Author(s)Thomas J. King
To be holy as God is holy is central to the theme of the book of Leviticus. Known for what scholars call the Holiness Code, Leviticus is about conforming to God's holy character, which is relational. God's people are called to holiness—to restore relationships with God and others through sacrifices, maintain their relationship with God through impurity laws, and express relational holiness by actively loving God and neighbor.
Thomas King's New Beacon Bible Commentary on this amazing book of the Bible not only covers the usual topics—authorship, composition, and date—but also draws the reader into the world of a people called to be holy in the service of a holy God.
The New Beacon Bible Commentary provides 21st-century scholars, pastors, theological students, and laity an academically competent, readable commentary in the Wesleyan theological tradition.
Each volume features:
- Contemporary Scholarship from notable experts in the Wesleyan theological tradition
- Convenient introductory material for each book of the Bible, which includes information on authorship, date, history, audience, sociological/cultural issues, purpose, literary features, theological themes, hermaneutical issues, and more
- Clear verse-by-verse explanations, which offer a contemporary, Wesleyan-based understanding derived from the original language
- Comprehensive Annotation divided into three sections, which cover background elements behind the text; verse-by-verse details and meanings found in the text significance, relevance, intertextuality, and application from the text; and more
- Helpful sidebars, which provide deeper insight into theolocial issues, word meanings, archeological connections, historical relevance, cultural customs, and more
- Expanded bibliogoraphy for further study of historical elements, additional interpretations, and theological themes.
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