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This volume contains a commentary on each book of the Bible. Each commentary includes an outline, an introduction, a unit-by-unit commentary, a concluding essay on theological implications, and a list of works cited. It also includes additional articles on the background of the Old and New Testaments. The reader should expect to gain an understanding of (1) the organization and arguments of each biblical book, (2) the main historical issues bearing on its interpretation, and (3) the theological meaning of each book.
In illuminating the biblical texts, the authors of this commentary draw on their knowledge of the original languages and a deep awareness of the literary shape and flow of the Bible, the relevant archaeological and textual evidence from the ancient Near East or Greco-Roman worlds, and the history of biblical interpretation, ancient, medieval, and modern. Alongside their work as scholars, the authors of this volume are active Christians. Many of them teach in Christian seminaries or universities. Thus their interest in the Bible is not merely theoretical but connects to an active faith working to bear the good news of God's redeeming word in Christ to the world.
Number of Pages: 1117
serious students of the Bible with a commentary on the whole
Bible that draws upon the original languages, archaeological
evidence, the history of interpretation, and the ancient Near
The Transforming Word contains a commentary on each book of the Bible. Each commentary includes an outline, an introduction, a unit-by-unit commentary, a concluding essay on theological implications, and a list of works cited. It also includes thirteen in-depth articles on the background of the Old and New Testaments written by specialists in each field. The reader will gain an understanding of (1) the organization and arguments of each biblical book, (2) the main historical issues bearing on its interpretation, and (3) the theological
meaning of each book.
Clifton Angel1 Stars Out Of 5December 22, 2009Clifton AngelAs a member of the church of Christ, and owner of a copy of this commentary, I am sorry to inform that it is the worst commentary I own. On pg. 67, it denies any prophecy in the Old Testament concerning my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and His church, and states that the NT writers just made those OT statements fit the life of Christ. Therefore, the commentary calls my Lord a liar (John 5:39) and nearly every NT writer a liar. If the Bible is not the Word of God and Christ was not prophesied in the Old Testament, who would want to write a commentary on it. There are more problems with the commentary, but this is the main concern.
Dana Fitzgerald5 Stars Out Of 5October 26, 2009Dana FitzgeraldI found The Transforming Word Commentary to be an excellent tool for biblical theology. As a Baptist pastor in a large city, I often don't have the time to search through endless volumes of commentaries and books. The TWC is an excellent source with just the right blend of thoroughness, scholarship and brevity.
Frank Schipani3 Stars Out Of 5September 25, 2009Frank SchipaniNot a bad commentary, I was just a little disappointed at the lack of depth. Of course, even though it is the size of the phone book, it is still a one-volume commentary and I suppose that I should not expect that. Perhaps it would have been better as a multi-volume set, allowing the contributors to go into more detail. For a one-volume set, it's pretty good and serves as a good introduction on the passages of the bible.
Douglas Roy4 Stars Out Of 5July 20, 2009Douglas RoyBeyond the bulkiness and size, this commentary is definitely accessable to both layman and scholar within the academic and theological themes covered both in the context of both the Old and New Testament themes. I particularly found the chapters on the Historical Contexts of the bible particularly noteworthy reading.Although broadbased in utilizing scholars from varied academic backgrounds it was nice to see a majority of them based within the church of christ theological foundation.