Interpretation: A Bible Commentary for Teaching and Preaching (INT) (43 vols.)
by 41 authors Patrick D. Miller, Jerome F. D. Creach, Jerry Clinton McCann Jr., Katharine Doob Sakenfeld, Walter Brueggemann, Richard D. Nelson, Steven S. Tuell, Mark A. Throntveit, Carol M. Bechtel, J. Gerald Janzen, James Luther Mays, Leo G. Perdue, William P. Brown, Christopher R. Seitz, Paul D. Hanson, R. E. Clements, F. W. Dobbs-Allsopp, Joseph Blenkinsopp, W. Sibley Towner, James L. Limburg, Elizabeth Achtemeier, Douglas R. A. Hare, Lamar Williamson Jr., Fred B. Craddock, Gerard S. Sloyan, William H. Willimon, Paul J. Achtemeier, Richard B. Hays, Ernest Best, Charles B. Cousar, Ralph P. Martin, Beverly Roberts Gaventa, Thomas C. Oden, Thomas C. Long, Pheme Perkins, D. Moody Smith, Terence E. Fretheim, M. Eugene Boring, Samuel Balentine, Dennis T. Olson, Robert W. Jenson
John Knox 1982–2005
Interpretation: A Bible Commentary for Teaching and Preaching offers a full interpretation of the biblical text, combining historical scholarship and theological purpose. It brings an understanding of what the text says into dialogue with the critical questions and problems of contemporary life and faith. Interpretation revives the neglected art of expository writing that explains the books of the Bible as the Holy Scripture of a church active at worship and work. Teachers, preachers, and all serious students of the Bible will find here an interpretation that takes serious hermeneutical responsibility for the contemporary meaning and significance of the biblical text.
The commentaries deal with whole portions or sections of text that are used in teaching and preaching rather than with individual verses and words. Exegetical study and hermeneutical reflection are integrated into one readable expository essay. Each volume of this series clarifies the sense of the text’s language in its literary-historical context and reflects on the meaning of the text in light of its use in the liturgy and the theology of the church. Each suggests ways in which the text addresses faith and life today.
Each biblical book is presented for its most effective use by teacher or preacher, taking into consideration its central purpose, its use in the liturgical and confessional tradition and in lectionaries, and its special significance for Christian ethics and theology.
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- Full-length commentaries on the Old and New Testaments
- Each writer was chosen for their outstanding record of publication and scholarship
- Each volume contains a detailed introduction by the author
Praise for the Print Edition
The Interpretation series from Westminster John Knox Press is clearly established as a rich source for teaching and preaching. They have tapped the talents of a varied and esteemed group of contributors, resulting in what is clearly the essential comprehensive commentary series on the Bible.
—W. Eugene March, A.B. Rhodes Professor of Old Testament Emeritus at Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary
The Interpretation series is an invaluable resource for any leader or scholar interested in interpreting the biblical text to the broader church. Its works are essential for pastors, educators, and church libraries.
—Brian K. Blount, President and Professor of New Testament at Union Theological Seminary
- First and Second Samuel
- First and Second Kings
- First and Second Chronicles
- Ezra & Nehemiah
- Song of Songs
- Isaiah: Chapters 1-39
- Isaiah: Chapters 40-66
- Hosea to Micah
- Nahum to Malachi
- First Corinthians
- Second Corinthians
- Ephesians, Colossians, & Philemon
- First and Second Thessalonians
- First & Second Timothy and Titus
- First & Second Peter, James, and Jude
- First, Second, & Third John
- Title: Interpretation: A Bible Commentary for Teaching and Preaching
- Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press
- Volumes: 43
- Pages: 9,557