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Baker Commentary on the Bible: Based on the NIV
This comprehensive, one-volume commentary by 38 scholars offers accessible, concise explanations of the purpose and content of each biblical text.
Published February 1st 2001 by Baker Academic
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It treads a good line between intellectual and didactic reading, but I find that the latter is too sparse and the former a bit too overwhelming. I like that the Baker commentary doesn't promote any particular religious doctrine (I dwell in a land of stifling legalistic doctrine), but I think I could have used a little more guidance-related argumentation here (if that's even the right expression to use). I have been told that my Scripture-reading was a bit obsessive over the past year. I rigorous ...more
Walter A. Elwell (Ph.D., University of Edinburgh) is emeritus professor of biblical and theological studies at Wheaton College in Wheaton, Illinois, where he taught for nearly thirty years. He has edited numerous biblical reference works, including the Baker Theological Dictionary of the Bible and the Evangelical Dictionary of Theology.More about Walter A. Elwell...