about 85% of this commentary I agree with - but feel that there are portions that dishonor Jesus and are more an opinion rather than facts that can be substantiated by other scripture - so I absorb and rejoice in that which can be supported by other scripture but I hesitated to recommend it because of the opinion related material - quite frankly I have chosen not to reference it unless it is on a subject that other commentaries do not give an adequate explanation supported by Biblical scripture. It has been a good reference when it uses other scripture to support a topic and that is good
It appears that the writer thought by using COMPLEX wording that it would be beneficial. However it is NOT, it would have been more effective if he would have spoke as he was trying to teach children. To me I am more effective in my delivery when I try and stay on the level of those that I speakingto rather than try and speak above them.
This book by possibly the foremost authority living on Old Testament is very well presented with an interpretive view through the church lens. Laid out well and thorough in its content, Brueggemann is explicit about his purpose and stays on point to equip for teaching and preaching.