A readable, accurate, academically thorough study that sets a new standard for understanding the Petrine epistles and the letter of Jude. Drawing from the best contemporary scholarship in the Wesleyan tradition, informative introductions, clear verse-by-verse commentary, comprehensive annotations, helpful sidebars, and an expanded bibliography provide astute insights into these significant texts. 320 pages, softcover.
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 themesBased on Peter’s prominent role, one would expect any letters associated with Peter to play an equally significant role among the NT canonical writings. But this not been the case. In the history of the church there has been a ’diconcerting pattern of benign neglect’ of the Epistles of Peter.
Daniel G. Powers is Professor of Bible at Nazarene Bible College. He has also served as Bible Lecturer at European Nazarene College. This ordained elder in the Church of the Nazarene also holds degrees from Point Loma College, Nazarene Theological Seminary as well as a PH.D. from Leiden University.