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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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    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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    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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    September 1, 2019

    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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    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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    ACTS COMMENTARY

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    Essential to grasping the rest of the New Testament, Acts demonstrates how Christ continued His ministry on earth through the Holy Spirit and in the building of the church. An excellent resource for personal study, and especially helpful for those involved in the teaching ministries of the church, the Wesley Bible Commentary series will encourage and promote life change in believers by applying God's authoritative truth in relevant, practical ways. Written in an easy-to-follow format, you will enjoy studying Scripture insights that are faithful to the Wesleyan-Armenian perspective.
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    September 1, 1998

    ACTS HERMENEIA

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    The Acts of the Apostles joins the Gospel of Luke with the ministry of Paul. Renowned New Testament scholar Richard I. Pervo shows how this masterful storyteller worked his magic, drawing on first-century literary techniques of narration and characterization. Luke's literary skills did not prevent scribes from re-writing his masterwork, however, the textual tradition of Acts is among the most intriguing of the documents of the New Testament, and is a focus here.

    Elegantly written, Pervo's commentary provides a compelling interpretation of Acts in the context of Hellenistic literature and the emerging Christian movement, Readers will rediscover the "profit with delight" that was the ideal of ancient story-tellers.

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    October 27, 2008

    ACTS IVPNTC

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    If ever there was an environment hostile to the gospel, it was the strife-torn, ethnically diverse backwater of the Roman Empire known as Palestine following the ascension of Jesus. But the gospel thrived--beginning from Jerusalem and spreading throughout Judea, Samaria and the rest of the known world. In Acts, the sequel to his Gospel, Luke tells how the Holy Spirit transformed a ragtag band of believers into a unified, world-engaging church. And as William Larkin explores this narrative of the early church, he offers inspiration and insight for readers who wonder how the gospel may be advanced in the increasingly divided and skeptical culture of the late twentieth century. In this clear, incisive commentary, readers will find an introduction with background material concerning authorship, date and purpose, as well as a summary of important theological themes. A passage-by-passage exposition follows that focuses on understanding what significance Acts had for its original readers in order to see its relevance for the church today. Students, pastors, Bible teachers and everyone who wants to understand the message of Acts for the church will benefit from this excellent resource.
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    October 5, 2011

    Acts NAC

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    THE NEW AMERICAN COMMENTARY is for the minister or Bible student who wants to understand and expound the Scriptures. Notable features include: * commentary based on THE NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION;* the NIV text printed in the body of the commentary;* sound scholarly methodology that reflects capable research in the original languages;* interpretation that emphasizes the theological unity of each book and of Scripture as a whole;* readable and applicable exposition.
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    January 6, 1992