It’s not often that we have the privilege of launching a new Bible commentary.
Eerdmans’s signature series, The New International Commentary, got its start all the way back in the late 1940s, and The New International Greek Testament Commentary began in the 1970s. The Pillar New Testament Commentary has been going strong since 1990, when D. A. Carson published his esteemed volume on The Gospel according to John. Even The Two Horizons Commentary, a baby by comparison, is now almost a decade old.
In light of this, you will, no doubt, forgive our exuberance when we confess that we are still flying high from the June release of C. L. Seow’s Job 1–21, the inaugural volume in the groundbreaking new ILLUMINATIONS series.
To share our joy and excitement with you, we’ll be giving away copies of Seow’s new commentary volume to three lucky readers here on EerdWord this week. Read on to find out more about Job 1–21 and the ILLUMINATIONS series — and, of course, learn how you can enter our giveaway.
ILLUMINATIONS provides an innovative resource for all who are interested in engaging the Bible in depth. The author of each volume employs the full range of biblical scholarship to illumine the text from a wide variety of perspectives, including the reception of the text through the centuries.
In Job 1–21, author C. L. Seow pays close attention to the reception history of Job, including Jewish, Muslim, Christian, and Western secular interpretations as expressed in theological, philosophical, and literary writings and in the visual and performing arts. He offers a literary-theological interpretation of Job, a new translation, and detailed commentary of a biblical book known not only as an exquisite piece of literary art but also as an immensely difficult text to understand.
To enter our ILLUMINATIONS Commentary Giveaway, click the link below. You’ll have the option of logging in with Facebook or email (we’ll need some way to contact you if you win!); you may then choose from several possible methods of entry. You can even use multiple entry methods to increase your odds of winning. You must be 18 years or older and a legal resident of the United States to enter.
The entry period for the giveaway begins at 10:00 a.m. Monday, September 9, 2013 and ends at 11:59 p.m. Friday, September 13, 2013. Three winners will be selected at random and notified by email on Monday, August 19, 2013.
To discover more about ILLUMINATIONS:
- Visit the official series website: illuminationscommentary.wordpress.com.
- Check out C. L. Seow’s EerdWord guest post, “Illuminating Job.”
- Read a basic introduction to the series on EerdWord.
- View the series trailer on YouTube.
- Watch a video interview with C. L. Seow.
- Read an excerpt from C. L. Seow’s Job 1–21: Interpretation and Commentary.
- Check out an interview with C. L. Seow about the series published in Marginalia.