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This volume studies the biblical book of Judges, which focuses on the period in Israel's history when the nation was ruled by a series of judges. The book describes the progressive deterioration of the nation as a result of the violence and idolatry of the people. Yet the nation also encountered the astounding graciousness of the God who remained faithful to them.

Interpretation: A Bible Commentary for Teaching and Preaching is a distinctive resource for those who interpret the Bible in the church. Planned and written specifically for teaching and preaching needs, this critically acclaimed biblical commentary is a major contribution to scholarship and ministry.

Author Bio

J. Clinton McCann Jr. is Evangelical Professor of Biblical Interpretation at Eden Theological Seminary in St. Louis, Missouri. He is the author of Judges in the Interpretation commentary series.

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  1. 4 Stars Out Of 5
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    An excellent commentary that integrates the historical context of the time of the judges with applications for present-day living.
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