New Interpreter's Bible (12 Volume Set + Index)

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ISBN-13: 978-0687002313
ISBN-10: 0687002311
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Leander E. Keck, convener of the Editorial Board and Senior New Testament Editor, is Winkley Professor of Biblical Theology Emeritus at Yale Divinity School.
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Product Details

  • Hardcover
  • Publisher: Abingdon Press (August 1, 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0687002311
  • ISBN-13: 978-0687002313
  • Product Dimensions: 11.5 x 13.8 x 18.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 56.5 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #454,755 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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120 of 120 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. A great way to purchase them, however, is by buying the entire set, as is on offer here.
The set includes seven volumes for the Old Testament/Hebrew Scriptures, and five volumes of the New Testament.
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30 of 31 people found the following review helpful By FrKurt Messick HALL OF FAMEVINE VOICE on December 22, 2005
Format: CD-ROM
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. A great way to purchase them, however, is by buying the entire set, as is on offer here.

The text set includes seven volumes for the Old Testament/Hebrew Scriptures, and five volumes of the New Testament.
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32 of 35 people found the following review helpful By TexasHockeyFan on December 21, 2005
Format: Hardcover
.... and it takes up a whole shelf in my library....

I would like to give this 4 1/2 stars, but five is too many.

This is the best Bible commentary I have used. It is not constrained by length as so many are. The dual NIV/NRSV is plus, and of course I read my NJB along with it.

I absolutely love the depth of analysis, particularly of the OT Hebrew (I have yet to use this much in the NT, having just started with the set a few months ago). Allowing the author a "personal reflections" section is a nice plus. Even when I don't agree with the reflection, it stirs good internal debate, and is a source of discussion questions for adult Sunday School.

The inclusion of the Dueterocanonicals is also welcome as these are unfortunately missing from most Protestant commentaries.

The one negative is that some of the commentary is a little liberal (in some cases, even feminist - e.g., Phyllis Trible) for me, but it does nicely balance out the more conservative International Bible Encyclopedia and the International Bible Commentary. Overall though, as the next reviewer points out, the scholars involved in NIB are from a range of theological camps.

This work is also available on CD for a little less, but in the end I decided I like hard copy better.

This was a LOT of work and all those involved in producing it are to be praised for their efforts!
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22 of 23 people found the following review helpful By Bonny D. Dunn on January 23, 2008
Format: CD-ROM
If you still have XP or Mac with lower OS than 10 then this is a good program. You can get around the requirement of having the CD with you in the drive to run the program by buying a program such as Power ISO which is basically a virtual cd-rom. You can then make an ISO image of the cd-rom and have that stored on your laptop and just by right-clicking on the image of the cd you can mount it to the virtual cd-rom and both protect your cdrom and save having to bring it with you everywhere.

it is a little challenging to get used to using the program but once you get the hang of it it is quite handy and much easier than carrying 12 volumes of books everywhere you go!!

THIS NEEDS A PATCH FOR MAC OS10 AND HIGHER AND FOR VISTA!!!!!
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