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Most one-volume Bible commentaries focus on standard scholarly issues, answering questions such as who wrote the book, who was addressed, and how the book is structured. In contrast, this is the first one volume commentary to emphasize theological questions: What does each biblical book say about God? How does the book describe God and portray God's actions? Who is God in these biblical books?
Contributors include O. Wesley Allen Jr., Samuel E. Balentine, Craig Bartholomew, Nancy R. Bowen, Brad R. Braxton, Michael Joseph Brown, William P. Brown, Allan Dwight Callahan, L. Juliana Claassens, Stephen L. Cook, Katharine Dell, Joanna Dewey, Frank H. Gorman Jr., Patrick Gray, Theodore Hiebert, E. Elizabeth Johnson, Luke Timothy Johnson, Melody D. Knowles, Stephen J. Kraftchick, Deborah Krause, Tod Linafelt, Elizabeth Struthers Malbon, Carleen Mandolfo, Gregory Mobley, Carol A. Newsom, Julia M. O'Brien, Gail R. O'Day, Dennis T. Olson, David L. Petersen, Sandra Hack Polaski, David Rensberger, Stanley P. Saunders, Carolyn J. Sharp, Matthew L. Skinner, Daniel L. Smith-Christopher, Ken Stone, Brent A. Strawn, Patricia K. Tull, James Buchanan Wallace, Sze-kar Wan, and Harold C. Washington.
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Vendor: Westminster John Knox Press
Publication Date: 2009
Most one-volume Bible commentaries focus on standard scholarly issues, answering questions such as, who wrote the book? who was addressed? and how is the book structured? In contrast, this is the first one-volume commentary to emphasize theological questions: what does each biblical book say about God? how does the book describe God and portray God's actions? and who is God in these biblical books? This volume meets the need for a resource that puts the best of scholarship in conversation with the theological claims of the biblical text.
loja4 Stars Out Of 5August 14, 2012lojaQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 4like the approach to commentary - solicits prayer, thought and greater/deeper study - all understanding must come from the Holy Spirit
fred4 Stars Out Of 5June 26, 2012fredQuality: 4Value: 4Meets Expectations: 4Not the only biblical reference book I own, but a useful source for regular use in a comparitive way.
LutherMinnesotaAge: 55-65Gender: male5 Stars Out Of 5November 9, 2011LutherMinnesotaAge: 55-65Gender: maleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Great summary outline of the major themes of each of the books of the Bible. Each chapter, written by a different author/theologian, reflects a thoughtful, scholarly, analysis of the issues of authorship, literary background and theological interpretation. A commentary on each book's major themes, broken down into chapter/verse headings, is also included. I highly recommend this book to seminary students, as well as to those seeking a more in-depth reading of the Bible.
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