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In short, it allows Goldingay to trace and tell the story of Israel from Genesis to Kings coherently. In this third volume of the Old Testament for Everyone Series, Exodus and Leviticus Goldingay builds on the story of Israel as it began volumes 1 & 2 on Genesis.
As noted above the focus in this volume is on Israel at Sinai, how they arrived there (Ex. 1-18), and the institution of the covenant as they dwelled in the Sinai wilderness. (Ex. 19-40, Leviticus).
Reader's should keep in mind that Goldingay's intention is to avoid unnecessary scholarly jargon and debate, and to focus on the meaning of Exodus and Leviticus. His writing is accessible and lucid, and his work here will greatly benefit everyone's knowledge of the biblical text (yes, even scholars).
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Vendor: Westminster John Knox Press
Publication Date: 2010
Series: Old Testament for Everyone
Following on the heels of the successful New Testament for Everyone commentaries by N. T. Wright, John Goldingay, an internationally respected Old Testament scholar, authors this ambitious Old Testament for Everyone series. Covering Scripture from Genesis to Malachi, Goldingay addresses the texts in such a way that even the most challenging passages are explained simply. Perfect for daily devotions, Sunday school preparation, or brief visits with the Bible, the Old Testament for Everyone series is an excellent resource for the modern reader. This third volume in Goldingay's series presents a rich overview of the action-packed book of Exodus and is an excellent guide to Jewish law as presented in the book of Leviticus.
This series truly is for everyone who wants to grow in his or her understanding of the Old Testament.
Goldingay writes for everyone as a master teacher, pastor, and friend.
Reflections that can richly inform faith and life.
-Terence E. Fretheim
"Designed so that biblical faith can engage the deepest hopes, deepest fears, and deepest hungers in our society. Such engagement requires precisely an interpreter like Goldingay who brings to the task his great learning, his deep passion for faith, his informed imagination, and his attentiveness to contemporary life. This series will be an important and compelling resource for obedient thinking and joyous living." Walter Brueggemann, William Marcellus McPheeters Professor Emeritus of Old Testament, Columbia Theological Seminary
"Goldingay captures our interest through the power of the Old Testament and also through his honest sharing of its impact on his own life and those around him. This series truly is for everyone who wants to grow in their understanding of the Old Testament." Tremper Longman, Robert H. Gundry Professor of Old Testament, Westmont College