Leon J. Wood (1918-1977; Ph.D., Michigan State University) was professor of Old Testament at Grand Rapids Baptist Seminary for more than thirty years. He also wrote A Survey of Israel's History, Distressing Days of the Judges, Commentary on Daniel, and The Holy Spirit in the Old Testament.
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My Favorite Professor (Correction of Previous Review) Aug 7, 2008
Oops, I hit the wrong button for "Under 13" in the previous review that says "A Kid's Review" and I could not edit or delete it. I am "flirting with 60" and slowing down on my observation :-( I will restate my previous review: I had the privilege of sitting under Dr. Wood's teaching in seminary from 1971-73. In my opinion, he was the best professor I ever had and any of his books are excellent, including this one.
My favorite professor Aug 7, 2008
I had the privilege of sitting under Dr. Wood's teaching in seminary from 1971-73. In my opinion, he was the best professor I ever had and any of his books are excellent, including this one.
Provides extensive insights to scriptural account Feb 25, 2006
The book gives a lot of helpful background information on the cultural and political conditions underlying events described in the Book of Judges.
Favorite Commentary on Judges Mar 13, 2001
Leon Wood has written an ideal commentary on Judges. It is solidly conservative, scholarly but not tedious or trivial, and thorough.
It's emphasis is interpretation of the text, not preaching material. Wood interprets objectively and with reason, always with reverence for the Word of God. Like most thorough commentaries, this is a reference book and not intended for popular reading, though understandable by serious laymen. Highly recommended.