This ACCS volume on Genesis 1-11 illuminates significant writings by the early church fathers on creation, fall, and redemption as well as on the theological relationship between Adam and Christ. Genesis 1–11 opens up a treasure house of ancient wisdom—allowing these faithful witnesses to speak with eloquence and intellectual acumen to the church today.
A new volume in the Apollos Old Testament Commentary series, Lissa M. Wray Beal's commentary on 1 2 Kings examines the successes and failures of monarchy in the divided kingdoms. It works with the final form of the biblical text and pursues historiographical, narrative and theological questions, including the relation of each chapter's themes to biblical theology.
In the latest volume of the Apollos Old Testament Commentary series, Pekka Pitkänen shows the relevance of Joshua to modern readers. While he remains anchored in the world of the text throughout the commentary, Pitkänen brings contemporary geopolitical issues to bear on Joshua and the genocidal "Israelite conquest tradition."
This commentary begins with an Introduction, which gives an overview of the issues of date, authorship, sources and so on, but which also outlines more fully than usual the theology of 1 and 2 Samuel, and provides pointers toward its interpretation and contemporary application.
This Apollos Old Testament Commentary volume by Daniel J. Estes expounds the books of Ecclesiastes and Song of Songs in a scholarly manner, and it shows the relevance of these important books to today's readers. Edited by David W. Baker and Gordon J. Wenham, the series is intended to serve the needs of those who preach from the Old Testament.
Ernest C. Lucas identifies the central theme of the book of Daniel as the sovereignty of the God of Israel. With even-handedness and clarity, he demonstrates that there is much in Daniel that is readily understandable and applicable, and that there are also theological depths that are rewarding for those willing to wrestle with the issues they raise.
L. Daniel Hawk undertakes a detailed narrative analysis of Ruth that goes beyond the description of its content and stylistic features to illumine its deep structure and use of metaphor. Informed by contemporary studies on ethnicity, he discovers a work of remarkable sophistication that employs a story of intermarriage to address opposing ideas of Israelite identity.
Nobuyoshi Kiuchi comments on Leviticus in this Apollos Old Testament Commentary. Its laws express the vast distance between sinful people and a holy God, and enable us to appreciate God's grace in Christ. These commentaries are scholarly and are equally suitable for use by scholars and all serious students of the Bible.
J. G. McConville offers a theological interpretation of Deuteronomy, arguing that in the context of the ancient world this Old Testament book should be understood as the radical blueprint for the life of a people.
Alberto Ferreiro presents patristic commentary on the Twelve Prophets (the so-called Minor Prophets), bringing new understanding to the books of both the Old and NewTestaments.
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