Item description for 1,2,3 John, Revelation: The Preacher's Commentary (Preachers Commentary #34) by Earl Palmer...
Overview This outstanding commentary series just got getter; now complete with sermons and teaching outlines after each section and a special CD sampler with both lock and unlocked titles General editor Lloyd J. Ogilvie brings together a team of skilled and exceptional communicators, blending sound scholarship with life-related instructions and useful outline for teaching and preaching.
General editor Lloyd J. Ogilvie brings together a team of skilled and exceptional communicators to blend sound scholarship with life-related illustrations.
The design for the Preacher's Commentary gives the reader an overall outline of each book of the Bible. Following the introduction, which reveals the author's approach and salient background on the book, each chapter of the commentary provides the Scripture to be exposited. The New King James Bible has been chosen for the Preacher's Commentary because it combines with integrity the beauty of language, underlying Hebrew and Greek textual basis, and thought-flow of the 1611 King James Version, while replacing obsolete verb forms and other archaisms with their everyday contemporary counterparts for greater readability. Reverence for God is preserved in the capitalization of all pronouns referring to the Father, Son, or Holy Spirit. Readers who are more comfortable with another translation can readily find the parallel passage by means of the chapter and verse reference at the end of each passage being exposited. The paragraphs of exposition combine fresh insights to the Scripture, application, rich illustrative material, and innovative ways of utilizing the vibrant truth for his or her own life and for the challenge of communicating it with vigor and vitality.
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Studio: Thomas Nelson
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.94" Width: 6.34" Height: 0.68" Weight: 0.89 lbs.
Release Date Jul 24, 2003
Publisher Thomas Nelson
Series Preachers Commentary
Series Number 34
ISBN 0785248102 ISBN13 9780785248101
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Insightful Jun 20, 2007
Palmer comes at the text with decades of experience as one of America's leading preachers, pastoring at the end of his career the largest Presbyterian Church (USA) congregation. He writes for those who preach.
The theme to which he calls our attention is John's emphasis on the centrality of Christ. Palmer notes in both the work on 1John and on Revelation that the cults of the last century went most wrong where they pulled some peripheral element of their faith into the center, where only Jesus belonged.
The only weakness of the text comes from the work on Revelation. Here Palmer reminds us repeatedly that the images of suffering in the text are always bounded. The suffering is never total, because Christ brackets the suffering. However, the curious reader of Revelation wants to know something of why John uses the images that he does. It's hard to walk away from the text knowing that only in some metaphorical way that suffering is limited, when what I wanted to know was: why horses? why scrolls? why trumpets? why animals? If nothing else, a more thorough analysis of the Old Testament sources of the imagery and context of the Roman Empire would have elucidated the text.
Nonetheless, Palmer's work is accessible, practical, and orthodox. Any of his works are trustworthy, as is this one.