Item description for NIV Compact Bible Commentary (NIV Compact) by John H. Sailhamer...
Overview This compact commentary looks at the Bible as a whole--then shows how all its books fit into the grand picture.
Publishers Description This readable guide to the Bible is full of facts and pictures about the arts, culture, geography, geology, theologies, philosophies, and lifestyles of biblical times. It contains concise definitions of persons, places, objects and events, and invaluable summaries of the books of the Bible. Included is information about archaeological finds in the Holy Land and maps of the ancient world.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7.14" Width: 4.68" Height: 1.27" Weight: 1.1 lbs.
Release Date Mar 2, 1999
Publisher Zondervan Publishing
Series NIV Compact
ISBN 0310228689 ISBN13 9780310228684 UPC 025986228682
Availability 0 units.
More About John H. Sailhamer
John H. Sailhamer is professor of Old Testament at Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary in Brea, California and was formerly senior professor of Old Testament and Hebrew at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary.. His other works include An Introduction to Old Testament Theology and The NIIV Compact Bible Commentary.
Reviews - What do customers think about NIV Compact Bible Commentary?
Handy Helper Aug 7, 2006
This is a very handy commentary using the NIV. Good and clear introductions, succint comments and a well produced book - white paper and beautiful print. I have found it especially helpful for the Old Testament, to have it with me in study and discussion groups. It gives a sense of the flow of the Bible story and has many useful charts, maps and diagrams - really like these as someone who is taught better by diagrams. If you are starting out or like me an older believer, this is a worthwhile investment, and good value.
Great Reader/Reference Aug 2, 2005
Sailhamer provides concise, sound commentary on the Scriptures from Genesis to Revelation. My husband and I have read this book for enjoyment as well as used it as a reference for specific passages. We strongly recommend this book to any new Christian reading through the Scriptures for the first time as well as the well-read Bible student.
A great tool for the new Bible reader Feb 22, 2002
As a new Bible reader and studier, I have found this book to be very worthwhile for getting an overview of Biblical material. It is easy to get lost while reading a book of the Bible (for us newbies, anyway!), and Sailhamer's book shows the reader the Big Picture so that it is easy to keep on track. There are more in-depth commentaries, but if you are new at this, I recommend this book. I gave it four stars because I think it could be a BIT more detailed.
Helpful but brief... Sep 22, 2001
A solid introduction to the Bible, this book has some good commentary notes that are informative and insightful. I gave the book only 3 stars simply because it's a little too shy on the commentary, in my opinion. I would've liked more info, but I should've seen it coming since "compact" is in the title.
Big Punch in Small Book Jul 14, 2001
I was assigned this book in Seminary and instantly fell in love with it. It gives a good through indepth overview of each of the books of the Bible that will not only help the scholor but the novice and searcher as well. I had the oppertunity to take a class from Dr. Sailheimer and now know why the book is as good as it is. You will be blessed by meeting the man as well as reading his book.