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The Oxford Bible Commentary

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The Oxford Bible Commentary is a completely new Bible study and reference work for 21st century students and readers. It offers verse-by-verse explanation of every book of the Bible by the world's leading biblical scholars. It provides everything any reader needs to understand the text of the Bible. From its inception, OBC has been designed as a completely non-denominational commentary; contributors have been chosen from every faith and none. The OBC will enlighten readers with no religious background, as well as Jewish readers and those from all Christian traditions - Protestant, Catholic, Anglican, and Orthodox.

- Can be used equally by Christians, Jews, and members of other religious traditions or those generally interested in the Bible
- A definitive commentary on the whole Bible, including the Apocrypha and some non-biblical Jewish and Christian writings from the biblical period
- Written by a team of over seventy internationally respected scholars from various religious backgrounds
- Written with a sharp awareness of new biblical scholarship that brings the Oxford Bible Commentary right up to date

The Oxford Bible Commentary by John Barton was published by Oxford University Press in September 2001 and is our 18320th best seller. The ISBN for The Oxford Bible Commentary is 9780198755005.

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"Considering the volume of new publications constantly occurring, it is impressive that material quite recent in terms of the publication date is included. Certainly no institutional academic library should be without this volume, and many individual scholars will likewise consider it a worthwhile investment." - Louvain Studies

"For the "novice", this work is a treasure trove. Expert scholars will likewise find much of interest, particularly in areas other than their own specialities." - Louvain Studies

"This imposing one-volume commentary, the work of 70 international scholars from Catholic, Protestant, Anglican, Orthodox and Jewish traditions, is impressive in scope. The commentary is offered as a resource for all readers, both "expert and novice"." - Louvain Studies

"This book should be a helpful guide to the general reader, for whom it is intended, and it should certainly find a place in every library with any interest in the Bible." - Journal of Theological Studies

"The Oxford Bible Commentary can be recommended as an up-to-date, vast treasury of biblical knowledge." - International Review of Biblical Studies

"Like the best of its kind, it draws on a broad spectrum of critical scholarship to provide an authoritative guide to reading the books of the Bible and is likely to dominate this section of the market for a long time to come ... a milestone in biblical scholarship. The editors deserve our thanks and congratulations - and a wide readership." - The Expository Times

"The emphasis is on reading and understanding the books of the Bible. It puts the resources of scholarship at the disposal of a wide readership - not simply the academic specialists but a range of readers with widely differing interests and concerns. Students will derive excellent guidance from it. Those who have primarily an interest in the Bible as literature will find it a source of new insights. Preachers, teachers and pastors who recognize the essential link today between scholarship and exposition, will find it enormously helpful." - The Expository Times

"Easily the best one volume Bible commentary available ... The Oxford Bible Commentary sticks to the text - and the fullest text possible, including all the apocrypha, some Post-Biblical Jewish Literature and some extra-canonical early Christian literature. This makes it unique as well as extra valuable." - The Reader

"Unlike some one-volume commentaries the OBC is valuable on the major books as well as the lesser-writings, especially on the Gospels." - The Reader

"Excellent model of what the finest reference books should be ... It is written for a wide readership and is expressed clearly without jargon or obscurity, and should prove invaluable not only to the priest and the student, but to the ordinary person in the pew ... will be invaluable for any religious or specialist library." - The Irish Catholic

"This rich, far-reaching commentary ... is warmly recommended ... Generous coverage of the full gamut of critical and postcritical approaches characterizes the many fine introductory essays, and sensitive attention to theological and literary insights find ample space in the book-by-book commentries that also do full justice to "traditional" scholarly concerns." - Choice

"For its comprehensiveness, diversity and liveliness, it is a valuable and exciting resource. It deserves and richly rewards careful attention." - Theology Journal

"A very superior commentary indeed ... and despite its imposing bulk and imprimatur, a very human book." - Gabriel Josipovici, Times Literary Supplement

" authoritative guide to reading the books of the Bible...a very accessible volume for everyone" - Caroline Woollard, South Wales Argus

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Details for The Oxford Bible Commentary

Author / Artist
Book Formathardback
PublisherOxford University Press (September 2001)
EditorJohn Barton (Oriel & Laing Professor of the Interpretation of Holy Scripture, University of Oxford);John Muddiman (G.B. Caird Fellow in New Testament Studies)
Number of Pages1416
Thickness62 mm
Height252 mm
Width200 mm
Product Code2808
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