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  1. 1 Timothy
    1 Timothy
    ISBN: 9781839738135

    1 Timothy shows how Christians can live in harmony and with integrity in a society of people with differing religious and cultural beliefs and values. This commentary provides an exposition of 1 Timothy’s message, which is relevant to many theological and pastoral situations faced by Asian church communities today. Along with the detailed commentary, the authors provide cultural reflections on...

  2. Psalms 73–150
    Psalms 73–150
    ISBN: 9781839732645

    This commentary on Psalms 73–150 provides an exposition that the reader can engage with in their own community of faith in the Asian cultural context. Along with a commentary on each Psalm, Dr. Federico G. Villanueva provides cultural reflections on a wide variety of relevant topics that include, “The Challenge of Lament to Asian Christians” and “Psalm 109 and the Filipino Concept of...

  3. 1 & 2 Kings
    1 & 2 Kings
    ISBN: 9781839730696

    The Asia Bible Commentary Series empowers Christian believers in Asia to read the Bible from within their respective contexts. 1 & 2 Kings provide a history of the kings of Judah and Israel. This commentary challenges us to understand the need for healthy interactions and dialogues between religion and politics as well as offering key insights on leadership, governance, worship, and helping...

  4. Joel, Nahum, and Malachi
    Joel, Nahum, and Malachi
    ISBN: 9781839732652

    The three prophets – Joel, Nahum, and Malachi – speak to the challenges of their own day. Joel, following a locust plague, confronts the people of a bigger impending catastrophe that they could avoid if they return to God with prayers. Nahum depicts the wrath of God against an oppressive country. Malachi calls the people to honor the unchanging God who continues to care for them, even if they...

  5. Ephesians
    ISBN: 9781839730559

    In his letter to the Ephesian church, the apostle Paul draws out the practical implications of God’s purpose for the body of Christ, showing how the unity of a new humanity is revealed within it as a foretaste of the ultimate unity of all things in the Son of God. This commentary shows the relevance of Ephesians for the church in Asia today seeking to understand God’s eternal purposes in...

  6. Jonah
    ISBN: 9781783686452

    Dr. Rosa Shao beautifully weaves together the story of the biblical text with narratives from the Asian (Chinese and Filipino) contexts and psychological insights. Testifying to how she was drawn to the book, Dr. Shao shares how this book has impacted her personally and demonstrates how others can hear the book’s message in their own context. From better understanding the story of Jonah,...

  7. Ezra and Nehemiah
    Ezra and Nehemiah
    ISBN: 9781783681556

    The examples in these books, of leading through challenges and opposition by trusting the Lord and committing to prayer, testify to how God’s gracious hand guides and blesses his people at each step. The careful exposition of these two books provides a valuable model for us to balance prayer and action with contextual application, and how the full obedience of leaders can lead to communities...

  8. Colossians and Philemon
    Colossians and Philemon
    ISBN: 9781783686056

    Paul’s epistle to the Colossians provided guidance on how to deal with their past, showing them how faith in Christ brings new meaning to their situation. In his epistle to Philemon, Paul demonstrates the potential when slaves responded to the gospel and turned to Christ. Both of these epistles are extremely relevant to the church in Asia today, especially as it is confronted with syncretism,...

  9. Philippians
    ISBN: 9781783685851

    Asian Christians will identify with the context of the epistle to the Philippians – a church hemmed in on every side. The internal struggles of the community, personality conflicts among leaders, division within the church, and challenges from false teachers coupled with the violent threat from outside the church parallels the situation in many parts of Asia. This commentary studies the text...

  10. Esther
    ISBN: 9781783685059

    The book of Esther seems to show little interest in the temple, the Promised Land, prayer or other signs of the Israelite religion. Most peculiarly for a book of the Bible, there is no explicit mention of God! Yet there are many similarities with present situations in Asia, which open ways for God to speak today. Lau examines the book in its original context, and considers how to interpret and...

  11. Leviticus
    ISBN: 9781783681693

    The book of Leviticus has a two-fold mission. Leviticus 1–16 symbolizes the order of the world through sacrifices, purity law, and sacred boundaries, so that God’s people can acknowledge his presence and lordship in their different aspects of life. The second part of the book, from Leviticus 17–27, extends the belief of holiness through moral laws of sex and social justice, so that God’s...

  12. Numbers
    ISBN: 9781783684144

    The book of Numbers is a misunderstood book of the Bible. It is about more than just numbers. Instead, when read closely, one gets the chance to follow the Israelites on their “Journey with God in the Desert”. The Hebrew title, Bammidbar, means “In the Desert”, indicating that the setting is the most important part of the story. The God who delivered them from Egypt is the same God who said he...

  13. Micah
    ISBN: 9781783683253

    The Asia Bible Commentary Series empowers Christian believers in Asia to read the Bible from within their respective contexts. Holistic in its approach to the text, each exposition of the biblical books combines exegesis and application. The ultimate goal is to strengthen the Body of Christ in Asia by providing pastoral and contextual exposition of every book of the Bible.

    Micah contains a...

  14. Matthew
    ISBN: 9781783681716

    The Great Commission is yet to be fulfilled. Asian churches, like Matthew’s original audience, are encountering various challenges as they obey Jesus’ last command in the First Gospel. The promise of the presence of God accompanies Jesus’ command and in Matthew’s narrative God’s presence is seen powerfully in Jesus’ life. Believers today can hold to the same promise, and this promise should be...

  15. Lamentations
    ISBN: 9781783681914

    The book of Lamentations cannot be truly appreciated without knowing suffering and the agony that follows tragic experiences. In this commentary Dr. Federico Villanueva relates the experience of his fellow country men and women in the Philippines in the wake of Typhoon Yolanda to the experience of the Jewish people after the destruction of Judah and the city of Jerusalem by the Babylonians. By...

  16. 1, 2, 3 John
    1, 2, 3 John
    ISBN: 9781783688685

    Today the Asian church ministers in a multi-religious and often multi-cultural environment and faces serious challenges. Thankfully we have a resource that offers guidance and encouragement – the ancient documents known as 1, 2 and 3 John. In this commentary Dr. Gilbert Soo Hoo provides careful textual analysis alongside contextual relevance in the hope that the reader will hear God’s voice,...

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