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ISBN: 9789966003812
Imprint: One-Volume Commentaries
Format: Hardback
Dimensions (mm): 240 x 200 x 50
Publication Date: 30/08/2016
Pages: 1632
Language: English

Africa Bible Commentary

A One-Volume Commentary Written by 70 African Scholars


The Africa Bible Commentary is a unique publishing event---the first one-volume Bible commentary produced in Africa by African theologians to meet the needs of African pastors, students, and lay leaders. Interpreting and applying the Bible in the light of African culture and realities, it furnishes powerful and relevant insights into the biblical text that transcend Africa in their significance.

The Africa Bible Commentary gives a section-by-section interpretation that provides a contextual, readable, affordable, and immensely useful guide to the entire Bible. Readers around the world will benefit from and appreciate the commentary's fresh insights and direct style that engage both heart and mind.

Key features:

  • Produced by African biblical scholars, in Africa, for Africa---and for the world
  • Section-by-section interpretive commentary and application
  • More than 70 special articles dealing with topics of key importance in to ministry in Africa today, but that have global implications
  • 70 African contributors from both English- and French-speaking countries
  • Transcends the African context with insights into the biblical text and the Christian faith for readers worldwide

Author Bios

Tokunboh Adeyemo
(Edited By)

Tokunboh Adeyemo was the executive director of the Centre for Biblical Transformation having served previously as general secretary for the Association of Evangelicals in Africa. He held a PhD from Dallas Theological Seminary as well as an honorary doctorate awarded by Potchefstroom University for his outstanding Christian scholarship and leadership.


This monumental work of biblical scholarship is filled with helpful insights into God’s Word that every pastor, Bible teacher, and Christian will benefit from. We’ve needed this commentary for a long, long time!

Rick Warren
Pastor and Author

A publishing landmark ... Its foundation is biblical, its perspective African, and its approach to controversial questions balanced. I intend to use it myself in order to gain African insights into the Word of God. Indeed, I hope it will have a worldwide readership.

John R. W. Stott
from the Foreword

A rich and valuable contribution to biblical knowledge and understanding. I commend it to Christian leaders, not only in Africa but the world over.

Justice James Ogenyi Ogebe
High Court, Nigeria

A good and readable blend of excellent scholarship, heartwarming spirituality, and relevant application. It challenges African Christianity, and wider, to a neces- sary commitment of heart, mind, and will. Its target audience and the wider church will find it to be a useful treasure.

Dr. Douglas Carew
Nairobi Evangelical Graduate School of Theology

This outstanding volume is a landmark for African Christianity. Wherever the Bible is loved and read, this volume will enhance people’s understanding and appli- cation of it.

Dr. Christopher J. H. Wright
Langham Partnership


Kwame Bediako

Barnabe Assohoto

Samuel Ngewa

Samuel Ngewa (PhD, Westminster Theological Seminary) is professor of New Testament Studies at the Nairobi Evangelical Graduate School of Theology (NEGST), Kenya. Formerly he was a faculty member of Scott Theological Colelge

Abel Ndjérareou

ABEL NDJERAREOU, Directeur de rédaction du présent ouvrage, est Directeur du Réseau Transafricain de Formation. Il a été Doyen de l’ESTES à N’Djaména, Tchad et de la FATEB à Bangui, République Centrafricaine.

Felix Lack Chingota

Anastasia Boniface-Malle

Luciano C. Chianeque

David Oginde

Tokunboh Adeyemo

Tokunboh Adeyemo was the executive director of the Centre for Biblical Transformation having served previously as general secretary for the Association of Evangelicals in Africa. He held a PhD from Dallas Theological Seminary as well as an honorary doctorate awarded by Potchefstroom University for his outstanding Christian scholarship and leadership.

Isabel Apawo Phiri

Gbile Akanni

Weanzana wa Nupanga

Tewoldemedhin Habtu

Zamani B. Kafang

Yoilah Yilpet

Musa Gotom

Lois Semenye

Edouward Kitoko-Nsiku

Issiaka Coulibaly

Moses Douglas Carew

Augustine C. Musopole

Cossi Augustin Ahoga

Youssouf Dembélé

Joe M. Kapolyo

A native of Zambia, Joe M. Kapolyo was formerly Principal of All Nations Christian College, UK and the Theological College of Central Africa, Ndola, Zambia. He is currently a Baptist minister in Edmonton, north London.

Victor Babajide Cole

Paul John Isaak

Paul Mumo Kisau

David Kasali

Dachollom C. Datiri

Yusufu Turaki

THE REVEREND PROFESOR YUSUFU TURAKI was Provost of Jos ECWA Theological Seminary (JETS); General Secretary of the Evangelical Church of West Africa (ECWA); National Vice-President of Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN); Language Consultant, International Bible Society (IBS); Executive Secretary of Ethics, Peace and Justice Commission of the Association of the Evangelicals of Africa (AEA) and presently a Professor of Theology and Social Ethics at JETS, Jos, Nigeria and Chief Executive Director of the Yusuf Turaki Foundation. He holds a Ph.D. in Social Ethics (Boston University), a Double Major Masters in Theology and Ethics (Gordon-Conwell), Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Yale Divinity School. He is married to Deborah and they have 4 children. Prof. Turaki is author of several books, book chapters, articles, papers and manuscripts in ethics, theology, missions, development, colonialism, Islam, African contemporary socio-political issues and African Traditional Religion and culture.

Solomon Andria

Dr Solomon Andria (Andriatsimialomananarivo) heads the Department of Theology at FATEAC in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire. He chairs the board of the Africa Bible Commentary and oversaw the French and Malagasy translations. Born in Madagascar, he holds a BSc in Engineering and Electro-mechanics (Université d’Antananarivo, Madagascar), an MTh (FLTE, Vaux-sur-Seine, France), and a PhD in Missiology (UNISA, Pretoria, South Africa). He made a major contribution to the Africa Bible Commentary, serving as one of the New Testament theological editors and overseeing the production of the French edition, the Commentaire Biblique Contemporain.

Rosalie Koudougueret

Soro Soungalo

Tesfaye Kassa

Sicily Mbura Muriithi

Onesimus Ngundu

Eshetu Koyra Abate

James Nkansah-Obrempong

JAMES NKANSAH-OBREMPONG is Associate Professor of Theology and Ethics at Africa International University (AIU), Karen, Kenya. He holds a BA (Pan Africa Christian University, Nairobi, Kenya), MDiv, MTh. (AIU) and PhD (Fuller Theological Seminary, California, USA). He was a post- doctoral research fellow at Global Research Institute, Fuller Theological Seminary. James currently serves as Dean of NEGST, AIU and heads the Theology Department. He is also the Vice-Chair of the World Evangelical Alliance Theological Commission. He was formerly Chair of Africa Society of Evangelical Theology (ASET) and is the author of Visual Theology (VDM, 2010). He and his wife Christiana, have three children.

Patrick Moses Musibi

Aloo Osotsi Mojola

Aloo Osotsi Mojola has been involved with Scripture translation in East Africa for almost forty years. He worked for United Bible Societies from 1983 to 2015, serving as Translation Consultant, Africa Area Translation Coordinator, and Global Translation Adviser. He has a PhD in Philosophy, University of Nairobi, Kenya, is Professor of Philosophy and Translation Studies at St Paul’s University, Limuru, Kenya, and he is also Honorary Professor of the Faculty of Theology, Pretoria University, South Africa.

James B. Kantoik

George Kinoti

Eunice Iheoma Okorocha

Stephen Adei

Dr Stephen Adei es en la actualidad el director general del Instituto Publico, Management y Administracion Publica en Ghana. Posee un doctorado en ciencias economicas, y una licenciatura en divinidades de la Universidad de Londres. Es autor de diez libros. El Dr Adei tambien es un conferenciante muy solicitado en congresos y seminarios. Reside en Ghana con su esposa Georgina. Los Adei tienen cuatro hijos.

Adama Ouédraogo

Joe M. Simfukwe

E. Kingsley Larbi

Peter Okaalet

Emily J. Choge

EMILY J. CHOGE KERAMA (PhD, Fuller Theological Seminary) is an associate professor at Moi University, Eldoret, Kenya. She has written many essays, among which are “Social Ethics” in The Global Dictionary of Theology and “Hospitality in Africa” in the Africa Bible Commentary.

Uzodinma Obed

Bayo Famonure

Judith A. Milasi

Emeka Nwankpa

Dwight S. M. Mutonono

DR DWIGHT S. M. MUTONONO is the executive director at Africa Leadership and Management Academy (ALMA) in Harare, Zimbabwe. During his many years as a pastor, administrator and educator in Zimbabwe he has witnessed many abuses of power which have strengthened his commitment to the importance of stewardship.

Makoto Lloyd Mautsa

Elias M. Githuka

Aderemi Tesilimi Lawanson

Bonifes E. Adoyo

Célestin Musekura

Rubin Pohor

Solomon Gacece

Lawrence Adenyi Lasisi

Ernestina Afriyie

Nyambura J. Njoroge

Kuzuli Kosse

Robert K. Aboagye-Mensah

Mae Alice Reggy-Mamo

Samuel Waje Kunhiyop

Samuel Waje Kunhiyop is Head of the Postgraduate School, South African Theological Seminary. He was previously the Provost and Professor of Theology and Ethics at Jos ECWA Theological Seminary (JETS). He holds a BA (JETS), MAET (Western Seminary, Portland, Oregon), and PhD (Trinity International University, Illinois) He is an ordained minister with the Evangelical Church of West Africa (ECWA).

Daniel Bitrus

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