Item description for James and Jude (New Cambridge Bible Commentary) by II Brosend, William F. II Brosend & Ben III Witherington...
Overview The epistles of James and Jude are famously underinterpreted, and Brosend is first to focus exclusively on both letters written by the "brothers of the Lord." Emphasis is put on social backgrounds; and special attention is given to the teachings of Jesus on poverty and wealth. 224 pages, softcover.
Publishers Description This is the first commentary to focus exclusively on the two letters written by the 'brothers of the Lord', James and Jude. Each letter is discussed on its own merits, and interpreted as having been written early in the life of the Church - it is posited that the letter of James may be one of the oldest Christian writings as well as an early witness to the teachings of Jesus. Particular attention is devoted to understanding the social worlds of James and Jude and to interpreting the significance of their message for our day. Of special interest is the focus on the 'ideological texture' of James, in particular on James' working out of the ethical implications of the teachings of Jesus on poverty and wealth.
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Studio: Cambridge University Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9" Width: 5.96" Height: 0.59" Weight: 0.69 lbs.
Release Date Jul 4, 2014
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Series New Cambridge Bible Commentary
ISBN 0521892015 ISBN13 9780521892018
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Reviews - What do customers think about James and Jude (New Cambridge Bible Commentary)?
BUYER BEWARE Jul 30, 2006
I have been very satisfied with Cambridge literature on the Bible, especially the Cambridge Companion books. I think the New Cambridge Bible Commentary series is very promising. Ben Witherington's "Revelation" and Craig Keener's "1-2 Corinthians" are deep but accessible commentaries in this series. I am not a scholar, but a college educated, avid reader. When I purchase a commentary that purports to be accessible to educated general readers, I expect to be able to understand it. William Brosend's book is saturated with technical terms, and steeped in detailed discussion on points of language and translation. This book will be of more interest to scholars than laymen. This is a very very disappointing book! Dr. Witherington, the series editor, should not have let this volume go to press in this deplorable condition. This is just further evidence that some scholars (William Brosend,II and others) want to keep discussion about the Bible on an esoteric level. Prof. Brosend thinks James was anti-elitist, and yet he has written a very elitist, esoteric commentary on James' book!