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James Bruckner, the author, could be called a "second generation" commentator on Exodus, since Terence Fretheim, his thesis advisor, has also written an Exodus commentary. Not surprisingly, this commentary reflects Fretheim's emphasis on the creational nature of biblical ethics. It also includes insights from Bruckner's research on "implied law" in the pre-Sinai narratives of Genesis and Exodus.
Bruckner interacts with a number of other commentators, too, both Christian (Durham, Brueggemann, Childs, Enns) and Jewish (Houtman, Sarna, Jacob, Plaut, Nechama Leibowitz).
Highlights of the commentary for me included:
1) The explanation of Exodus 2:12. When Moses "saw that there was no man," he was concerned for the sake of justice, as in Isa 59:15-16, rather than hoping to get away with murder.
2) The discussion of God's patience and wisdom in teaching the Israelites in Exodus 16.
3) The sections on the meaning of each of the ten commandments, with the comments on the tenth commandment being especially insightful.
4) The helpful discussion of the Book of the Covenant (Exod 20-23), including comparisons with other Ancient Near Eastern legal codes. (Here Bruckner draws upon the work of Joe M. Sprinkle.)
5) The six-page section on the revelation of God's merciful character in Exodus 34:6-7.
6) Insightful comments on the theological lessons from the tabernacle instructions and their execution.
My favorite commentary in the Understanding the Bible Series is the Deuteronomy volume by Christopher Wright. This Exodus volume is also excellent.