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New International Bible Commentary Hardcover – March 11, 1986
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When it comes to selecting a contemporary Bible translation that's reliable and easy to understand, more people pick the New International Version than any other. It's no surprise, then, that the best-selling translation is also the best-supported. From concordances, to atlases, to topical Bibles, to dictionaries, to software and more, beginning readers and scholars alike can choose from an enormous selection of study aids to help them get the most out of the NIV. And now Zondervan presents 4 outstanding hardcover NIV study tools in 1 practical, commonsense series--at prices too reasonable to resist! Zondervan's Understand the Bible Series is an exceptional value. Low price. In-depth information. And wide accessibility. Drawing on the finest in evangelical scholarship, each book is written in clear language that anyone can understand. No knowledge of Greek and Hebrew is required--just a desire to really know and apply the Bible. The 4-volume Understand the Bible Series includes: - New International Encyclopedia of Bible Words--The rich meanings of 1,500 significant Bible words become clear with the help of this book. It offers a depth suitable for students and pastors, in language that anyone can easily understand. - New International Bible Dictionary--More than 5,400 entries. Over 1,000 illustrations, maps, charts, and tables. Sixteen pages of maps and 16 pages of photos. From the well-known to the obscure, the International Bible Dictionary sheds light on the events, places, people, practices, and terms of the Bible. - New International Bible Concordance--Over 250,000 references representing every verse in the NIV make this an invaluable resource for Bible study. This concordance is where to turn for locating NIV Bible passages and conducting word studies. - New International Bible Commentary--Uniting an outstanding commentary with a thorough introduction to the Bible, this volume offers clear insight into the entire Bible from 43 leading evangelical scholars. The 230-page introduction provides a superb foundation for understanding the Bible.
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Based on the NIV translation Commentary from 43 world-class evangelical scholars 28 additional articles Cross-referencing, bibliographies, and in-text maps Covers the complete Old& New Testaments in one volume In one volume, the Gold Medallion Award-winning New International Bible Commentary unlocks the message and meaning of every book of the Bible. This acclaimed book marshals the insights of forty-three world-class evangelical scholars to help you gain a deeper, life-changing understanding of Scripture. Whether you're preparing a lesson or sermon or simply studying for you personal edification, the New International Bible Commentary provides you with a study resource that combines convenience with depth and relevance. It includes the following features: -28 articles---230 pages in all---shed light on such important issues as text and canon; archaeology; environmental, historical, political, and religious backgrounds; and the New Testament use of the Old Testament. --Commentaries by J.M. Houston, Walter L. Liefeld, and D.J. Wisemen help you grasp the meanings of Bible passages and the significance of key biblical words by exploring related Scriptures. --In-text maps and a maps section at the end of the book give you a feel for the names and places of the Bible. --Commentary topics are boldfaced throughout the text for greater clarity. Designed for use with the New International Version, today's most widely used Bible translation, the New International Bible Commentary is a revision of the highly successful New Layman's commentary, acclaimed as... 'A magnificent achievement.' --Christianity Today 'The outstanding volume of the year.' --Christian Herald ZONDERVAN'S UNDERSTAND THE BIBLE REFERENCE SERIES This six-volume series supplies users of today's most popular modern Bible translation, and New International Version, with scholarly, economical, and uncompromisingly evangelical study tools. It includes the New International Bible Commentary, New International Bible Dictionary, New International Bible Concordance, New International Encyclopedia of Bible Words, New International Encyclopedia of Bible Difficulties, and the New International Encyclopedia of Bible Characters
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This commentary is based on the NIV which is a modern and reasonably scholarly translation.
This commentary is limited by having to fit in one volume, thus there is not as much analysis of the Greek and Hebrew as one might like. The commentary is fairly conservative though not literalist.
It is much superior to Wycliffe, but falls below the New Interpreter's Bible. If you don't have $600 for the New Interpreter's Bible or access to it at your church library, the New International Bible Commentary is not a bad choice.