Gordon J. Wenham, J. Alec Motyer, D.A. Carson, and R. T. France are the editors of the New Bible Commentary.
It is considered one of the best one-volume whole bible commentaries. This volume is a quick-reference guide to every passage in the Bible.
The content centers on exegesis with occasional discussion on matters like textual criticism and application of the text to daily living.
The theological orientation of the commentary is conservative evangelical.
The newest edition of the New Bible Commentary is based on the New International Version (NIV) of the bible.
This commentary is designed for pastors, although the focus on exegesis makes it beneficial for bible college and seminary students as well.
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Hardcover: 1,455 pages
Publisher: IVP Academic (original edition, 1970; revised edition, 1994)
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Voted one of Christianity Today‘s 1995 Books of the Year
“For many years I recommended the old New Bible Commentary as the best of its kind on the market. I expect to find myself saying the same of this new work that replaces it.”
~ J. I. Packer, author of Knowing God
“The 21st century edition of the New Bible Commentary will prove as valuable to the rising generations as its predecessors did to those of us who are older.”
~ D. Stuart Briscoe, author and pastor D. Stuart Briscoe, author and pastor
“An excellent study guide for anyone who wants to take Scripture seriously. The New Bible Commentary allows its users to read Scripture in some of the best company currently available. A book which will seriously enrich its readers’ faith and understanding.”
~ Alister E. McGrath, King’s College, London
For 40 years, the New Bible Commentary has set the standard for works of its kind. Now in this up-to-date fourth edition, 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. I
n 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. Reliable for a new generation of readers, the New Bible Commentary will be a powerful aid for all who want to understand the foundational book of the Christian faith.