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New Interpreter's Bible: 1 & 2 Maccabees, Job, Psalms (Volume 4) Hardcover – June 1, 1996


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  • Series: New Interpreter's Bible (Book 4)
  • Hardcover: 1287 pages
  • Publisher: Abingdon Press (June 1, 1996)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0687278171
  • ISBN-13: 978-0687278176
  • Product Dimensions: 2.5 x 7.8 x 10.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #583,259 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Samuel Williston Professor of Greek and Hebrew, Department of Religion, Amherst College, Amherst, MA

Leander E. Keck, convener of the Editorial Board and Senior New Testament Editor, is Winkley Professor of Biblical Theology Emeritus at Yale Divinity School.

J. Clinton McCann, Jr. is Assistant Professor of Old Testament at Eden Theological Seminary, St. Louis, Missouri, and chairs the Psalms Group in the Society of Biblical Literature.

Professor of Old Testament, Candler School of Theology, Emory University

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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on October 29, 1999
Format: Hardcover
My Bible study group is studying The Psalms this year. This book is wonderful. It gives two interpretations of each Psalm, NIV and NRSV. This makes it much more interesting, since you are given two versions of the poetry. The line-by-line commentaries are suitable for in-depth analysis, and the reflections are truly inspiring. I've been very impressed by this book, and I plan to read the other volumes as well.
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9 of 12 people found the following review helpful By FrKurt Messick HALL OF FAMEVINE VOICE on July 12, 2003
Format: Hardcover
The New Interpreter's Bible is a twelve-volume series, updating the popular Interpreter's Bible from a few decades ago. There are several key features common to all of the volumes of this series. First, each includes a two-column, double translation of the Biblical text (NIV - New International Version, and NRSV - New Revised Standard Version) arranged by topical unit or story. Then, they provide commentaries that look at the passages as a whole, as well as verse-by-verse. Third, interesting Reflection pieces that relate the passages to each other, to history, and to current concerns occur at the conclusion of each passage. Fourth, introductory articles for each book are provided that discuss transmission, historical background, cultural setting, literary concerns, and current scholarship. Finally, there are general articles about the Bible, each Testament, and various types of literature (Narrative, Gospel, Wisdom Literature, etc.) are provided to give general placement and knowledge about the text overall.
The list of contributors, editors, and consultants on the project is a veritable Who's Who of biblical and theological scholarship, representing all major traditions and schools of thought liberal and conservative. Leander Keck, of the Yale Divinity School, is the primary editor of the series.
The volumes were published individually, and can be purchased individually, which is a good thing, given that they are a bit expensive. But for any serious biblical scholar, preacher, student, or enthusiast, they are invaluable.
--Volume IV--
The fourth volume of the New Interpreter's Bible finishes a look at the `histories', more precisely termed in the NIB as Narrative Literature, with the apocryphal books I and II Maccabees.
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10 of 14 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on January 10, 1999
Format: Hardcover
I can't believe that no one has written an online review of this book yet! The NIB is the best Bible commentary written. If you are serious about scholarly study of the Bible, you need to buy the entire series. It is expensive to buy 12 volumes at $60-70 each, even if you save 30% through amazon.com like I did ;). In that case, check with your church or library. As a fall-back try Harper's or Jerome's for single volume commentaries. If at all possible, buy the NIB. Forget the earlier version of the IB.
The NIB is the definitive standard for serious Bible scholarship.
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