The Transforming Word by Mark W. Hamilton,Kenneth Larry Cukrowski,Nancy W. Shankle,James Thompson,John T. Willis,Abilene Christian University Summary
This single volume provides pastors, Bible teachers, and other serious students of the Bible with a commentary on the whole Bible that draws upon the original languages, archaeological evidence, the history of interpretation, and the ancient Near Eastern background. The Transforming Word contains a commentary on each book of the Bible. Each commentary includes an outline, an introduction, a unit-by-unit commentary, a concluding essay on theological implications, and a list of works cited. It also includes thirteen in-depth articles on the background of the Old and New Testaments written by specialists in each field. The reader will gain an understanding of (1) the organization and arguments of each biblical book, (2) the main historical issues bearing on its interpretation, and (3) the theological meaning of each book.