Origen was one of the most influential pre-Nicene church fathers, whose exegetical method shaped much of subsequent interpretation of the Old Testament. Some of his theological speculations were condemned in the 6th cenutry, but his influence as a Christian scholar and Old Testament exegete remain undiminished. This book offers a fresh, contemporary translation of Origen's 28 homilies on the book of Numbers.
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.
Despite some gaps in coverage, the Incomplete Commentary on Matthew has long been prized for its early and lengthy exposition of the Gospel of Matthew. Thomas Aquinas noted that he would rather have a complete copy of the Incomplete Commentary on Matthew than to be mayor of Paris. The commentary, which is of sufficient length to require 2 volumes in translation, is offered here for the first time in English translation and is designed for pastors, teachers, students and lay people interested in the early church's interpretation of Matthew's Gospel.
Despite some gaps in coverage, the Incomplete Commentary on Matthew has long been prized for its early and lengthy exposition of the Gospel of Matthew. Thomas Aquinas noted that he would rather have a complete copy of the Incomplete Commentary on Matthew than to be mayor of Paris. Offered here for the first time in English translation is a wonderful resource designed for pastors, teachers, students and lay people interested in the early church's interpretation of Matthew's Gospel.
Steven A. McKinion presents this volume on Isaiah 1-39, focusing on the prophet's vision of the coming Messiah.
No book of the Old Testament is more frequently quoted in the New than Isaiah. Isaiah 40-66 provides us with the closest thing the Old Testament has to offer us regarding a systematic theology. Mark W. Elliott edits ancient commentary on Isaiah 40-66, some of which is translated into English for the first time.
Offering spiritual and intellectual sustenance to contemporary readers, this commentary edited by Gerald Bray highlights what the early church fathers found in James, the Peters, John and Jude--sound counsel for the faithful in the cosmic struggle between good and evil.
The book of Jeremiah is full of national tragedy and the drama of rediscovering the forgotten book of Mosaic law. National events interweave with the lives of individuals; the rediscovered book of God's law transforms Josiah, Jeremiah and the future of the world. Derek Kidner, in this volume that was formerly part of the widely respected The Bible Speaks Today series, gives careful attention to the text and reveals its startling relevance to our own troubled time.
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.
Editors Manlio Simonetti and Marco Conti provide patristic comment on the text of Job, beginning with Origen in the third century and moving through the thought of a variety of other church fathers from the fourth and fifth centuries.
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.
The Gospel of John was beloved by the early church, much as it is today, for its spiritual insight and clear declaration of Jesus' divinity. Clement of Alexandria indeed declared it the "spiritual Gospel." Joel C. Elowsky edits a collection of patristic comments on the text of John 1-10.
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.
In this volume of the Ancient Christian Texts series, William Weinrich renders a particular service to readers interested in ancient commentary on the Apocalypse by drawing together significant Latin commentaries from Victorinus of Petovium, Caesarius of Arles, Apringius of Beja and Bede the Venerable.
Now in paperback, this unique commentary on Titus, 1-2 Timothy, and 1-3 John probes each letter's social setting and the rhetorical strategies of the author. Ben Witherington shares how several of these "letters" are much better understood as homilies and also provides special sections to bridge the gap between the text and the everyday life of the reader.
In this commentary on Hebrews, James and Jude, Ben Witherington III applies his socio-rhetorical method to elucidate these letters within their primarily Jewish context, probing the social setting of the readers and the rhetorical strategies of the authors of the letters.
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.
Arthur A. Just offers this collection of ancient comment on Luke, highlighting many early sermons from Origen and Cyril of Alexandria as well as other writings from church fathers East to West and between the first and eighth centuries.