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Top 5 Critical Issues in Galatians with David A. deSilva

Top 5 Critical Issues in Galatians with David A. deSilva

September 24, 2018

So you’ve just written a 500-page commentary on Galatians.  What are the five most important questions you had to deal with?

Scot McKnight Discusses Philemon and Colossians with OnScript

Scot McKnight Discusses Philemon and Colossians with OnScript

August 21, 2018

Scot McKnight is back, bringing a cosmic Christological vision and wisdom about how the church should handle the topics of slavery and racial reconciliation.

Meet This Commentary: Habakkuk (THOTC)

Meet This Commentary: Habakkuk (THOTC)

August 21, 2018

This ancient book, then, has the capacity to speak to modern readers . . . if they will take the leap and listen to its words!

New Series: Eerdmans Classic Biblical Commentary Series (ECBC)

New Series: Eerdmans Classic Biblical Commentary Series (ECBC)

August 21, 2018

At Wm. B. Eerdmans, our way of both replacing older commentaries and retaining them is this collection that we call Eerdmans Classic Biblical Commentaries (ECBC).

Excurses: Prepositions, History, and Biblical Exegesis

Excurses: Prepositions, History, and Biblical Exegesis

August 21, 2018

There is also broad agreement that Paul, unlike John, does not treat “in Christ” as a two-way street: that Christ dwells in believers is something that Paul affirms, but not usually in terms of ἐν Χριστῷ.

Meet This Book: Stories with Intent: A Comprehensive Guide to the Parables of Jesus

Meet This Book: Stories with Intent: A Comprehensive Guide to the Parables of Jesus

August 21, 2018

Why is this book important? Primarily it is a protest against the misuse of Jesus’ parables.

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About recent Eerdmans Commentaries

— Paul N. Anderson, George Fox University

On Johannes Beutler’s A Commentary on the Gospel of John

“By interpreting the Fourth Gospel’s synchronicity of tradition within a diachronicity of situation, Johannes Beutler not only illumines our understandings of John’s message for its original audiences; he also unveils its meanings helpfully for readers today. A must-read for John’s interpreters!”

— Paul N. Anderson, George Fox University
— Pheme Perkins, Boston College

On Scot McKnight’s The Letter to the Colossians (NICNT)

“Insisting that Paul is above all a missionary and pastor for whom the new regime of King Jesus challenges the dark powers of imperialism, McKnight’s commentary offers pastors and other readers a fresh vision of church communities as the embodiment of God’s new creation.”

— Pheme Perkins, Boston College
— Robert W. Yarborough, Covenant Theological Seminary

On David deSilva’s The Letter to the Galatians (NICNT)

David deSilva offers careful verse-by-verse exposition, a dozen timely and wise excursuses, thorough review of introductory questions, and balanced attention to both Hellenistic and Jewish backgrounds. Laying special emphasis on the Spirit and the new era of salvation history in which Paul writes, deSilva has produced a work that will long rank among the most significant English-language Galatians commentaries.

— Robert W. Yarborough, Covenant Theological Seminary
— Peter Oakes, University of Manchester

On David deSilva’s The Letter to the Galatians (NICNT)

A commentary packed with value for church people and scholars alike. David deSilva is one of the world’s best at bringing historical social context into fruitful dialogue with judicious interpretation of the text.

— Peter Oakes, University of Manchester
— Stacy Davis, Review of Biblical Literature

On The Books of Haggai and Malachi (NICOT) by Mignon R. Jacobs

“Jacobs’ superior writing style and thoughtful analysis make her commentary an excellent reference for any reader. Her work is thorough and also readable. . . . Those who study and teach these biblical books will benefit from having Jacobs’s work at their fingertips.”

— Stacy Davis, Review of Biblical Literature
— Michael F. Bird, Ridley College

On Scot McKnight’s The Letter to Philemon (NICNT)

“A lucid and illuminating verse-by-verse analysis of Paul’s letter to Philemon. Scot McKnight soberly tackles the topics of Roman slavery, reconciliation, and Paul’s vision for churches to be dominated not by power relationships but by sibling-like relationships rooted in the new creation. McKnight makes this small letter stand tall among the writings of the Pauline corpus. A sheer joy to read!”

— Michael F. Bird, Ridley College