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Exploring the links between the Bible and our own times, Bill T. Arnold shares perspectives on 1 and 2 Samuel that reveal ageless truths for our twenty-first-century lives.
Most Bible commentaries take us on a one-way trip from our world to the world of the Bible. But they leave us there, assuming that we can somehow make the return journey on our own. They focus on the original meaning of the passage but dont discuss its contemporary application. The information they offer is valuablebut the job is only half done!
The NIV Application Commentary Series helps bring both halves of the interpretive task together. This unique, award-winning series shows readers how to bring an ancient message into our postmodern context. It explains not only what the Bible meant but also how it speaks powerfully today.
Bill T. Arnold (PhD, Hebrew Union College) is director of Hebrew studies and professor of Old Testament and Semitic languages at Asbury Theological Seminary in Wilmore, Kentucky. He is the author of Encountering the Book of Genesis, and coauthor of Encountering the Old Testament, and A Guide to Biblical Hebrew Syntax. He and his wife, Susan, have three sons and live in Lexington, Kentucky.
I learned a great deal from using this commentary as a preaching aide. The best part about it for me was the historical view of the text... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Janice D.
All of the NIV Application Commentaries I have are an excellent source of relevant information as well as being spiritually uplifting!!Published 16 months ago by James A Stowe
This book is an excellent read for the serious bible student. This book provide a commentary of the narrative as well as contemporary application.Published on October 22, 2013 by Tracy S
This is yet another part of a great series - excellent scholarship. Particularly useful is the bridge between the basic text and a modern hermeneutic of application.Published on October 19, 2013 by JoeC
Excellant commentary. Readable and the proper fit for all types of studies or for preaching. Would highly reccommend to all.Published on February 28, 2013 by Philip J. Lambooy
I find the NIV Application Commentary layout very helpful, giving both the Original meaning and the Contemporary significance. Read morePublished on January 11, 2011 by Richard Peterson