Jonah : A Discourse Analysis of the Hebrew Bible (2nd Edition) (Zondervan Exegetical Commentary On The Old Testament Series)
: Designed for the pastor and Bible teacher, the Zondervan Exegetical Commentary on the Old Testament brings together commentary features rarely gathered together in one volume. With careful discourse analysis and interpretation of the Hebrew text, the authors trace the...
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Designed for the pastor and Bible teacher, the Zondervan Exegetical Commentary on the Old Testament brings together commentary features rarely gathered together in one volume. With careful discourse analysis and interpretation of the Hebrew text, the authors trace the flow of argument in each Old Testament book, showing that how a biblical author says something is just as important as what they say.
Each volume offers a set of distinctive features, including: the main idea of the passage, its literary context, the author's original translation and exegetical outline with Hebrew layout, its structure and literary form, an explanation of the text, and its canonical and practical significance. The diagram of each passage enables readers to grasp quickly and accurately the main idea of the text, its development, and supporting ideas; and allows them to understand how the commentator arrived at this depiction and interpretation of the passage. The commentary places a special emphasis on identifying and discussing the main thrust of each passage and showing how it contributes to the development of the whole composition. Readers will find help in drawing out the meaning of the Hebrew for interpretation. While primarily designed for those with a basic knowledge of biblical Hebrew, all who strive to understand the Old Testament and better convey its meaning will find these books beneficial. Each unit concludes with a discussion of the canonical and practical significance of the passage, synthesizing its theology and message for readers today. There are many exegetical commentaries, but none accomplish what this series has achieved.
Daniel I. Block (D.Phil., School of Archaeology and Oriental Studies, University of Liverpool, Liverpool, England) has been Gunther H. Knoedler Professor of Old Testament at Wheaton College since 2005. His most recent publications are For the Glory of God: A Biblical Theology of Worship and Deuteronomy (NIV Application Commentary). Highly acclaimed commentaries have been Judges, Ruth (New American Commentary) and two volumes The Book of Ezekiel Chapters 1-24; The Book of Ezekiel Chapters 25-48. (New International Commentary on the Old Testament).