Item description for Wycliffe Bible Commentary by Charles F. Pfeiffer & Everett F. Harrison...
Overview Along with summaries of major sections of each book, this commentary studies the entire Bible phrase-by-phrase. (More than 290,000 in print)
Publishers Description You love God. You long to know Him more intimately, to see Him face to face. Now is the time to dig deeper into the Scriptures, to see the Bible come alive for you: chapter by chapter, sentence by sentence, word by word. Written by forty-eight leading Bible scholars, this powerful handbook walks you, phrase by phrase, through the entire text of the Old and New Testaments. From the majestic Genesis account of all the Creator brought into being to Christ's words at the end of Revelation ('Yea, I come quickly...'), you'll find insights to help you wrap your heart and mind around God's Word in the pages of The Wycliffe Bible Commentary.
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Studio: Moody Publishers
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.3" Width: 6.3" Height: 2.3" Weight: 3.1 lbs.
Release Date Feb 1, 2000
Publisher MOODY PRESS BOOKS #13
ISBN 0802496954 ISBN13 9780802496959
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More About Charles F. Pfeiffer & Everett F. Harrison
CHARLES F. PFEIFFER (Moody Bible Institute; B.A., Temple University; B.D., Reformed Episcopal Theological Seminary; Th.M., Chicago Lutheran Theological Seminary; Ph.D., Dropsie College) was professor of ancient literatures at Central Michigan University. He also studied at the University of Chicago's Oriental Institute and New York University. He served on the faculties of Gordon Divinity School, King's College, Lancaster School of the Bible, and Moody Bible Institute. Dr. Pfeiffer, as author, co-author, or editor, participated in the production of many works including Hebrews for the Everyman s Bible Commentary Series, The Wycliffe Bible Commentary, and The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia. EVERETT F. HARRISON (B.A., University of Washington; M.A., Princeton University; Th.B., Princeton Seminary; Th.D., Dallas Theological Seminary; Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania), has served as a missionary in China and as a Presbyterian minister in Pennsylvania, though most of his work was in the classroom. He taught both at Dallas Theological Seminary and Fuller Theological Seminary. He is the author of numerous books and commentaries including Colossians (Everyman s Bible Commentary), Interpreting Acts: The Expanding Church, and Romans (Expositor s Bible Commentary)."
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Reviews - What do customers think about Wycliffe Bible Commentary?
didn't get too far... Mar 17, 2007
The commentary states: "If a student expects to find in Genesis a scientific account of how the world came into existence, with all questions concerning primitive life answered in technical language familiar to the professor or student of science, he will be disappointed. Genesis is not an attempt to grapple with or answer such technical questions." (2)
Is there such a thing as "reality" independent of individual experiences of it? If there is, how are we to know anything about it? Every explanation man comes up with on his own, apart from an external truth source, ends up being arbitrary. This is the case with morality, religion, science, (and possibly even mathematics!) Without some sort of external foundation from which to form a framework for interpreting the world, man is left groping blindly in the dark. Revelation is exactly that foundation. To strip revelation from its application to scientific questions is intellectual schizophrenia.
The commentary on Genesis 1:5 says: "The creation of light ended the reign of darkness and brought on the first day. Since it was still some time before the creation of the sun and moon, it is incorrect to speak of actual twenty-four-hour days until after that point in the program of the creator. The reference here is to a day of God, and not to an ordinary day bounded by minutes and hours." (3)
From Answers in Genesis' Exposing Progressive Creation:
"A number and the phrase evening and morning are used for each of the six days of creation.
Outside of Genesis 1, yom (the Hebrew word for day) is used with a number 410 times, each time meaning an ordinary 24-hour day.
Outside of Genesis 1, yom is used with the word evening or morning 23 times. Evening and morning appear in association, but without yom, 38 times. All 61 times the text refers to an ordinary day.
In Genesis 1:5, yom occurs in context with the word night. Outside Genesis 1, night is used with yom 53 times, and each time it means an ordinary day.
There are words in biblical Hebrew (olam or qedem) that are very suitable for communicating long periods of time, or indefinite time, but none of these words are used in Genesis 1."
A common argument: "since the sun wasn't created until the 4th day, days 1-3 couldn't have been ordinary days." I see no indication that anything changed on day 4. On day 1 God divided the light (day) from the darkness (night). On day 4 He passes this duty off to His creation (lights in the firmament of heaven). It seems to me like this was a smooth transition. It seems very plausible to me that God marked off regular days on days 1-3 and then passed this job off to the sun and moon in a smooth transition, placing them in a role that had been prepared for them with a smooth transition. The description for days after day 4 ("there was evening and morning the nth day") is the same used for 1-3, and the same used throughout the rest of the Bible when describing an ordinary day.
I wish I had done my homework before ordering this commentary. I am studying the book of Genesis in depth, but will have to dig a little deeper to find helpful commentary on it.
Do you want to know Jan 10, 2007
I recommend this to anyone that wants a better understanding of the bible.
Disappointed Nov 3, 2006
A friend recommended this bible commentary to me. I have to say I'm disappointed in two things; one, the quality and content of the commentary and second, the quality of the print itself. The print looked like it was printed in some third world county.
Good commentary for those starting to study the Bible Jun 8, 2006
A good, solid commentary for those starting to read the Bible and most church members. It treats the Scripture phrase by phrase illuminating the meaning of the text. It is not technical in nature and does not have the depth of a multi-volume set, but is easy to use and presents clearly an evangelical interpretation of the Scripture. However, serious Bible students will eventually outgrow it.
Maybe OK for Starters Dec 22, 2005
This commentary has some significant limitations for a Neo-Orthodox Protestant such as myself.
The first problem is it is based on the KJV, which while a very poetic translation suffers from obsolete language and scholarship.
The second problem is there is little explaination/analysis of the OT Hebrew compared to other commentaries (such as the New Interpreter's Bible).
Finally, the commentary tends towards a fundamentalist/literalist view.
Still, it is usefull as one needs to look at multiple points of view when studying the Bible or preparing adult Sunday School material. It also might be good for one just starting out in the faith.
I have found the International Bible Commentary, International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, and New Interpreter's Bible more useful.