The Wesleyan Bible Commentary is the first multi-volume commentary on the whole Bible by a distinguished community of Wesleyan scholars—representing nine evangelical denominations. The commentary takes advantage of the latest and best information available to present-day Bible scholars. This series maintains both the spiritual insight and sound biblical scholarship of John Wesley and Adam Clarke, but expresses these characteristics in the context of contemporary thought and life. The resulting commentary is cast in the framework of contemporary evangelical Wesleyan Bible scholarship.
For many years the authors and publishers have sensed the need for a modern, practical Bible commentary from a broadly evangelical and uniquely Wesleyan perspective—the Wesleyan Bible Commentary meets this need. This commentary series aims for a high level of sound biblical scholarship, with a purpose that is practical rather than technical. The design of the series is evangelical, expositional, practical, homiletical, and devotional. Pastors will find these commentaries particularly useful for sermon preparation. Laypersons and students will find them ideally suited for research projects and personal study.
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- Detailed outline
- Lengthy introduction that discusses historical, authorship, and interpretive issues
- Charts and diagrams supplement detailed exposition
- Technical language confined to footnotes for further research
- Extensive bibliography
Praise for the Print Edition
. . . A commentary whose distinctives justify its existence…based on recent scholarship and couched in contemporary terms. . . The text includes helpful discussions of first-century customs and historical backgrounds, as well as an enlightening use of the Greek text, always explained in terms understandable to one who reads only English.
—Dr. Donald W. Burdick, Conservative Baptist Seminary
. . . A welcome contribution to the growing body of contemporary religious literature stemming from the Wesleyan-Arminian theological position. . . representing sound scholarship, with faithfulness to vital evangelical concepts. . .
—Dr. Hugh C. Benner, Superintendent, Church of the Nazarene
Couched in contemporary terms and based on recent scholarship, the Wesleyan Bible Commentary is a significant contribution to the field of biblical studies.
—Dr. Gordon Zimmerman, Taylor University
This commentary bridges a gap between the times and writings of such men as John and Charles Wesley, Adam Clarke, and Daniel Steel. . . and its practicality and relevance. . . make it extremely valuable for both ministry and laity.
—Dr. Kenneth E. Geiger, United Missionary Church
The Wesleyan Bible Commentary takes full advantage of the latest and best information available to present-day Bible scholars. . .
—Dr. Harold B. Kuhn, Asbury Theological Seminary
- Title: The Wesleyan Bible Commentary, Vol. 1, Part 1: Genesis–Deuteronomy
- Authors: Lee Haines, Armor D. Peisker, and Howard A. Hanke
- Editor: Charles W. Carter
- Publisher: Eerdmans
- Publication Date: 1967
- Pages: 550
About the Authors
Lee Haines served as pastor of Eastlawn Wesleyan Methodist Church in Indianapolis, Indiana. He graduated from Marion College in 1950 summa cum laude, where he later served as an instructor in Greek and religion.
Armor D. Piesker graduated from Colorado College and Butler University, where he did his graduate studies and thesis in the field of Old Testament. He served as editor of The Pilgrim Holiness Advocate, and also wrote a weekly column in the Frankfort (Indiana) Morning Times.
Howard A. Hanke received his B.A. degree from Asbury College, his B.D. from the Perkins School of Theology, and his Th.D. from Iliff School of Theology. He served as professor of Bible at Asbury College, and was an ordained minister in the Rocky Mountain Conference of the Methodist Church. Hanke participated in the Evangelical Theological Society, the National Education Association, and the National Association of Professors of Hebrew, and served on the summer faculty of New York University.