Item description for Ezra, Nehemiah, Esther: Based on the New International Version (New International Biblical Commentary) by Leslie C. Allen, Timothy S. Laniak & Robert K. Johnston...
Overview Ezra-Nehemiah is the Old Testament equivalent of the Acts of the Apostles--it is a book of new beginnings. Just as Acts narrates the early history of the church through the work of the apostles, Ezra-Nehemiah narrates the re-establishment of the people of God after the exile through the work of Sheshbazzar, Zerubbabel, Ezra, and Nehemiah. Allen explores Ezra-Nehemiah as a single literary text made up of three parts telling the story of three missions and the opposition they meet with. Wise and insightful, Leslie Allen has written a commentary that illuminates these texts and their intended message. Esther is a story about a young girl who becomes queen. Laniak's thoughtful commentary examines this narrative as a story with many levels of meaning. Esther is about the minority Jewish community in the dependent state of Diaspora, navigating a precarious existence in two worlds, and it is about the triumph of right over wrong, of God's people over their enemies.
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Studio: Hendrickson Publishers
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.44" Width: 6.36" Height: 0.78" Weight: 0.77 lbs.
Release Date Jul 1, 2003
Publisher Hendrickson Publishers
Series New International Biblical Comme
Series Number 9
ISBN 1565632184 ISBN13 9781565632189
Availability 0 units.
More About Leslie C. Allen, Timothy S. Laniak & Robert K. Johnston
Leslie C. Allen is professor of Old Testament at Fuller Theological Seminary. He has written many books, including commentaries on Ezekiel, 1 and 2 Chronicles, and Psalms. Timothy S. Laniak is associate professor of Old Testament at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, Charlotte. He is the author of Shame and Honor in the Book of Esther.
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