Paul R. House provides a comprehensive theology of the Old Testament, carefully exploring each Old Testament book, thematically summarizing its content, and showing its theological significance within the whole of the Old Testament canon. Student friendly and useful to a wide audience, this impressive work has proved a profitable read for many.
A new volume in the Apollos Old Testament Commentary series, Lissa M. Wray Beal's commentary on 1 2 Kings examines the successes and failures of monarchy in the divided kingdoms. It works with the final form of the biblical text and pursues historiographical, narrative and theological questions, including the relation of each chapter's themes to biblical theology.
1 and 2 Kings offer a unique vantage point for understanding the last days of the united kingdom under David to the eventual fall of the kingdoms of Israel and Judah. Donald Wiseman brings to this commentary his lifelong study of archaeology, history, languages and documents of the ancient Near East.
The stories of Samuel, Saul and David are wound up in the larger story of God's purpose for his people. Looking beyond the well-known surface of these stories, Joyce G. Baldwin explores the significance of Israel's transition from a confederation of tribes to a nation ruled by one king.
This commentary begins with an Introduction, which gives an overview of the issues of date, authorship, sources and so on, but which also outlines more fully than usual the theology of 1 and 2 Samuel, and provides pointers toward its interpretation and contemporary application.
The Chronicler wrote as a pastoral theologian. The congregation he addressed was an Israel separated from its former days of blessing by a season of judgment. Along with a passage-by-passage interpretation of the text, Martin Selman offers a complete introduction which surveys the Chronicler's method and summarizes key theological themes.
As Alan F. Johnson highlights in this excellent commentary, in the midst of the detailed, practical letter to a church in crisis that is 1 Corinthians, Paul has penned one of the greatest paeans to love ever written, and that is ultimately what we need to face the complex issues of our world today as well.
This volume of the Reformation Commentary on Scripture, edited by Scott Manetsch, provides Reformation-era biblical commentary on Paul's first letter to the church in Corinth. Drawing on Lutheran, Reformed, Anglican, Radical, and Roman Catholic resources, it reveals the richness of early modern biblical exegesis for the renewal of the church today.