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Ruth-Esther (Word Biblical Commentary, Vol. 9) Hardcover – December 3, 1996


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Product Details

  • Series: Word Biblical Commentary (Book 9)
  • Hardcover: 528 pages
  • Publisher: Thomas Nelson (December 3, 1996)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0849902088
  • ISBN-13: 978-0849902086
  • Product Dimensions: 9.2 x 6.4 x 1.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.7 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #225,876 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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FREDERICK W. BUSH is Professor Emeritus of Ancient Near Eastern Studies at Fuller Theological Seminary in California. He holds an M.Div. and M.Th. from Fuller Seminary and a Ph.D. from Brandeis University.

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Anthony J. Smith on September 1, 2010
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(These comments apply to the section on Ruth, I have not read the section on Esther). This commentary is absolutely superb, not only for its exegesis and conclusions, but for its method. Bush makes full use of discourse analyses and modern linguistics, along with recent archaeology and the traditional canons of biblical criticism. It is easy to read and well argued . . . fun to read (if you could say such a thing about a technical commentary!). The author also hints at very good theological application for the modern preacher and christian. I wish more NT commentaries would carry this level of linguistic awareness.
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I am still working my way through the commentary on the Book of Ruth. But I heartily recommend this. A commentary does so much more for the reader than simply reading the text. A commentary looks at the culture behind the text, explores the views of various other commentators, discusses the wording of various sentences -- and forces the reader to concentrate on the text and its contents, rather than just breezing through -- which is what a lot of people do with the Old Testament. There are good lessons in the Book of Ruth and much exists that gives one pause for thought. And once you have "paused," you learn more about how the text applies to you and your life and to your walk with God.
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By Vladimir Kitsen on August 1, 2014
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fast shipping, product as described, recommended!
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