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Global Bible Commentary
Patte, Daniel, editor

Nashville: Abingdon, 2004 pp. xxxvi + 570. $41.00


Description: Associate Editors: J. Severino Croatto, Nicole Wilkinson Duran, Teresa Okure, Archie Chi Chung Lee—The Global Bible Commentary invites its users to expand their horizon by reading the Bible with scholars from all over the world and from different religious persuasions. These scholars have approaches and concerns that often are poles apart. Yet they share two basic convictions: biblical interpretation always matters; and reading the Bible “with others” is highly rewarding. Each of the short commentaries of the Global Bible Commentary is a readily accessible guide for reading a biblical book. Written for undergraduate and seminary students and their teachers, as well as for pastors, priests, and Adult Sunday School classes, it introduces the users to the main features of the biblical book and its content. Yet each short commentary does more. It also brings us a precious gift, namely the opportunity of reading this biblical book as if for the first time. By making explicit the specific context and the concerns from which she/he reads the Bible, the scholar points out to us the significance of aspects of the biblical text that we simply took for granted or overlooked.

Subjects: Bible, Hebrew Bible/Old Testament, New Testament, Literature

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Review by Alexander Negrov
Published 9/26/2008
Citation: Alexander Negrov, review of Daniel Patte, ed., Global Bible Commentary, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2008).


Review by Gerrie Snyman
Published 10/25/2009
Citation: Gerrie Snyman, review of Daniel Patte, ed., Global Bible Commentary, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2009).


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