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Zondervan New International Bible Commentary, Based on the NIV

Winner of the Gold Medallion Award from the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association (ECPA), the New International Bible Commentary, with F.F. Bruce as its general editor, is a fitting successor to the New Layman's Commentary. The move from the Revised Standard Version (RSV) to the New International Version (NIV) will make this already accessible commentary even more so. Featuring articles and commentary from 43 of the top evangelical scholars (view a list of the contributors), this one-volume commentary on the entire Bible "unlocks the message and meaning of every book of the Bible...to help you gain a deeper, life-changing understanding of Scripture."

With 28 supplemental articles, this commentary offers incredible insights into issues like text and canon; archaeology; environmental, historical, political and religious backgrounds; how the New Testament uses the Old Testament; and others. It is part of Zondervan's Understand the Bible Reference Series, which also includes:Overview of the New International Bible Commentary:
  • Theologically conservative (Evangelical)
  • Uses the New International Version (NIV)
  • Semi-technical (Greek and Hebrew words in the text are transliterated and briefly explained)
  • A section-by-section exposition of the meaning and message of every book of the Bible
  • Geared for pastors, students and interested laypeople
  • Insightful articles by leading evangelical scholars
  • Cross-referenced for easy thematic study
  • In-text maps give you a feel for the names and places found in the Bible
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Customer Reviews for New International Bible Commentary, Based on the NIV
Review 1 for New International Bible Commentary, Based on the NIV
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Extremely helpful resource!

Date:October 17, 2013
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LaurieS
Location:Calgary, Canada
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This book has been an extremely helpful resource in my studies. I am a third year theological seminary student and this book has certainly helped me with my courses. I would highly recommend this book to anyone searching for one book that encompasses so many great scholars, and such a wealth of great Biblical resource information.
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Review 2 for New International Bible Commentary, Based on the NIV
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Date:November 28, 2011
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Mugs
Location:Houston BC
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It is not at all what I expected. I didn't think that the description on the catalogue was very explicite.
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Review 3 for New International Bible Commentary, Based on the NIV
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Excellent bible study resource

Date:April 13, 2011
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Kathleen Muir
Location:Renton, WA
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This is detailed and informative. Would also reccommend Dakes Annotated Study Bible as companion.
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Review 4 for New International Bible Commentary, Based on the NIV
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Date:December 18, 2008
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Judith A. Mixell
This is an excellent resource book for serious students of the Bible. It explains the meaning of what is being said; what is taking place at the time the particular passage was written, etc.
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Review 5 for New International Bible Commentary, Based on the NIV
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Date:September 18, 2007
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Carol Crossman
An excellent resource for Bible study. Very organized for easy reference and well written. Lots of extra material to add to your understanding of the Bible books.
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Review 6 for New International Bible Commentary, Based on the NIV
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Date:February 26, 2007
I have been searching for what is/are the best one volume commentaries in the market and I finally found them already. The first one is Baker commentary on the Bible edited by Elwell. The second one is this very book. Highly recommend and you will never be disappointed.
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Review 7 for New International Bible Commentary, Based on the NIV
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Date:September 14, 2002
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Cindy Taylor
This commentary gives enough technical/theological information to help a lay teacher understand passages. "Gray" areas of theology are not debated. When teaching, if you prefer an educated, systematic and complete understanding of the scriptures without losing the meaning in all of the questions, this is the commentary for you.
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