The Gold Medallion Award–winning Expositor’s Bible Commentary is a major contribution to the study and understanding of the Scriptures. Providing pastors and Bible students with a comprehensive and scholarly tool for the exposition of the Scriptures and the teaching and proclamation of their message, this 12-volume reference work has become a staple of seminary and college libraries and pastors’ studies worldwide.
The Expositor’s Bible Commentary uses the New International Version for its English text, but also refers freely to other translations and to the original languages. Each book of the Bible has, in addition to its exposition, an introduction, outline, and bibliography. Notes on textual questions and special problems are correlated with the expository units; transliteration and translation of Semitic and Greek words make the more technical notes accessible to readers unacquainted with the biblical languages. In matters where marked differences of opinion exist, commentators, while stating their own convictions, deal fairly and irenically with opposing views.
“A third theological emphasis of Daniel is the long-range purview of God’s program of redemption.” (Page 9)
“Habakkuk was unique among the prophets because he did not speak for God to the people but rather spoke to God about his people and nation.” (Page 494)
“Lastly, underlying the entire scenario in Daniel is the indomitable grace of God.” (Page 9)
“In contrast to the limited number of centuries the four man-made empires lasted, this fifth God-established kingdom is destined to endure forever (v.44)—a realm never to be destroyed. Not only Daniel 7, but parallel passages leave us in no doubt that this fifth realm is the kingdom of God, ruled over by Christ and enduring eternally, even after its earthly, millennial phase is over.” (Page 48)
“This verse sets forth the approach of ‘seventy ‘sevens’ ’ of years during which God would accomplish his plan of national and spiritual redemption for Israel. The seventy ‘weeks’ or ‘heptads’ (šaḇuʿîm literally means ‘units of seven,’ whether days or years) are 490 years (divided, as we shall see, into three sections). This period was the time to elapse before the accomplishment of six great achievements for the Holy City and for God’s covenant people. The first three relate to the removal of sin; the second three to the restoration of righteousness.” (Page 112)