The six volumes on the Old Testament Historical Books (Joshua–Ezra) from the New American Commentary.
All of the New American Commentary Series volumes emphasize commentary that concentrates on theological exegesis, while providing practical, applicable exposition.
The Old Testament Historical Books collection includes:
The distinctive features of the New American Commentary:
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.
Other collections available in the New American Commentary Series
“I believe the New American Commentary is nothing short of excellent. The scholarship is superb and up-to-date. The format is fresh and is totally given to a revealing of the meaning of the text. No stone seems to be left unturned. Both exegetically and homiletically, pastors will find a veritable gold mine of information. I believe this series will set the standard for years to come”
James G. Merritt, Pastor
First Baptist Church