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Vendor: Holman Reference
Publication Date: 2006
Series: New American Commentary
Dr. Douglas Stuart (Ph.D., Harvard University) is professor of Old Testament at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. He is an internationally known scholar who works in many ancient languages including Hebrew, Aramaic, Greek, Latin, Egyptian, Ugaritic, Akkadian, Syriac, and Arabic. He is an expert in the cultures of the Middle East, as well as a pastor and father of eight.
The Geeky Calvinist5 Stars Out Of 5A Needed CommentaryDecember 26, 2017The Geeky CalvinistQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5The book of Exodus is one of the most fascinating yet under preached on books of the Bible. I say that it is under preached on due to most preachers fear of preaching a long-drawn-out exegetical series on the entire book rather than just preaching on the most well-known parts. Due to this need to preach on the book of Exodus exegetically, a exegetical commentary is needed. One of the best exegetical commentaries is that of the new American commentary produced by B&H publishing. This Commentary series is respected in both hire scholarship as well as in popular understanding. For this series combines the best of scholarship with practical applications. It is therefore easy to understand why B & H selected Douglas K Stuart to be the author of such an important volume.
This volume begins with a 50 page introductory section which is the envy of most commentaries. It is also important to note that Stuart does not focus his entire introductory section on the authorship or sources of Exodus. In the first few pages need to Claire with certainty that Moses was the author and that it was his sources that this book of the Bible was transferred from oral tradition into physical writing.
Furthermore in this introductory section Stuart gives a great detailed outline of the book of Exodus, which an exegetical preacher can use as a outline to preach from as well as a great excursus on the seams shown in the book of Exodus. With regard to the commentary proper, Stuart deals with each verse in turn. He make sure that the student of scripture will be able to understand the book of Exodus and its original context as well as its interconnections to the rest of scripture as a whole. Furthermore there are invaluable application insights scattered throughout this work.
There are a few sections I am a little disappointed with, the first deals with the commentary on the Ten Commandments. It is not that the commentary is not phenomenal rather I found it much too brief to be a great detailed Health if one would preach more than one sermon on the Ten Commandments. On the flip side the commentary on the other was given on Mount Sinai are described and exited in great detail. Furthermore due to the more recent liter of this publication Stuart interacts with modern critical scholarship as well as modern of angelical scholarship to produce a volume that will Aid the preacher immensely in however they shall choose to use it. I therefore recommend this commentary highly amongst a packed field of worthy exegetical commentaries.
These books was provided to me free of charge from B&H Academic Press in exchange for an unbiased, honest review.
BillThe Villages FlAge: 55-65Gender: male5 Stars Out Of 5The New American Commentary ExodusNovember 8, 2014BillThe Villages FlAge: 55-65Gender: maleQuality: 4Value: 4Meets Expectations: 5I am really enjoying this commentary. It is enlightening, very thorough and quite readable. I highly recommend it for anyone who desires an in depth study of Exodus
David KilpatrickNorth Syracuse, NYAge: 45-54Gender: male5 Stars Out Of 5Great commentary on Exodus!June 3, 2012David KilpatrickNorth Syracuse, NYAge: 45-54Gender: maleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5I have been reading this with delight. Stuart does not get bogged down in what every other scholar has said about this or that. He uses great scholarship to arrive at his conclusions, but keeps a focus on what the reader wants to know. Highly recommended!
RICHARD HOLTClovis, NMAge: 45-54Gender: male5 Stars Out Of 5April 19, 2009RICHARD HOLTClovis, NMAge: 45-54Gender: maleThis is the best commentary on Exodus available. It is conservative, detailed, and extremely thought provoking. The excurses are particularly helpful. I found new and trustworthy insights on nearly every page. Stuart writes well. There are one or two places where more extensive interaction with alternative viewpoints might have been nice. However, no commentary can cover everything. Every Pastor or teacher working through Exodus should consult this volume.
John Glynn5 Stars Out Of 5June 25, 2006John GlynnThe thing that most impressed me about Douglas Stuarts commentary on Exodus for the New American commentary series (Broadman & Holman) is the easy proficiency with which Dr. Stuart exegetes how a particular Hebrew word or phrase should be taken in context, weaves in the ANE background, and demonstrates the way the theology not only relates to Exodus and the rest of the Pentateuch, but to entire biblical corpus. Those familiar with Dr. Stuarts prior work will not be surprised by the depth of scholarship undergirding his insights here. For a conservative commentary that is sufficiently meaty but still easy on the eyes, one could do no better.