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Jeremiah, Lamentations (New International Biblical Com (Old)(Qualtiy Paper))

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Expert help for understanding the Bible
Each volume in the Understanding the Bible Commentary Series breaks down the barriers between the ancient and modern worlds so that the power and meaning of the biblical texts become transparent to contemporary readers. They present a careful section-by-section exposition of the biblical books with key terms and phrases highlighted and all Hebrew transliterated. Notes at the close of each chapter provide additional textual and technical comments for those who want to dig deeper. A bibliography as well as Scripture and subject indexes are also included. Pastors, students, and Bible teachers will find in this series a commitment to accessibility without sacrificing serious scholarship.
Jeremiah is a long and complex book, written in the closing years of Judah before the exile. Longman provides clear and accessible commentary drawing out covenant as a central theme: the people's violation, the consequences, and the promise of a new covenant to come. He also provides solid help for understanding and applying the ancient genre of lament found in Lamentations.
Tremper Longman III is the Robert H. Gundry Professor of Biblical Studies at Westmont College. He is the author of "Fictional Akkadian Autobiography," "Introduction to the Old Testament," "How to Read the Psalms," "Reading the Bible with Heart and Mind," "Old Testament Commentary Survey," "Literary Approaches to Biblical Interpretation," and "God Is a Warrior." --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

About the Author

Tremper Longman III is Robert H. Gundry Professor of Biblical Studies at Westmont College. He is a highly respected author of many books on the Bible, including An Introduction to the Old Testament, How to Read Proverbs, and Job, Ecclesiastes, Song of Songs.
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Product Details

  • Series: New International Biblical Com (Old)(Qualtiy Paper) (Book 14)
  • Paperback: 412 pages
  • Publisher: Hendrickson Publishers (May 1, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1565632249
  • ISBN-13: 978-1565632240
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 5.6 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.5 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,277,955 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By Dwight Gingrich on May 30, 2013
Format: Paperback
SUMMARY: This volume in the New International Biblical Commentary series is a very welcome work. It appears to be one of the most useful exegetical commentaries on Jeremiah and Lamentations for people who do not read Hebrew. Its main competitor in this regard may be the new 2013 volume by Hetty Lalleman in the Tyndale Old Testament Commentaries series Jeremiah and Lamentations (Tyndale Old Testament Commentaries), which contains less exegetical detail but a more accessible format than this volume by Longman. Judging by reviews, other introductory-level Jeremiah commentaries worth considering include the NIVAC volume by Andrew Dearman (Longman gives him 4/5 stars) and the updated 2010 Expositor's Bible Commentary Jeremiah-Ezekiel volume.

PURPOSE OF THIS REVIEW: I have scanned several parts of this commentary by Longman and would like to give my impressions. I also own commentaries on Jeremiah and Lamentations by Lalleman (TOTC), Andrew Dearman (NIVAC), Thompson (NICOT), and Kidner (BST), as well as the old TCOT volume by Harrison. I have not preached through Jeremiah or read any of the above commentaries in depth. However, I have been scanning them in order to select the best of the bunch to give to a friend as a gift. I am looking for a commentary that will be a good first and only commentary for someone who does not know biblical languages (that includes me). Thompson is too long for my purposes (and a little dated); Kidner and Harrison are both too old and stilted in their language; Dearman is helpful but focused more on application (I need to examine him more closely).
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This is a very recent commentary by a highly-respected scholar and seminary professor, and is one of the two best commentaries on Lamentations (the other being by F.W. Dobbs-Allsop) available. Longman provides a close reading which is comprehensible to the non-expert but solidly based on the Hebrew text. His insights are profound. Strongly recommended.
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I have only read the Lamentations commentary, not the Jeremiah commentary. It was purchased specifically for the comments on Lamentations. These comments will add to your understanding and are well worth the reading. Longman knows his subject well.
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This is an excellent commentary. It is clear and concise and very easy to understand. It gives such good insight into the book of Jeremiah - the meaning of the passages and good historical background so you get the full picture of what you are reading and "brings Jeremiah alive." I purchased it for myself first; this purchase was a gift for a friend who is an avid student of Jeremiah.
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