Two Horizons Commentaries (TH) | Reviews, Theology

The Two Horizons commentary series combines biblical studies with systematic theology.

Authors of Two Horizons volumes offer non-technical explanations of Scripture, though their interpretations are built upon the original languages.

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Each commentary approaches the text passage-by-passage, yet sufficient space is given to discussing and explaining key verses, phrases, and words.

The theological implications of the authors’ interpretations are intentionally dissected and summarized.

The series intends to help pastors, teachers, and students of Scripture by blending two important subject areas in helpful dialogue.

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Two Horizons Commentaries (TH): Reviews

On the Pastoral Epistles volume:

Stephen Fowl, chair of the department of theology, Loyola College: “Those of us who are long-standing admirers of Rob Wall’s work will recognize that the Pastoral Epistles, with all of their critical baggage, provide the perfect backdrop for his canonical approach to Scripture.

Wall never shrinks back from crucial questions. Nevertheless, he carefully and confidently interprets the Pastorals as full members of the canon. His readings are theologically apt and lively, shaped and regulated by the church’s faith.”

Author Interviews from the Two Horizons Series on Best Bible Commentaries

James McKeown on Genesis: (click to see full Q & A)

“I am sure that when the risen Christ taught from the Scriptures the things concerning Himself, he would have begun with Genesis.”

Heath Thomas on Habakkuk: (click to see full Q & A)

“One of the distinctive features of this commentary (and the only commentary that does this, so far as I am aware) is that it presents the story of the reception of Habakkuk in the commentary tradition in the Christian Church since the apostolic fathers.

As such, the commentators in the Christian tradition appear in my exegetical analysis.”

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Volumes in the Two Horizons Commentary Series

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Genesis – James McKeown

Joshua – J. Gordon McConville and Stephen N. Williams

Psalms – Geoffrey W. Grogan

Ecclesiastes – Peter Enns

Lamentations – Robin A. Parry

Philippians – Stephen E. Fowl

Colossians and Philemon – Marianne Meye Thompson

1 and 2 Timothy and Titus – Robert W. Wall

Stanley E. Porter, president, dean of theology, and professor of New Testament, McMaster Divinity College:

“I commend Rob Wall for offering us, and the wider church, his canonical readings of the Pastoral Epistles.

Rob does not shy away from the many tough passages in these letters, always trying to present what he sees as the “plain sense” of the text in relation to other historical, ecclesial, and cultural understandings.

The combination of commentary and reading by the ‘rule of faith’—supplemented by three interesting case studies—provides a thorough canonical understanding of these crucial letters from the standpoint of one who is immersed in what it means to understand the Bible as the church’s book.”

1 Peter – Joel B. Green

2 Peter and Jude – Ruth Anne Reese

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