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2 SAMUEL OUT OF EVERY ADVERSITY FOB

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Davis brings cultural and historical colour to the task of interpreting one of the most studied parts of the Bible. The lessons in 2 Samuel from the life of Israel, and David in particular, have obvious modern parallels. Davis writes with a pastor's heart AND the incisive brain of a respected theologian specialising in the Old Testament texts.

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2 SAMUEL WBC

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The Word Biblical Commentary delivers the best in biblical scholarship, from the leading scholars of our day who share a commitment to Scripture as divine revelation. This series emphasizes a thorough analysis of textual, linguistic, structural, and theological evidence. The result is judicious and balanced insight into the meanings of the text in the framework of biblical theology. These widely acclaimed commentaries serve as exceptional resources for the professional theologian and instructor, the seminary or university student, the working minister, and everyone concerned with building theological understanding from a solid base of biblical scholarship.

Overview of Commentary Organization

  • Introduction--covers issues pertaining to the whole book, including context, date, authorship, composition, interpretive issues, purpose, and theology.
  • Each section of the commentary includes:
  • Pericope Bibliography--a helpful resource containing the most important works that pertain to each particular pericope.
  • Translation--the author's own translation of the biblical text, reflecting the end result of exegesis and attending to Hebrew and Greek idiomatic usage of words, phrases, and tenses, yet in reasonably good English.
  • Notes--the author's notes to the translation that address any textual variants, grammatical forms, syntactical constructions, basic meanings of words, and problems of translation.
  • Form/Structure/Setting--a discussion of redaction, genre, sources, and tradition as they concern the origin of the pericope, its canonical form, and its relation to the biblical and extra-biblical contexts in order to illuminate the structure and character of the pericope. Rhetorical or compositional features important to understanding the passage are also introduced here.
  • Comment--verse-by-verse interpretation of the text and dialogue with other interpreters, engaging with current opinion and scholarly research.
  • Explanation--brings together all the results of the discussion in previous sections to expose the meaning and intention of the text at several levels: (1) within the context of the book itself; (2) its meaning in the OT or NT; (3) its place in the entire canon; (4) theological relevance to broader OT or NT issues.
  • General Bibliography--occurring at the end of each volume, this extensive bibliography contains all sources used anywhere in the commentary.

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    December 8, 2015

    2 SAMUEL WBC OP!

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    The Book of2 Samuel, which tells the story of David, Israel's greatest king, declares A. A. Anderson, is a central book in Scripture. It has served as a direct source for or influence on the books of Kings and Chronicles, the Prophets, and the Psalms, as well as the New Testament, and references to David can even be found in Gen. 49:10 and Num. 24:17, as Anderson has documented.

    Although 2 Samuel begins with the death of his predecessor, Saul, and follows through to David's old age, the so-called Succession Narrative comprises most of the story in the book, telling how David built his kingdom and survived all threats to its continuity. It culminates in the final act of placing Solomon on the throne, which spills over into 1 Kings 1-2.

    Anderson considers the Succession Narrative to be an apology-an official interpretation of significant events, not a eulogy written to the greater glory of either David or Solomon. Rather, it was intended to show that David, in spite of a series of near disasters, was not under a curse; and it maintains that Solomon was the rightful heir to David's throne, even though popular expectations as well as Solomon's youth and parentage apparently led many contemporaries to question that judgment.

    The issue was not "Who of David's sons will be king?" the author points out, but more likely " Is there any of David's sons fit to sit on the throne of David?"

    The commentary offers a full general bibliography with additional specialized listings of up-to-date bibliographies at the beginning of each chapter and of each section of the Introduction. The Introduction discusses:

  • The literary history of2 Samuel
  • Samuel's relation to the books of Joshua, Judges, and Kings
  • The Succession Narrative
  • The text of2 Samuel and its research
  • The use of2 Samuel in the Scriptures.
  • The volume provides a fresh translation with detailed explanatory notes concerning original word choices. Carefully evaluating textual evidence from the Masoretic Text, the Septuagint, Qumran texts, the Targums, and Latin texts, Anderson holds that no one of these has a monopoly as "the best witness" to the original text. Each variation is thus evaluated for the contribution it can make.

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    9780849902109
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    March 12, 1989

    2 THESSALONIANS OPENING UP

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    An overview and introduction to 2 Thessalonians with practical, modern application
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    9781846251177
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    November 1, 2008

    A Commentary on Exodus KEL (Kregel Exegetical Library)

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    A thorough exegetical and homiletical analysis of each passage of Exodus

    The true fountainhead of Old Testament theology, Exodus illuminates the significance of the name Yahweh and introduces the title I AM. It tells of Israel's formative historical event, the exodus, as well as the making of the covenant at Sinai. It includes the first code of the Law in the Decalogue and Book of the Covenant. It details Israel's besetting sin in the idolatry of the golden calf episode, but it also describes Moses's intercession and the great revelation of God's mercy. In its display of the Tent of Meeting, it presents the theology of the priesthood, the sacrifices, and the central sanctuary. A Commentary on Exodus explores all of these events with a view toward their significance both for the meaning of the Old Testament and for the message of the Christian church. Exegetically deep enough to satisfy the scholar and logically organized to meet the needs of the pastor, Garrett's commentary promises to become standard reference material in Exodus studies.

    - Every verse is given a fresh translation with copious explanatory notes, and particular attention is given to the poetry of Exodus, which the author demonstrates to be more abundant than previously believed.

    - The commentary also helps to dispel much confusion about Exodus by introducing the reader to Egyptian history and by carefully analyzing questions about the date of the exodus and the location of Mount Sinai.

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    November 1, 2014

    Accept One Another a Practical & Expository Commentary on the Book of Romans

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    As the subtitle indicates, Accept One Another is a practical and expository commentary on the New Testament Book of Romans. James E. Allman, a professor at Dallas Theological Seminary for more than 17 years, contends that this significant but challenging letter by the Apostle Paul can be summed up in this one phrase found in Romans 15:7... "accept one another." Through careful exposition of the full text of Paul's venerable epistle, Dr. Allman lays out Paul's intent and rational with clarity and skill. Step by step, the reader is led through the entire book in order to grasp the theological basis for this timeless yet simple message until it becomes clear... "Accepting one another means we recognize in each other the saving work of God. We learn to extend to one another the grace we have ourselves received from God." When placed in the first century context of the Roman church and the factions that existed there, we discover that this message, accept one another, continues to ring with a clarity and relevance that speaks to today's church with the same power it possessed then. When it comes to addressing the racial and cultural differences that divide us, today's church is often woefully behind even our own pagan culture. But unlike our culture, the church has the weight of Scripture sounding the challenge, as Jim explains... "Paul called Christians to learn God's grace that we may learn to extend grace to each other. Learning the lessons of the Book of Romans can and will impact the life of the Christian church today. It will revitalize its gospel witness and build a community where people actually live the gospel." It is a message that needs to be declared in the church today, and it needs to be declared with the full authority and power of God's Word. In this thoughtful exposition, Dr. Allman provides the biblical foundation for any serious student of the Scripture to join with Paul in sounding an unapologetic challenge. As the people of God, we are to... Accept One Another!
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    November 20, 2017

    ACCORDING TO LUKE REPRINT OLD EDITION

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    December 31, 1987

    Acts 13 thru 28 for You Mapping the Explosive Multiplying of the Church

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    There is no more thrilling part of the Bible than the book of Acts, and no better guide to it than Albert Mohler. This second volume takes in the missions, arrest, and court appearances of Paul; the meeting of the Council of Jerusalem; and the arrival of the church in Philippi, Athens, and Rome. If you want to be fueled for Christian life and mission, you will want to read this book.

    This expository guide closely examines the second half of the book of Acts in an accessible, engaging and applied way and can be read as a book; used as a devotional; and utilized in teaching and preaching.

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    9781909919952
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    September 1, 2019

    ACTS 15:1-23:35 AN EXEGETICAL COMMENTARY

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    Highly respected New Testament scholar Craig Keener is known for his meticulous and comprehensive research. This commentary on Acts, his magnum opus, may be the largest and most thoroughly documented Acts commentary available. Useful not only for the study of Acts but also early Christianity, this work sets Acts in its first-century context.

    In this volume, the third of four, Keener continues his detailed exegesis of Acts, utilizing an unparalleled range of ancient sources and offering a wealth of fresh insights. This magisterial commentary will be an invaluable resource for New Testament professors and students, pastors, Acts scholars, and libraries.

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    October 7, 2014

    ACTS 1:1-2:47 AN EXEGETICAL COMMENTARY

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    Highly respected New Testament scholar Craig Keener is known for his meticulous and comprehensive research. This commentary on Acts, his magnum opus, may be the largest and most thoroughly documented Acts commentary available. Useful not only for the study of Acts but also early Christianity, this work sets Acts in its first-century context.

    In this volume, the first of four, Keener introduces the book of Acts, particularly historical questions related to it, and provides detailed exegesis of its opening chapters. He utilizes an unparalleled range of ancient sources and offers a wealth of fresh insights. This magisterial commentary will be a valuable resource for New Testament professors and students, pastors, Acts scholars, and libraries.

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    9780801048364
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    September 1, 2012

    ACTS 3:1-14:28 AN EXEGETICAL COMMENTARY

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    Highly respected New Testament scholar Craig Keener is known for his meticulous and comprehensive research. This commentary on Acts, his magnum opus, may be the largest and most thoroughly documented Acts commentary available. Useful not only for the study of Acts but also early Christianity, this work sets Acts in its first-century context.

    In this volume, the second of four, Keener continues his detailed exegesis of Acts, utilizing an unparalleled range of ancient sources and offering a wealth of fresh insights. This magisterial commentary will be an invaluable resource for New Testament professors and students, pastors, Acts scholars, and libraries.

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    9780801048371
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    October 15, 2013

    Acts A Visual Guide

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    Acts: A Visual Guide presents the exciting story of the book of Acts vividly! Each section is a study in visual form - hand-drawn illustrations based on messages by Kevin DeYoung - guiding you through the biblical text and opening up the truths in a unique, compelling way.

    Designed to be read with your Bible open next to you, or while listening to Kevin DeYoung's messages, the illustrations become a handbook, helping to unpack and dig deeper into Scripture. Each page shows the progression of the verses and their implications, applying the truths to how we live our lives. The format also lends itself well to the intertwining nature of the Bible, incorporating cross-references to other passages, helping you to open up the Word for yourself and weave the message into the context of the whole Bible.

    This exciting format is accessible to anyone and can be used either as an overview of Acts or as an aid to a deep, devotional study.

    - Taken entirely from sermons by Kevin DeYoung

    - Covers the whole book of Acts, breaking it down into 60 illustrated sections

    - A unique, fast-paced format which captures the energy of the original text

    - For more information, and to find a link to the messages, go to AVisualGuide.com

    How to use this book

    The clue is in the name: this is foremost a guide and companion. It is designed to be read with your Bible open next to you, or whilst listening to the Kevin DeYoung talks. The message is found in Scripture, while the illustrations become a handbook, helping to unpack and dig deeper into that message. Each page shows the progression of the verses and their implications, applying the truths to how we live our lives. The format lends itself well to the intertwining nature of the Bible, demonstrating connections which a written commentary might find cumbersome to explain. The notes also incorporate cross-references to other verses and passages from the Bible, helping you to open up the Word for yourself and weave the message into the context of the whole Bible.

    This is Acts as you've never experienced it before!

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    S781527101395
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    April 6, 2018