Ezekiel


Author: Iain M. Duguid
Publisher: Zondervan
ISBN: 0310866103
Category: Religion
Page: 576
View: 7193

Continue Reading →

Most Bible commentaries take us on a one-way trip from our world to the world of the Bible. But they leave us there, assuming we can somehow make the return journey on our own. In other words, they focus on the original meaning of the passage but don’t discuss its contemporary application. The information they offer is valuable -- but the job is only half done! The NIV Application Commentary Series helps us with both halves of the interpretive task. This new and unique series shows readers how to bring an ancient message into a modern context. It explains not only what the Bible meant but also how it can speak powerfully today.

The Book of Ezekiel, Chapters 25–48


Author: Daniel I. Block
Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
ISBN: 1467423718
Category: Religion
Page: 849
View: 5914

Continue Reading →

This work completes Daniel Block's two-volume commentary on the book of Ezekiel. The result of twelve years of studying this difficult section of Scripture, this volume, like the one on chapters 1-24, provides an excellent discussion of the background of Ezekiel and offers a verse-by-verse exposition that makes clear the message of this obscure and often misunderstood prophet. Block also shows that Ezekiel's ancient wisdom and vision are still very much needed as we enter the twenty-first century.

Joel, Obadiah, Malachi


Author: David W. Baker
Publisher: Zondervan
ISBN: 0310571715
Category: Religion
Page: 352
View: 3391

Continue Reading →

These three short prophetic books of the Old Testament each contain a dual message. On one hand are messages of impending judgment—for all peoples on the Day of the Lord, for an enemy of Israel, and for Israel herself. On the other hand are messages of great hope—of the pouring out of God’s Spirit, of restoration and renewal, and of a coming Messiah. Placing judgment and hope together in such a manner may seem paradoxical to a contemporary mindset. But the complete message of these prophets gives a fuller picture of God—who despises and rightly judges sin and rebellion, but who also lovingly invites people to return to him so that he might bestow his wonderful grace and blessings. It is a message no less timely today than when these books were first written, and David W. Baker skillfully bridges the centuries in helping believers today understand and apply it. Most Bible commentaries take us on a one-way trip from our world to the world of the Bible. But they leave us there, assuming that we can somehow make the return journey on our own. They focus on the original meaning of the passage but don’t discuss its contemporary application. The information they offer is valuable—but the job is only half done! The NIV Application Commentary Series helps bring both halves of the interpretive task together. This unique, award-winning series shows readers how to bring an ancient message into our postmodern context. It explains not only what the Bible meant but also how it speaks powerfully today.

Haggai, Zechariah


Author: Mark J. Boda
Publisher: Zondervan
ISBN: 031057157X
Category: Religion
Page: 576
View: 5272

Continue Reading →

The NIV Application Commentary SeriesThe setting: Jerusalem. Recently returned from Babylonian captivity, the Jews are occupied with personal pursuits while the temple of Yahweh lies in ruins. To the prophets Haggai and Zechariah falls the task of calling God’s people to their forgotten priority: rebuilding his house. Heeding prophetic admonition, the people overcome the obstacles that face them and prosper in their work––thanks largely to the vision and encouragement of the prophets.The books of Haggai and Zechariah represent a golden period in Old Testament history, but they are often overlooked. Yet these two minor prophets speak a major message to the church today. It is one that calls us, as a community of faith, to the priority of God’s house, and inspires us with glimpses of its future glory.Exploring the links between the Bible and our own times, Mark J. Boda shares perspectives on Haggai and Zechariah that reveal their enduring relevance for our twenty-first-century lives.Most Bible commentaries take us on a one-way trip from our world to the world of the Bible. But they leave us there, assuming that we can somehow make the return journey on our own. They focus on the original meaning of the passage but don’t discuss its contemporary application. The information they offer is valuable––but the job is only half done!The NIV Application Commentary Series helps bring both halves of the interpretive task together. This unique, award-winning series shows readers how to bring an ancient message into our present-day context. It explains not only what the Bible meant but also how it speaks powerfully today.“This series promises to become an indispensable tool for every pastor and teacher who seeks to make the Bible’s timeless message speak to this generation.BILLY GRAHAMSome commentaries build walls that isolate you back in the ancient world. The NIV Application Commentary builds bridges that make the Bible come alive with meaning for contemporary lift––and the series does so concisely, clearly, and accurately. No wasted words or academic detours––just solid help and practical truth!”WARREN W. WIERSBE

A New Heart

A Commentary on the Book of Ezekiel
Author: Bruce Vawter,Leslie J. Hoppe
Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
ISBN: 9780802803313
Category: Religion
Page: 218
View: 8089

Continue Reading →

Vawter's study on the Book of Ezekiel is a contribution to the International Theological Commentary, whose goal is to bring the Old Testament alive in the worldwide church. In moving beyond the usual critical-historical approach to the Bible, the series offers a distinctive theological interpretation of the Hebrew text.

Isaiah


Author: John N. Oswalt
Publisher: Zondervan
ISBN: 0310872804
Category: Religion
Page: 736
View: 9793

Continue Reading →

A unique commentary that explores each passage from three vital perspectives: original meaning, bridging context, contemporary significance. Isaiah wrestles with the realities of people who are not convicted by the truth but actually hardened by it, and with a God whose actions sometimes seem unintelligible, or even worse, appears to be absent. Yet Isaiah penetrates beyond these experiences to an even greater reality. Isaiah sees God’s rule over history and his capacity to take the worst of human actions and use it for good. He declares the truth that even in the darkest hours, the Holy One of Israel is infinitely trustworthy.

Daniel

The NIV Application Commentary from Biblical Text ... to Contemporary Life
Author: Tremper Longman
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780310206088
Category: Religion
Page: 312
View: 2636

Continue Reading →

Most Bible commentaries take us on a one-way trip from the twentieth century to the first century. But they leave us there, assuming that we can somehow make the return journey on our own. In other words, they focus on the original meaning of the passage but don't discuss its contemporary application. The information they offer is valuable--but the job is only half done! The NIV Application Commentary Series helps us with both halves of the interpretive task. This new and unique series shows readers how to bring an ancient message into modern context. It explains not only what the Bible means but also how it can speak powerfully today.

Ezekiel


Author: Ralph H. Alexander
Publisher: Zondervan
ISBN: 0310531888
Category: Religion
Page: 640
View: 3196

Continue Reading →

Continuing a Gold Medallion Award-winning legacy, this completely revised edition of The Expositor’s Bible Commentary series puts world-class biblical scholarship in your hands. Based on the original twelve-volume set that has become a staple in college and seminary libraries and pastors’ studies worldwide, this new thirteen-volume edition marshals the most current evangelical scholarship and resources. The thoroughly revised features consist of: • Comprehensive introductions • Short and precise bibliographies • Detailed outlines • Insightful expositions of passages and verses • Overviews of sections of Scripture to illuminate the big picture • Occasional reflections to give more detail on important issues • Notes on textual questions and special problems, placed close to the texts in question • Transliterations and translations of Hebrew and Greek words, enabling readers to understand even the more technical notes • A balanced and respectful approach toward marked differences of opinion

Esther


Author: Karen H. Jobes
Publisher: Zondervan
ISBN: 0310872146
Category: Religion
Page: 256
View: 460

Continue Reading →

This biblical narrative tells today's Christians about God without actually mentioning him.

A Book of Jeremiah


Author: J. A. Thompson
Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
ISBN: 9780802825308
Category: Religion
Page: 819
View: 1690

Continue Reading →

Thompson's study on the Book of Jeremiah is part of The New International Commentary on the Old Testament. Like its companion series on the New Testament, this commentary devotes considerable care to achieving a balance between technical information and homiletic-devotional interpretation.

Hosea, Amos, Micah


Author: Gary V. Smith
Publisher: Zondervan
ISBN: 0310872677
Category: Religion
Page: 608
View: 4638

Continue Reading →

Scratch beneath the surface of today’s culture and you’ll find we’re not so different from ancient Israel. True, our sophistication, mobility, and technology eclipse anything the Israelites could have imagined. Our worship is far different, to say nothing of our language and customs. Yet if the prophets Hosea, Amos, and Micah were to visit us today, we might be shocked to see how little their messages would differ from the ones they delivered 2,800 years ago. For human hearts are still the same--and so is God. Injustice, oppression, and political corruption anger him as much as ever. Apostasy still grieves him. His judgment of sin remains as fierce as his love is strong. And the hope God extends to those who turn toward him is as brilliant now as at any time in history. Revealing the links between Israel eight centuries B.C. and our own times, Gary V. Smith shows how the prophetic writings of Hosea, Amos, and Micah speak to us today with relevance and conviction.

The Book of Ezekiel, Chapters 1–24


Author: Daniel I. Block
Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
ISBN: 146742370X
Category: Religion
Page: 909
View: 5713

Continue Reading →

To most modern readers the book of Ezekiel is a mystery. Few can handle Ezekiel's relentless denunciations, his unconventional antics, his repetitive style, and his bewildering array of topics. This excellent commentary by Daniel I. Block makes sense of this obscure and often misunderstood prophet and demonstrates the relevance of Ezekiel's message for the church today.

The Wiersbe Bible Study Series: Ezekiel

Bowing Before Our Awesome God
Author: Warren W. Wiersbe
Publisher: David C Cook
ISBN: 1434708594
Category: Religion
Page: 144
View: 4076

Continue Reading →

When the Isrealites lost respect for God's majesty, God called the prophet Ezekiel to remind His people of His holy nature. Ezekiel's message is just as relevant for us today as it was for the Jewish people thousands of years ago. This study of Ezekiel explores what it means to worship God as a holy Lord who is worthy of our reverence. The Wiersbe Bible Study Series delivers practical, in-depth guides to selected books of the Bible. Featuring insights from Dr. Warren W. Wiersbe's Be Reverent commentary, this eight-week study includes engaging questions and practical applications that will help you connect God's Word with your life.

Ezekiel and the Leaders of Israel


Author: Iain M. Duguid
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9789004100749
Category: Religion
Page: 163
View: 9625

Continue Reading →

"Ezekiel and the Leaders of Israel" explores the attitudes expressed in the Book of Ezekiel towards the various different leadership groups within Judean society: the monarchy, the priests and Levites, the prophets, and the lay leadership (including "zeq?nim, rim" and other ruling classes). The thesis is advanced that there is a coherent and connected attitude taken toward these leadership groups throughout the book: those singled out for the most reproach in Ezekiel's critique of the past are marginalized in his plan for the future, while those who escape blame are assigned positions of honour. It is not simply a matter of tinkering with the status of a single group in society, but rather a radical and complete restructuring, designed to avoid repetition of the sins of the past.

The Book of Zechariah


Author: Mark J. Boda
Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
ISBN: 1467445088
Category: Religion
Page: 936
View: 3212

Continue Reading →

Over the centuries, the prophetic book of Zechariah has suffered from accusations of obscurity and has frustrated readers seeking to unlock its treasures. This work by Mark Boda provides insightful commentary on Zechariah, with great sensitivity to its historical, literary, and theological dimensions. Including a fresh translation of Zechariah from the original Hebrew, Boda delivers deep and thorough reflection on a too-often-neglected book of the Old Testament.

On the Whole Bible


Author: Matthew Henry
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781884543043
Category: Bible
Page: 1032
View: 8176

Continue Reading →

Born the son of a clergyman on October 18, 1662, Matthew Henry was ordained into the British Presbyterian Church where he held the pastorate in Chester from 1687 to 1712. He was widowed, married again and had 10 children, three whom died in infancy. Henry died in 1714. Henry began work on his commentary as "Notes On The New Testament" in 1704 and the monumental work was completed shortly before his death in 1714. Remembered as a caring pastor, a passionate lover of the Word of God, and a man of great personal integrity, Matthew Henry has left his mark on the hearts of countless Christians who seek a deeper understanding of the riches that Scripture contains. This edition of Matthew Henry's Commentary on the Whole Bible uses the King James text and is abridged from the original six volumes while faithfully retaining all of the vibrant themes of that classic work. Everything here is in Matthew Henry's own words and nothing relevant to today's reader has been omitted.

Genesis


Author: John H. Walton
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780310206170
Category: Religion
Page: 759
View: 5791

Continue Reading →

Noted scholar John Walton follows the three-tiered NIV Application Commentary format (Original Meaning, Bridging Contexts, and Contemporary Significance) to reveal how this first book of the Bible applies to us today.

Esther and Ruth


Author: Iain M. Duguid
Publisher: P & R Publishing
ISBN: 9780875527833
Category: Religion
Page: 201
View: 698

Continue Reading →

Does God help those who help themselves? That may seem to be the message of the books of Esther and Ruth. Yet a closer reading shows a gracious and sovereign God at work, one who uses obviously flawed peopleunable even to help themselvesto rescue his people and prepare for the coming of Christ. Esther and Ruth is part of the Reformed Expository Commentary series, aimed at both pastors and lay teachers. Each volume in the series provides exposition that gives careful attention to biblical text, is doctrinally Reformed, focuses on Christ through the lens of redemptive history, and applies the Bible to our contemporary setting.