Eerdmans Commentary on the Bible by James D. G. Dunn

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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.
 

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JAMES D. G. DUNN is Lightfoot Professor of Divinity at the UJAMES D. G. DUNN is Lightfoot Professor of Divinity at the UJAMES D. G. DUNN is Lightfoot Professor of Divinity at the University of Durham, where his research interests cover the niversity of Durham, where his research interests cover the niversity of Durham, where his research interests cover the evolution of the historical critical method, the third questevolution of the historical critical method, the third questevolution of the historical critical method, the third quest for the historical Jesus, the relation between Christianity for the historical Jesus, the relation between Christianity for the historical Jesus, the relation between Christianity and Judaism in the first century, and the theology of the N and Judaism in the first century, and the theology of the N and Judaism in the first century, and the theology of the New Testament. Professor Dunn's recent publications have inclew Testament. Professor Dunn's recent publications have inclew Testament. Professor Dunn's recent publications have included The Partings of the Ways between Christianity and Judaiuded The Partings of the Ways between Christianity and Judaiuded The Partings of the Ways between Christianity and Judaism, commentaries on several New Testament books, and The Thesm, commentaries on several New Testament books, and The Thesm, commentaries on several New Testament books, and The Theology of Paul the Apostle. He is General Editor of Cambridgeology of Paul the Apostle. He is General Editor of Cambridgeology of Paul the Apostle. He is General Editor of Cambridge's New Testament Theology series, in which he authored The T's New Testament Theology series, in which he authored The T's New Testament Theology series, in which he authored The Theology of Paul's Letter to the Galatians (1993). heology of Paul's Letter to the Galatians (1993). heology of Paul's Letter to the Galatians (1993). Professor John Rogerson is a former head of the department of Theology and Religious Studies at the University of Sheffield, UK, and Canon Emeritus of Sheffield Cathedral.
 
Published November 19, 2003 by Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company. 1649 pages
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Education & Reference. Non-fiction

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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,

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An international team of 63 biblical scholars offers this judicious and solid introduction to the varieties of biblical literature.

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