The Evangelical Exegetical Commentary (EEC) series is a premiere biblical commentary rooted in the original text of Scripture. Incorporating the latest in critical biblical scholarship and written from a distinctly evangelical perspective, each comprehensive volume features a remarkable amount of depth, providing historical and literary insights, and addressing exegetical, pastoral, and theological details. Readers will gain a full understanding of the text and how to apply it to everyday life.
Because the EEC is published with a digital format in mind, it gives contributors the freedom to spare nothing in their analysis. This ensures readers are given the most complete understanding of the text possible. These acclaimed commentaries are essential resources for instructors, students, working pastors, and anyone interested in a trustworthy study of Scripture.
The Evangelical Exegetical Commentary (EEC) is a multi-volume commentary series that covers all sixty-six books of the Old and New Testaments.
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In the book of Exodus, the promises to the patriarchs begin to see their fulfillment: Yahweh takes a people for himself and dwells among them as their God. In this volume, Eugene Carpenter interacts with the most current scholarship and analyzes the Hebrew text to trace this important theme through Exodus.
Eugene Carpenter’s magnum opus is impressive in its scholarly breadth and depth.
—Dr. Wayne McCown, provost emeritus, Roberts Wesleyan College, and founding dean emeritus, Northeastern Seminary
This volume represents the final work of renowned scholar Harry A. Hoffner, Jr. An expert Hittitologist, Hoffner brings his understanding of ancient Near Eastern cultures to the text of 1–2 Samuel, providing a commentary that is sure to make an impact for years to come. First and Second Samuel pick up where the book of Judges leaves off, continuing the narrative sweep of the history of Israel. They cover the life of the prophet Samuel, the rise and fall of Saul as King, and the reign of King David.
By analyzing Ezra’s and Nehemiah’s elements of narrative and the historical backgrounds, Israel Loken explains how and why God’s people rebuilt Jerusalem and changed their way of worship. Loken examines what the characters and events in Ezra and Nehemiah teach us about worship, life, and God.
What is the real message of Esther? In this commentary, Anthony Tomasino closely examines the Hebrew text to explore the motifs of feasting, sovereignty, assertiveness, and reversal in the book of Esther. He also explores its connection with the celebration of Purim, the theme of the invincibility of the Jews, and the conspicuous absence of any mention of God.
Tomasino’s treatment of the book of Esther is discerning, judicious, balanced, nuanced and, because of all that, eminently useful to scholar as well as pastor.
—John H. Walton, Professor of Old Testament, Wheaton College
In this commentary, Boyd Luter argues that Song of Songs contains an inverted parallel structure that divides it into seven sections, taking a young couple from their initial longings and expressions of affection for each other, to their wedding day, and on to the various struggles that threaten to derail their love.
This commentary on Lamentations examines the language of intense lament and loss over Jerusalem. Old Testament expert Abner Chou provides detailed discussions of the authorship, date, and historical background, as well as textual and genre issues.
In this commentary, Paul Tanner examines key aspects of the book of Daniel such as the revelation of Israel's future in relation to gentile kingdoms, God's exaltation of Daniel as a channel through whom he reveals his will and God's sovereign control of the nations under whom Israel is being disciplined.
Masterful in its use of Hebrew and Aramaic, without peer in the depth and breadth of its citation of relevant resources, and engagingly delightful in the clarity of its literary style.
—Eugene H. Merrill, Dallas Theological Seminary
While they’re each unique, these three biblical books can be connected by the theological themes of divine justice, mercy, judgment, and repentance. In this volume, JoAnna M. Hoyt examines these themes in depth, revealing the complexity of the relationship between God and his people.
A superb volume that will take a place among the best exegetical commentaries available on these three important prophetic books.
—Robert B. Chisholm, Jr., Chair and Senior Professor of Old Testament Studies Dallas Theological Seminary
In this commentary on Paul’s letter to the Ephesians, S. M. Baugh identifies the main theme as “unity in the inaugurated new creation.” He then walks the reader through the indicative first part of the letter, which sets forth various aspects of the Christian faith, and the imperative second part, which calls readers to a lifestyle based on these truths.
Unquestionably the best technical commentary on Ephesians.
—D. A. Carson, Research Professor of New Testament, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
Mark Keown shows how Paul appeals to Christ’s exemplary acts of humility and sacrifice to encourage believers to live worthy of the gospel in every aspect of life. He draws attention to the pastoral heart of the imprisoned Paul, who warns the Philippians against false teachers while calling them to demonstrate their imitation of Christ through a commitment to mission and “radical generosity.”
For those who teach and preach Philippians this volume will be a necessary and worthy companion.
—Darrell L. Bock, senior research professor of New Testament studies, Dallas Theological Seminary
In this volume, Seth M. Ehorn takes the uncommon stance that slavery is not the central issue of Philemon; instead, God’s providential work is. According to Ehorn, this is seen in the themes that Paul addresses throughout his letter: reconciliation, forgiveness, love, and faithfulness—attributes that Christ exhibited.
In this comprehensive volume, Herbert Bateman examines the historical, cultural, and literary context of Jude’s letter, identifying the “godless” as Zealots and other Judaeans caught up in an insurgence against Rome.
A fresh look at the Epistle of Jude—and at the broader world of an important part of the early church.
—Buist Fanning, senior professor emeritus of New Testament studies, Dallas Theological Seminary
In this volume, Gary Derickson explores how John communicates his pastoral concerns in his three epistles. By encouraging his readers to express God’s love through being actively involved in each other’s lives, John shows that he is not concerned with how we possess eternal life but with how we express it as we relate to God.
It sets a very high standard and is notable for its thoroughness, careful exegesis, in-depth knowledge of the scholarly literature, and warm-hearted commitment to the gospel of Christ.
—Colin Kruse, PhD, Senior Lecturer in New Testament, Melbourne School of Theology
Tremper Longman III is Distinguished Scholar and Professor Emeritus of Biblical Studies at Westmont College where he taught for nineteen years after teaching at Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia for eighteen years. He has authored or co-authored over thirty-five books which have been translated into eighteen languages.
David T. Lamb is the MacRae Professor of Old Testament and Dean of the Faculty at Missio Seminary, and author of six books including God Behaving Badly, The Emotions of God, and 1-2 Kings.
Andreas J. Köstenberger, New Testament Editor of the EEC, is Research Professor of New Testament and Biblical Theology and Director of the Center for Biblical Studies at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is also the Founder of Biblical Foundations,™ an organization devoted to encouraging a return to the biblical foundations in the home, the church, and society. Dr. Köstenberger is a leading evangelical scholar and prolific author. He has authored, edited, or translated close to fifty books and serves as editor of the Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society.
JoAnna M. Hoyt, Assistant Old Testament Editor of the EEC, is a visiting professor at Dallas Theological Seminary, and an adjunct professor at the Graduate Institute of Applied Linguistics. Her main area of research is Hebrew exegesis and linguistics. She has a Ph.D. and Th.M. in Old Testament Studies from Dallas Theological Seminary and a B.A. in Christian Studies (Theology and Biblical Languages) from Howard Payne University. In addition to her academic work she worked in campus ministry for seven years and continues to be active in ministry.
Ben Gladd, Assistant New Testament Editor of the EEC, is Associate Professor of New Testament at Reformed Theological Seminary. He serves on the editorial board for Themelios and has authored numerous books.
Deepak Kumar Singh