Historical-critical approaches to Scripture rule out some readings and commend others, but they rarely offer much help to either theological reflection or the preaching of the Word. They do not point the church forward in the life of discipleship.
These commentaries have learned from tradition, but they are most importantly commentaries for today. The authors share the conviction that their work will be to the extent that it is more biblical, honestly wrestling with the texts of the Scriptures.
--from the series introduction