Item description for Commentary-Zechariah (New American Commentary) by George Klein...
Overview THE NEW AMERICAN COMMENTARY series is an exceptionally acclaimed resource for ministers and Bible students who want to understand and expound the Scriptures. Notable features in this new volume on the book of Zechariah include:
? Commentary based on the New International Version. ? NIV text printed in the body of the commentary. ? Sound scholarly methodology reflecting capable research in the original languages. ? Interpretation emphasizing the theological unity of each book and Scripture as a whole. ? Readable and applicable exposition.
Publishers Description This new commentary on Zechariah is a part of the 46-volume New American Commentary series--an acclaimed resource for ministers and Bible students who want to understand and delve more deeply into the Scriptures. Based on the New International Version, the volume exhibits sound methodology reflecting research done in the Scripture's original languages. NIV text printed in the body of the commentary aids in cross-reference and study. Featured at academic conferences, the book is also a publicity focus on top theological blogs and publications. The author is an associate dean for the Research Doctoral Program and an associate professor Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Texas. He also serves on the Old Testament editorial board for the Bulletin for Biblical Research.
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Studio: Holman Reference
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.03" Width: 6.31" Height: 1.26" Weight: 1.645 lbs.
Release Date Apr 15, 2008
Publisher Broadman And Holman
Series New American Commentary
Series Number 21
ISBN 0805494944 ISBN13 9780805494945
Reviews - What do customers think about Commentary-Zechariah (New American Commentary)?
Savor the meat, but watch out for premillennial bones Jan 17, 2009
George Klein has produced a fine installment to the NAC equalling the level of detail found in Douglas Stuart's Exodus volume. Although he favors a premillennial view, he presents various other differing interpretations and disagrees with them charitably. Thankfully, Klein's premillennial Dispensational (presumably 'progressive,' at least from my reading of the commentary as a whole) interpretations do not detract from this exceptional commentary. It can easily be used by those Reformed Christians who take a redemptive historical approach to their preaching and teaching. Klein exhibits a knowledge of systematic theology equal to that of OT exegesis. He fully interacts with recent Zechariah commentaries from Mark Boda (NIVAC) Carol and Eric Meyers (Yale Anchor Bible) as well as classic Zechariah commentaries from David Petersen (OTL) and Joyce Baldwin (TOTC). Also, the reader will notice frequent references to Eugene Merrill's commentary, but surprisingly enough, not for Dispensational purposes (Merrill himself commends this commentary on the front flap of the dust jacket). In short, one's exegesis of Zechariah is incomplete if it does not consult this volume. Non-Dispensationalists will quibble with some of Klein's comments and interpretative decisions, but his irenic, lucid writing style, illuminating word studies and thorough exegesis of the text compensate for that more than adequately. His handling of textual difficulties, such as those found in 2:8, is particularly impressive. He provides readers with an excellent survey of interpretative options when passages allow for them while likewise courageously defending one interpretation over against another, which is a real strength of this volume and commands the reader's respect even when one disagrees with him. This commentary is thoroughly conservative, Evangelical and, most importantly, Christocentric. This would be a strong contender for primary textbook if I were teaching an exegesis class on the book of Zechariah. Mark Boda and Douglas Stuart certainly have a worthy sparring partner to interact with in George Klein as they prepare their own upcoming technical commentaries on Zechariah for the NICOT and WBC respectively. Klein's Zechariah deserves a rightful place alongside other fine OT volumes in the NAC, such as Daniel Block's Judges and E. Ray Clendenen's Malachi. Amillennialists and Historic Premillennialists need not ignore this outstanding volume. It's not a defense of Premillennial Dispensationalism disguised as a commentary on Zechariah by any means. If the series editors go Premil with the Revelation commentary, they should commission a scholar similar in perspective to Klein to write it. It would at least appeal to a wider audience. This reviewer would be thrilled if Klein were to write a replacement volume on Daniel for the NAC, which is sorely needed.