Review | The New Bible Set

For over forty years, the New Bible Commentary and the New Bible Dictionary have set the standard for works of their kind. Now bundled together are the most updated editions, with the finest scholars of our day bringing us sixty-six detailed commentaries and over 2,000 definitions from Genesis to Revelation, covering background information on the history, geography, and customs of Israel and the Middle East.

The New Bible Dictionary is now in its third edition and it was edited by I. Howard Marshall, A.R. Millard, J.I. Packer, and D.J. Wiseman. This new edition is very comprehensive. It engages contemporary scholarship and developments in Biblical studies and archeology finds. The entries are vast and up to date. It boasts over 2,000 definitions and articles, and a 10,000-entry index. This is an invaluable reference for any academic and non-academic Bible student.

The New Bible Commentary: 21st Century Edition was edited by G.J. Wenham, J.A. Motyer, D.A. Carson, and R.T. France. This is the completely revised fourth edition of the original that is in print for over forty years now. It offers sixty-six solid, concise, evangelical commentaries based on the NIV text. Also provided is introductory material on date, authorship, purpose, outline, and key themes of each book.

This set is simply fantastic! The New Bible Dictionary and New Bible Commentary are my two favorite Bible study companions. The information, details, and faithful commentary that they offer is unparalleled. I must say that these two are the single best Bible Dictionary and Commentary ever produced. It offers an expert scholarship that is very readable and accessible at the tip of your fingers.

Disclosure: A review copy of the New Bible Set (ISBN 9780000403063) was provided for review by InterVarsity Press, from whom you may purchase a copy.

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