A review of the Africa Bible Commentary
My qualifications for reviewing this commentary are two decades in full time pastoral church leadership and a decade of academic research and teaching. Right up front, however, let me describe the limitations of this review. Firstly, I have not read all 1,585 pages of this one-volume commentary on the whole Bible.
Issues of religious diversity and interfaith understanding take centre stage in today’s post-modern global society. Since September 11 (911), the church’s mission to engage the Muslim community has been met with both obstacles and opportunities.
The Migrant Camp of the People of God
Although the movement motif is prominent in Hebrews, it has not been demonstrated that it unites the epistle. In a previous article, we proposed that the author used the spaces of the wilderness camp and tabernacle as a heuristic device for the Christological expositions.
The Moral Law from a Christ-centered Perspective
This essay uses a canonical and integrative approach to examine the nature of the moral law from a Christ-centered perspective. The writer affirms that the Messiah, as the divine, incarnate Torah (John 1:1, 14, 16-18), fulfilled the law by carrying out its ethical injunctions, showing forth its true spiritual meaning, and bringing all that it stood for prophetically to completion (Matt 5:17).
The Structure of Titus
In terms of structure, Titus is one of the most neatly crafted epistles in the New Testament, its key structural marker has gone largely unnoticed in scholarly literature. In this article, I set forth a proposal that criss-cross chiasmus provides the structural skeleton around which the letter is built.
The Unique Status of Jesus as the Divine Messiah
The intent of this essay is to analyze Mark 1:1, 9-13 in order to elucidate the unique status of Jesus as the divine Messiah. An exegetical and theological examination of these verses indicates that with the advent of the Redeemer, God has initiated a new spiritual beginning for humanity.