Consistently supports an inerrancy view of Scripture
Thorough, verse-by-verse analysis
Sound scholarly methodology that reflects comprehensive research in the original languages
Revered for practical, applicable exposition
Interpretation that emphasizes the theological unity of each book
Analysis that engages the range of issues raised in contemporary biblical scholarship
Now available in five collections covering major divisions of the Old and New Testaments
The New American Commentary represents the finest in contemporary evangelical scholarship, and lends itself to the practical work of preaching and teaching.
This series, more than a decade in the making, continues in the line of the An American Commentary which was produced at the end of the nineteenth century. Like the older series, the volumes of The New American Commentary come from scholars with explicit commitments to the infallibility of scripture.
From the editors' preface:
“…all New American Commentary authors affirm the divine inspiration, inerrancy, complete truthfulness, and full authority of the Bible. The perspective of the NAC is unapologetically confessional and rooted in the evangelical tradition.... Thus, the commentary concentrates on theological exegesis, while providing practical, applicable exposition.”
While rooted in conservative theology, The New American Commentary honestly and boldly engages the range of theological and exegetical issues raised in contemporary biblical scholarship.
The New American Commentary's aim is to be mid-level, less technical than the New International Commentary series, but much more expansive than virtually any other NIV-based series. All the volumes are readable to those without strong seminary training. Its distinctive perspective is to place a greater emphasis on theology than is common in more detailed commentary series.
“This volume completes Dr. Kenneth A. Matthews' two-volume commentary on the foundational book of Genesis and matches or exceeds the qualities that brought such acclaim to the first volume. It is a masterpiece of superb theological exposition, being solidly based on a thorough knowledge of the Hebrew text in its original linguistic and cultural context. It distinctively includes early Jewish and Christian interpretations that enrich our understanding of the Patriarchs and addresses contemporary scholarship's interest in the compositional history of Genesis. It is particularly sensitive to the narrative nature of Genesis and how biblical narrative conveys God's message to today's audience.
Having preached through the whole of Genesis, with some thirty commentaries at hand, I found myself reaching for Mathews first. For accuracy, clarity, comprehensiveness and theological brilliance, there is nothing equal to Kenneth Matthews' Genesis.”
Kent Huges Senior Pastor, College Church Wheaton, Illinois