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5 Stars Out Of 5
October 31, 2008
This commentary provides an excellent exposition on the Book of Ruth. It is certainly one of the better commentaries on this book. However, Block's comments on Judges exceed anything else I have seen on this book. It is written from an Evangelical perspective, though traditional conclusions are not always maintained. Block is sympathetic to the historical accuracy of the narrative. But he also appreciates the fact that Judges is a literary work. And while not ignoring redactive concerns, he chooses to focus on the cannonical form of the book as we have it. This commentary covers virtually everything a pastor, teacher, or professor could need. The section on Ruth is very good, but the section on Judges is even better.
I have enjoyed the help that the NAC series of Biblical commentaries has offered me in both preparing Bible studies and sermons. This volume continues to satisfy my needs in unlocking the deep truths of Ruth.
Perhaps to become the standard evangelical commentary on Judges at the scholarly and pastoral level, Block's treatment of key issues historically, grammatically, and theologically make this a must for every pastor and student.