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Picture of Ezra, Nehemiah, Esther: Based on the New International Version (New International Biblical Commentary)

Ezra, Nehemiah, Esther: Based on the New International Version (New International Biblical Commentary)

Leslie C. Allen; Timothy S. Laniak
ISBN: 9781565632189
Availability: 2 in stock
Manufacturer: Hendrickson
Old price: $14.95
Price: $11.96
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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.