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Pillar New Testament Commentary: Mark
 
Pillar New Testament Commentary: Mark
Price $14.99
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Publisher Eerdmans
   
 
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The Pillar New Testament Commentary
Series Editor: D.A. Carson

The Pillar New Testament Commentary, designed for serious readers of the Bible, seeks above all to make clear the meaning of the text of Scripture as we have it. Writers of the PNTC volumes interact with the most important, informed contemporary debate yet avoid undue technical detail. Their ideal is a blend of rigorous exegesis and exposition, scholarship and pastoral sensitivity, with an eye alert both to biblical theology and to the contemporary relevance of the Bible.

The Gospel according to Mark
James R. Edwards

This new Pillar volume offers exceptional commentary on Mark that clearly shows the second Gospel — though it was a product of the earliest Christian community — to be both relevant and sorely needed in today's church.

Written by a biblical scholar who has devoted thirty years to the study of the second Gospel, this commentary aims primarily to interpret the Gospel of Mark according to its theological intentions and purposes, especially as they relate to the life and ministry of Jesus and the call to faith and discipleship. Unique features of James Edwards's approach include clear descriptions of key terms used by Mark and revealing discussion of the Gospel's literary features, including Mark's use of the "sandwich" technique and of imagistic motifs and irony. Edwards also proposes a new paradigm for interpreting the difficult "Little Apocalypse" of chapter 13, and he argues for a new understanding of Mark's controversial ending.

Reviews

Ralph P. Martin
James Edwards’s new, careful study of the earliest Gospel brings together his interest in and ongoing research regarding Mark’s work. He does so in a way that will have a broad appeal to a wide audience, including both the academic community and the service of pastors and teachers. This is an excellent piece of applied research and rigorous study.

The Bible Today
Based on the New International Version of the Bible and often making reference to the nuance of the Greek original, the commentary provides the reader with a clear, well-informed, and thoughtful interpretation of Mark’s Gospel.

Southwestern Journal of Theology
The present volume should have broad appeal to lay persons, ministers, and scholars as it fits within Pillar’s purpose of exacting, accurate exegesis without being overly technical. Yet, this commentary is not a lightweight: the text and footnotes reflect both rigorous research and a thorough use of the most recent Markan scholarship.

The 578 page hardcover edition of this resource sells for US$50.00.

Notice: Volumes in the Pillar New Testament Commentary Series all appear in the "Books" section of the Mantis Bible Study Bookshelf. While technically these are commentaries, they are different from other Mantis commentaries because they contain so much information on each New Testament book. As a result, they cannot currently be used with the Mantis "Analyze Verse" feature, but should be read like a regular book.