Judges, Ruth (Niv Application Commentary Series)
The NIV Application Commentary helps you communicate and apply biblical text effectively in today's context The books of Judges and Ruth have relevance for our lives today. Judges, because it reveals a God who employs very human deliverers but...
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The NIV Application Commentary helps you communicate and apply biblical text effectively in today's context
The books of Judges and Ruth have relevance for our lives today. Judges, because it reveals a God who employs very human deliverers but refuses to gloss over their sins and their consequences. And Ruth, because it demonstrates the far-reaching impact of a righteous character. K. Lawson Younger Jr. shares literary perspectives on the books of Judges and Ruth that reveal ageless truths for our contemporary lives.
To bring the ancient messages of the Bible into today's context, each passage is treated in three sections:
Original Meaning. Concise exegesis to help readers understand the original meaning of the biblical text in its historical, literary, and cultural context. Bridging Contexts. A bridge between the world of the Bible and the world of today, built by discerning what is timeless in the timely pages of the Bible. Contemporary Significance. This section identifies comparable situations to those faced in the Bible and explores relevant application of the biblical messages. The author alerts the readers of problems they may encounter when seeking to apply the passage and helps them think through the issues involved.
This unique, award-winning commentary is the ideal resource for today's preachers, teachers, and serious students of the Bible, giving them the tools, ideas, and insights, they need to communicate God's Word with the same powerful impact it had when it was first written.
K. Lawson Younger Jr. is professor of Old Testament, Semitic Languages, and Ancient Near Eastern History at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, Illinois. Dr. Younger is the author of 'Ancient Conquest Accounts: A Study of Near Eastern and Biblical History Writing', the 'NIV Application Commentary on Judges and Ruth' and co-editor of 'The Canon in Comparative Perspective'. He has edited numerous publications, including 'The Context of Scripture. Volumes I: Canonical Compositions from the Biblical World', 'The Context of Scripture. Volume II: Monumental Compositions from the Biblical World', 'The Context of Scripture. Volume III: Archival Documents from the Biblical World.'