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ID:401
Author:Patte, Daniel
Year:1987
Title:The Gospel According to Matthew: A Structural Commentary on Matthew's Faith
Place:Philadelphia
Publisher:Fortress
Pages:xvi, 432 p.
Abstract:Introduction explains author's purpose, namely, to show the convictions Matthew intends to convey to his readers, and in terms of explicit oppositions, as Matthew clarifies also what he does not want to convey. No running text. While excellent for its purpose, the emphasis is on theology and faith with little or nothing that is useful for translation. Good for preachers and Bible class leaders. Knowledge of Greek not assumed; always clarified when used.
Keywords:Matthew
Recommendation:O

ID:402
Author:Patzia, Arthur G.
Year:1984
Title:Colossians, Philemon, Ephesians: A Good News Commentary
Place:San Francisco
Publisher:Harper & Row
Pages:xxii, 285 p.
Series:Good News Commentary
Abstract:Introduction to Colossians discusses the city and the church there, the false teachings (astrology, gnosticism, mystery religions, Hellenistic Judaism), purpose, authorship, and origin (Rome, Caesarea, or Ephesus). Introduction to Philemon gives brief background. Introduction to Ephesians discusses problems of authorship, theological issues (cosmology, ecclesiology, eschatology, christology), and purpose and function (emphasis on unity). Reader left to select from liberal-conservative range of opinions. TEV running text. Good explanation of structure, relations between sections, and details translators need, including cultural-anthropological matters. Greek used frequently but explained. (See Mark, Hurtado, for comments on series.)
Keywords:Colossians; Philemon; Ephesians
Recommendation:T

ID:403
Author:Paul, Shalom M.
Year:1991
Title:Amos: A Commentary on the Book of Amos
Place:Minneapolis
Publisher:Fortress Press
Pages:xxvii, 409 p.
Series:Hermeneia
Abstract:General introduction discusses author, background, content, composition. Introduction to "Oracles against the Nations" discusses literary origins, sequential ordering, authenticity of each oracle, and the graded numerical sequence. Running text is author's translation, provided by pericope, and coordinated with the comments that follow, which are heavily annotated as to source of information with differing opinions. Excellent Jewish scholarly work combining historical development, movement of text, and details upon which to make translational decisions. Hebrew used regularly; not for the uninitiated in Hebrew.
Keywords:Amos
Recommendation:C

ID:404
Year:1962
Collection Title:Peake's Commentary on the Bible
Editor:Black, Matthew; Rowley, Harold H.
Place:London
Publisher:Thos. Nelson
Pages:xv, 1142 p.
Abstract:Excellent introductory articles on geography, archaeology, and sociology. Concise introductory information on each book. Modern critical method. No single translation as base. Brief comments describe the background and structure of the text, general information, but little on details. Hebrew and Greek rarely used but explained.
Keywords:One-volume
Recommendation:T

ID:405
Author:Petersen, David L.
Year:1984
Title:Haggai and Zechariah 1-8: A Commentary
Place:Philadelphia
Publisher:Westminster Press
Pages:320 p.
Series:Old Testament Library
Abstract:Introduction to Haggai discusses the time, prose or poetry, form of the book and of the speeches, composition, and text. Introduction to Zechariah 1-8 discusses the person, prologue, visions, oracles, formation of the book, and text. Author's carefully annotated running text. Comments good for translation purposes, giving background, details, some discourse information. Assumes reader understands Hebrew when he refers to it.
Keywords:Haggai; Zechariah
Recommendation:C

ID:406
Author:Plaut, W. Gunther
Year:1961
Title:Book of Proverbs: A Commentary
Place:New York
Publisher:Union of American Hebrew Congregations
Pages:xi, 340 p.
Series:The Jewish Commentary for Bible Readers
Abstract:Introduction includes explanation for laymen of critical problems, text, form of proverbs, outline of book. JPS base. Covers general matters and most details as well, with some quotes from rabbinic literature. Hebrew explained when used.
Keywords:Proverbs
Recommendation:T

ID:407
Author:Plaut, W. Gunther
Year:1974
Title:Genesis
Place:New York
Publisher:Union of American Hebrew Congregations
Pages:xxxiv, 585 p.
Series:Torah: A Modern Commentary
Abstract:Introduction for lay people, covers religious, literary, historical issues, discusses myth, science, history of text, with an article on A.N.E. literature. Pages are taken up by Hebrew and NJV. Fragmentary but excellent footnotes, useful for translators.
Keywords:Genesis
Recommendation:C

ID:408
Author:Pokorný, Petr
Year:1991
Title:Colossians: A Commentary
Place:Peabody, Mass
Publisher:Hendrickson
Pages:xxx, 232 p.
Abstract:Introduction discusses text and language, authorship and literary genre, position within the Pauline corpus, the deuteropauline character (authorship, date, place, addressees), structure and problem of the commentary (exegesis, content and structure), and structure of the theological argument. Useful diagrams illustrate structures. Concluding observations on the history of interpretation and meaning of Colossians fill out the introduction, but at the end of the book. RSV running text followed by comments, which first deal well with structure, overall view, then develop details. Language level somewhat high; Greek used but regularly translated for the untrained. Translated by Siegfied S. Schatzmann
Keywords:Colossians
Recommendation:T? C

ID:409
Author:Pope, Marvin H.
Year:1965, 1973
Title:Job: Introduction, Translation, and Notes
Place:Garden City, New York
Publisher:Doubleday
Pages:lxxxix, 409 p.
Series:Anchor Bible
Abstract:Introduction covers content, problem of literary integrity, the literary form, date, authorship, place in the canon, textual problems, language, problems of prosody, parallel literature, Old Testament affinities, and the purpose and teaching. Author's translation matches his use of northwest semitic elements in the discussion. The Notes make frequent references to northwest semitic, tending toward "pan-Ugaritic" interpretation, but are more cautious and balanced than the works of similar scholars. The details provide alternate possible understandings of the Hebrew text, especially in the many problem passages. Hebrew needed, acquaintance with Ugaritic useful.
Keywords:Job
Recommendation:C

ID:410
Author:Pope, Marvin H.
Year:1977
Title:Song of Songs
Place:Garden City, NY
Publisher:Doubleday
Pages:xxi, 743 p.
Series:Anchor Bible
Abstract:Heavy on scholarly details! Useful only to those willing to dig through much material to find pertinent details. Author's translation. Hebrew, Ugaritic, etc., used but generally explained.
Keywords:Canticles
Recommendation:C


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