Item description for James: An Exegetical and Theological Exposition of Holy Scripture (New American Commentary #36) by Kurt Richardson...
Overview One in an ongoing series of esteemed and popular Bible commentary volumes based on the New International Version text.
Publishers Description THE NEW AMERICAN COMMENTARY is for the minister or Bible student who wants to understand and expound the Scriptures. Notable features include: * commentary based on THE NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION; * the NIV text printed in the body of the commentary; * sound scholarly methodology that reflects capable research in the original languages; * interpretation that emphasizes the theological unity of each book and of Scripture as a whole; * readable and applicable exposition.
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Studio: Holman Reference
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.32" Width: 6.31" Height: 0.92" Weight: 1.11 lbs.
Release Date Feb 1, 1998
Publisher B&H Publishing Group
Series New American Commentary
Series Number 36
ISBN 0805401369 ISBN13 9780805401363
Reviews - What do customers think about James (NIV New American Commentary)?
Easy to Use. Skips a lot of stuff. Apr 28, 2004
After just finishing a one-year study of James, using 5 different commentaries extensively, I found that Richardson's commentary was very useful expositional commentary. There are some sections which are really good, really enlightening, and relatively thorough (although his goal in this commentary was not to deal thoroughly with every nuance of the text). However, other sections, for no identifiable purpose, he simply fails to comment. I found this extremely frustrating, but I could work through it. His introduction to the book and his exposition of the middle of chapter 1 (enticement by his own desires) was particularly helpful and well written.
Nevertheless, because of the inconsistency of his commentary (spending tons of time on one portion of a verse and literally ignoring another) makes this one of my least favorite of my acceptable James commentaries. In my opinion, you may want to look into Moo's (0802800793), Kistemaker's (0801020808), and/or MacArthur's (0802409008) Commentaries.