The Books of Ezra and Nehemiah

The Books of Ezra and Nehemiah

Fensham's study on the Books of Ezra and Nehemiah is a contribution to The New International Commentary on the Old Testament.

Author: F. Charles Fensham

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 9781467422987

Category: Religion

Page: 301

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Fensham's study on the Books of Ezra and Nehemiah is a contribution to The New International Commentary on the Old Testament. Like its companion series on the New Testament, this commentary devotes considerable care to achieving a balance between technical information and homiletic-devotional interpretation.
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The Books of Ezra and Nehemiah

The Books of Ezra and Nehemiah

Unlike the First and Second Books of the Chronicles, the Books of Ezra and Nehemiah have received considerable attention; partly because their presentation is more attractive, but more importantly because they illuminate a period of history ...

Author: R. J. Coggins

Publisher: CUP Archive

ISBN: 0521097592

Category: Religion

Page: 150

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Unlike the First and Second Books of the Chronicles, the Books of Ezra and Nehemiah have received considerable attention; partly because their presentation is more attractive, but more importantly because they illuminate a period of history about which very little is known: Jerusalem in the context of the Persian domination of South-West Asia from 539 to 336 B.C. In other respects, however, there are striking similarities between these books, textually, linguistically and theologically: the opening of Ezra repeats the end of 2 Chronicles, suggesting that the works were originally continuous and possibly by the same hand or hands; and there is constantly a theological motivation in the recording of 'historical' events.
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Ezra Nehemiah

Ezra   Nehemiah

" --John Behr, Pro Ecclesia "What's nice to see is that the individual commentators have been allowed to retain their own voices in this series; [in Matthew, Stanley] Hauerwas is as delightfully irascible and hard-hitting as ever. . .

Author: Matthew Levering

Publisher: Brazos Press

ISBN: 9781587431616

Category: Religion

Page: 236

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This commentary on Ezra & Nehemiah provides guidance to pastors and academics in reading the Bible under the rule of faith.
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Ezra Nehemiah

Ezra Nehemiah

Undertaking a theological reading of Ezra-Nehemiah which emphasizes its character as narrative and story, Throntveit avoids an overly historical approach to the text and presents a clear picture of Ezra and Nehemiah.

Author: Mark A. Throntveit

Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press

ISBN: 9780664238643

Category: Religion

Page: 144

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Undertaking a theological reading of Ezra-Nehemiah which emphasizes its character as narrative and story, Throntveit avoids an overly historical approach to the text and presents a clear picture of Ezra and Nehemiah.
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Ezra and Nehemiah

Ezra and Nehemiah

This commentary on the Old Testament books of Ezra and Nehemiah is part of the International Critical Commentary series.

Author: Loring W. Batten

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 0567050084

Category: Reference

Page: 384

View: 328

This commentary on the Old Testament books of Ezra and Nehemiah is part of the International Critical Commentary series.
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Ezra Nehemiah

Ezra Nehemiah

This volume, a part of the Old Testament Library series, explores the books of Ezra and Nehemiah The Old Testament Library provides fresh and authoritative treatments of important aspects of Old Testament study through commentaries and ...

Author:

Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press

ISBN: 9780664221867

Category: Religion

Page: 368

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This volume, a part of the Old Testament Library series, explores the books of Ezra and Nehemiah The Old Testament Library provides fresh and authoritative treatments of important aspects of Old Testament study through commentaries and general surveys. The contributors are scholars of international standing.
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Ezra and Nehemiah

Ezra and Nehemiah

Both of these features are fully realized in this THOTC volume on Ezra and Nehemiah by David J. Shepherd and Christopher J. H. Wright.

Author: David J. Shepherd

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 9781467449625

Category: Religion

Page: 250

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Two features especially distinguish the Two Horizons Old Testament Commentary series: theological exegesis and theological reflection. Both of these features are fully realized in this THOTC volume on Ezra and Nehemiah by David J. Shepherd and Christopher J. H. Wright. Following an introduction and concise, verse-by-verse commentary on both books, Shepherd and Wright highlight key ways in which these Old Testament texts continue to speak to us today. They closely examine what Ezra and Nehemiah tell us about God and the people of Israel, reflect practically on leadership, and engage critically with those portions of the text (such as Ezra's dissolution of the Judeans' marriages with foreigners) that present special problems for contemporary readers. Offering deep theological insight throughout, this volume will prove essential for students, pastors, and other Christian leaders seeking to engage in theological interpretation of Scripture.
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Ezra Nehemiah

Ezra Nehemiah

Author: Keith N. Schoville

Publisher: College Press

ISBN: 0899008844

Category: Religion

Page: 267

View: 172

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Ezra Nehemiah and Esther

Ezra  Nehemiah  and Esther

Each volume explains the biblical book in its original historical context and explores its significance for faithful living today. These books are ideal for individual study and for Bible study classes and groups.

Author: Johanna W. H. Van Wijk-Bos

Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press

ISBN: 0664255973

Category: Religion

Page: 147

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According to this well-known author, today's readers find much that is familiar in Ezra, Nehemiah, and Esther, including the message of God's faithfulness in the face of prejudice, sexism, and patriarchy. Books in the Westminster Bible Companion series assist laity in their study of the Bible as a guide to Christian faith and practice. Each volume explains the biblical book in its original historical context and explores its significance for faithful living today. These books are ideal for individual study and for Bible study classes and groups.
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Ezra and Nehemiah

Ezra and Nehemiah

As the only historical source available for the period of the Jewish return from the Babylonian exile and its aftermath, the books of Ezra and Nehemiah are crucial for those who would study not only the political, but also the religious and ...

Author: H. G. M. Williamson

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1850750653

Category: Religion

Page: 104

View: 841

As the only historical source available for the period of the Jewish return from the Babylonian exile and its aftermath, the books of Ezra and Nehemiah are crucial for those who would study not only the political, but also the religious and social history of the Old Testament. In this valuable addition to the Guides series, Williamson seeks to steer a clear path for the student, showing how an understanding of the way the books were put together from their constituent sources can elucidate both the historical problems of the period and the theological outlook of the writer.
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Shepherd s Notes Ezra Nehemiah

Shepherd s Notes  Ezra   Nehemiah

... Ezra, Nehemiah, Esther, vol. 10, New American Commentary (Nashville, Tenn.:
Broadman & Holman Publishers, 1993), p. 12. INTRODUCTION The books of
Ezra and Nehemiaharebelievedtohavebeenoriginally separate books, although.

Author: Martha Bergen

Publisher: B&H Publishing Group

ISBN: 9781433670336

Category: Religion

Page: 100

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You grew up using the well known black and yellow striped Cliff's Notes to help you grasp everything from great literary works to algebra. Unfortunately, what "Cliff" forgot was the greatest literary work in history: the complete Holy Bible. Enjoy the ease of understanding the Bible like never before, book by book. Shepherd's notes helps reader's learn about the inspired authors of the Bible books and when and where they were first penned. Each Bible book is revealed in simple understandable steps that outline and underscore the focal points and personalities of the biblical text. You'll look to these unique books for their use in Bible studies, teaching, personal devotions and even in sermon preperation! Christian and home schools will find Shepherd's Notes an invaluable resource.
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Ezra and Nehemiah

Ezra and Nehemiah

In Ezra and Nehemiah Gordon Davies provides that knowledge using rhetorical criticism, a methodology that reveals the full range and progress of the book's ideas without hiding its rough seams and untidy edges.

Author: Gordon Fay Davies

Publisher: Liturgical Press

ISBN: 081465049X

Category: Religion

Page: 148

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Ezra-Nehemiah has been neglected in biblical studies, but it is important as one of the few windows into the Persian period of Israel's history, the setting for so much of the final shape of the Hebrew Bible. To know this period is to know what influenced these redactors. In Ezra and Nehemiah Gordon Davies provides that knowledge using rhetorical criticism, a methodology that reveals the full range and progress of the book's ideas without hiding its rough seams and untidy edges. The purpose of rhetorical criticism is to explain not the source but the power of the text as a unitary message. This approach does not look at plot development, characterization, or other elements whose roughness makes Ezra-Nehemiah frustrating to read. Instead, it examines the three parts of the relationship - the strategies, the situations, and the effects - between the speaker and the audience. Rhetorical criticism's scrutiny of the audience in context favors the search for the ideas and structures that are indigenous to the culture of the text. Rhetorical criticism is interested in figures of speech as means of persuasion. Therefore, to apply it to Ezra-Nehemiah, Davies concentrates on the public discourse - the orations, letters, and prayers - throughout its text. In each chapter he follows a procedure that: (1) where it is unclear, identifies the rhetorical unit in which the discourse is set; (2) identifies the audiences of the discourse and the rhetorical situation; (3) studies the arrangement of the material; (4) studies the effect on the various audiences; (5) reviews the passage as a whole and judges its success. In the conclusion, Davies explains that Ezra-Nehemiah makes theological sense on its own terms, by forming a single work in which a range of ideas is argued. Biblical scholars as well as those interested in literary criticism, communication studies, rhetorical studies, ecclesiology, and homiletics will find Ezra and Nehemiah enlightening. Chapters are Ezra 1:1-6, Ezra 4:1-24, Ezra 5:1-6: 15, Ezra 7, Ezra 9-10, Nehemiah 1- 2, Nehemiah 3-7, and Nehemiah 8-10. Gordon F. Davies is associate professor of Old Testament and dean of students at St. Augustine's Seminary of Toronto.
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Ezra Nehemiah and Esther

Ezra  Nehemiah  and Esther

Set in the Persian Empire, one of the greatest kingdoms the world has ever known, the stories contained in the books of Ezra and Nehemiah provide the most comprehensive scriptural account of the restored Judean community after the ...

Author: J. G. McConville

Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press

ISBN: 0664245838

Category: Religion

Page: 197

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Set in the Persian Empire, one of the greatest kingdoms the world has ever known, the stories contained in the books of Ezra and Nehemiah provide the most comprehensive scriptural account of the restored Judean community after the Babylonian exile. The book of Esther is also set in the Persian period of Israel's history, although the concern is for a different community. Carrying forward brilliantly the pattern established by Barclay's New Testament series, the Daily Study Bible has been extended to cover the entire Old Testament as well. Invaluable for individual devotional study, for group discussion, and for classroom use, the Daily Study Bible provides a useful, reliable, and eminently readable way to discover what the Scriptures were saying then and what God is saying today.
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Ezra Nehemiah

Ezra Nehemiah

Verse-by-verse Bible study, shared experiences, and prayer for a variety of small-group settings.

Author: C. Neil Strait

Publisher: Beacon Hill Press

ISBN: 0834109271

Category: Religion

Page: 70

View: 402

Verse-by-verse Bible study, shared experiences, and prayer for a variety of small-group settings.
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Ezra and Nehemiah

Ezra and Nehemiah

The books of Ezra and Nehemiah illustrate how leaders of God’s people confronted the challenges facing the Jews during the post-exilic period of Israel.

Author: Joseph Too Shao

Publisher: Langham Publishing

ISBN: 9781783686780

Category: Religion

Page: 238

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The books of Ezra and Nehemiah illustrate how leaders of God’s people confronted the challenges facing the Jews during the post-exilic period of Israel. Zerubbabel inspires the people of God to rebuild the temple; Ezra leads them in renewing their faith in God; and Nehemiah rebuilds the wall and, importantly, the people as well. The examples in these books, of leading through challenges and opposition by trusting the Lord and committing to prayer, testify to how God’s gracious hand guides and blesses his people at each step. The careful exposition of these two books provides a valuable model for us to balance prayer and action with contextual application, and how the full obedience of leaders can lead to communities being transformed. The Asia Bible Commentary series empowers Christian believers in Asia to read the Bible from within their respective contexts. Holistic in its approach to the text, each exposition of the biblical books combines exegesis and application. The ultimate goal is to strengthen the Body of Christ in Asia by providing pastoral and contextual exposition of every book of the Bible.
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Bede on Ezra and Nehemiah

Bede on Ezra and Nehemiah

This volume contains a translation of the Latin text; annotations dealing with textual, historical, social, and religious issues; an introduction; two appendices; and a bibliography.

Author: Saint Bede (the Venerable)

Publisher: Liverpool University Press

ISBN: 9781846310010

Category: Religion

Page: 260

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The Venerable Bede's In Ezram et Neemiam is the first and only complete commentary written on the biblical books of Ezra and Nehemiah in the patristic or later medieval era. This is the first English translation of Bede's text, and in it he emerges as a daring innovator, an author who used the stories of Ezra and Nehemiah to explore the pastoral and secular crises of his own day. Translator Scott DeGregorio makes Bede's work both accessible to the layperson and illuminating for the specialist. This edition includes annotations dealing with textual, historical, and religious issues; a comprehensive introduction that places the text in the backdrop of Bede's eighth-century Northumbrian community; two appendices; and a bibliography.
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A Study Commentary on Ezra Nehemiah

A Study Commentary on Ezra Nehemiah

The books of Ezra and Nehemiah are important in appreciating the background to the post-exilic prophets and in understanding the period when Chronicles was compiled and the psalms were arranged in their present form.

Author: Greg Goswell

Publisher:

ISBN: 0852349866

Category: Bible

Page: 456

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Ezra Nehemiah and the Construction of Early Jewish Identity

Ezra  Nehemiah  and the Construction of Early Jewish Identity

The events of exile and return made it impossible to completely fall back on the traditional religious identity. The essays in this volume try to reconstruct the path taken in that transition.

Author: Bob Becking

Publisher: Mohr Siebeck

ISBN: 316150111X

Category: Religion

Page: 189

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The post-exilic of Persian period showed a transition in the religion in ancient Israel from Yahwism(s) to Judaism(s). The events of exile and return made it impossible to completely fall back on the traditional religious identity. The essays in this volume try to reconstruct the path taken in that transition. The characters of Ezra and Nehemiah are generally seen as playing a formative role in this process. By reading texts from the biblical books supposedly written by Ezra and Nehemiah in a religio-historical context, new light falls on the process of change.
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