Item description for New Interpreters Bible (12 Volume Set) by Leander E. Keck, Thomas G. Long & David L. Petersen...
Overview Hailed as an important milestone in contemporary critical scholarship---and continuing the tradition established by its predecessor---The New Interpreter's Bible is fast becoming a standard reference on the desks of pastors everywhere. The helpful format offers parallel-column comparison of the NIV and NRSV, detailed commentary, and "reflections" that provide faith-and-life applications.
Publishers Description The New Interpreter's(R) Bible brings the best in contemporary biblical scholarship into the service of the church to enhance preaching, teaching, and study of the Scriptures. Nearly 100 writers have contributed an entirely new collection of writings to meet the needs of preachers, teachers, scholars, and students of the Bible.
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Studio: Abingdon Pr
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 13" Width: 11" Height: 18" Weight: 54.05 lbs.
Release Date Sep 1, 2002
Publisher Abingdon Church Supplies
ISBN 0687063477 ISBN13 9780687063475
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More About Leander E. Keck, Thomas G. Long & David L. Petersen
Leander E. Keck is Winkley Professor Emeritus of Biblical Theology at Yale Divinity School.
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Reviews - What do customers think about New Interpreters Bible (12 Volume Set)?
New Interpreters Bible 12 Volume Commentaries May 15, 2007
Excellent product Excellent service Arrived in Australia very quickly, in great condition, and at an extraordinary low postage rate. Thank you
excellent authoritative reference Apr 11, 2007
I first used this set at Duke U. in 1961. Over the years since then, the results of new research and new thought have been added. It remains one of the better Biblical study tools. And it is quite readable.
The price I paid was substantially below the publisher's price.
Expensive but invaluable Bible commentary Feb 28, 2007
The NIB commentary (in twelve volumes or CD-ROM) is basically an extremely comprehensive historical-critical commentary on the entire Bible, including all the books of the OT including the apocryphal books, and also the entire New Testament. The commentary brings together dozens of biblical scholars from different Christian confessions, ranging from Evangelical and Pentecostal Christians to Anglican, Catholic and Orthodox scholars. The series also includes a number of essays on various academic and technical points, ranging from hermenutical theories of Biblical interpretation to feminist questions about biblical interpretation and so on.
While at times the overly-liberal agenda of some of the commentators can get a bit tiresome, overall the quality of the commentary is outstanding from both a theological and scholarly perspective, and incorporates the most up to date knowledge of the historical and cultural context of the scripture as well as useful reflections on how it can be applied to modern-day life.
The main drawback of this series is its heavy expense, which would put it out of reach of many individual buyers, though in my experience this set is quite easily found in most good university theology libraries, catechist resource centres, and in many parish libraries. Along with the Jerome Bible commentary and a good study Bible, this set in my view is essential reading for any priest, seminarian, theologian or theology student, and also any lay Christian interested in deeping their own faith or in a role where scriptural study or interpretation is required, including Ministry leaders, Bible Study Group leaders, RCIA team leaders and members, or catechists in any Christian denomination. If you have a difficult or obscure point in scripture and are uncertain, these volumes certainly help to get the context and message right, along with useful hints and reflections which would be useful in making a homily or sermon.
Could have better layout Nov 10, 2006
The amount and quality of information is incredible. But it's pretty hard to read any significant amount of the actual biblical text because they break it up every few verses for commentary and reflection.
Excellent, But Expensive, Resource.... Dec 22, 2005
.... and it takes up a whole shelf in my library....
I would like to give this 4 1/2 stars, but five is too many.
This is the best Bible commentary I have used. It is not constrained by length as so many are. The dual NIV/NRSV is plus, and of course I read my NJB along with it.
I absolutely love the depth of analysis, particularly of the OT Hebrew (I have yet to use this much in the NT, having just started with the set a few months ago). Allowing the author a "personal reflections" section is a nice plus. Even when I don't agree with the reflection, it stirs good internal debate, and is a source of discussion questions for adult Sunday School.
The inclusion of the Dueterocanonicals is also welcome as these are unfortunately missing from most Protestant commentaries.
The one negative is that some of the commentary is a little liberal (in some cases, even feminist - e.g., Phyllis Trible) for me, but it does nicely balance out the more conservative International Bible Encyclopedia and the International Bible Commentary. Overall though, as the next reviewer points out, the scholars involved in NIB are from a range of theological camps.
This work is also available on CD for a little less, but in the end I decided I like hard copy better.
This was a LOT of work and all those involved in producing it are to be praised for their efforts!