Ezra & Nehemiah

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2007-10-01
  • Publisher: Baker Pub Group

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This volume, like each in the Brazos Theological Commentary on the Bible, is designed to serve the church???through aid in preaching, teaching, study groups, and so forth???and demonstrate the continuing intellectual and practical viability of theological interpretation of the Bible.

Author Biography

Matthew Levering (PhD, Boston College) is associate professor of theology at Ave Maria University in Naples, Florida. He is coauthor of Holy People, Holy Land and Knowing the Love of Christ.

Table of Contents

Series Prefacep. 9
Prefacep. 15
Abbreviationsp. 17
Introductionp. 19
The Book of Ezra
Introduction to the Hook of Ezrap. 31
The Restoration of the Holy Land, United by the Temple
Return to the Landp. 39
Return of the Holy People to the Landp. 47
Laying the Foundations of the Temple: Joy and Weepingp. 51
Obstacles to Rebuilding the Templep. 59
The Prophets of God and the Completion of the Templep. 69
The Temple and the Passoverp. 75
The Holy People, United by the Torah
The Mission of Ezra the Scribep. 83
The Holy Peoplep. 89
The Purification of the Peoplep. 97
The Purification of the People Completedp. 105
Conclusion to the Book of Ezrap. 113
The Book of Nehemiah
Introduction to the Book of Nehemiahp. 117
The Holy Land
Concerning Jerusalemp. 127
Rebuilding-First Stepsp. 131
Rebuilding Continuedp. 157
Oppositionp. 141
The Fruits of the Landp. 155
Triumph and Dangerp. 161
The Holy People
Consolidating the Holy Peoplep. 171
The Torah, Pattern of Holinessp. 175
Holiness and Repentancep. 183
Renewal of the Covenantp. 191
Repopulating Jerusalemp. 195
The Holy Peoplep. 197
Final Efforts at the Renewal of the Holy Peoplep. 201
Conclusion to the Book of Nehemiahp. 211
Bibliographyp. 215
Subject Indexp. 217
Scripture Indexp. 225
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