Item description for Jeremiah Vol.1 (Mentor Commentary) by John L. MacKay...
Overview The themes of the second book in this series are Missionary tales and remarkable conversions. Other themes covered in the series are Living for God and the value of scripture Missionary Tales and Remarkable Conversions; Honouring God and Dramatic Deliverances; Faithful Witnesses and Childhood Faith.Joel Beeke and Diana Kleyn have taken a selection of real life incidents and fictional narratives and developed them into a series of devotional books for children aged 712.Scriptural references throughout the book use the King James Version of the Bible and the questions are also based on this version.The stories themselves include a good mixture of historical adventure childhood experiences remarkable instances of conversion and dramatic edge of your seat rescues from danger.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.64" Width: 5.7" Height: 1.53" Weight: 1.89 lbs.
Release Date Jul 1, 2004
Publisher Christian Focus Publications
Series Mentor Commentary
ISBN 1857929373 ISBN13 9781857929379
Availability 0 units.
More About John L. MacKay
John L. Mackay was the Principal of the Free Church College, Edinburgh where he taught Old Testament from 1983 until his retirement in 2013. He is a highly-respected Old Testament scholar and has authored several well-received commentaries on a range of Biblical books.
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A Comprehensive Reference Dec 18, 2008
John Mackay's two volume commentary on Jeremiah is a godsend for anyone doing serious study of the prophet's writing. The bulk of the two volumes proceeds verse-by-verse, phrase-by-phrase, with detailed textual notes and interpretation. The author's own interpretive stance is clear (and might be categorized as traditional Christian), but Mackay is usually able to hold his position while clearly stating and fairly assessing the merits of alternatives interpretations where those alternatives are viable.
Volume 1 also contains valuable introductory material, including summaries of Mackay's interpretive approach, the reconstructed history of the test, Jeremiah's historical situation, and the prophet's life. Again, Mackay is able to clearly state and defend his own assertions (for example his estimation of the year of birth for Jeremiah) while allowing and assessing alternatives.
This is a nicely produced comprehensive work on Jeremiah. As such, it may overwhelm some for whom a more general treatment may be sufficient. For a good read and thematic treatment from a less traditional perspective, see Brueggemann's commentaries. For fine detail and encyclopedic introductory material, stick with Mackay.