This volume on Genesis, Exodus and Leviticus offers unparalleled excellence in contemporary critical scholarship. The full texts and critical notes of the NIV and NRSV are presented in parallel columns for quick reference followed by exegetical commentary informed by linguistic, text-critical, historical-critical, literary, social-scientific, and theological methods. 23 articles by the following contributors: Terence E. Fretheim (Genesis),Walter Brueggeman (Exodus), and Walter C. Kaiser Jr. (Leviticus).
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Review 1 for New Interpreter's Bible Volume 1: General Old Testament Articles, Genesis, Exodus, and Leviticus
Fretheim and Brueggeman are both very good writers. Their theological insights are often helpful. However, each expresses such a low view of the historical reliabily of Genesis and Exodus, respectively, that it is sometimes difficult to appreciate the rest of their comments. Kaiser's contribution on Leviticus is solid and well-written. The introductory articles are interesting, but not as consistent or reliable as similar articles in other series. Overall, this volume has its moments, but none of its entries is the best option available on its book or topic.