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New Bible Commentary Hardcover – May 27, 1994
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Craig W. Beard, Univ. of Alabama Lib., Birmingham
Copyright 1994 Reed Business Information, Inc.
"The 21st century edition of the New Bible Commentary will prove as valuable to the rising generations as its predecessors did to those of us who are older." (D. Stuart Briscoe, author and pastor D. Stuart Briscoe, author and pastor)
"IVP is to be congratulated on producing this new edition of the New Bible Commentary. I warmly commend it to all those wanting to understand the Bible in greater depth." (George Carey, former Archbishop of Canterbury)
"An excellent study guide for anyone who wants to take Scripture seriously. The New Bible Commentary allows its users to read Scripture in some of the best company currently available. A book which will seriously enrich its readers' faith and understanding." (Alister E. McGrath, King's College, London)
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Many of the articles are written by people with best-selling full-length commentaries on the books they were assigned. So you get G J Wenham on Genesis and Peter O'Brien on Colossians, for example.
If you would like this book at a bargain price, with 17 other helpful books, including the Dictionary of Biblical Imagery, Sinclair Ferguson's New Dictionary of Theology, the New Bible Dictionary and the New Dictionary of Biblical Theology, Amazon also sells the Essential IVP Reference Collection CD ROM.
1. This NBC is more updated due to recent archaelogical findings and newer intepretations.
2. NIV version of the Bible has been used as main text. This can be pro or con depending on individual's preference.
3. Type-setting is actually more bothersome to the eyes than the previous edition.
4. While it is updated in scholastic area, but it has lost the devotional character of the 3rd edition.
I gave away my 21st century edition, because I still use the 3rd edition. Since the 3rd edition is out-of-print, you have to find it in used books. Amazon.com actually carries sellers who sell used NBC.
This is the best one-volume commentary by far (in the UK, at least, nobody even considers buying another), with an stunning list of evangelical contributors. Purposely concentrates on the flow of a text, which is always sensible, especially when space is so limited, as it inevitably is with just one volume. Most of the New Testament is verse by verse and in the OT bigger chunks are taken at once. The scholarship is very up to date and they rarely dodge difficult questions, although as would be expected they don't have enough space to be thorough. There is, however, so much information in this book that it is worth several times the list price. There are a few articles with titles such as: 'the Pentateuch', 'reading the letters', 'approaching the bible' etc. which are all very good, and all the books have introductions dealing with authorship, date, etc. The editors also recommend single commentaries for each book of varying difficulty which is very useful when you need to have a commentary with more detail than any one-volume can supply.
Please, for the sake of your spiritual growth, buy this book, and now not tomorrow.
I have a pretty decent library of commentaries. My approach to the Bible is conservative, although I do read and benefit from commentaries outside of this discipline. I have given this commentary as a gift a number of times to new believers, and recommend it highly.
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I've had this for almost 10 years and I still love it. It's a great reference as a Bible study supplement.Published 3 months ago by M. Oren
A helpful and easy to read commentary. This book has encouraged me to understand the Bible for myself and makes connections between other books of the Bible in a way that really... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Amazon Customer
Excellent one-volume commentary from an educated evangelical point of view. I only bought this because I needed it for an Old Testament survey course, but now I'm glad I have a... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Christina S. Lau
I've used this text, as well as The New Bible Dictionary, for two decades teaching Sunday School. I have many reference texts to help preparing my lessons, but if I had to choose... Read morePublished 13 months ago by Dan
This is the very frist Commentary I brought. This is a good commentary but for a student it doesn't have much detail. I have many other Commentarys and I now know the differance.Published 15 months ago by cicely morrison