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The Oxford Bible Commentary

The Oxford Bible Commentary Author John Muddiman
ISBN-10 9780199277186
Release 2007-01-25
Pages 1386
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CD-ROM contains: Introductions and verse-by-verse commentaries to Genesis and Mark's Gospel -- Logos Library System.

The Oxford Bible Commentary

The Oxford Bible Commentary Author John Barton
ISBN-10 9780198755005
Release 2001-09-06
Pages 1416
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An essential reference work, this definitive book provides students, ministers, and general readers with an authoritative non-denominational commentary on the whole Bible - all the books considered scriptural by Christians and Jews - and a number of non-biblical writings. Written by a team of over seventy leading international scholars from various religious backgrounds, this up-to-date single-volume commentary is equally valuable to Christians, Jews, and members of other religions.

The Oxford Bible Commentary

The Oxford Bible Commentary Author John Barton
ISBN-10 0199242526
Release 2001-08
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A complete, searchable version of The Oxford Bible Commentary has been created by Logos Library System, the worlds market-leading Bible software, which can be used stand-alone, or integrated with other Logos publications. · Runs under Windows 95/98/NT/2000 environments · Search the full text by word, phrase, Bible reference, etc · Cut and paste content into your word processor · Add your own notes to the text · Click between the commentary text and any Logos Library · Includes the text of the New Revised Standard Version Bible · Click between the commentary text and hundreds of other Logos Bible reference works

The Pentateuch

The Pentateuch Author John Barton
ISBN-10 9780199580248
Release 2010-04-22
Pages 230
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Newly issued in a series of part volumes, the OBC is now available in an affordable and portable format for the study of specific sections of the Bible. The Pentateuch, or Torah ('the law'), comprises the first five books of the Hebrew Bible, Genesis to Deuteronomy.

The New Oxford Annotated Bible with the Apocryphal Deuterocanonical Books

The New Oxford Annotated Bible with the Apocryphal Deuterocanonical Books Author Bruce Manning Metzger
ISBN-10 0195284119
Release 1994
Pages 2101
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Brief introduction and outlines Notes at bottom of page 6 7/8 X 9 3/8 % Font size: 9

The Apocrypha

The Apocrypha Author Martin Goodman
ISBN-10 9780199650811
Release 2012-10-11
Pages 261
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Newly issued in a series of part volumes, the OBC is now available in an affordable and portable format for the books comprising the Apocrypha. Includes a general introduction to using the Commentary, in addition to an introduction to the study of the Apocrypha.

Eerdmans Commentary on the Bible

Eerdmans Commentary on the Bible Author James D. G. Dunn
ISBN-10 0802837115
Release 2003-11-19
Pages 1629
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Provides commentary on each book of the Bible and on such topics as biblical archaeology, the Dead Sea Scrolls, and the apocrypha of both the Old and New Testament.

The Gospels

The Gospels Author John Muddiman
ISBN-10 9780199580255
Release 2010-04-22
Pages 288
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Newly issued in a series of part volumes, the OBC is now available in an affordable and portable format for the four canonical Gospels, Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. Includes a general introduction to using the Commentary, in addition to an introduction to study of the New Testament, and a detailed comparison of the four gospels in synopsis.

New Bible Commentary

New Bible Commentary Author Gordon J. Wenham
ISBN-10 0830814426
Release 1994-04-27
Pages 1468
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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 new New Bible Commentary will be a powerful aid for all who want to understand the foundational book of the Christian faith.

A Dictionary of the Bible

A Dictionary of the Bible Author W. R. F. Browning
ISBN-10 9780191585067
Release 2009-10-08
Pages 432
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A Dictionary of the Bible is the most acclaimed, accessible, and up-to-date dictionary of its kind. Containing over 2,000 authoritative entries it provides clear and concise information about all of the important places, people, themes, and doctrines of the Bible. Terms range from earthquakes and mice to martyrs and art, and new to this edition are entries on Act of God, Old Testament and New Testament theology, Hanukkah, the Koran, mysticism, and many more. This dictionary features a detailed bibliography, biographies of Bible scholars, a conversion table of measures, weights, and values, a chronology of important dates in Biblical history, and historical maps (showing Israel in Canaan; the near east in the time of the Assyrian Empire; Palestine under the Herods; the background of the New Testament; Rome and the East). In addition, entries on the books of the Bible have been grouped in alphabetical order and conveniently located in a tinted centre section for quick reference. Recommended web links in the appendix provide valuable extra information, these links are accessed and kept up to date via the Dictionary of the Bible companion website. With lively and informative A-Z entries and an array of useful supplementary material, this dictionary is essential for students and teachers of theology and religious education, and it is an absorbing reference work for all readers of the Bible.

Isaiah 1 39

Isaiah 1 39 Author John Barton
ISBN-10 9780567121448
Release 2003-11-01
Pages 128
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Originally published as part of the acclaimed Sheffield Guides series, this helpful study-guide is designed to meet the needs of students and general readers in a concise, accessible and affordable format. The complete set of books will offer a comprehensive introduction to the Bible and related writings. Each study-guide comprises -An Introduction to the content and message of the particular book -A survey of the significant critical issues -An assesment of recent scholarship -Signposts towards major critical works in the area -Annotated bibliographies T & T Clark Study Guides are written by some of the world's greatest biblical scholars, each of whom draws on their extensive teaching experience to make their subject come alive for all who are approaching biblical studies for the first time.

Women s Bible Commentary

Women s Bible Commentary Author Carol Ann Newsom
ISBN-10 066425781X
Release 1998
Pages 501
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In the critically acclaimed best-seller,Women's Bible Commentary, an outstanding group of women scholars introduced and summarized each book of the Bible and commented on those sections of each book that have particular relevence to women, focusing on female charecters, symbols, life situations such as marriage and family, the legal status of women, and religious principles that affect relationships of women and men. Now, this expanded edition provides similar insights on the Apocrypha, presenting a significant view of the lives and religious experiences of women as well as attitudes toward women in the Second Temple period. This expanded edition sets a new standard for women's and biblical studies.

People of the Book

People of the Book Author John Barton
ISBN-10 0664250661
Release 1988
Pages 96
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In this book, John Barton offers a positive but critical evaluation of biblical authority. Among other topics, he discusses the canon, the value of the Bible as historical evidence, the Bible's witness to the faith, and the place of Scripture in worship. He shows Christians that critical reading of Scripture is a help rather than a hindrance to their faith and affirms that they are not required to chose between fundamentalism and unbelief.

The Original Story

The Original Story Author John Barton
ISBN-10 0802829007
Release 2005-07-28
Pages 318
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The Original Story is a comprehensive and lively guide to the Old Testament, offering an essential introduction for readers of all faiths and none. It provides a complete course covering history, archaeology, geography, and textual interpretation.


Genesis Author Bill T. Arnold
ISBN-10 9780521000673
Release 2009
Pages 409
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This commentary is an innovative interpretation of one of the most profound texts of world literature: the book of Genesis. The first book of the Bible has been studied, debated, and expounded as much as any text in history, yet because it addresses the weightiest questions of life and faith, it continues to demand our attention. The author of this new commentary combines older critical approaches with the latest rhetorical methodologies to yield fresh interpretations accessible to scholars, clergy, teachers, seminarians, and interested laypeople. It explains important concepts and terms as expressed in the Hebrew original so that both people who know Hebrew and those who do not will be able to follow the discussion. "Closer Look" sections examine Genesis in the context of cultures of the Ancient Near East. "Bridging the Horizons" sections enable the reader to see the enduring relevance of the book in the twenty-first century.

The Gospel According to Mark

The Gospel According to Mark Author Marie Noonan Sabin
ISBN-10 0814628613
Release 2006
Pages 172
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New Collegeville Bible Commentary The Gospel According to Mark Volume 2 The absence of stories of Jesus' birth and infancy, a minimum of Jesus' parables and a resurrection scene without sight or sound of the risen Jesus have tempted readers to shortchange Mark's Gospel. Thanks to the insightful analysis and inspiring reflections of Marie Noonan Sabin, anyone studying this premier Gospel with her guidance will recognize the genius of the original author. Sabin asserts that Mark's Gospel is not an eyewitness account or a work of biography or history. She writes, What Mark gives us is far richer. He interprets Jesus in the light of the Hebrew Bible, showing Jesus to be not only a teacher of Wisdom but Wisdom itself, calling his followers to an unconventional wisdom, a way of living (and a way of dying) that he himself exemplifies." The cover of this commentary from The Saint John's Bible highlights Sabin's thesis that the transfiguration of Jesus is pivotal to the Gospel: "The scene [9:2-8]overshadows both parts of the Gospel, emphasizing God's creative, transforming, transfiguring power to restore life." Sabin gives special attention to Mark's key words and phrases (e.g., "release," "rise up" or "be raised," "straightway," and "ecstasy") and his pattern of twos and threes. Especially helpful are the summaries at the end of each chapter. Here is a commentary that will restore Mark's prime place among the other two Synoptic Gospels. Marie Noonan Sabin, Ph.D., has taught the Gospel of Mark at Bangor Theological Seminary; an earlier book on Mark, Reopening the Word, was published by Oxford University Press in 2002.

The Oxford Companion to the Bible

The Oxford Companion to the Bible Author Bruce M. Metzger
ISBN-10 0199743916
Release 1993-10-14
Pages 932
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The Bible has had an immeasurable influence on Western culture, touching on virtually every aspect of our lives. It is one of the great wellsprings of Western religious, ethical, and philosophical traditions. It has been an endless source of inspiration to artists, from classic works such as Michaelangelo's Last Judgment, Handel's Messiah, or Milton's Paradise Lost, to modern works such as Thomas Mann's Joseph and His Brothers or Martin Scorsese's controversial Last Temptation of Christ. For countless generations, it has been a comfort in suffering, a place to reflect on the mysteries of birth, death, and immortality. Its stories and characters are an integral part of the repertoire of every educated adult, forming an enduring bond that spans thousands of years and embraces a vast community of believers and nonbelievers. The Oxford Companion to the Bible provides an authoritative one-volume reference to the people, places, events, books, institutions, religious belief, and secular influence of the Bible. Written by more than 250 scholars from some 20 nations and embracing a wide variety of perspectives, the Companion offers over seven hundred entries, ranging from brief identifications--who is Dives? where is Pisgah?--to extensive interpretive essays on topics such as the influence of the Bible on music or law. Ranging far beyond the scope of a traditional Bible dictionary, the Companion features, in addition to its many informative, factual entries, an abundance of interpretive essays. Here are extended entries on religious concepts from immortality, sin, and grace, to baptism, ethics, and the Holy Spirit. The contributors also explore biblical views of modern issues such as homosexuality, marriage, and anti-Semitism, and the impact of the Bible on the secular world (including a four-part article on the Bible's influence on literature). Of course, the Companion can also serve as a handy reference, the first place to turn to find factual information on the Bible. Readers will find fascinating, informative articles on all the books of the Bible--including the Apocrypha and many other ancient texts, such as the Dead Sea Scrolls, Pseudepigrapha, and the Mishrah. Virtually every figure who walked across the biblical stage is identified here, ranging from Rebekah, Rachel, and Mary, to Joseph, Barabbas, and Jesus. The Companion also offers entries that shed light on daily life in ancient Israel and the earliest Christian communities, with fascinating articles on feasts and festivals, clothing, medicine, units of time, houses, and furniture. Finally, there are twenty-eight pages of full-color maps, providing an accurate, detailed portrait of the biblical world. A vast compendium of information related to scriptures, here is an ideal complement to the Bible, an essential volume for every home and library, the first place to turn for information on the central book of Western culture.