Designed to strengthen the global church with a widely accessible, theologically sound, and pastorally wise resource for understanding and applying the overarching storyline of the Bible, this commentary series features crisp and theologically rich exposition and application. Editors Iain M. Duguid, James M. Hamilton, and Jay A. Sklar have gathered a team of experienced pastor-theologians to provide a new generation of pastors and other teachers of the Bible around the world with a globally minded commentary series rich in biblical theology and broadly Reformed doctrine, making the message of redemption found in all of Scripture clear and available to all.
“What is presented here is an instance of the agelong antagonism between the two seeds, between believers represented by David and those outside the covenant represented by Goliath, ‘this uncircumcised Philistine’ who defies the ‘armies of the living God’” (Page 184)
“Without realizing its implications for him personally, David is stirred with genuine” (Page 372)
“However, a substantial case has been made that the kingship in view is not primarily Saul’s but Yahweh’s. Israel has compromised its allegiance to the Lord by its request for a human king, and so Samuel is proposing that in the inauguration of Saul there should be a renewal of the covenant, with Saul’s kingship placed in proper perspective under that of the kingdom of the Lord himself.46 And where better to make this new start than at Gilgal, where Israel first entered into the land?” (Page 129)
“The implication is that Rehoboam and his associates, who grew up in the golden age of his father’s reign, have embraced a view of the kingship based on privilege and power rather than godliness and service, as laid out in Deuteronomy 17:14–20.” (Page 612)
Iain M. Duguid (PhD, University of Cambridge) is professor of Old Testament at Westminster Theological Seminary and the pastor of Christ Presbyterian Church in Glenside, Pennsylvania. He has also served as a missionary in Liberia, taught at Westminster Seminary California and Grove City College, and planted churches in Pennsylvania, California, and England.
James M. Hamilton Jr. (PhD, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary) is professor of biblical theology at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and preaching pastor at Kenwood Baptist Church. He is the author of God’s Glory in Salvation through Judgment and the Revelation volume in the Preaching the Word commentary series.
Jay Sklar has led youth and children’s ministries in both church and camp settings and is a frequent speaker at church and college events. Dr. Sklar has a keen interest in developing theological education overseas, serving on the Seminary’s International Partnerships Committee and teaching overseas. Dr. Sklar’s doctoral studies focused on the theology of sin, impurity, sacrifice, and atonement in the Old Testament sacrificial system, resulting in the book Sin, Impurity, Sacrifice, Atonement: The Priestly Conceptions. Dr. Sklar also served as a partial contributor and editor of Leviticus notes for the ESV Study Bible.