A well-established one-volume commentary on the whole Bible from a team of international contributors.
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 Christians library they are indispensable.
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
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.
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
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.
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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.