After buying the NCBC on Song of Songs and finding that the author of that text (John G. Snaith) was exceedingly helpful on a text that is heavily debated, I found quite the opposite here. Released in the 70s, Hyatt seemed to have been entirely concerned with the theories surrounding the different manuscript writers for the Pentateuch, and what dominates his commentary is who wrote what in Exodus, and less about the theological implications or Biblical-connections of the text. Thus he takes a historically, I believe, less-debated text and sends it through the scrutiny fan, which ends up making the text, the theology, the message, apparently obsolete. Again, as I've started my sermon series on Exodus, I've come to this commentary repeatedly disappointed, because all Hyatt was concerned with is who wrote what and when it happened, if it happened at all.
Don't waste your time with this.. Though less text and commentary, I've found more helpful information out of the 9.99-kindle price release of Beacon Bible Commentary; Volume 1; another commentary from the 70s to be much more worth-while and beneficial.
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