The Africa Bible Commentary is a unique publishing event—the first one-volume Bible commentary produced in Africa by African theologians to meet the needs of African pastors, students, and lay leaders. Interpreting and applying the Bible in the light of African culture and realities, it furnishes powerful and relevant insights into the biblical text that transcend Africa in their significance.
The Africa Bible Commentary gives a section-by-section interpretation that provides a contextual, readable, affordable, and immensely useful guide to the entire Bible. Readers around the world will benefit from and appreciate the commentary’s fresh insights and direct style that engage both heart and mind.
“The fourth picture, which is more explicit, recalls God’s covenant with Noah, in which God promised never again to destroy the earth (Gen 9:8–17). This commitment is now transformed into a promise that God will never again destroy Israel (54:9–10).” (Page 871)
“In Jewish thought, the Word of God was the way God communicated himself. In Greek thought, the Word was the central idea that holds the universe together.” (Page 1278)
“God is angry because of the sin of Israel and Judah. Samaria will be the first to suffer his judgment” (Page 1076)
“Wisdom is not natural to human beings; it is learned.” (Page 1536)
“God himself summarizes what it means to be a faithful priest when he says that the one he will raise up will do according to what is in my heart and mind (2:35b). A faithful priest will not pursue his own desires or personal convenience, but will live solely for God. To be able to do this, he will need to know God personally, so that he knows what is on God’s heart and in his mind. This personal and growing knowledge of God will be his first priority, regardless of the other demands made on him in his ministry.” (Page 335)
This monumental work of biblical scholarship is filled with helpful insights into God’s Word that every pastor, Bible teacher, and Christian will benefit from. We’ve needed this commentary for a long, long time!
—Rick Warren, pastor of Saddleback Church and author of The Purpose Driven Life
A publishing landmark. . . . Its foundation is biblical, its perspective African, and its approach to controversial questions balanced. I intend to use it myself in order to gain African insights into the Word of God. Indeed, I hope it will have a wonderful readership.
—John R. Stott
A rich and valuable contribution to biblical knowledge and understanding. I commend it to Christian leaders, not only in Africa but the world over.
—Justice James Ogenyi Ogebe, High Court, Nigeria
A good and readable blend of excellent scholarship, heartwarming spirituality, and relevant application. It challenges African Christianity, and wider, to a necessary commitment of heart, mind, and will. Its target audience and the wider church will find it to be a useful treasure.
—Dr. Douglas Carew, vice chancellor, Nairobi Evangelical Graduate School of Theology
This outstanding volume is a landmark for African Christianity. Wherever the Bible is loved and read, this volume will enhance people’s understanding and application of it.
—Dr. Christopher J.H. Wright, international director, Langham Partnership International