In recent years there have been many new developments in biblical scholarship, some challenging and some affirming scriptural accounts. This authoritative reference work brings together many of the finest scholars of our day to meet the needs of the church well into the twenty-first century. This readable and accessible volume offers sixty-six solid, concise, evangelical commentaries—one on each book of the Bible. Also provided are introductory material on date, authorship, purpose, key themes and a to-the-point outline of each book. These are followed by passage-by-passage and verse-by-verse comments (based on the NIV text) that open up Scripture in light of the most recent developments in scholarship. For forty years, the New Bible Commentary has set the standard for works of its kind. Now in this completely revised fourth edition, the New Bible Commentary retains its position as the leading one-volume commentary on the whole Bible.