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New Bible Commentary: 21st Century Edition Hardcover – 29 Apr 1994

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  • Hardcover: 1455 pages
  • Publisher: IVP; Revised edition edition (29 April 1994)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 085110648X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0851106489
  • Product Dimensions: 16.2 x 5.9 x 25 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 165,564 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From the Inside Flap

New Bible Dictionary
Consulting Editors: I.H. Marshall, A.R.Millard, J.I.Packer and D.J.Wiseman

An essential reference tool, freshly sharpened for contemporary use.

- an A-Z of Bible terms, place names, books, people and doctrines
- written by an international team of over 150 scholars, reflecting advances in research and scholarship
- maps, family trees, line drawings, diagrams and charts clarify and expand the text
- an index gives ease of access to all significant data

‘The New Bible Dictionary and the New Bible Commentary – as basic books for every thinking Christian’s library they are indispensable.’
John Stott

‘Packed with information that will enrich your understanding of the Bible a hundredfold … Skip a meal out and a trip to the theatre and buy this book instead.’
Church of England Newspaper

From the Back Cover

For fifty years the New Bible Commentary has served Bible readers worldwide. This 21st Century Edition builds on the strengths of the previous three:
- a one-volume commentary on the whole Bible by an international team of contributors
- general articles on what the Bible is and how to read it
- an introduction to each Bible book
- commentaries dividing each book into sections for ease of reference

Designed to meet the needs of today, the New Bible Commentary makes use of recent international scholarship: 80% of the articles are entirely new and the rest have been rewritten. New maps, diagrams, charts and tables illuminate the text, and further reading lists are included with each article.

Commendations

‘IVP is to be congratulated on producing this edition of the New Bible Commentary. I warmly commend it to all those wanting to understand the Bible in greater depth.’
George Carey, formerly Archbishop of Canterbury

‘The New Bible Commentary offers a clear and concise explanation of the meaning of every book and every passage in the Bible, and all in one volume. It represents decades of sound biblical scholarship made accessible to the 21st century reader. It is an absolute gold mine. Every serious reader of the Bible should own a copy.’
Rev. Dr Mark Stibbe, Vicar of St Andrews Church, Chorleywood, UK


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58 of 60 people found the following review helpful By Gontroppo on 20 Jun. 2003
Format: Hardcover
First published in 1953, the New Bible Commentary has been revised and updated 4 times. It has been and still is, the best one volume Bible commentary available. To cover all 66 books of the bible means that some detail must be sacrificed, but the authors capture the flow of the argument in each book well, and also have time to discuss important and controversial issues.
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.
Highly recommended.
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.
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60 of 63 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 2 Sept. 2001
Format: Hardcover
The scholars who have contributed to this sterling commentary are clearly people after the heart of the truth in the Bible. The writings are from various times, and have been updated regularly and revised to keep the style relevant to the modern reader. Although the quotations are from the NIV, the commentary does not glue itself to any particular translation. Rather it seeks to determine the most likely from a number of sources - often explaining how some translations do not offer a meaning as passionate as the original text.
I would recommend this book to ANYONE seeking to learn more about their Bible. It is non denominational, it does not seek to conclude on issues, only to clarify what the writers of the bible appear to mean, by demystifying the problems with reading what can be hard to understand through the veil of translation into English.
This is one book that I have next to my bible 95% of the time, and CONSTANTLY turn to it. Interestingly enough, I find I cannot separate my Bible from it, as when I am reading the commentary it makes clear the woven tapestry that the Bible is, it does this by making one think of OTHER portions than the one that may be under discussion. It is self referential and is therefore confident in that which it describes, and it mirrors the Bible very well in this.
Its a GREAT book that leaves no stone unturned, and completely follows the books of both Old and New Testament.
I would (and did) choose this one over ANY other Bible study book.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Mr. P. Bailey on 15 Oct. 2009
Format: Hardcover
This is a useful basic commentary for the whole Bible, which works through each book systematically, examining and explaining the main themes, the meaning of individual passages and the historical backdrop. It summarises the different interpretions of hotly debated passages and outlines debates over issues such as the dating of Daniel. It also adds its own verdict, dependant on the weight of current evidence and theological consistancy. Its theological slant is towards the more traditional end of the scale, but not without very good reason. Anyone who wants a really in debth guide would be better off buying comentaries for individual books of the Bible, but as a starting point and general overview, this is very good.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Mr Steve on 30 Jun. 2014
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this is a great intro commentary - I use it alongside more in depth commentaries as the foundation blocks for my understanding. thoroughly recommended!
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Mrs. L. Fletcher on 28 Oct. 2009
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New Bible Commentry has proved to be a very useful reference for my bible study at church in our current study in Revelation, and I'm sure it will continue to assist me in future studies.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Helena on 16 May 2014
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A good, balanced overview of the whole Bible, respecting the text and message. Scholarship and readablilty - accessible to the thinking layperson as well as to church leaders.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By elizabeth on 6 Mar. 2014
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The Commentary is as described, and in very good condition! There was a problem with its arrival- and the seller was extremely helpful and patient as the problem was not with them but they still assisted as much as they could- thank you!
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