Jonah, Nahum, Habakkuk, Zephaniah

James Bruckner

Jonah, Nahum, Habakkuk, Zephaniah
Jonah, Nahum, Habakkuk, Zephaniah

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Series: NIV Application Commentary
Categories: Jonah Nahum Habakkuk Zephaniah
Tags: PastoralDevotional

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4.08333333333333 out of 5 based on 12 user ratings
Jeremy Pierce (parableman) August 7, 2009 3.5 5
James Bruckner's commentary is a decent example of what the NIVAC series seeks to do. It gives a very brief exegesis, briefer even than Baker's. Part two of his treatment of each passage is his reflection on the general principles from the original context that might transfer to ours. Part three for each unit moves on to suggestions for how those principles might apply in our context. I only looked at the Zephaniah part of this commentary, but someone I know who read the whole book was considerably disappointed with his Original Meaning sections. I liked some of what I read in the Bridging Contexts sections. He doesn't simply moralize but rather spends time thinking through what principles in the text can be generalized to move toward other contexts. I didn't come away with a strong positive or negative impression of his Contemporary Application discussions. I know readers outside the U.S. complain that this series tends to focus on American examples, but the main point of the series is to model how to apply the second Bridging Contexts section in a concrete setting. Surely the author doesn't think those ways are the only ways they will apply or even the most important for every setting. If you approach this series in that way, I think it's often excellent. [Full Review]
Jeremy Pierce (parableman) August 7, 2009 3.5 5
James Bruckner's commentary (2004) is a decent example of what the NIVAC series seeks to do. It gives a very brief exegesis, briefer even than Baker's. Part two of his treatment of each passage is his reflection on the general principles from the original context that might transfer to ours. Part three for each unit moves on to suggestions for how those principles might apply in our context. I only looked at the Zephaniah part of this commentary, but someone I know who read the whole book was considerably disappointed with his Original Meaning sections. I liked some of what I read in the Bridging Contexts sections. He doesn't simply moralize but rather spends time thinking through what principles in the text can be generalized to move toward other contexts. I didn't come away with a strong positive or negative impression of his Contemporary Application discussions. I know readers outside the U.S. complain that this series tends to focus on American examples, but the main point of the series is to model how to apply the second Bridging Contexts section in a concrete setting. Surely the author doesn't think those ways are the only ways they will apply or even the most important for every setting. If you approach this series in that way, I think it's often excellent. [Full Review]
John Glynn September 20, 2008 5 5
John Glynn September 20, 2008 5 5
Helpful exposition with solid application for today. Evangelical. [Full Review]
Denver Seminary Journal June 16, 2008 4 5
Helpful exposition with solid application for today. Evangelical. [Full Review]
Helpful exposition with solid application for today. Evangelical. [Full Review]
Denver Seminary Journal June 16, 2008 4 5
Helpful exposition with solid application for today. Evangelical. [Full Review]
Helpful exposition with solid application for today. Evangelical. [Full Review]
Denver Seminary Journal June 16, 2008 4 5
Helpful exposition with solid application for today. Evangelical. [Full Review]
Helpful exposition with solid application for today. Evangelical. [Full Review]
Denver Seminary Journal June 16, 2008 4 5
Helpful exposition with solid application for today. Evangelical. [Full Review]

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