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A Commentary on Judges and Ruth
Chisholm Jr., Robert B.

Grand Rapids: Kregel, 2013 pp. 697. $39.99

Series Information
Kregel Exegetical Library



Description: This definitive commentary sheds exegetical and theological light on the books of Judges and Ruth for contemporary preachers and students of Scripture. Listening closely to the text while interacting with the best of scholarship, Chisholm shows what the text mean for ancient Israel and what it means for us today. In addition to its perceptive comments on the biblical text, it examines a host of themes such as covenants and the sovereignty of God in Judges and providence, redemption, loving-kindness, and Christological typology in Ruth. Chisholm offers astute guidance to preachers and teachers wanting to do a series on Judges or Ruth by providing "homiletical trajectories" after each exegetical unit. These show how historical narrative can be presented in the pulpit and classroom, for rich, responsible sermons and lessons.

Subjects: Bible, Hebrew Bible/Old Testament, Literature, Methods, Historical Approaches, Literary Approaches

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Review by Mark E. Biddle
Published 3/13/2015
Citation: Mark E. Biddle, review of Robert B. Chisholm Jr., A Commentary on Judges and Ruth, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2015).


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