The New Beacon Bible Commentary
is an engaging, indispensable reference tool to aid individuals in every walk of life in the study and meditation of God's Word. Readable and academically thorough, it offers scholars, pastors, and laity a new standard for understanding and interpreting the Bible.Each volume features:
- the latest scholarship from notable experts in the Wesleyan tradition
- introductory material for each book of the Bible examined in detail
- covers major interpretive issues
- clear Verse-by-verse exegesis
- based on original languages
- helpful applications from the text
- informative sidebars
The New Beacon Bible Commentary is an engaging, indispensable reference tool to aid individuals in every walk of life in the study and meditation of God’s Word. Written from the Wesleyan theological perspective, it offers insight and perceptive scholarship to help you unlock the deeper truths of Scripture and garner an awareness of the history, culture, and context attributed to each book of study. Readable, relevant, and academically thorough, it offers scholars, pastors, and laity a new standard for understanding and interpreting the Bible in the 21st century.Each volume features:Completely New Scholarship from notable experts in the Wesleyan traditionConvenient Introductory Material for each book of the Bible including information on authorship, date, history, audience, sociological/cultural issues, purpose, literary features, theological themes, hermeneutical issues, and moreClear Verse-by-Verse Explanations, which offer a contemporary, Wesleyan-based understanding derived from the passage’s original languageComprehensive Annotation divided into three sections, which cover background elements behind the text; verse-by-verse details and meanings found in the text; and significance, relevance, intertextuality, and application from the textHelpful Sidebars which provide deeper insight into theological issues, word meanings, archeological connections, historical relevance, cultural customs, and moreExpanded Bibliography for further study of historical elements, additional interpretations, and theological themesThe aim of this volume is to offer a distinctive engagement with the theological dynamics of the book for readers from the Wesleyan theological tradition, with a special eye to Ezekiel’s use of Old Testament priestly theology to respond to the trauma associated with the Babylonian Exile.
Dr. Brad E. Kelle is the Assistant Professor of Biblical Literature, Point Loma Nazarene University. This ordained elder in the Church of the Nazarene holds degrees from Emory University, Chandler School of Theology and Trevecca Nazarene University. He is also the author of numerous articles.