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IVP Academic Ezra & Nehemiah: Tyndale Old Testament Commentary [TOTC]

Derek Kidner begins the introductory section of this commentary discussing the history of Persia and the Jewish people, as well as the theology stated in these prophetic books. He then examines the books of Ezra and Nehemiah, which chart the Jews' return from exile to Jerusalem and the beginnings of that rebirth. As the drama unfolds, we see how international politics, nationalist pride, wise leadership, political intrigue and opportunism, internal dissension and compromise all shape events. But above all and through all we see the good hand of God at work.

Non-technical, conservative, verse-by-verse commentary. The original, unrevised text of this volume has been completely retypeset and printed in a larger, more attractive format with the new cover design for the series.

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A helpful brief guide to Ezra & Nehemiah.

Date:April 7, 2011
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Kidner is a top-notch scholar and gifted writer. He writes from a conservative perspective. If anyone is seeking a brief, reliable, and accessible guide to Ezra & Nehemiah, this is it. This commentary is brief. It does not attempt a detailed study of the Hebrew language, nor extensive interaction with alternative viewpoints. Still it is a solid work.
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Not as great as reviewed on other sites

Date:October 22, 2010
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This commentary was recommended to me, and so I picked it up. I have to say that Kidner's other works are good, but this one suffers some what. While it is an introductory commentary, it is not a great one. Look else where if you need a good starting point.
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