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Cox, Jennifer K.

Works: 24 works in 51 publications in 1 language and 4,439 library holdings
Genres: Commentaries  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Bibliography 
Roles: Author
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Most widely held works by Jennifer K Cox
Luke : a commentary by John T Carroll( )

3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 442 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Largely free from entering into scholarly debates (but resting on sound scholarship) this commentary on the Gospel of Luke concentrates on expounding the theological narrative of Luke in simple language so that preachers and study group leaders will have a valuable, easily accessible tool with just the right amount of explanatory comment and at an appropriate level for their purposes. This is a sympathetic, readable companion to the Gospel."--Publisher's description
Jeremiah : a commentary by Leslie C Allen( )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 429 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This commentary on the book of Jeremiah understands the book as a work of religious literature, to be examined in its final form and yet with careful attention to the historical contexts of writing and development through which the present text took shape
Colossians : a commentary by Jerry L Sumney( )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 426 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The letter to the Colossians offers great insight into the faith, life, and problems of an early Christian church. Aware of the differences as well as the similarities between Colossians and other Pauline letters, Jerry Sumney shows how the church struggled with expressing its new faith in the diverse settings of the Greco-Roman world. Paying special attention to the ways of forgiveness and salvation through the power of Christ, this fine commentary offers compelling new insights into Colossians' expansive Christology and expectant eschatology."--Jacket
I & II Peter and Jude : a commentary by Lewis R Donelson( )

3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 424 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The letters of First and Second Peter and Jude are often neglected but they have much wisdom to offer. With this volume, Lewis Donelson integrates historical-critical concerns with theological issues, illustrating how many of the matters facing early Christian communities, and how they chose to deal with them, remain relevant to contemporary readers. --From publisher's description
I & II Samuel : a commentary by A. Graeme Auld( )

3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 421 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author demonstrates how all the other personalities in First and Second Samuel--including Samuel, for whom the books were named--are present so that we may see and know David better. These fascinating stories detail the lives of David, his predecessors, and their families. Auld explains that though we read these books from beginning to end, we need to understand that they were composed from end to beginning. By reconstructing what must have gone before, the story of David sets up and explains the succeeding story of monarchy in Israel. --from publisher description
Judges : a commentary by Susan Niditch( )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 401 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Susan Niditch's commentary on the book of Judges pays careful attention to the literary and narrative techniques of the text and yields fresh readings of the book's difficult passages: stories of violence, ethnic conflict, and gender issues. Niditch aptly and richly conveys the theological impact and enduring significance of these stories. The Old Testament Library provides fresh and authoritative treatments of important aspects of Old Testament study through commentaries and general surveys. The contributors are scholars of international standing"--Publisher description
I, II & III John : a commentary by Judith M Lieu( )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 400 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The New Testament's three letters attributed to John have always provided remarkable theological riches for the Christian tradition, including the assertion "God is love." Scholars have struggled to discern if these documents are from the same person who wrote the Gospel of John and have worked to see each of these writings within its own situation and context. Each letter shows how an early Christian author responded to threats against authority by recourse to the correct teachings of the faith and a proper understanding of the relationship between Jesus and God. Together, these letters argue for a bond of unity among believers, based on fidelity to the truth of God."--BOOK JACKET
Galatians : a commentary by Martinus Christianus de Boer( )

3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 398 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This commentary in the New Testament Library series is not a systematic study of Pauline theology; rather, the aim of this study is to trace Paul's theology as it unfolds in his letter to the church at Galatia, and to attempt to illuminate, as far as possible, how the Galatians likely comprehended it, at the time they received it. The author asks readers to imagine themselves as silent witnesses to Paul's dictation of the letter and to observe, through a historical perspective, how the Galatian Christians might have understood Paul's words.--From publisher's description
Song of songs : a commentary by J. Cheryl Exum( )

3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 397 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This commentary foregrounds at every turn the poetic genius of the Song of Songs, one of the most elusive texts of the Hebrew Bible. J. Cheryl Exum locates that genius in the way the Song not only tells but shows its readers that love is as strong as death, thereby immortalizing love, as well as in the way the poet explores love's nature with a mature sensitivity to how being in love is different for the woman and the man. Many long-standing conundrums in the interpretation of the book are given persuasive solutions in Exum's verse-by-verse exegesis. This, however, is not atomistic commentary. The focus throughout is on the poetry of the book - the illusion of immediacy it creates; the blurring of distinctions between anticipation, enjoyment, and satisfaction; and the resistance to closure."--Jacket
Paul and the anatomy of apostolic authority by John Howard Schütz( )

3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 389 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Howard Schutz's milestone analysis of Paul's authority shaped a generation of thought about Paul. This insightful work continues to be relevant to Pauline scholarship
Ephesians : a commentary by Stephen E Fowl( )

3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Even though it was written some two millennia ago, Ephesians still speaks to Christians today in themes quite familiar to the modern reader. In a context where the church had become overwhelmingly, if not exclusively, Gentile, the Christian community needed to be reminded of the priority of Israel and the astonishing work of reconciliation that God willed to accomplish in the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ
Dorothy Day for armchair theologians by Elizabeth L Hinson-Hasty( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mark : a commentary by M. Eugene Boring( )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The New Testament Library offers authoritative commentary on every book and major aspect of the New Testament, as well as classic volumes of scholarship. The commentaries in this series provide fresh translations based on the best available ancient manuscripts, offer critical portrayals of the historical world in which the books were created, pay careful attention to their literary design, and present a theologically perceptive exposition of the text. The editorial board consists of C. Clifton Black and John T. Carroll. The first New Testament Library volume to focus on a Gospel, this commentary offers a careful reading of the book of Mark. Internationally respected interpreter M. Eugene Boring brings a lifetime of research into the Gospels and Jesus into this lively discussion of the first Gospel. Like all NTL volumes, this volume provides state-of-the-art biblical scholarship along with theological sensitivity."--BOOK JACKET
Hebrews : a commentary by Luke Timothy Johnson( )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book offers a thorough and careful commentary on the complicated book of Hebrews, showing its meaning within the context of ancient culture and the theological development of the early church. Written by one of the leading New Testament scholars of the present generation, this commentary offers remarkable insights into this challenging text's Hellenistic, Roman, and Jewish contexts."--BOOK JACKET
Isaiah : a commentary by Brevard S Childs( )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Proverbs : a commentary by Richard J Clifford( )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Through exacting translation, technical notes, and insightful commentary, Richard Clifford sheds new light on the book of Proverbs. He focuses on the rhetoric of Proverbs to demonstrate how the book fosters a lifelong search for wisdom and to enable readers to see how its instructions and maxims are concerned with contemporary issues. Clifford unveils the fascinating aspects of Proverbs - its wit and irony, honesty and profundity, drama and conflict, and, ultimately, its concern with wisdom as a fundamental option in life
Jewish wisdom in the Hellenistic age by John J Collins( )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lamentations : a commentary by Adele Berlin( )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This commentary on Lamentations furnishes a fresh translation and discusses questions of historical background and literary architecture before providing a theologically sensitive exposition of the text."--BOOK JACKET
Ruth : a commentary by Kirsten Nielsen( )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The book of Ruth is one of the Bible's most enduring and beloved stories. At first glance, the story appears to be a simple tale of hardship and good fortune, but a close reading of the short book yields wonderful new insights. Kirsten Nielsen's comments on the book of Ruth paint a rich and subtle portrait of the characters involved in the story. She carefully traces the many connections between this biblical book and the wider context of other biblical passages, including earlier stories such as the story of Judah and Tamar, and later adaptations such as the Targum to Ruth. Nielsen provides the reader an entry to this nuanced intertextual world
Joshua : a commentary by Richard D Nelson( )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The book of Joshua details the conquests of land in Palestine by ancient Israel. For modern readers, the story can touch a nerve; its chronicle of brutality and genocide can be seen to parallel more recent history. The book of Joshua has many textual problems - primarily differences between the Hebrew and Greek texts. Much of the inconsistency stems from the varied forms of storytelling in the book, including war narratives, folktales, sermons, and city lists. In this commentary, Richard D. Nelson addresses the textual issues and offers historical, literary, and theological insights into Joshua
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Judges : a commentary
Colossians : a commentaryI & II Peter and Jude : a commentaryI & II Samuel : a commentaryJudges : a commentaryI, II & III John : a commentaryGalatians : a commentarySong of songs : a commentaryPaul and the anatomy of apostolic authority
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