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Eerdmans Commentary on the Bible

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No one familiar with the Bible needs to be told that it is a truly remarkable work. But it takes help to understand this ancient collection of diverse forms of literature written by different people across many centuries. The Eerdmans Commentary on the Bible (ECB) is the finest, most up-to-date single-volume Bible handbook now available.

Written by world-class Bible scholars, the ECB encapsulates in nontechnical language the best of modern scholarship on the sixty-six biblical books plus the Apocrypha. The only one-volume Bible commentary to cover all the texts (even including 1 Enoch) regarded by one or more Christian churches as canonical, the ECB provides reader-friendly treatments and succinct summaries of each section of the text that will be valuable to scholars, students and general readers alike.

The primary objective of this work is to clarify the meaning of each section of the Bible. Rather than attempting a verse-by-verse analysis (virtually impossible in a one-volume work), the ECB focuses on principal units of meaning – narrative, parable, prophetic oracle, section of argument, and so on – highlighting their interconnectedness with the rest of the biblical text. The volume also addresses and answers major issues – including the range of possible interpretations – and refers readers to the best fuller discussions. Beyond providing reliable, informative commentary, this hefty volume also includes thirteen introductory and context-setting articles that do justice to the biblical documents both as historical sources and as scriptures.

The sixty-seven contributors to the ECB come from a wide variety of backgrounds and are acknowledged leaders in the field of biblical studies. Their contributions stand out either for their fresh interpretations of the evidence, or for their way of asking new questions of the text, or for their new angles of approach. While the translation of choice is the New Revised Standard Version, many of the contributors offer their own vivid translations of the original Hebrew or Greek.

Cutting-edge, comprehensive, and ecumenical, the ECB is both a fitting climax to the rich body of interconfessional work undertaken in the latter part of the twentieth century and a worthy launching pad for biblical study in the twenty-first.

Special features of the ECB:

  • The only one-volume commentary to cover all the texts (including the Apocrypha and 1 Enoch) regarded as canonical
  • Thirteen major essays that introduce each section of Scripture and its study
  • Encapsulates in nontechnical language the best of modern scholarship
  • Includes superb bibliographies and an extensive subject index
  • Written by sixty-seven first-rate Bible scholars
  • Designed for use by scholars, students, pastors, and general readers

This product contains a second module (Eerdmans Commentary PS) that contains commentary on 1 Enoch as well as articles on the Introduction to the Pseudepigrapha and The Hebrew Bible in the Dead Sea Scrolls.

Eerdmans Commentary on the Bible
Editors: James D. G. Dunn, John Rogerson
Publisher: Eerdmans Publishing (2003)

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January 4, 2017  | 12:40 PM   |    Fantastic (5)
This is my favourite one volume commentary on the Bible. While no one volume commentary is ever going to give you all you need this one provides a very good level of insight on the complete Bible (I say complete because the entire canon of the Bible is covered no matter what branch of the church you belong to). One criticism I have had of many one volume commentaries is a focus on very technical issues and very little insight or reflection (everyone is different and I do prefer to have both types of comments but find the later generally more useful in smaller works). This makes a wonderful companion for study of the Bible adding it to the Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible (which we are fortunate enough to have in the Accordance Starter package, meaning most all Accordance users will have this). You have a strong package based on the best of modern scholarship. This is a great way to expand your Library and not breaking the bank.