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 (PhD, University of London) is senior professor of Old Testament at Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California. He has written several major commentaries and has been a hospital chaplain for more than a decade.