Ezra, Nehemiah, Esther (Understanding the Bible Commentary Series)

Ezra, Nehemiah, Esther (Understanding the Bible Commentary Series)

by Leslie C. Allen, Timothy S. Laniak
     
 

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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

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781441238351
Publisher:
Baker Publishing Group
Publication date:
07/01/2012
Series:
Understanding the Bible Commentary Series
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Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
304
File size:
1 MB

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Meet the Author

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.
Leslie C. Allen is senior professor of Old Testament at Fuller Theological Seminary. He has written many books, including commentaries on Ezekiel, 1 and 2 Chronicles, Psalms, and Jeremiah.
Timothy S. Laniak is professor of Old Testament at Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary- Charlotte. He is the author of Shepherds After My Own Heart: Pastoral Traditions and Leadership in the Bible.

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