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Overview Biblical scholars discuss each book of the Old and New Testaments and general topics concerning the theology, language, and archaeological and historical background of the Scriptures
Publishers Description 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 and 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
Awards and Recognitions New International Bible Commentary (NIV) by F. F. Bruce has received the following awards and recognitions -
Gold Medallion Book Awards - 1987 Winner - Commentaries category
Citations And Professional Reviews New International Bible Commentary (NIV) by F. F. Bruce has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.49" Width: 6.36" Height: 2.15" Weight: 3.2 lbs.
Release Date Jan 1, 1987
Publisher Zondervan Publishing
Edition Revised, Supers
Series Zondervans Understand The Bible
ISBN 0310220203 ISBN13 9780310220206 UPC 025986220204
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More About F. F. Bruce
Frederick Fyvie Bruce (F.F. Bruce) (12 October 1910 – 11 September 1990) was a Biblical scholar and one of the founders of the modern evangelical understanding of the Bible. His first book, New Testament Documents: Are They Reliable? (1943), was voted by the American evangelical periodical Christianity Today in 2006 as one of the top 50 books "which had shaped evangelicals".
Bruce was born in Elgin, Moray, in Scotland and educated at the University of Aberdeen, Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge and the University of Vienna. After teaching Greek for several years, first at the University of Edinburgh and then at the University of Leeds, he became head of the Department of Biblical History and Literature at the University of Sheffield in 1947. Aberdeen University bestowed an honorary Doctor of Divinity degree on him in 1957. In 1959 he moved to the University of Manchester where he became Rylands Professor of Biblical Criticism and Exegesis. In his career he wrote over 40 books and served as editor of The Evangelical Quarterly and the Palestine Exploration Quarterly. He retired from teaching in 1978.
Bruce was a distinguished scholar on the life and ministry of Paul the Apostle and wrote several studies, the best known of which is Paul: Apostle of the Free Spirit (published in the United States as Paul: Apostle of the Heart Set Free). He also wrote commentaries on several biblical books including Romans, Acts of the Apostles, 1 & 2 Corinthians, Galatians, the Gospel and Epistles of John, and the Epistle to the Hebrews.
Bruce was in Christian fellowship at various places during his life, though his primary commitment was to the Open Brethren among whom he grew up. He enjoyed the fellowship and acceptance of this group, though he was very much a maverick in relation to his own personal beliefs. He never accepted the dispensationalism and pretribulationism usually associated with the Brethren, and he was also an advocate of the public ministry of women – something that Plymouth Brethren would still disapprove of today.
Most of Bruce's works were scholarly, but he also wrote several popular works on the Bible. He viewed the New Testament writings as historically reliable and the truth claims of Christianity as hinging on their being so. To Bruce this did not mean that the Bible was always precise, or that this lack of precision could not lead to considerable confusion. He believed, however, that the passages that were still open to debate were ones that had no substantial bearing on Christian theology and thinking.
Bruce was honored with two scholarly works by his colleagues and former students, one to mark his sixtieth and the other to mark his seventieth birthday. He was elected a Fellow of the British Academy, and served as President of the Society for Old Testament Study, and also as President of the Society for New Testament Study. He is one of a handful of scholars thus recognized by his peers in both fields.
Frederick Fyvie Bruce was born in 1910 and died in 1990.
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Reviews - What do customers think about New International Bible Commentary (NIV)?
Missing a mark or two Jan 12, 2007
I own a number of Bible reference materials, including other commentaries, and had thought this would be a nice addition for further study. But after a fair amount of reading, I have come to discover that this commentary at times signficantly disagrees with a number of other notable works. That itself is not necessarily a bad thing; however, I got the distinct impression that a few of this books' authors [the commentary on each individual Bible book is authored by one of several writers, making this entire book actually a "collection" of individual commentaries vs. a more solid collaboration] had some rather strong views trending towards the idea that a truly "saved" Christian = a "sinless, or nearly-sinless," Christian. The authors who did so appeared to be picking and choosing only certain facts to support their interpretations - and at times even using unsubstantiated conjecture (e.g., slipping in a statement saying Paul was "a sensitive teenager") as the basis for their views. (The commentary on Romans - from which the above quote was taken - is possibly one of the most illustrative of this problem.)
Scripture does indeed command us to "walk according to the Spirit," vs. indulging our sinful natures, and also informs us that we are wonderfully empowered to do so, by the help of the (one and same :) Holy Spirit. However, Christ also taught us to pray - routinely: "Forgive us our trespasses. . ." Both experiences are part of reality in the Christian life. Those who imply we can attain perfection in this world - or even toy with it, by the idea that "well, you might kind of slip up occasionally, but never too badly" - sound hauntingly similar to the self-satisfied hypocrites Christ often rebuked in His ministry on earth.
Nice one book commentary May 2, 2006
This is a nice commentary that won't break the bank. I have found others that go into more detial, but they are multi-book commentaries and as such have an increased cost. Yet for a one book commentary, you will find this very handy and easy to use with some nice insight on the scriptures.
Decent One Volume Commentary Dec 22, 2005
I own the 1986 Edition which should be simliar.
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.
An easy to read and still exhausting companion Oct 7, 2000
Since I wanted to have an intensive study companion which is like a summary of all the best bible commentaries, this was the book of my choice. It is a wonderful book and a great introduction to the contemporary thoughts of scholars about the bible.