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The NIV Application Commentary Series helps bring both halves of the interpretive task together. This unique, award-winning series shows readers how to bring an ancient message into our postmodern context. It explains not only what the Bible meant but also how it speaks powerfully today.
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Publication Date: 2011
Series: NIV Application Commentary
Most Bible commentaries take us on a one-way trip from the twentieth century to the first century. But they leave us there, assuming that we can somehow make the return journey on our own. In other words, they focus on the original meaning of the passage but don't discuss its contemporary application. The information they offer is valuable--but the job is only half done! The NIV Application Commentary Series helps us with both halves of the interpretive task. This new and unique series shows readers how to bring an ancient message into modern context. It explains not only what the Bible means but also how it can speak powerfully today.
Tremper Longman III (PhD, Yale University) is the Robert H. Gundry Professor of Biblical Studies and the chair of the Religious Studies department at Westmont College in Santa Barbara, California, where he lives with his wife, Alice. He is the Old Testament editor for the revised Expositor's Bible Commentary and general editor for the Story of God Bible Commentary Old Testament and has authored many articles and books on the Psalms and other Old Testament books.
The NIV Application Commentary Series doesn't fool around: it gets right down to business, brining this ancient and powerful word of God into the present so that it can be heard and believed with all the freshness of a new day, with all the immediacy of a friend's embrace.
The NIV Application Commentary Series helps pastors and Bible teachers with one the most neglected elements in good preaching--accurate, useful application. Most commentaries tell you a few things that are helpful and much that you do not need to know. By dealing with the original meaning and contemporary significance of each passage, the NIV Application Commentary Series promises to be helpful all the way around.
James Montgomery Boice
Tenth Presbyterian Church, Philadelphia, PA
This series promises to become an indispensable tool for every pastor and teacher who seeks to make the Bible's timeless message speak to this generation.
Here, at last, is a commentary that makes the proper circuit from the biblical world to main street. The NIV Application Commentary is magnificent gift to the church.
College Church, Wheaton, IL
Here at last is a commentary which is not only academically well informed but which helps the contemporary reader hear God's word and consider its implications; scholarship in the service of the church.
If you want to avoid hanging applicational elephants from interpretive threads, then the NIV Application Commentary Series is for you. This series excels at both original meaning and contemporary significance. I support it one hundred percent.
Howard J. Hendricks,
Dallas Theological Seminary
This is the pulpit for the 21st Century
George K. Brushaber,
President, Bethel College & Seminary
It takes more than interpretation of God's word to change lives, it takes application. Application is the bottom line in teaching and preaching. Without it, we've missed the point of the Bible. The NIV Application Commentary is an outstanding resource for pastors and anyone else who is serious about developing "doers of the word".
The NIV Application Commentary Series shares the same goal that has been the passion of my own ministry--communicating God's word to a contemporary audience so that they feel the full impact of its message.
Willow Creek Community Church
This series dares to go where few scholars have gone before--into the real life world of biblical application faced by pastors and teachers everyday. This is everything a good commentary series should be.
Pastor, Wooddale Church
Some commentaries build walls that isolate you back in the ancient world. The NIV Application Commentary builds bridges that make the Bible come alive with meaning for contemporary life--and the series do so concisely, clearly, and accurately. No wasted words or academic detours--just solid help and practical truth.
Warren W. Weirsbe
The Geeky Calvinist4 Stars Out Of 5A Well Written CommentaryFebruary 5, 2018The Geeky CalvinistQuality: 4Value: 4Meets Expectations: 4One of the hardest books to preach through is the Book of Daniel. For many of the scene in the Book of Daniel is half historical while the other half is prophecy. It is therefore extremely helpful that Zondervan Publications has put out a commentary on the Book of Daniel in the NIV application Commentary series. This commentary is well-known and respected in both popular and scholarly circles. For the NIV application Commentary series truly helps the exegete understand the original context of the text as well as its contemporary significance.
This commentary is written by fame theologian Tremper Longman III. His background and his deep understanding of the historical books of the Old Testament combine to make a phenomenal work on the book of Daniel. With regard to the introductory section to both of the books inside this work I found the introductory section on the Book of Daniel comparable to most mid-level commentaries diving into both composition purpose as well as a few biblical theological components.
In dealing with the commentary proper, the textual commentary is written in pericope sections rather than dealing with a verse by verse exegetical study. This is the form at which the NIV application study commentary, is exclusivity written init was therefore not a surprise, but it is something that a reader should expect. This does not negate in any way this commentaries usefulness rather it enhances a preachers focus on seeing the forest through the trees. I therefore recommend this commentary wholeheartedly as a useful tool to both the preacher, teacher, uneducated laymen, and Sunday school teacher. I do suggest though that this commentary be paired with a more solid one that deals exegetically with each verse.
These books was provided to me free of charge from Zondervan Press in exchange for an unbiased, honest review.
Ken2 Stars Out Of 5I found this one disappointing.December 4, 2017KenQuality: 4Value: 3Meets Expectations: 1I want to tread carefully here. I don't doubt that Dr. Longman is a fine Bible scholar, even though I'm not familiar with most of his work. I also realize Daniel is a highly controversial book. As I was preparing a study on it, I purposely consulted authors from a variety of perspectives, and I expected to disagree with them on some points. This is why I found Dr. Longman's commentary so disappointing. On the positive side, he writes well, and his commentary is very readable. On the negative side, he tries too hard to avoid offending his readers, and he doesn't take a stand on controversial passages. For crying out loud, I bought this commentary because I want to know his opinions! If I disagree with him, that's okay; at least it will force me to think about why I disagree with him. Simply put, this commentary is not very challenging.
Alan Stone5 Stars Out Of 5Easy to read and understand.October 26, 2011Alan StoneQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5This book not only gives the interpretations of the author, but also discusses other viewpoints by other scholars. Layout and format are very good.