Item description for Commentary-Mark (NIV Application Commentary) by David E. Garland...
Overview This unique commentary takes readers back to the first century to explore theoriginal meaning of Mark--but it also brings readers back to today, and showsthem how the message can be applied to their lives.
Publishers Description Most Bible commentaries take us on a one-way trip from the twentieth century to the first century. But they leave us there, assuming that we can somehow make the return journey on our own. In other words, they focus on the original meaning of the passage but don't discuss its contemporary application. The information they offer is valuable -- but the job is only half done! The NIV Application Commentary Series helps us with both halves of the interpretive task. This new and unique series shows readers how to bring an ancient message into a modern context. It explains not only what the Bible means but also how it can speak powerfully today.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.44" Width: 6.34" Height: 1.5" Weight: 2.1 lbs.
Release Date Oct 1, 1996
Publisher Zondervan Publishing
Series NIV Application Commentary
ISBN 0310493501 ISBN13 9780310493501 UPC 025986493509
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More About David E. Garland
David E. Garland is professor of religion at Baylor University in Waco, Texas. Edited by Charles H. Talbert, Distinguished Professor of Religion at Baylor University in Waco, Texas, the Reading the New Testament commentary series presents cutting edge biblical research in accessible language that is both coherent and comprehensive.
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Reviews - What do customers think about Commentary-Mark (NIV Application Commentary)?
A thorough commentary - Well worth sticking at. Nov 20, 2003
I am very glad I read this book. While I found it hard to get into, once I was past the first few sections I couldn't put it down. His strongest section is where he explores the trial and crucifixion of Jesus. David Garland challenges any romanticised pre-conceptions that the reader may have about the crucifixion and explores without apology the uncomfortable things about this gospel: the total failure of the disciples, that Jesus' last recorded words are "My God my God why have you forsaken me?" and the lack of appearance of the risen Christ (he stops at 16:8). I gained insight on a new angle on the death of Christ. I recommend this book to anyone interested in Mark or Jesus mission.