Theological Bible Commentary

Westminster John Knox Press
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Most one-volume Bible commentaries focus on standard scholarly issues, answering questions such as, who wrote the book? who was addressed? and how is the book structured? In contrast, this is the first one-volume commentary to emphasize theological questions: what does each biblical book say about God? how does the book describe God and portray God's actions? and who is God in these biblical books? This volume meets the need for a resource that puts the best of scholarship in conversation with the theological claims of the biblical text.
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About the author

Gail R. O'Day is A. H. Shatford Professor of Preaching and New Testament at Candler School of Theology, Emory University, in Atlanta, Georgia.

David L. Petersen is Franklin Nutting Parker Professor of Old Testament at the Candler School of Theology, Emory University, in Atlanta, Georgia. He is the author of several books and he serves on the Editorial Advisory Board of the Old Testament Library series.

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Publisher
Westminster John Knox Press
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Published on
Apr 28, 2009
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Pages
496
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ISBN
9781611640304
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Language
English
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Genres
Religion / Biblical Commentary / General
Religion / Biblical Criticism & Interpretation / General
Religion / Christian Theology / General
Religion / Christian Theology / Systematic
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