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Interpretation: Isaiah 40-66 (INT)

Interpretation: Isaiah 40-66 (INT)

by Paul D Hanson

The latter half of the sixth century BCE found the Jewish community fragmented and under great strife after having been conquered by the Babylonian armies. As a response to a growing despair over life in servitude and exile, Isaiah 40-66 was written. Paul Hanson examines the writings of Second and Third Isaiah. What he discovers is a poetic argument for a lo… Read more…

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Interpretation: First and Second Samuel (INT)

Interpretation: First and Second Samuel (INT)

by Walter Brueggemann

With critical scholarship and theological sensitivity, Walter Brueggemann traces the people of God through the books of Samuel as they shift from marginalized tribalism to oppressive monarchy. He carefully opens the literature of the books, sketching a narrative filled with historical realism but also bursting with an awareness that more than human action is… Read more…

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Interpretation: Ruth (INT)

Interpretation: Ruth (INT)

by Katherine Doob Sakenfeld

The narrative of the book of Ruth is a drama of ordinary human life, but the drama unfolds against a background of the providence and purposes of God. Katharine Doob Sakenfeld has written a commentary that makes very clear why the book of Ruth has such great importance as literature and as Scripture. Interpretation: A Bible Commentary for … Read more…

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Interpretation: Judges (INT)

Interpretation: Judges (INT)

by J. Clinton McCann Jr.

This volume studies the biblical book of Judges, which focuses on the period in Israel's history when the nation was ruled by a series of judges. The book describes the progressive deterioration of the nation as a result of the violence and idolatry of the people. Yet the nation also encountered the astounding graciousness of the God who remained faithfu… Read more…

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Interpretation: Resources for the Use of Scripture in the Church - Violence in Scripture

Interpretation: Resources for the Use of Scripture in the Church - Violence in Scripture

by Jerome F. D. Creach

The Bible frequently depicts God as angry and violent, and sometimes depicts human violence as positive or even as commanded by God. This forms one of the most vexing problems in approaching Scripture and interpreting the Bible for preaching and teaching today. In this volume, Creach first examines the theological problems of violence and categorizes the typ… Read more…

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Interpretation: Resources for the Use of Scripture in the Church - Reading the Parables

Interpretation: Resources for the Use of Scripture in the Church - Reading the Parables

by Richard Lischer

Parables make up one-third of Jesus' speech in the New Testament. In this volume, Richard Lischer provides an expert guide to these parables and proposes an important distinction between reading and interpreting the parables. Emphasizing the importance of reading the parables versus interpreting them, Lischer asserts that reading offer… Read more…

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Interpretation: Revelation (INT)

Interpretation: Revelation (INT)

by M. Eugene Boring

Throughout the history of Christianity, the book of Revelation has had an enormous influence in religion, history, and culture, and it still has an urgently needed message for the church. M. Eugene Boring's critical assessment of Revelation enlightens readers as to just what that message is. Interpretation: A Bible Commentary for Teach… Read more…

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Interpretation: First, Second, and Third John (INT)

Interpretation: First, Second, and Third John (INT)

by D. Moody Smith

This careful and thoughtful book unlocks the door to the theological and ethical treasures contained in the Epistles of John. It is an invitation to a journey of discovery, from the well-known and familiar to the less familiar but rewarding. Interpretation: A Bible Commentary for Teaching and Preaching is a distinctive resource for those w… Read more…

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Interpretation: First and Second Peter, James, and Jude (INT)

Interpretation: First and Second Peter, James, and Jude (INT)

by Pheme Perkins

First and Second Peter, James, and Jude have existed on the edges of the canon throughout the centuries. In this much-anticipated volume in the Interpretation series, Pheme Perkins casts light on these often neglected writings. She ably demonstrates that these "catholic epistles" have, in fact, much to offer to today's readers. … Read more…

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Interpretation: Hebrews (INT)

Interpretation: Hebrews (INT)

by Thomas G. Long

Hebrews is a sermon from the early Christian church that addresses a real, urgent, and still relevant pastoral problem: a struggling congregation that may not keep the faith. Thomas Long shows how Hebrews exhorts the church to face its challenges and hold true, even into the twenty-first century. Interpretation: A Bible Commentary for Teac… Read more…

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Interpretation: First and Second Timothy and Titus (INT)

Interpretation: First and Second Timothy and Titus (INT)

by Thomas C. Oden

Thomas Oden provides a modern commentary on the pastoral letters grounded in the classical, consensual tradition of interpretation. Oden uses the best and most accurate research concerning the historical, literary, and philological aspects of the pastoral letters. He addresses tough issues: the role of women in worship, problems of the rich and poor, the rel… Read more…

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Interpretation: First and Second Thessalonians (INT)

Interpretation: First and Second Thessalonians (INT)

by Beverly Roberts Gaventa

In this brilliant commentary, Beverly Roberts Gaventa discusses the issues central to the books of Thessalonians, identifying what makes each book important for the life of the church today, as well as for preachers and teachers. Interpretation: A Bible Commentary for Teaching and Preaching is a distinctive resource for those who interpret… Read more…

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