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Bible Commentary Conservative #266246
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Does anyone have suggestions for a conservative, one volume biblical commentary that upholds such notions as Mosaic authorship of the Pentateuch and the unitary authorship of Isaiah, etc.?

Joe

Re: Bible Commentary Conservative [Re: JSMelkiteOrthodoxy] #266250
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Originally Posted by JSMelkiteOrthodoxy
Does anyone have suggestions for a conservative, one volume biblical commentary that upholds such notions as Mosaic authorship of the Pentateuch and the unitary authorship of Isaiah, etc.?

Joe


Does it have to be Catholic? There are several Protestant ones I can think of....

I wanted a conservative One Volume Catholic Bible Commentary so badly that not too long ago I shelled out the big bucks for:

A Catholic Commentary on Holy Scripture
Book by Bernard Orchard; Thomas Nelson & Sons, 1951. 1312 pgs.

It's very good, if somewhat dated.

Personally I'm wishing for an Orthodox one in English.

Fr David Straut




Re: Bible Commentary Conservative [Re: Fr David Straut] #266253
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Fr. David, thank you very much. I will check this out. I'm not necessarily looking for a Catholic commentary, though a good one would be useful. Here is what I have:

New Jerome Biblical Commentary
Pocket Bible Commentary-William Neil
The Eerdman's Bible Dictionary
Haydock Bible

I've found a good price on the following and they are on order:
Eerdman's Bible Commentary
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (4 vols, Bromiley).

I also have a bunch of study bibles, some I will be getting rid of and I will be getting the new Orthodox Study Bible.

Joe

Re: Bible Commentary Conservative [Re: JSMelkiteOrthodoxy] #266254
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I also have the Practical Commentary on Holy Scripture by Knecht (TAN Publishers)

Joe

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Originally Posted by JSMelkiteOrthodoxy
Fr. David, thank you very much. I will check this out. I'm not necessarily looking for a Catholic commentary, though a good one would be useful. Here is what I have:

I also have a bunch of study bibles, some I will be getting rid of and I will be getting the new Orthodox Study Bible.

Joe


Dear Joe,

These are pretty good, though they have the drawbacks of Protestant works:

New Bible Commentary, 21st Century Edition
Edited By: Gordon J. Wenham, J. Alec Motyer, D.A. Carson, R.T. France
Inter-varsity Press / 1994 / Hardcover

(I have the old 20th Century edition smile and it is very good, especially on Mosaic authorship, etc.)

and

New International Bible Commentary, Based on the NIV
Edited By: F.F. Bruce
By: F.F. Bruce
Zondervan / 1986 / Hardcover

Personally I hate the New International Version of the Bible, but F.F. Bruce is a great conservative scholar, so it should be good.

I also have this Two Volume Specialty Commentary and it's very good:

The IVP Bible Background Commentary: Old Testament
By: John H. Walton, Victor H. Matthews, Mark Chavalas
More in IVP Commentary Series Series
Inter-varsity Press / 2000 / Hardcover

The IVP Bible Background Commentary: New Testament
By: Craig S. Keener
More in IVP Commentary Series Series
Inter-varsity Press / 1993 / Hardcover

I, too, am looking forward with great anticipation to the Orthodox Study Bible, though I hope that they have revised their New Testament notes based on the constructive criticism of that volume.

Fr David



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Fr. David,

How do you like the IVP background commentaries?

Joe

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Joe,

One volume commentaries I've looked at have either been too concise to be helpful or, as you've hinted at, a bit too liberal in their exegesis. If you are looking for a one volume commentary of the gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John, the best narrative I've seen in Guardini's The Lord. Though I would like to read St. Augustine's Harmony of the Gospels.

Terry

Re: Bible Commentary Conservative [Re: JSMelkiteOrthodoxy] #266504
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Originally Posted by JSMelkiteOrthodoxy
Fr. David,

How do you like the IVP background commentaries?

Joe


Dear Joe,

Yes, I think that they are useful. They don't replace general commentaries (which give alot of information these don't give), but are useful to find out cultural, historical, archeological, and linguistic information about particular passges in a greater depth than a One Volume Commentary.

Fr David


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