Item description for Commentary-New Bible Commentary by Gordon J. Wenham, J. Alec Motyer & Donald A. Carson...
Overview Modern critical essays discuss each book of the Old and New Testament
Publishers Description Voted one of Christianity Today's 1995 Books of the Year For 40 years, the New Bible Commentary has set the standard for works of its kind. Now in this completely revised fourth edition (including over 80% new and updated material), the New Bible Commentary is positioned to maintain its standing as the leading one-volume commentary on the whole Bible well into the 21st century. This readable and accessible volume brings together many of the finest scholars of our day to meet the needs of students, teachers and Bible readers. The 21st-century edition of the New Bible Commentary offers 66 solid, concise, evangelical commentaries--one on each book of the Bible. These detailed (passage-by-passage or verse-by-verse) commentaries, based on the NIV text, are accompanied by introductory material on date, authorship, purpose, key themes, outlines and discussions of recent developments in biblical scholarship. In addition seven articles overview biblical history and types of biblical literature, including the Pentateuch, poetry, the Gospels, the Epistles, and the Apocrypha and other apocalyptic writings. Completely updated for a new generation of readers, the newNew Bible Commentary will be a powerful aid for all who want to understand the foundational book of the Christian faith.
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Library Journal - 05/15/1994 page 77
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More About Gordon J. Wenham, J. Alec Motyer & Donald A. Carson
Gordon J. Wenham is lecturer in Old Testament at Trinity College, Bristol, and professor emeritus of Old Testament at the University of Gloucestershire. His other books include Story as Torah: Reading Old Testament Narrative Ethically and Exploring the Old Testament: A Guide to the Pentateuch.
Reviews - What do customers think about Commentary-New Bible Commentary?
Best Single Volume Commentary Jan 3, 2007
This is a great commentary for someone starting out in studying the Bible. (Much better than, say, the Bible Knowledge Commentary or Wycliffe.) The introductory article "Approaching the Bible" is a must read for all Christians, young and old alike. Donald Carson is an erudite scholar who has a tremendous ability to bring material from the seminary classroom to laypeople avoiding both overly technical language and a condescending attitude. He is truly a gifted teacher. I have a pretty decent library of commentaries. My approach to the Bible is conservative, although I do read and benefit from commentaries outside of this discipline. I have given this commentary as a gift a number of times to new believers, and recommend it highly.
Really Useful Apr 1, 2004
I was given this commentary as a gift fairly recently, and it has already proved to be very useful. My nascent theological library includes more detailed commentaries on a few of the more prominent NT books; but that doesn't help me when I come across a verse in Hosea that I find really puzzling. This Bible commentary does. The articles it includes are also nice, factual overviews. In short, this is a really handy reference from some very prominent Evangelical scholars. Highly recommended.
NBC, third edition is better. Feb 19, 2003
I really do like New Bible Commentary (NBC) for years. It has been my favorite one volume commentary thus far. So naturally, I was excited when they decided to update (or revise) the 3rd edition of NBC to 21st century edition. But when I got it, I was little disappointed. Compare to the previous edition, it lacked the devotional and spiritual emphasis. In review: 1. This NBC is more updated due to recent archaelogical findings and newer intepretations. 2. NIV version of the Bible has been used as main text. This can be pro or con depending on individual's preference. 3. Type-setting is actually more bothersome to the eyes than the previous edition. 4. While it is updated in scholastic area, but it has lost the devotional character of the 3rd edition.
I gave away my 21st century edition, because I still use the 3rd edition. Since the 3rd edition is out-of-print, you have to find it in used books. this site.com actually carries sellers who sell used NBC.
Still the best one volume Bible commentary Jan 21, 2003
First published in 1953, the New Bible Commentary has been revised and updated 4 times. It has been and still is, the best one volume Bible commentary available. To cover all 66 books of the bible means that some detail must be sacrificed, but the authors capture the flow of the argument in each book well, and also have time to discuss important and controversial issues.
Many of the articles are written by people with best-selling full-length commentaries on the books they were assigned. So you get G J Wenham on Genesis and Peter O'Brien on Colossians, for example.
If you would like this book at a bargain price, with 17 other helpful books, including the Dictionary of Biblical Imagery, Sinclair Ferguson's New Dictionary of Theology, the New Bible Dictionary and the New Dictionary of Biblical Theology, this site also sells the Essential IVP Reference Collection CD ROM.
THE one-volume commentary, simply brilliant. Jan 15, 2003
Unless you have a commentary on every book of the bible including Obadiah and Esther just for general life you need a commentary that covers the whole bible. They have their disadvantages and advantages because of their size but every Christian should have one. A good bible and the new bible commentary are the basics you need.
This is the best one-volume commentary by far (in the UK, at least, nobody even considers buying another), with an stunning list of evangelical contributors. Purposely concentrates on the flow of a text, which is always sensible, especially when space is so limited, as it inevitably is with just one volume. Most of the New Testament is verse by verse and in the OT bigger chunks are taken at once. The scholarship is very up to date and they rarely dodge difficult questions, although as would be expected they don't have enough space to be thorough. There is, however, so much information in this book that it is worth several times the list price. There are a few articles with titles such as: 'the Pentateuch', 'reading the letters', 'approaching the bible' etc. which are all very good, and all the books have introductions dealing with authorship, date, etc. The editors also recommend single commentaries for each book of varying difficulty which is very useful when you need to have a commentary with more detail than any one-volume can supply.
Please, for the sake of your spiritual growth, buy this book, and now not tomorrow.