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Cornerstone Biblical Commentary: Minor Prophets (Hosea-Malachi)
Author: Richard D. Patterson and Andrew E. Hill
Category: Commentaries

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Highlights

  • Features fresh expository commentary
  • All Greek and Hebrew words include links to the Strong's Numbering System
  • Includes full NLT text of Hosea-Malachi
  • Written by the scholars who worked on the NLT

Product Details

The Cornerstone Biblical Commentary offers outstanding, fresh, and accurate scholarship on every book of the Bible. It is designed to help pastors, teachers, and students of the Bible understand the meaning of the Word of God.

Written by many of the same scholars who worked on the New Living Translation (NLT) Bible, the Cornerstone Biblical Commentary is the product of years of meticulous work. Each of the nearly 40 scholars is well-known, and a wide spectrum of theological positions within the evangelical community is represented. Their time and effort will benefit you as you study the Bible. The volumes also will share the reasons behind the translation decisions made when creating the NLT.

Each volume contains a well-researched introduction that presents a full book outline and detailed, important facts about the:

  • author
  • audience
  • canonicity and textual history
  • literary style
  • historical reliability
  • book’s major themes and theological concerns

The Cornerstone Biblical Commentary focuses first on the words of Scripture, then on the theological truths of Scripture. For each book of the Bible, you'll find a thorough outline and overview detailing the author, period, and cultural considerations. Each Bible passage offers a Notes section, where the commentator helps you understand the Hebrew or Greek behind the English of the NLT, which is cited at the beginning of each section. Following this is the Commentary section, where you’ll find the most valuable insight.

If you love the NLT and want a high-level discussion of Scriptural interpretation that is easy to follow, the Cornerstone Biblical Commentary will be invaluable to you in your studies.

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About the General Editor

Philip W. Comfort, Ph.D., has studied English Literature, Greek, and New Testament at the Ohio State University and the University of South Africa. He has taught at a number of colleges, including Wheaton College, Trinity Episcopal Seminary, Columbia International University, and Coastal Carolina University. He is currently senior editor of Bible reference at Tyndale and served as New Testament editor for the New Living Translation. He has contributed a number of books to the Tyndale collection, both as author and editor.

About the Authors

Richard D. Patterson received his PhD at the University of California, Los Angeles. He is distinguished professor emeritus, Liberty University. He has been involved in twelve different Bible projects either as a translator, peer reviewer, or contributor. He also has written numerous articles for Grace Theological Journal, the Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society, and other scholarly journals. He has served as associate editor of Zondervan's New International Dictionary of Old Testament Theology and Exegesis. He is currently authoring Joel and Kings (with Hermann Austel) for the second edition of the Expositor's Bible Commentary series. He contributed to The Expositor's Bible Commentary.

Andrew E. Hill is Professor of Old Testament at Wheaton College, Wheaton, Illinois where he has held a faculty appointment in the Biblical & Theological Studies Department since 1984. His graduate training includes: M.Div. with Christian Education emphasis (Grand Rapids Baptist Seminary, 1984), M.A. and Ph.D. in Near Eastern Studies (University of Michigan, 1978, 1981). In addition, Professor Hill has served the Wheaton College as General Education Coordinator (1990-93) and BTS Department Chair (1998-2001).

Professor Hill has been affiliated with Robert E. Webber and the Institute of Worship Studies (IWS) since 1992, and has taught "Biblical Foundations of Worship" as an adjunct faculty member for the Robert E. Webber Institute for Worship Studies since 1999. He is the author of Enter His Courts with Praise!. Other related experiences include: contributor to The Complete Library of Christian Worship; design and development team member and a contributor to the Praise and Worship Study Bible and a contributor to The Renovaré Spiritual Formation Bible.

Endorsements

An enormously helpful series for the layperson and pastor alike because it centers on the theological message of each book and ties it directly with the text. This approach has been needed for some time and will be an invaluable supplement to other commentary series.
Grant Osborne, Professor of New Testament at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Deerfield, Illinois
A treasure house of insight into the biblical text. Written by some of the best scholars working today, it is an essential tool for pastors, students, church leaders, and lay people who want to understand the text and know how it relates to our lives today. Like the New Living Translation text it uses as its base, this commentary series is extremely readable.
Tremper Longman III, Robert H. Gundry Professor of Biblical Studies, Westmont College, Santa Barbara, California