By John Barton, John Muddiman

Even if you notice the Bible because the residing observe of God, or as a hugely major rfile from the traditional international, or as one of many vintage works of global literature, The Oxford Bible Commentary will installed your fingers every little thing you must research and comprehend the biblical text.

Here is a enormous, line-by-line severe observation at the Bible, masking all of the books that seem within the NRSV. a necessary reference paintings, this definitive ebook presents authoritative, non-denominational remark written by way of a global staff of greater than 70 major students from a variety of spiritual backgrounds. Incorporating the newest learn, the participants research the books of the Bible in exhaustive aspect, taking a historical-critical technique that makes an attempt to make clear the scriptures through putting them within the context within which their first audiences could have encountered them, asking how they got here to be composed and what have been the needs in their authors. The Commentary encompasses a normal advent, huge introductions to either testaments and the Apocrypha, and briefer introductions to the actual books, plus an essay with remark on vital post-biblical Jewish and Christian literature. every one article concludes with a bibliography that issues the reader towards crucial supplemental works in English, together with significant reference works, introductions, and so forth.

A actually lovely paintings of biblical scholarship, The Oxford Bible Commentary could be a useful source for pastors getting ready a sermon, for college kids, for these in learn or chat groups, and certainly for anyone--whether Jewish, Catholic, Protestant, or Orthodox Christian--who seeks a clearer viewpoint on a textual content that has been held in reverence for millions of years.

* targeted verse-by-verse statement, written by means of over 70 of the world's prime biblical students from all of the significant Christian traditions and Judaism.
* comprises all of the canonical books for the Protestant, Catholic, and Orthodox traditions, and non-biblical Jewish and Christian writings from the biblical period.
* Combines the culmination of the historical-critical approach with insights from different severe ways to biblical studies.
* contains significant introductions to each biblical e-book.
* Bibliographies of supplemental works in English can be found through the publication, making in-depth research of issues more straightforward.

Note: The PDF doesn't include the eleven complete colour, Oxford Bible Maps which are within the revealed model.

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094 2001 220. 7—dc21 2001021139 ISBN 978-0-19-875500-5 (Hbk. ) 978-0-19-927718-6 (Pbk. ) three five 7 nine 10 eight 6 four 2 published and certain in China via Phoenix Offset Acknowledgements We gratefully and completely recognize the help we've got bought from our co-editors, Dr Rex Mason (for the previous Testament), Professor Martin Goodman (for the Apocrypha), Dr Loveday Alexander and Dom Henry Wansbrough, OSB (for the hot Testament). Our thank you also are as a result of participants of the person articles, and to the professional administration and enhancing workforce of the Oxford collage Press, specifically Hilary O'Shea, the commissioning editor, and Sylvia Jaffrey, to whom we're indebted for her professional copy-editing of one of these large paintings. J. B. J. M. OXFORD July 2000 This web page deliberately left clean List of Contents record of Maps record of individuals Abbreviations 1. common advent 2. advent to the previous testomony three. creation to the Pentateuch four. five. 6. 7. eight. nine. 10. eleven. 12. thirteen. 14. 15. sixteen. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. 31. Genesis Exodus Leviticus Numbers Deuteronomy Joshua Judges Ruth 1 & 2 Samuel 1 & 2 Kings 1 & 2 Chronicles Ezra-Nehemiah Esther task Psalms Proverbs Ecclesiastes music of Solomon Isaiah Jeremiah Lamentations Ezekiel Daniel Hosea Joel Amos Obadiah Jonah x xi xiii 1 five 12 38 sixty seven ninety one a hundred and ten a hundred thirty five 158 176 192 196 232 267 308 324 331 355 405 423 429 433 487 528 533 563 571 578 581 590 593 CONTENTS Vlll 32. Micah 33. Nahum 595 599 34. Habakkuk 601 35. Zephaniah 604 36. Haggai 37. Zechariah 38. Malachi 607 610 615 39. advent to the Apocrypha 617 forty. Tobit forty-one. Judith 626 632 forty two. Esther (Greek) 642 forty three. The knowledge of Solomon 650 forty four. Ecclesiasticus, or The knowledge of Jesus Son of Sirach 667 forty five. Baruch with the Letter of Jeremiah 699 forty six. Additions to Daniel: the Prayer of Azariah, the music of the 3 Jews, Susanna, Bel and the Dragon forty seven. 1 Maccabees forty eight. 2 Maccabees 704 711 734 forty nine. 1 Esdras 751 50. Prayer of Manasseh 770 fifty one. Psalm 151 773 fifty two. three Maccabees 773 fifty three. 2 Esdras 775 fifty four. four Maccabees 790 fifty five. Essay with remark on Post-Biblical Jewish Literature 792 fifty six. creation to the recent testomony 830 fifty seven. Matthew 844 fifty eight. Mark 886 fifty nine. Luke 922 60. John sixty one. The 4 Gospels in Synopsis 960 1001 sixty two. Acts 1028 sixty three. creation to the Pauline Corpus sixty four. Romans sixty five. 1 Corinthians 1062 1083 1108 IX sixty six. 2 Corinthians CONTENTS 1134 sixty seven. Galatians sixty eight. Ephesians 1152 1165 sixty nine. Philippians 1179 70. Colossians seventy one. 1 Thessalonians seventy two. 2 Thessalonians 1191 1199 1213 seventy three. The Pastoral Epistles: 1 & 2 Timothy and Titus seventy four. Philemon 1220 1233 seventy five. seventy six. seventy seven. seventy eight. 1236 1255 1263 1270 Hebrews James 1 Peter 2 Peter seventy nine. 1 John, 2 John, and three John 1274 eighty. Jude eighty one. Revelation 1284 1287 eighty two. Extra-canonical early Christian literature 1306 eighty three. Bibliographical consultant to religious study 1331 Index 1347 List of Maps among pages 1346 and 1347 1. the traditional close to East sooner than the Exodus 2. Israel in Canaan three. The United Monarchy four. The Kingdoms of Israel and Judah five. The Assyrian Empire 6.

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