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Interpretation: A Bible Commentary for Teaching and Preaching | INT (43 vols.)

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Interpretation: A Bible Commentary for Teaching and Preaching offers a full interpretation of the biblical text, combining historical scholarship and theological purpose. It brings an understanding of what the text says into dialogue with the critical questions and problems of contemporary life and faith. Interpretation revives the neglected art of expository writing that explains the books of the Bible as the Holy Scripture of a church active at worship and work. Teachers, preachers, and all serious students of the Bible will find here an interpretation that takes serious hermeneutical responsibility for the contemporary meaning and significance of the biblical text.

The commentaries deal with whole portions or sections of text that are used in teaching and preaching rather than with individual verses and words. Exegetical study and hermeneutical reflection are integrated into one readable expository essay. Each volume of this series clarifies the sense of the text’s language in its literary-historical context and reflects on the meaning of the text in light of its use in the liturgy and the theology of the church. Each suggests ways in which the text addresses faith and life today.

Each biblical book is presented for its most effective use by teacher or preacher, taking into consideration its central purpose, its use in the liturgical and confessional tradition and in lectionaries, and its special significance for Christian ethics and theology.

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  • Full-length commentaries on the Old and New Testaments
  • Each writer was chosen for their outstanding record of publication and scholarship
  • Each volume contains a detailed introduction by the author
The Interpretation series from Westminster John Knox Press is clearly established as a rich source for teaching and preaching. They have tapped the talents of a varied and esteemed group of contributors, resulting in what is clearly the essential comprehensive commentary series on the Bible.

—W. Eugene March, A.B. Rhodes Professor of Old Testament Emeritus at Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary

The Interpretation series is an invaluable resource for any leader or scholar interested in interpreting the biblical text to the broader church. Its works are essential for pastors, educators, and church libraries.

—Brian K. Blount, President and Professor of New Testament at Union Theological Seminary

  • Title: Interpretation: A Bible Commentary for Teaching and Preaching
  • Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press
  • Volumes: 43
  • Pages: 9,557
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  1. Alessandro



  2. Randy



    I purchased the volume on 2 Samuel to get a taste for this set. Regarding the incident where David inquires about the famine, then allows the Gibeonites to request the death of seven of Saul's sons, the author writes, "I suggest then that the narrative intends to be ironic. It intends to show that David is indeed a ruthless opportunist who has found a way to eliminate the Saulide threat, and to do so in the guise of religious legitimacy and political necessity. The accusation of Shimei (16:8), that David shed Saulide blood, is perhaps linked to this narrative." Thus, the author of this volume claims David fabricated the message from God about the cause of the famine, to justify violence against the house of Saul. He uses this as a platform to accuse David of not being the pious king he was portrayed to be in preceding chapters. This would seem to undermine both Scripture as being God's word, and the character of David. We know who the accuser of the brethren is, and who has been trying to undermine God's word since Genesis. That's evidently the inspiring source for this commentary's interpretation. Brueggemann, W. (1990) First and Second Samuel. Louisville, KY: John Knox Press (Interpretation, a Bible Commentary for Teaching and Preaching), p. 337.
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  7. Daniel Caballero.
    A great short, but deep, introduction to the key theological themes in a passage. Ideal for those who preach regularly.
  8. Joi Ketcham

    Joi Ketcham


  9. Dion Forster

    Dion Forster


    I own the New Testament set, and some selected volumes from the Hebrew Bible set. These commentaries are an exceptional resource for both scholarship and preaching.
  10. PaulC



    One of the better resources that all students and pastors should have at hand...


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