In James discover how believers in the early church understood and applied the words of Jesus to their daily lives in this insightful exposition of the hard-hitting and practical epistle of James. This book uncovers the beautiful harmony between faith and works, showing each to be an essential aspect of the Christian life.
Each volume in the Understanding the Bible Commentary Series breaks down the barriers between the ancient and modern worlds so that the power and meaning of the biblical texts become transparent to contemporary readers. They present a careful section-by-section exposition of the biblical books with key terms and phrases highlighted and all Greek transliterated. Notes at the close of each chapter provide additional textual and technical comments for those who want to dig deeper. A bibliography as well as Scripture and subject indexes are also included. Pastors, students, and Bible teachers will find in this series a commitment to accessibility without sacrificing serious scholarship.
The Understanding the Bible Commentary Series helps readers navigate the strange and sometimes intimidating literary terrain of the Bible. These accessible volumes break down the barriers between the ancient and modern worlds so that the power and meaning of the biblical texts become transparent to contemporary readers. The contributors tackle the task of interpretation using the full range of critical methodologies and practices, yet they do so as people of faith who hold the text in the highest regard. Pastors, teachers, and lay people alike will cherish the truth found in this commentary series.
Presently teaching for Houston Baptist University, Peter H. Davids has taught in seminaries and universities in Germany, Austria, the USA, and Canada, among other countries. He has written multiple commentaries and books on James, 1 Peter, and 2 Peterâ€"Jude, and coedited the Dictionary of the Latter New Testament.