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Number of Pages: 469
Vendor: B&H Books
Publication Date: 1998
|Dimensions: 9 1/4 X 6 1/2 (inches)|
Series: New American Commentary
The New American Commentary is for those who have been seeking a commentary that honors the Scriptures, represents the finest in contemporary evangelical scholarship and lends itself to the practical work of preaching and teaching. This series serves a ministers friend and a students guide.
The New American Commentary assumes the inerrancy of Scripture, focuses on the intrinsic theological and exegetical concerns of each biblical book, and engages the range of issues raised in contemporary biblical scholarship. Drawing on the knowledge and skills of over forty scholars and encompassing forty volumes, the NAC brings together scholarship and piety to produce a tool that enhances and supports the life of the church.
RICHARD HOLTClovis, NMAge: 45-54Gender: male5 Stars Out Of 5Among the best commentaries on JoshuaApril 11, 2011RICHARD HOLTClovis, NMAge: 45-54Gender: maleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Howard, a conservative scholar has written one of the five best commentaries I've seen on Joshua (Hess, Woudstra, Butler, and Harris are the others). Howard and Hess are probably the best of the five. [I have not yet seen the commentaries by Hubbard or McConville & Williams, but based upon their previous work, I suspect their contributions will also be impressive]. Howard's introduction is very helpful (especially his discussions of history and theology). His comments on the text itself are insightful. The excursuses are interesting and helpful.
Author: David M Howard, Jr
Submitted: June 03, 2001
Tell us a little about yourself. I am Professor of Old Testament at Bethel Theological Seminary, St. Paul, Minnesota. You may see more about me at my Web site at www.bethel.edu/~dhoward
What was your motivation behind this project? I was asked by the publisher to write this commentary. I wanted to expound the text of the book of Joshua so that pastors and laypeople could know it, understand it, love it, and apply it.
What do you hope folks will gain from this project? I hope they will catch a vision of the God exalted in this wonderful Biblical book.
Anything else you'd like readers / listeners to know: I hope readers will gain much from this work. The feedback I have gotten from pastors, students, and colleagues who have used it is that the book is very easy to read, even though it is written by a Biblical scholar and gets very technical at times. The technical matters are confined to the footnotes or to separate excursuses, however, so readers can skip these if they like.