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The Epistle of James (The New International Greek Testament Commentary) Hardcover – August 26, 1982


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Product Details

  • Series: The New International Greek Testament Commentary
  • Hardcover: 264 pages
  • Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co.; 1ST edition (August 26, 1982)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0802823882
  • ISBN-13: 978-0802823885
  • Product Dimensions: 1 x 6.3 x 9.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #623,021 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Peter H. Davids is professor of biblical theology at St. Stephen's University, St. Stephen, New Brunswick. He is also the coeditor of Dictionary of the Later New Testament and Its Developments. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful By R. W. Schwerdt on May 5, 2005
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This is an excellent commentary, useful to those who need to go deep into the text. But it is not for any who don't want to take a close look at the Greek text, as very few portions are given translation.

If you don't have a good solid grasp of Greek, you may want to stay will Martin's commentary, or perhaps Moo's.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By PeacefulSeeker on June 11, 2007
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I am one who has worked extensively with the book of James and came upon this book recently to find it refreshingly scholarly and sensible. It's more than a reference book--it's a good read.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Derek Newbery on September 18, 2013
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As a pastor much of the value in this commentary comes in its conciseness. At only 200 pages it is much shorter than most commentaries on James especially those who take on more technical issues. The commentary itself is actually about 140 pages since 60 pages are introductory issues to the Book of James. As with all commentaries in this series, the purpose is to engage with the original Greek text. Davids does this skillfully but also is able to draw out both solid exegetical and theological conclusions from the text. This commentary should not be envisioned as one long boring word study after another but rather enlightens the text for both understanding and application. For those willing to jump into the Greek text (or willing to gloss over sections of the commentary) this would be a valuable read. In my reading of commentaries on James this is only surpassed by Moo's commentary in the Pillar series.
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7 of 21 people found the following review helpful By PAUL J. LACAPRIA on July 11, 2008
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Another must have for your collection. You won't be disappointed. The only thing that bothered me was that the author seemed to get lost in the fact that he needed to write a critical work. Oh yes, his authorship skills would land him praise in all the right academic circles of elites who would toast him for making sure all the right parts of a critical work are just were they need to be. Unfortunately, Peter Davids got lost in the academia of this work and forgot to speak to our hearts when writing. I would forewarn authors who tackle works like this that speaking to ones heart and touching our souls is first and foremost to the structure of the work. The work comes off dry and wooden headed because of this. No, you cannot fault his critique and exploration of this James Epistle, but again, the work would have taken on much more life had the author written it from a place that was wrought out of his own life experiences along with the critical apparatuses.

Just my opinion.
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