Item description for Ezra-Nehemiah (Interpretation, a Bible Commentary for Teaching and Preaching) by Mark a. Throntveit...
Overview Undertaking a theological reading of Ezra-Nehemiah which emphasizes its character as narrative and story, Throntveit avoids an overly historical approach to the text and presents a clear picture of Ezra and Nehemiah.
Studies in the books of Ezra-Nehemiah have tended to become bogged down with such questions as, Who came first, Ezra or Nehemiah, and were they contemporaries? When did Ezra make his journey to Jerusalem, how many trips did he make, and which route did he take? In this commentary, the author undertakes a theological reading which emphasizes its character as narrative and story. He avoids rearranging the text and, with the exception of chapter five of Nehemiah, he seeks to understand the narrative as it was received. In general, Mark Throntveit avoids an overly historical approach to the text and presents a clear picture of Ezra and Nehemiah.
Interpretation: A Bible Commentary for Teaching and Preaching is a distinctive resource for those who interpret the Bible in the church. Planned and written specifically for teaching and preaching needs, this critically acclaimed biblical commentary is a major contribution to scholarship and ministry.
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Studio: Westminster John Knox Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.33" Width: 6.22" Height: 0.65" Weight: 0.87 lbs.
Release Date Feb 1, 1992
Publisher Westminster John Knox Press
Series Interpretation Commentary
ISBN 0804231117 ISBN13 9780804231114