Eerdmans commentary on the Bible

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Summary
No one familiar with the Bible needs to be told that it is a truly remarkable work. But it takes help to understand this ancient collection of diverse forms of literature written by different people across many centuries. The Eerdmans Commentary on the Bible ( ECB ) is the finest, most up-to-date single-volume Bible handbook now available. Written by world-class Bible scholars, the ECB encapsulates in nontechnical language the best of modern scholarship on the sixty-six biblical books plus the Apocrypha. The only one-volume Bible commentary to cover all the texts (even including 1 Enoch ) regarded by one or more Christian churches as canonical, the ECB provides reader-friendly treatments and succinct summaries of each section of the text that will be valuable to scholars, students and general readers alike. The primary objective of this work is to clarify the meaning of each section of the Bible. Rather than attempting a verse-by-verse analysis (virtually impossible in a one-volume work), the ECB focuses on principal units of meaning -- narrative, parable, prophetic oracle, section of argument, and so on -- highlighting their interconnectedness with the rest of the biblical text. The volume also addresses and answers major issues -- including the range of possible interpretations -- and refers readers to the best fuller discussions. Beyond providing reliable, informative commentary, this hefty volume also includes thirteen introductory and context-setting articles that do justice to the biblical documents both as historical sources and as scriptures. The sixty-seven contributors to the ECB come from a wide variety of backgrounds and are acknowledged leaders in the field of biblical studies. Their contributions stand out either for their fresh interpretations of the evidence, or for their way of asking new questions of the text, or for their new angles of approach. While the translation of choice is the New Revised Standard Version, many of the contributors offer their own vivid translations of the original Hebrew or Greek. Cutting-edge, comprehensive, and ecumenical, the ECB is both a fitting climax to the rich body of interconfessional work undertaken in the latter part of the twentieth century and a worthy launching pad for biblical study in the twenty-first. Special features of the ECB

The only one-volume commentary to cover all the texts (including the Apocrypha and 1 Enoch ) regarded as canonical
Contents
Preface / James D. G. Dunn and John W. Rogerson
The history of the tradition : Old Testament and Apocrypha / John W. Rogerson
Premodern, modern, and postmodern in Old Testament study / John A. Goldingay
Syro-Palestinian and biblical archeology / Deborah A. Appler and Julye Bidmead
The Pentateuch / David Noel Freedman
Genesis / Gordon J. Wenham
Exodus / William D. Johnstone
Leviticus / Walter J. Houston
Numbers / Philip J. Budd
Deuteronomy / John W. Rogerson
Joshua / K. Lawson Younger, Jr.
Judges / P. Deryn Guest
Ruth / Gerald West
1 and 2 Samuel / Graeme Auld
1 and 2 Kings / Roger Tomes
1 and 2 Chronicles / Richard J. Coggins
Ezra / Lester L. Grabbe
Nehemiah / Lester L. Grabbe
Esther / Sidnie White Crawford
Job / Katharine J. Dell
Psalms / Willem S. Prinsloo
Proverbs / Ronald E. Clements
Ecclesiastes / John Jarick
Song of Songs / John W. Rogerson
Introduction to Prophetic Literature / Paul L. Redditt
Isaiah / Margaret Barker
Jeremiah / A. R. Pete Diamond
Lamentations / David J. A. Clines
Ezekiel / John A. Goldingay
Daniel / Iain Provan
Hosea / Grace I. Emmerson
Joel / Anthony Gelston
Amos / M. Daniel Carroll R.
Obadiah / Anthony Gelston
Jonah / David Gunn
Micah / John W. Rogerson
Nahum / John W. Rogerson
Habakkuk / Anthony Gelston
Zephaniah / Anthony Gelston
Haggai / John W. Rogerson
Zechariah / John W. Rogerson
Malachi / M. Daniel Carroll R.
Tobit / Lester L. Grabbe
Judith / Gerald West
Greek Esther / John Jarick
Wisdom of Solomon / A. Peter Hayman
Sirach / John Snaith
Baruch / John J. Schmitt
Additions to Daniel / John W. Rogerson
1 Maccabees / John R. Bartlett
2 Maccabees / John R. Bartlett
1 Esdras / Hugh G. M. Williamson
Prayer of Manasseh / Philip R. Davies
Psalm 151 / Alison Salvesen
3 Maccabees / Philip S. Alexander
2 Esdras / John J. Schmitt
4 Maccabees / David A. deSilva
Introduction to the Pseudepigrapha / James R. Mueller
1 Enoch / Daniel C. Olson
The Hebrew Bible in the Dead Sea Scrolls / Daniel C. Harlow
The history of the tradition : New Testament / James D. G. Dunn
Hermeneutical approaches to the New Testament tradition / Joel B. Green
Introduction to the Gospels / Christopher M. Tuckett
Matthew / Anthony J. Saldarini
Mark / Craig A. Evans
Luke / David L. Balch
John / J. Martin C. Scott
Acts / John T. Squires
Letters in the New Testament / Victor P. Furnish
Romans / John Reumann
1 Corinthians / Stephen C. Barton
2 Corinthians / John Barclay
Galatians / Beverly R. Gaventa
Ephesians / I. Howard Marshall
Philippians / Charles A. Wanamaker
Colossians / Morna D. Hooker
1 and 2 Thessalonians / Robert K. Jewett
The Pastoral Epistles: 1 and 2 Timothy and Titus / Pheme Perkins
Philemon / Morna D. Hooker
Hebrews / Anthony C. Thiselton
James / Richard Bauckham
1 Peter / Graham N. Stanton
2 Peter / Scot McKnight
1, 2, and 3 John / John Painter
Jude / Scot McKnight
Revelation / Loren T. Stuckenbruck
New Testament Apocrypha / Robert E. Van Voorst
Dead Sea Scrolls and the New Testament / Daniel C. Harlow.

Published Reviews
Publisher's Weekly Review: "An international team of 63 biblical scholars offers this judicious and solid introduction to the varieties of biblical literature. Like similar one-volume commentaries from Oxford and HarperCollins, this one covers the Apocrypha, though the Eerdmans commentary is more comprehensive, adding an expansive chapter on the oft-overlooked pseudo-epigraphical book of 1 Enoch. Each entry begins with some kind of overview of the biblical or apocryphal book in question, then proceeds to analyze the book section by section rather than verse by verse (a real boon for nonspecialists who often get lost in abstruse, highly technical discussions). The commentary uses the New Revised Standard Version, though some contributors add their own insights about the meanings of contested Hebrew or Greek terms. The essayists draw upon and summarize previous biblical scholarship and sometimes offer revisionist explanations (as with Morna Hooker's passionate and well-argued reinterpretation of Philemon). (Nov.) Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information."

Additional Information
Subjects Bible -- Commentaries.
Publisher Grand Rapids, Mich. :W.B. Eerdmans Pub. Co.,2003
Other Titles Commentary on the Bible
Contributors Dunn, James D. G., 1939-2020, editor.
Rogerson, J. W. (John William), 1935- editor.
Language English
Notes Maps on lining papers.
Description xx, 1629 pages : maps ; 27 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN 0802837115 (hardcover : alk. paper)
9780802837110 (hardcover : alk. paper)
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