In one volume, the Gold Medallion Award-winning New International Bible Commentary unlocks the message and meaning of every book of the Bible. This acclaimed book marshals the insights of 43 world-class evangelical scholars to help you gain a deeper, life-changing understanding of Scripture.
A revision of The New Layman's Commentary, this volume is more than a commentary. With 28 introductory articles and 29 maps, it is an analytical look at the Bible by outstanding contemporary scholars. Whether you’re preparing a lesson or sermon or simply studying for you personal edification, the New International Bible Commentary provides you with a study resource that combines convenience with depth and relevance.
“He predicts the horrors they had sought to avoid including deportation of themselves and of the Jews who had fled before them to Egypt (40:11–12); Josephus Ant. x. 182). Babylonian inscriptions attest an attack in 568/7 B.C.” (Page 791)
“Here it is taken that Benhadad I of 15:18 obtained some military advantage over Omri (20:34) and that his son Benhadad II continued the policy of harassment in the middle years of Ahab’s kingship. The détente of 20:34b continued (see 22:1) and strengthened into the alliance both kings shared against Assyria at Qarqar in the summer of 853. Thereafter Ahab resumed hostilities to retrieve Ramoth Gilead (perhaps promised but not ceded) and died there later in 853.” (Page 416)
“As Paul turns to the practical outworking of the doctrine he has expounded, he faces the worst misunderstanding of all: that of antinomianism, the idea that freedom from the law was freedom to disregard its precepts, and therefore to sin at will.” (Page 1425)
“Porneia is never used in lxx or NT of simple adultery. The Orthodox Church has understood it to mean here repeated acts of adultery, which make the wife no better than a harlot.” (Page 1125)
“Evidently, many of these slaves were enduring persecution at the hands of unconverted masters, whose legal authority over them was virtually absolute.” (Page 1556)
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F. F. Bruce (1910-1990) was known worldwide as the "dean of evangelical scholarship"—a reputation earned by a lifetime of scholarship, teaching, and writing. Trained in classics at the University of Aberdeen and Cambridge University, he taught at the Universities of Edinburgh, Leeds, and Sheffield before serving for nearly twenty years as the Rylands Professor of Biblical Criticism and Exegesis at the University of Manchester in England. During his distinguished career, he wrote many outstanding commentaries and books, including Paul, Apostle of the Heart Set Free; Israel and the Nations; New Testament History; The Books and the Parchments: How We Got Our English Bible; Jesus and Christian Origins Outside the New Testament; and The New Testament Documents: Are They Reliable? He also served as general editor of The New International Commentary on the New Testament.