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Eerdmans Commentary on the Bible

, 2003
ISBN: 9780802837110

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Written in non-technical language by world-class Bible scholars, the Eerdmans Commentary on the Bible (ECB) encapsulates the best of modern scholarship on the 66 biblical books plus the Apocrypha. The only one-volume Bible commentary to cover all the texts regarded by one or more Christian churches as canonical, the ECB provides reader-friendly treatments of each section of the text. It focuses on principal units of meaning—narrative, parable, prophetic oracle, section of argument, and so on—highlighting their interconnectedness with the rest of the biblical text. The volume also addresses major debates—surveying the range of possible interpretations—and refers readers to the best fuller discussions. Beyond providing reliable, informative commentary, this hefty volume also includes 13 introductory and context-setting articles that do justice to the biblical documents both as historical sources and as Scriptures. Cutting-edge, comprehensive, and ecumenical, the ECB is both a fitting climax to the twentieth-century’s interconfessional work and a launching pad for biblical study in the twenty-first.

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  • Encapsulates the best of modern scholarship on the entire Bible
  • Covers every biblical text regarded by one or more Christian churches as canonical
  • Addresses major debates around key biblical passages

Top Highlights

“Putting all these clues together, I would conclude that Genesis was compiled out of materials originating in the second millennium, which received its final revision in the period of the early monarchy.” (Page 35)

“A letter can serve any of the three broad purposes served by oral communication in general. It may be dispatched in order to provide information, to convey requests or commands, or to sustain and deepen the relationship between the writer and recipient.” (Page 1269)

“To be sure, the OT prophets at times foretold the future, but more often they were forthtellers, perhaps explaining their own time or the past, and perhaps warning their audiences to repent.” (Page 482)

“For the regulation of human life, however, the heavenly bodies are also indispensable; so once again their creation is recounted in some detail. They are to ‘be for signs and for seasons and for days and years.’ However, there is probably another polemical touch here. Neighboring cultures often regarded the sun, moon, and stars as gods; but Genesis explicitly says that they were made by God, and even avoids calling them sun (shemesh) and moon (yareah), speaking instead of the greater and lesser lights, to avoid the suggestion that these were the sun god Shamash or the moon god Yarih (cf. Hasel 1974).” (Page 38)

“The importance for the FE as always is the christological symbolism of the event. This story connects with the previous Cana account through the common theme of the inadequacy of institutional religion (purification jars, 2:6) and its replacement in the person of Jesus.” (Page 1168)

  • Title: Eerdmans Commentary on the Bible
  • Authors: James D. G. Dunn, John Rogerson
  • Publisher: Eerdmans
  • Print Publication Date: 2003
  • Logos Release Date: 2014
  • Era: era:contemporary
  • Language: English
  • Resources: 1
  • Format: Digital › Logos Research Edition
  • Subject: Bible › Commentaries
  • ISBNs: 9780802837110, 0802837115
  • Resource Type: Bible Commentary
  • Metadata Last Updated: 2024-03-25T19:39:11Z

James D.G. Dunn (1939–) is emeritus Lightfoot Professor of Divinity at the University of Durham and is a leading British New Testament scholar. Dunn is a significant proponent of the New Perspective on Paul, and coined the term in a 1982 lecture. He received a PhD and DD from the University of Cambridge, and a MA and BD from the University of Glasgow. In 2002 he became only the third British scholar to be made the president of the Studiorum Novi Testamenti Societas.

John W. Rogerson is a former head of the Department of Theology and Religious Studies at the University of Sheffield and Canon Emeritus of Sheffield Cathedral.


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  1. Craig Bullock

    Craig Bullock


  2. Philemon Schott
  3. Joel Rivera

    Joel Rivera


  4. Matthew K.

    Matthew K.


    This is the best one volume commentary on the Bible one can hope for. I can't sing its praises enough. If you aren't using this, you are sadly missing out on so many rich insights. As a PhD student, I turn to it for my first read through every time.
  5. Henrik Sandström
  6. Charles Earle Tucker
    Brothers (whoever reads and is shopping), here is my story regarding nearly(*) purchasing this resource. I loved the 'old New Bible Commentary' which was available in 1970s, when I began to study the bible with a 1-book commentary, in more detail than a 'handbook'. That 'old New' book is not available currently, but was replaced (in same title) by another very well written one by D. A. Carson & others. I have that 'Newer' resource in Logos. Now, in print editions, the original 'old New' is called The Eerdmans Bible Commentary (3rd Ed.). It has many great details that the Carson edition doesn't (different editors, carefully selected). In searching for that Eerdmans title from Logos today, I found instead an even newer edition (or so-titled), 'Eerdmans' that has been authored / edited by J. G. Dunn. Not knowing anything about Dr. Dunn, I Googled his name, and found a major 'new' doctrine that -- like the chance winds of doctrine that we are warned of in Eph. 4:14 -- attempts to completely blow away what believers have understood since the early church was founded, regarding the amazingly redeemed, New creation life of our Apostle Paul (whose life and teachings are EXTREMELY important, as the apostle to the Gentiles). Beware! Let me encourage those of you who are willing to accept a second opinion on Dr. Dunn's doctrine to examine the link below from gotquestions.org, which is a well-respected source of reproof regarding many false teachings. Keep in mind that are called not to embrace spurious doctrines or teachings, disputes about words, fictional stories (what we want to believe) or philosophical musings, but rather our practical and powerful (if we really are in Christ) living relationship with Christ, which Paul's life showed, sacrificially and with great humility. Brothers, we are called to the unity of the faith once delivered to the saints, and to expose doctrinal errors, not to embrace people's teachings who creep in with other doctrines (see the books of Jude and 2 Peter). SO before purchasing, those who want a caring and careful perspective should read this article from a very well-reputed source: https://www.gotquestions.org/New-Perspective-Paul.html Respectfully for Christ and His Love of the Truth, Chuck
  7. Ian Carmichael
    The presence of Enoch was the cap of the whole! Well done the editorial team.
  8. David Bennett

    David Bennett



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