Item description for 1, 2 Samuel: An Exegetical and Theological Exposition of Holy Scripture (New American Commentary #7) by Robert D. Bergen...
Overview The New American Commentary is for those who have been seeking a commentary that honors the Scriptures, represents the finest in contemporary evangelical scholarship, and lends itself to the practical work of preaching and teaching. This series serves as a minister's friend and a student guide.
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: 6.29" Height: 1.47" Weight: 1.85 lbs.
Release Date Dec 13, 1996
Publisher B&H Publishing Group
Series New American Commentary
Series Number 7
ISBN 0805401075 ISBN13 9780805401073
Reviews - What do customers think about The New American Commentary Volume 7 - 1, 2 Samuel?
Conservative, Thoughtful and Pastoral May 24, 2008
If you have any commentary on 1, 2 Samuel this should be it. This is simply the best commentary on 1,2 Samuel that I've ever read and taught from. I recommend it for the library of any pastor, college/seminary student, or bible teacher. It is not overly academic, but certainly wrestles with the academic/theological questions of the text. It is easily transfered into preaching/teaching and is rather easily accessible to read. While Bergen writes from a conservative Evangelical perspective, he still cites numerous contradicting (liberal?) commentators and theologians and discusses the various reasons for respectfully rejecting or nuancing their views.
Great resource for preachers Apr 11, 2007
I am presently preaching through the book of 1st Samuel. This is a great reference tool, well written with insightful and devotion observations that will assit you by complementing the work you put into studying the text first. This book gives a good balance between scholarly observations and devotional insight. A good resource to have on 1st Samuel
Standard Conservative, Mid-Level Commentary . . . what one would expect from NAC Feb 15, 2007
I purchased this text because it was required for a class. NAC is a mid-level commentary series, but I am typically interested in more scholarly works. I would say this commentary is well-suited for a non-specialist seeking a relatively informed commentary from a conservative position. Anyone looking for significant dialogue and interaction with scholarship at large (especially critical traditions) should look elsewhere. I would say that in light of commentaries as a whole, Bergen's is helpful in that he tends to be more sensitive to the literary structure of the book than most commentators (conservative, moderate and liberal).
The most exciting commentary for 1,2 Samuel May 11, 2006
This commentary is a beautiful and interesting verse by verse exposition of 1 and 2 Samuel. Bergen's insights into the text are greater by far than anyone else I have read. Furthermore, he links the text to other parts of the canon of scripture that express similar or contrasting ideas. As an example, I like how he pointed out in 1 Samuel chapter one that Hannah took her barrenness to the Lord in prayer in contrast to Abram and Sarai's machinations and manmade attempts to solve the problem of her barrenness (Genesis 16).
I have been preparing sermons for over ten years, and if I had only one book on these books, this would be the one.
A Most Excellent Commentary Apr 19, 2006
This is simiply a great commentary that combines depth and scholarship. I would highly recommend it anyone who is preaching or leading a bible study through the books of Samuel. Each time I have picked it up I have found great insights that are unique and original. His character sketches of Samuel, Saul, Jonathan and David are amazing.