New Testament Commentaries
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
In this commentary Andy Johnson engages with the developing interpretive framework of missional hermeneutics to present a theological interpretation of 1 & 2 Thessalonians that aims to help the church more fully participate in the life and mission of the triune God.
After a verse by-verse commentary, Johnson closely examines the theology of the two epistles, focusing especially on the topics of eschatology, holiness, and election in light of his missional reading of 1 and 2 Thessalonians. In his exegetical and theological analyses, Johnson considers canonical concerns, doctrinal commitments, ecclesial practices, proposals from contemporary systematic theology, and insights gleaned from the field of neuroscience regarding personal and community formation, all of which help to clarify and enrich readers' understanding of various passages.
The 15-volume Swindoll's Living Insights New Testament Commentary series draws on Gold Medallion Award-winner Chuck Swindoll's 50 years of experience studying and preaching God's Word. His deep insight, signature easygoing style, and humor bring a warmth and practical accessibility not often found in commentaries.
Each volume combines verse-by-verse commentary, charts, maps, photos, key terms, and background articles with practical application. The newly updated volumes now include parallel presentations of the NLT and NASB before each section. This series is a must-have for pastors, teachers, and anyone else who is seeking a deeply practical resource for exploring God's Word.
A new commentary for today's world, The Story of God Bible Commentary explains and illuminates each passage of Scripture in light of the Bible's grand story. The first commentary series to do so, SGBC offers a clear and compelling exposition of biblical texts, guiding readers in how to creatively and faithfully live out the Bible in their own contexts. Its story-centric approach is ideal for pastors, students, Sunday school teachers, and all who want to understand the Bible in today's world.
SGBC is organized into three easy-to-use sections, designed to help readers live out God's story: Listen to the Story; Explain the Story; and Live the Story.
Praise for SGBC:
-The easy-to-use format and practical guidance brings God's grand story to modern-day life so anyone can understand how it applies today.---Andy Stanley
-Opens up the biblical story in ways that move us to act.---Darrell L. Bock
-It makes the text sing and helps us hear the story afresh.---John Ortberg
-This commentary breaks new ground.---Craig L. Blomberg
The three epistles of John, the beloved apostle, urge the church to love one another as God has loved them. Gary Dickerson shows how these works provide encouragement for believers and warn against the rise of false teachers. Being careful to avoid speculative theories, Dickerson focuses on John's pastoral concerns. He examines the Greek text in detail, interacting with the most recent scholarship, and he presents the message of these epistles for the benefit of believers everywhere. About the Evangelical Exegetical Commentary Series
The Evangelical Exegetical Commentary series incorporates the latest in critical biblical scholarship and is written from a distinctly evangelical perspective. Each comprehensive volume offers an original translation and addresses biblical theology and application for each passage. Praise for "1, 2, & 3 John"
"Gary Derickson's commentary on the Letters of John sets a very high standard and is notable for its thoroughness, careful exegesis, in-depth knowledge of the scholarly literature, and warm-hearted commitment to the gospel of Christ. It deserves to be warmly received and widely used." Dr. Colin Kruse, Senior Lecturer in New Testament, Melbourne School of Theology
"Dr. Gary Derickson's volume in the Evangelical Exegetical Commentary on 1 3 John is first-rate analysis and synthesis of one of the most important collections of writings in the New Testament. Derickson provides evidence and evaluation of all exegetical and theological options while interacting with the latest scholarly literature. The layout and structure of the commentary is unique and extremely helpful to both pastor and student. This is an important and essential work." Dr. Fred Chay, President of Grace Line Ministries, Associate Professor of Theology, Phoenix Seminary. About the Author
Gary Derickson is ministry division chair at Corban University. He has published articles in "Bibliotheca Sacra," "ETS Studies Series," "The Master's Seminary Journal," and "The Journal of the Grace Evangelical Society." He contributed to "The Nelson's Complete Study Bible" and is co-author of "The Disciplemaker: What Matters Most to Jesus.""
The New Testament's three letters attributed to John have always provided remarkable theological riches for the Christian tradition, including the assertion "God is love." Each letter shows how an early Christian author responded to threats against authority by recourse to the correct teachings of the faith and a proper understanding of the relationship between Jesus and God. Together, these letters argue for a bond of unity among believers, based on fidelity to the truth of God.
The New Testament Library offers authoritative commentary on every book and major aspect of the New Testament, as well as classic volumes of scholarship. The commentaries in this series provide fresh translations based on the best available ancient manuscripts, offer critical portrayals of the historical world in which the books were created, pay careful attention to their literary design, and present a theologically perceptive exposition of the text.