Wesleyan Bible Commentary, Vol. 3: Isaiah–Malachi
by 5 authors Jones, Kenneth E., Thompson, W. Ralph, Grider, J. Kenneth, Hall, Bert H., Ries, Claude A.
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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
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. . . 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.
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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: Wesleyan Bible Commentary, Vol. 3: Isaiah–Malachi
- Authors: Kenneth E. Jones, Bert H. Hall, Claude A. Ries, W. Ralph Thompson, and J. Kenneth Grider
- Editor: Charles W. Carter
- Publisher: Eerdmans
- Publication Date: 1969
- Pages: 805
About the Authors
Kenneth E. Jones served as professor of biblical languages at Warner Pacific College. He attended Anderson College, Oberlin Graduate School of Theology, Louisville Presbyterian Seminary, and Winona Lake School of Theology. He has served at Alberta Bible Institute and Gulf Coast Bible College, and has published numerous books and commentaries. He is an ordained minister in the Anderson Church of God.
Bert H. Hall was chairman of the division of theology and Christian education at Houghton College. He attended Houghton College, Northern Baptist Theological Seminary, and New College, University of Edinburgh, Scotland.
Claude A. Ries served as a professor at Houghton College. He attended Asbury College, Syracuse University, Winona Lake School of Theology, and Northern Baptist Theological Seminary. He has taught English, Greek, and theology throughout his career, and was an ordained minister in the Rochester Conference of the Wesleyan Methodist Church of America.
W. Ralph Thompson served as chairman of the department of philosophy and religion at Spring Arbor College. He holds the A.B. and Th.B. degrees from Greenville College, the B.D. from Winona Lake School of Theology, the S.T.B. from the Biblical Seminary in New York, the M.A. from Ball State University, and the Th.M. and Th.D. degrees from Northern Baptist Theological Seminary. He was an ordained minister in the Free Methodist Church, a member of the American Academy of Religion, the Evangelical Theological Society, the National Holiness Association, and the Wesleyan Theological Society.
J. Kenneth Grider was professor of theology at Nazarene Theological Seminary. He attended Olivet Nazarene College, Nazarene Theological Seminary, Drew University, Glasgow University, and Oxford University. He also held positions as Associate Professor of Theology at Pasadena College and Hurlet Nazarene College. Grider has authored numerous books and articles, and is an ordained minister in the Church of the Nazarene.