This total revision of the HarperCollins Bible Commentary offers concise, lucid, expert guidance on every aspect of the complete Biblethe Old and New Testament, as well as the Apocrypha. The contributors represent the best scholarship available today. They address the full variety of questions and concerns readers have about the Bible. Widely respected scholar James Mays has assembled an outstanding team of editors and contributors and together they have produced a first-class presentation of the best of our biblical knowledge for professionals, students, and lay readers alike. This volume is essential reading for anyone seeking to understand and embrace the Bible more fully.