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POD; Published: 1/4/2018
ISBN: 978-0-8028-6432-1
Price: $ 29.50
253 Pages
Trim Size, in inches: 6.14 x 9.21
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Series: The Two Horizons Old Testament Commentary

Two features especially distinguish the Two Horizons Old Testament Commentary series: theological exegesis and theological reflection. Both of these features are fully realized in this THOTC volume on Ezra and Nehemiah by David J. Shepherd and Christopher J. H. Wright.

Following an introduction and concise, verse-by- verse commentary on both books, Shepherd and Wright highlight key ways in which these Old Testament texts continue to speak to us today. They closely examine what Ezra and Nehemiah tell us about God and the people of Israel, reflect practically on leadership, and engage critically with those portions of the text (such as Ezra's dissolution of the Judeans' marriages with foreigners) that present special problems for contemporary readers.

Offering deep theological insight throughout, this volume will prove essential for students, pastors, and other Christian leaders seeking to engage in theological interpretation of Scripture.
Bible Study Magazine
"Shepherd and Wright respect the historical context of the postexilic community, but they are mindful of Ezra-Nehemiah’s place within the wider biblical canon. This commentary is designed for students, pastors, and Christian leaders and would be a helpful resource for teachers."
“Ezra and Nehemiah are often overlooked in the Christian church, making this commentary a much-needed resource for congregational engagement. The short theological summaries at the end of each biblical chapter provide a helpful exegetical and theological resource for Christian pastors and teachers as they seek to understand and convey the theology embedded in Ezra and Nehemiah.”

Society for Old Testament Study Book List
“I would recommend that Christian students and pastors have this commentary on their shelves.”