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Classic Old Testament commentaries from leading international scholars

Eerdmans Bible Commentaries: Old Testament comprises 79 authoritative commentaries designed specifically for students and scholars of theology, biblical and religious studies. Leading international scholars and world-class Bible authorities, hailing from a range of denominational backgrounds, lend their expertise to exegesis which draws on linguistic, literary, archaeological and historical scholarship to provide a rounded picture of each book in the Old Testament. This module includes the vast collections of The New International Commentary on the Old Testament, the International Theological Commentary, and many more.

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Offering commentary on all sixty-six biblical books and the Apocrypha, Eerdmans Commentary on the Bible is the finest single-volume Bible handbook available, providing reader-friendly treatments and succinct summaries of each section of the text.

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Accessible to academics and serious general readers alike, Eerdmans Critical Commentary reflects the contributions of recent textual, philological, literary, historical, and archaeological inquiry, benefiting from cutting-edge methodological approaches. Contributors to the series are among the foremost authorities in biblical scholarship worldwide. While they hail from a broad range of denominational backgrounds, authors remain sensitive to the original meaning of the text and its relevance for today.

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Each volume of the New International Commentary on the Old Testament features an extensive introduction treating the biblical book's authorship, date, purpose, structure, and theology, followed by the author's own translation of the original Hebrew and a verse-by-verse commentary. The commentary itself carefully balances coverage of technical matters with exposition of the biblical text's theology and implications.

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The International Theological Commentary offers a relevant exegesis of the Old Testament text as Holy Scripture by exploring the theological significance of the Old Testament and emphasizing the relevance of each book for the life of the Church. Authors, representing a wide range of geographical, ideological, and ecclesiastical backgrounds, read the Hebrew text of the Old Testament in the twin contexts of Israel and our present day.

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The Two Horizons Old Testament Commentary engages in theological exegesis and theological reflection. It provides a paragraph-by-paragraph engagement with the text that is deliberately Theological in focus and also locates each Old Testament book in relation to the whole of Scripture, asking what each biblical book contributes to biblical theology.

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The Illuminations Commentary Series offers an in-depth exploration of the Bible that is designed to be accessible and enjoyable. Each volume in the series offers a big-picture understanding of the biblical book in question without compromising scholarly depth.  

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