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Pillar New Testament Commentary: James
 
Pillar New Testament Commentary: James
Price $14.99
Item code PJAM
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 Letter of James
Douglas J. Moo

Few books in the New Testament are better known or more often quoted as the Letter of James. Because James is so concise, so intensely practical, and so filled with memorable metaphors and illustrations, it has become one of the two or three most popular New Testament books in the church.

This highly original commentary seeks to make the Letter of James clear and applicable to Christian living today. Interacting with the latest views on James but keeping academic references to a minimum, Douglas Moo first introduces the Letter of James in its historical context and then provides verse-by-verse comments that explain the message of James both to its first readers and to today’s church.

Reviews

Interpretation
The commentary is most valuable for its excellent exegesis, which is not so technical that the non-scholar would find it tedious. Homiletical and devotional insights, which pervade the work, also make the volume a worthwhile addition to the Bible student's library.

Southwestern Journal of Theology
There is much to be gained from this commentary, both exegetical and practical, by pastors and serious students.

Methodist Recorder (UK)
Moo has many insights into the challenges James presents to the Church of his time and of today. James’s contention, that Christians must not only reflect theologically about life but also live a holy and obedient lifestyle, is a timely word which ought to be heard and heeded, especially in the western Church of this new millennium…. This re-evaluation of James is much to be commended.

The 287 page hardcover edition of this resource sells for US$34.00.

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.