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According to Joel R. Much more than a dictionary, this work provides encyclopedic and theological treatment on all the words in the Bible. For each section of the Bible, the Focus on the Bible Commentaries summarize the passage of Scripture, including the intentions of the authors, the historical and cultural environment, and the questions and issues raised by a particular passage. But most importantly, the Focus on the Bible Commentaries brings you into the heart of the Bible, by explaining Scripture in an accessible way that makes sense for daily Christian living.
The name is taken from Deuteronomy where the expression really means having a copy of the law. Deuteronomy is therefore not a second, different law, but a renewal of the covenant made on Mount Sinai. This exposition is rooted first in a thorough analysis of the Hebrew text, employing helpful insights from archaeology and linguistics, and second in the major theological and literary themes discovered in each section. Finally the author brings the fragments together in an expository treatment which addresses the important topics of application.
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The Church has a problem with the book of Judges. It is so earthy, puzzling, primitive and violent—so much so that the Church can barely stomach it. Davis brings cultural and historical color to the task of interpretation and adds a pastor's heart for personal application.
Davis brings cultural and historical color to the task of interpreting one of the most studied parts of the Bible.
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The lessons in 2 Samuel from the life of Israel, and David in particular, have obvious modern parallels. While we so often struggle with the events and issues of the book of 1 Kings, Ralph Davis helps us to see how it we can apply to the contemporary settings of the twenty-first century. As usual, Ralph Davis uses pastoral application and laces it with his own sense of humor. He is noted for tackling scholarship head on. This book is a continuation of the narrative begun in 1 Samuel, and continued through 2 Samuel and 1 Kings.
Ralph finishes it off with a captivating and rewarding journey through 2 Kings. Written between B. Despite struggling with other problems, we see that the Jewish people learned from their experience. They never made a mistake of this enormity again. An opportunity spoilt by Judah, climaxing with the subjugation of the kingdom by the Babylonians. It was written in the eight century B. Its lessons for the contemporary church are particularly apt. Too often modern commentaries become a discussion between commentators rather than an exploration of what the text has to say to contemporary readers.
Amos had no claim to fame. He was not even a son of a prophet. Neither had he had any formal training to be a prophet.
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Yet God called him out from a career of being a herdsman. Amos was called to speak at the time of national disunity, military superiority, economic prosperity, and religious activity. Amos brings home the idea of a famine. However it is not food the people lack like we might expect, but there is a famine of the Word of God. Through this study you will be reminded of the importance of the Word of God in your lives. In Ephesus, Paul was visited by various groups from Corinth bringing disturbing reports of recent developments, but also a list of questions.
A little sleuthing helps us recover an idea of the problems in Corinth as well as the questions to which they wanted answers.
A less imaginative person may have simply addressed the problems and replied to the questions, but not Paul. Paul discerned in the problems and the questions five underlying issues:. This letter is both timely and timeless. It was, doubtless, piercingly relevant for the Corinthians as they sat transfixed listening as it was read to them. But the letter continues to challenge readers today as they apply its principles to life in an increasingly unstable and hostile world—as Corinth was.
In describing the type of church leader that is pleasing to God, Paul reveals more about himself than in any other of his writings. It is as if we can see into his soul as he lovingly points out the faulty attitudes of the church at Corinth. In addition to guidance on leadership and on other subjects, he also wrote about Christian giving. Paul was eager for the church to participate in the relief fund he was putting together for poor believers in Jerusalem. The glorious doctrine of justification by faith far exceeds even the great charters of freedom and liberty which we have seen throughout history.
This doctrine is expounded by the apostle Paul in Galatians, and in it we see the key themes of his theology expounded.
Joseph Pipa, an able Biblical expositor committed to the inerrancy of Scripture, brings us this important letter with practical lessons for the church. The church at Philippi evidently had a lot going for it. Paul was full of joy because of what was happening there; they were energetic in evangelism and demonstrated the power of the gospel through their lives. However, like all churches and indeed all Christians, it was not perfect—needing among other things to be challenged, warned, and prayed for. For Christians today, there is a lot to be learned from the people in Philippi, particularly with regard to the enjoyment they had in living and proclaiming their faith.
The challenges set them by Paul and the encouragement he gave them are both areas where Christians today can and should learn from. Come and hear a wonderful story of evangelism, church planting, and Christian growth. As they read they were about to better understand the reality of life in Christ and reading it years later, we can too. You will see the power of fellowship at work as a formerly useless slave and his master are brought together to work together as brothers in the Lord.
An exposition of these epistles could not be timelier, as often people who come to Christ today have little or no church background—they can be easily influenced by false teaching. John showed in his letters that the most secure way to avoid being deceived was the importance of having a present experience of knowing the Father and the Son. Michael Eaton brings out this balanced approach to help give us healthy and fruitful church members.
In this acclaimed commentary on Romans, John Murray provides rich biblical insight, meticulously-researched background information, and highly accessible writing on one of the most challenging New Testament books.
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The Epistle to the Romans was a ground-breaking work when first written, and remains highly valued for its scholarship, offering expert notes on difficult passages. This timeless two-volume set is a fantastic addition to the library of any biblical scholar, pastor, Bible teacher, and lay person. Edward J. Young allows the prophet to speak for himself and to expound his message for the present age. Written primarily for the minister, Sunday school teacher and general layperson, the theologically conservative commentary provides very few Hebrew words in the main body of the text.
However, in order to serve those pastors, teachers and students who do know the Hebrew language, Young has provided technical material in the footnotes or in special notes. Young firmly believes Isaiah to be a unified, single-author book, although he respectfully interacts with opposing views. As an Old Testament scholar he concentrates primarily on the meaning of the text rather than on specific textual problems. This commentary series is established on the presupposition that the theological character of the New Testament documents calls for exegesis that is sensitive to theological themes as well as to the details of the historical, linguistic, and textual context.
Such thorough exegetical work lies at the heart of these volumes, which contain detailed verse-by-verse commentary preceded by general comments on each section and subsection of the text. An important aim of the NIGTC authors is to interact with the wealth of significant New Testament research published in recent articles and monographs.
In this connection the authors make their own scholarly contributions to the ongoing study of the biblical text. While engaging the major questions of text and interpretation at a scholarly level, the authors keep in mind the needs of the beginning student of Greek as well as the pastor or layperson who may have studied the language at some time but does not now use it on a regular basis.
In this acclaimed commentary—the first in the English language on the Greek text of Luke since those of J. Creed in and H. Howard Marshall calls special attention to the theological message of Luke the Evangelist. Some of the church fathers that taught the book allegorically are Jerome — , Augustine , Gregory of Nyssa , Cyril of Alexandria — , Gregory of Elvira , Aponius, Cyril of Jerusalem — , Nilus of Ancyra d.
The allegorical view does not see any of the song as historical fact concerning King Solomon.