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The Eerdmans Companion to the Bible

by (author) Gordon D. Fee & Robert L. Hubbard

Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
Initial publish date
Jan 2020
Handbooks, General, General
  • Hardback

    Publish Date
    Jan 2020
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A quality guidebook that opens up new vistas and insights into the whole Bible
Marked by a broad evangelical perspective, up-to-date research, and contributions from respected biblical scholars, The Eerdmans Companion to the Bible offers a reliable and illuminating guide to the entire Bible. Whether readers find the Bible familiar or foreign, they will appreciate the Companion's informative articles and its commentary by Connie Gundry Tappy on all of the Old and New Testament books. This comprehensive reference work promises to make the Word of God come alive as never before.

  • Compiled by some of the foremost biblical scholars in the world today
  • New articles by sixty expert authors on many pertinent biblical topics
  • Well-written background information and commentary on every book of the Bible
  • Illustrated with maps, photos, and charts throughout

About the authors

Gordon D. Fee (PhD, University of Southern California) is Professor Emeritus of New Testament Studies at Regent College, Vancouver, British Columbia.

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Robert L. Hubbard Jr. is professor of biblical literature at North Park Theological Seminary, Chicago, and general editor of the New International Commentary on the Old Testament series.

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Editorial Reviews

Klyne Snodgrass
— North Park Theological Seminary
"Given that the Bible is from another time and another culture, all of us need help in understanding the Bible, its culture, and its intent. This Companion will be a valued friend to Bible readers. It is easily accessible and is packed with information and insight from the very best scholars. It provides helpful articles on crucial topics and a pathway through the entire Bible by showing the layout of each book and giving brief explanations of each section in the book. Lay readers of the Bible will love this reference work."
Review of Biblical Literature
“A handbook on the Bible that can be used by both novices as well as students and laypeople in the church. . . . The articles are well written and the commentary balanced and knowledgeable. There is a wealth of introductory information that will help orient Bible readers to deeper biblical study. It will prove a valuable resource.”
Reviews in Religion & Theology
“A much needed aid to Christians who are hesitant to start the journey of reading the Bible. . . . It is a signpost or road map gently pointing to the journey of biblical exploration, discovery, and enlightenment.”
Covenant Companion
“A valuable addition to the bookshelf of those who value Scripture, whether they are new to the Bible or long steeped in its content. If offers ready and trustworthy reference, particularly for those without formal theological training.”
Denver Journal
“This prodigious volume will abundantly inform pastors, teachers, and lay Christians. It richly deserves a prominent place on one’s library alongside the Bible itself.”
Bible Today
“A fine resource for the beginning student, as well as a refresher for those with more advanced biblical knowledge.”
Near Eastern Archaeological Society Bulletin
“Although this book is written for the laymen, scholars can learn from it as well. . . . Definitely, this book should be on everyone’s desk and readily available during any reading or studying of the Bible.”
Library Journal
“This reader-friendly, book-by-book introduction to the key texts of Christianity is ideal for the lone reader or the church-based Bible reading group.”

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