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4.5 out of 5 stars
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4.5 out of 5 stars


on 13 November 2017
This is a beautifully written commentary with a wealth of knowledge and information into the ancient world in which the bible was written. The one star is because when I tried to access the maps at the rear of the book, after only a few days of ownership,pages were stuck together (they hadn't been cut properly when at the printers). Also, a couple of pages had come loose at the back of the book where the binding hadn't taken and were falling out.

Very disappointed and not keen to order another one.

However, usual good service from Amazon on the return.
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on 30 December 2011
This book is an excellent commentary and companion to the bible.
It is cut from a very broad cloth, and is more open ended than one might have
expected. It admits some areas of uncertainty and accepts some alternative views.
It is of extreme value in offering interpretation in areas where the meaning is uncertain
or in explaining confusing language.
It is strongly recommended to anyone wishing to study the Bible for whatever reason
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on 11 February 2014
This is an excellent basic commentary covering the Old Testament, New Testaments and all of the Deuterocanonical books included in the complete NRSV. It also has sections on post biblical Jewish literature and early Christian writings such as the Didache. Altogether a very worthwhile purchase, and a considerable help in sermon preparation. One word of warning, weighing in at over 5lb 5oz, it is rather heavy to carry around!
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on 19 September 2017
Came punctually. Quality as promised. Super
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on 7 June 2013
This was brought for the bible study group. It is very informative and well written and gives all the historical context behind the biblical passages. My only criticism would be that the print is quite small, but otherwise it is a good reference book which would be suitable for a wide readership,.
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on 19 July 2017
Wonderful
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on 10 May 2017
A very useful book for use during degree study. please do not ask for more words I have said all I want to say.
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on 16 November 2016
Does the job.
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on 1 August 2017
Excellent content but printing very small
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VINE VOICEon 3 July 2008
Having completed a lay preachers course in the Christian Church I have been looking for a one volume commentary. Have now found it!
The Oxford Bible Commentary is a concise (but rather heavy), written by well informed experts commentary. It gives a great verse-by-verse discuss of the whole Bible.

A great starting point fot study and sermon preparation.
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