1&2 Esdras: Anchor Yale Bible Commentary [AYBC]   -     By: Jacob M. Myers
Buy Item $29.99 Retail: $40.00 Save 25% ($10.01) Add To Cart
Add To Wishlist

1&2 Esdras: Anchor Yale Bible Commentary [AYBC]

Yale University Press / 2007 / Paperback

$29.99 (CBD Price)
|
Retail: $40.00
|
Save 25% ($10.01)
Availability: In Stock
CBD Stock No: WW139983

Current Promotions

Product Description

I and II Esdras is Volume 42 in the Anchor Bible series of new book-by-book translations of the Old and New Testaments and Apocrypha, each by a preeminent scholar. Jacob M. Myers is Professor of Old Testament at the Lutheran Theological Seminary in Gettysburg and the author of three earlier volumes in the series: I Chronicles and II Chronicles and Ezra, Nehemiah. The present work constitutes the first English commentary on I Esdras in sixty years and the first on II Esdras in forty.

Written about 10 BCE, I Esdras is a history ranging from the pious reign of Josiah to the religious reforms of Ezra. For this period Josephus follows I Esdras in his Antiquities of the Jews.

An apocalyptic work, written 250 years later, II Esdras seeks to offer strength, courage, and hope to those whose faith was severely shaken in the gloom and despondency that followed upon the fall of Jerusalem in A.D. 70. Its chief purpose was to inspire trust in God and the ultimate triumph of righteousness, if not in this world, then in the world to come. "Tracts for the times such as II Esdras," writes Dr. Myers in his preface, "have a message for us who in a revolutionary age are obsessed with the impatience reflected by Ezra; it was not that he lacked faith in God but that he, like Job, questioned his ways and the delay, perhaps seeming inactivity, in the face of what appeared to the prophet to be terrible urgencies. The questions posed are still asked in the context of our age."

Eight photographs of ancient Near Eastern sculpture and coins help the reader visualize both the events recounted in I Esdras and the apocalyptic imagery in II Esdras. Each book has its own introduction and bibliography.

Product Information

Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 416
Vendor: Yale University Press
Publication Date: 2007
Dimensions: 9.0 X 6.0 X 1.0 (inches)
ISBN: 0300139985
ISBN-13: 9780300139983
Availability: In Stock
Series: Anchor Yale Bible Commentary

Related Products

  1. The Apocrypha: The Oxford Bible Commentary [OBC]
    The Apocrypha: The Oxford Bible Commentary [OBC]
    Martin Goodman, John Barton, John Muddiman
    Oxford University Press / 2012 / Trade Paperback
    $18.99 Retail: $27.95 Save 32% ($8.96)
    Availability: In Stock
    CBD Stock No: WW650811
  2. First and Second Maccabees
    First and Second Maccabees
    Daniel Harrington
    Liturgical Press / Trade Paperback
    $8.19 Retail: $9.95 Save 18% ($1.76)
    5 Stars Out Of 5 1 Reviews
    Availability: Expected to ship on or about 09/12/15.
    CBD Stock No: WW628462
  3. 1 Maccabees: Anchor Yale Bible Commentary [AYBC]
    1 Maccabees: Anchor Yale Bible Commentary [AYBC]
    Jonathan Goldstein
    Yale University Press / 2007 / Hardcover
    $54.99 Retail: $75.00 Save 27% ($20.01)
    Availability: In Stock
    CBD Stock No: WW140736
  4. Tobit: Anchor Yale Bible Commentary [AYBC]
    Tobit: Anchor Yale Bible Commentary [AYBC]
    Carey A. Moore
    Yale University Press / 2007 / Hardcover
    $35.99 Retail: $48.00 Save 25% ($12.01)
    Availability: In Stock
    CBD Stock No: WW139969

Product Reviews

Be the first to write a review!

Ask Christianbook

Back
×

Ask Christianbook

What would you like to know about this product? Please enter your name, your email and your question regarding the product in the fields below, and we'll answer you in the next 24-48 hours.

If you need immediate assistance regarding this product or any other, please call 1-800-CHRISTIAN to speak directly with a customer service representative.

Find Related Products

Author/Artist Review

Start A New Search