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James: Baker Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament
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Dan McCartney, a highly regarded New Testament scholar and an expert on biblical interpretation, offers a substantive yet accessible commentary on James in this latest addition to the award-winning BECNT series. With extensive research and thoughtful chapter-by-chapter exegesis, McCartney leads readers through all aspects of the book of James--sociological, historical, and theological--to help them better understand its meaning and relevance.
As with all BECNT volumes, James features the author's detailed interaction with the Greek text. This commentary admirably achieves the dual aims of the series--academic sophistication with pastoral sensitivity and accessibility--making it a useful tool for professors, students, and pastors. The acclaimed user-friendly design includes shaded chapter introductions summarizing the key themes of each thought unit.
About the series: The Baker Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament (BECNT) series provides commentaries that blend scholarly depth with readability, exegetical detail with sensitivity to the whole, and attention to critical problems with theological awareness.
James: Baker Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament by Dan G. McCartney was published by Baker in December 2009 and is our 27712th best seller. The ISBN for James: Baker Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament is 9780801026768.
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JamesChris Moore, via The Good Book Stall
Amongst evangelicals, the Baker Exegetical Commentary series has received a warm welcome with the volumes produced thus far being of a high quality. The series is not aimed at the specialist, with greek words being transliterated. That said, there is a strong exegetical engagement with the text and the endnotes deal with issues of grammar and syntax. One imagines the books being of use to the preacher or student.
This volume on James opens with 70 pages or so of introductory material considering the character, authorship , theology, structure and contextual issues. These are dealt with clearly, and are well laid out. McCartney favours the stance that the author is James, the brother of Jesus, and gives the letter an early date of 40AD. The letter, he suggests, is not a response or riposte to Paul but is a letter to the Diaspora, which contains 'God fearers'. The overriding theme is that of faith.
The commentary proper is well considered, and a range of views on any given passage are discussed. McCartney provides an introductory summary to each section before a more sustained exegesis and endnotes which consider more technical issues.
This is a good and thorough treatment of James' epistle, and has been well received. It is clearly laid out and well written and will be of benefit to students and preachers.
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"McCartney shows firm control of the secondary literature while retaining an independent judgment on the original text itself. His exposition is thorough, clear, and consistently on target; and his extensive additional notes and excursuses are the icing on the cake. This work deserves a warm reception."--Moises Silva, author of Philippians (BECNT)
Praise for the series: "This series has set a new standard in reader-friendliness with its attractive presentation that combines detailed exegetical comment on the Greek text with accessibility for those who have little or no knowledge of the original language of the New Testament."--I. Howard Marshall, University of Aberdeen
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Details for James: Baker Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament
|Page last updated||20th June 2017|
|Author / Artist||Dan G. McCartney|
|Publisher||Baker (December 2009)|
|Number of Pages||368|