In this Apollos Old Testament Commentary, Anthony Petterson offers detailed commentary on the prophetic books of Haggai, Zechariah and Malachi, setting them in their wider biblical-theological context. He shows the connections between the post-exilic world and our own, and explains how these books contain a vital message for the church today, living in the gap between promise and reality.
Donald Guthrie offers comment on the book of Hebrews.
Both the epistle to the Hebrews and the epistle of James generated much discussion and debate during the Reformation period, yet both of these letters have proven to be essential for Christians during the Reformation era and today. Edited by Ronald K. Rittgers, this RCS volume provides Reformation-era biblical commentary on Hebrews and James, drawing on Lutheran, Reformed, Anglican, Radical, and Roman Catholic resources.
In this AOTC volume, Joshua Moon sets the prophecies of Hosea in the context of the eighth century BC, focusing on the importance of reading Hosea as Christian Scripture, in which we are meant to hear God's own voice as he calls his people to himself. Moon demonstrates the continuing importance of hearing God's words through Hosea, situating the reading of each section within larger biblical and theological concerns.
Hosea's bold imagery--a recounting of his own marriage to a prostitute--sets the stage for his message of God's enduring love, righteous judgment and persistent offer of reconciliation. David Allan Hubbard explores the historical, cultural, literary and theological dimensions of Hosea's life and message.
Lifting out the understated themes of love, grace, promise and renewal in Jeremiah and Lamentations, this commentary by Hetty Lalleman opens our eyes to an important chapter in salvation history.
Jeremiah, the weeping prophet, prophesied for four decades under the last five kings of Judah—from 627 to 587 B.C. His mission: a call to repentance. The Apostolic Fathers saw Lamentations as a description of the challenges that face Christians in a fallen world. This ACCS volume on these two biblical books will give you insight and encouragement in the life of faith as seen through ancient pastoral eyes.
The prophetic ministry of Jeremiah took place during a chaotic time for the people of Israel. Reflecting on these verses, Reformation commentators heard not only hope for the renewal of Israel, but prophetic promise for the coming of the Messiah. In this RCS volume J. Jeffery Tyler guides readers through a diversity of early modern commentary on the books of Jeremiah and Lamentations.
From Joel's arresting imagery to Amos's ringing indictments, these prophetic words never fail to awaken and instruct their reader. David Allan Hubbard shows how Joel and Amos addressed Israel's mind and heart. This commentary serves as a valuable guide to the fascinating world and challenging word of these two prophets.
Contemporary scholars will find this volume indispensable for understanding the significance of the "spiritual Gospel" for Reformation theology and practice, and pastors will discover here a consistently fruitful source for preaching, teaching and discipleship in the "grace and truth" that have come through Jesus Christ (1:17).
In the latest volume of the Apollos Old Testament Commentary series, Pekka Pitkänen shows the relevance of Joshua to modern readers. While he remains anchored in the world of the text throughout the commentary, Pitkänen brings contemporary geopolitical issues to bear on Joshua and the genocidal "Israelite conquest tradition."
Editor John R. Franke presents commentary on portions of the Old Testament Historical Books--Joshua, Judges, Ruth and the Samuels-- drawn from the writings of the church fathers from the first through the eighth centuries.
The Old Testament commentaries of Derek Kidner (1913-2008) have been a standard for a generation, as part of the Tyndale Old Testament Commentary series and The Bible Speaks Today series. Now offered separately as the Kidner Classic Commentaries, Kidner's titles are available for future generations to read, absorb and appreciate.
The Letters and Homilies series is a three-volume collection extending Ben Witherington's innovative socio-rhetorical analysis to several New Testament books. By dividing the volumes according to the socioreligious contexts for which they were written (either Jewish Christians or Hellenized Christians), Witherington sheds fresh light on the documents, their provenance, character and importance.
Nobuyoshi Kiuchi comments on Leviticus in this Apollos Old Testament Commentary. Its laws express the vast distance between sinful people and a holy God, and enable us to appreciate God's grace in Christ. These commentaries are scholarly and are equally suitable for use by scholars and all serious students of the Bible.
In this latest volume in the highly regarded Reformation Commentary on Scripture series, volume editor Beth Kreitzer introduces us to the wisdom and insight of familiar and unfamiliar reformers alike as they unpack the riches of Luke's inspired "narrative of the things that have been accomplished among us" (1:1, ESV).
This Tyndale New Testament commentary on the Gospel of Mark from Eckhard Schnabel seeks to help today's Christian disciples communicate the significance of Jesus and the transforming power of the good news. This volume will be useful for preachers, Bible teachers, and non-specialists alike.
Nahum prophecies the destruction of Nineveh. Habakkuk questions the Lord of Israel. Zephaniah warns the last great king of Jerusalem. David W. Baker examines the authorship, composition, structure and historical context of each book and highlights the authors' major themes.
Concise and up to date, this volume features commentaries on each book of the Bible along with seven introductory articles on various aspects of Bible interpretation. Edited by G. J. Wenham, J. A. Motyer, D. A. Carson, and R. T. France.
The third edition of the New Bible Dictionary will increase the reader's knowledge and understanding of God's Word as no other single book can do. This up-to-date edition is filled with the latest developments in biblical studies, ancient Near Eastern studies, and archaeological finds.
This set brings together four award-winning New Testament dictionaries from IVP: Dictionary of Jesus and the Gospels, Dictionary of Paul and His Letters, Dictionary of the Later New Testament Its Developments and Dictionary of New Testament Background.
Donald Guthrie's New Testament Introduction has established itself as a benchmark evangelical work since its first publication in 1971 and its revised edition decades later. This widely acclaimed reference resource, now in paperback, offers background information for each book of the New Testament and addresses critical issues such as authorship, date of composition, literary structure and cultural setting.
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.
In the latest volume in the Reformation Commentary on Scripture, editor Graham Tomlin pulls together insights from all over the reforming world--humanists, high Calvinists and Puritans alike--to deliver a commentary on Philippians and Colossians that reveals the heat and light of biblical engagement in the age of reform.
From ablative to zeugma, Matthew S. DeMoss offers an indispensable guide for the study of New Testament Greek or Greek exegesis.