The Old Testament, particularly the Former Prophets, has been regarded as having a negative attitude towards foreigners. In this NSBT volume, David Firth argues that the Former Prophets subvert the exclusivist approach in order to show that the people of God are not defined by ethnicity but rather by their willingness to commit themselves to the purposes of Yahweh.
Failing to read Daniel well means missing a critical part of God's message to us. Orienting readers to a proper engagement with Daniel, Old Testament scholar and teacher Tremper Longman III examines the book's genre, structure, historical background, and major theological message before diving deeper into each of the stories and visions.
In this AOTC volume, Joshua Moon sets the prophecies of Hosea in the context of the eighth century BC, focusing on the importance of reading Hosea as Christian Scripture, in which we are meant to hear God's own voice as he calls his people to himself. Moon demonstrates the continuing importance of hearing God's words through Hosea, situating the reading of each section within larger biblical and theological concerns.
Daniel asserts that the meaning of history is that God's kingdom is coming. As it does, faithful people persevere in their work for God. In this Tyndale commentary, Paul House shows how Daniel rewards readers who embrace its historical, literary, and theological features as key means of personal and community formation.
The prophetic ministry of Jeremiah took place during a chaotic time for the people of Israel. Reflecting on these verses, Reformation commentators heard not only hope for the renewal of Israel, but prophetic promise for the coming of the Messiah. In this RCS volume J. Jeffery Tyler guides readers through a diversity of early modern commentary on the books of Jeremiah and Lamentations.
This critically informed and theologically sensitive introduction to the Prophets considers the often-misunderstood prophetic books of the Old Testament, including an exploration of their historical context, their artful use of language, and their place within the chorus of Old Testament voices.
Anyone who has attempted to teach or preach through the prophecy of Isaiah has felt a tension. In view of what the structure of the book of Isaiah aims to emphasize, this NSBT volume employs the concept of "kingdom" as an entry point for organizing the book's major themes, identifying the links to the broader biblical canon and ultimately to Jesus.
Sam A. Meier explores a number of facets of Old Testament prophecy, such as their relation to the divine council, the manner of revelation, the poetry and prose of the prophets and the prophets' relationships with kings. It examines the features of each and notes their transformation over time, particularly between the pre-exilic and post-exilic periods.
An examination of the servant's possible resurrection in Isaiah 53:10-12 validating a potential parallel portrayal of Jesus of Nazareth in the Gospels.
What should we make of the sprawling and puzzling book of Isaiah—so layered and complex in its composition? John Goldingay helps us see, hear and understand the grandeur of this prophetic masterpiece among the Prophets as both separate parts and as a whole, clearly tied together with unifying themes.
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