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  • 301 Pages
  • Publisher: Eerdmans Publishing Company
  • Publication Date: February 1983
  • ISBN: SFENSHFCEZRAANDNEHEMIAH9780802825278

Ezra and Nehemiah (NICOT)

Fensham, F. Charles

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Providing clear exposition based on solid contemporary scholarship, this commentary by F. Charles Fensham examines the books of Ezra and Nehemiah -- two books of Scripture that are especially important for understanding the last century of Old Testament Jewish history and for marking the beginnings of Judaism.

A biblical scholar well known for his expertise in ancient Near Eastern studies, especially Ugaritic, Fensham places Ezra and Nehemiah against the ancient Near Eastern environment. In his introduction Fensham discusses the original unity of the books as well as the problems of authorship. He then treats the historical and religious background of the books, taking special note of the development of a Jewish religious society in post-exilic times. Text and language are examined next, followed by a thorough bibliography.

The commentary proper, based on Fensham's own fresh translation of the biblical texts, is richly documented and displays cautious good judgment, willingness to consider different options, a sensible approach, and keen insight into the religious meaning of these key Hebrew texts.

About the Author

F. Charles Fensham (1925–1989) was professor of Semitic languages at the University of Stellenbosch, South Africa. Author of several books, including a commentary on Exodus, he also served as the editor of the Journal of Northwest Semitic Languages.

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Providing clear exposition based on solid contemporary scholarship, this commentary by F. Charles Fensham examines the books of Ezra and Nehemiah -- two books of Scripture that are especially important for understanding the last century of Old Testament Jewish history and for marking the beginnings of Judaism.

A biblical scholar well known for his expertise in ancient Near Eastern studies, especially Ugaritic, Fensham places Ezra and Nehemiah against the ancient Near Eastern environment. In his introduction Fensham discusses the original unity of the books as well as the problems of authorship. He then treats the historical and religious background of the books, taking special note of the development of a Jewish religious society in post-exilic times. Text and language are examined next, followed by a thorough bibliography.

The commentary proper, based on Fensham's own fresh translation of the biblical texts, is richly documented and displays cautious good judgment, willingness to consider different options, a sensible approach, and keen insight into the religious meaning of these key Hebrew texts.

About the Author

F. Charles Fensham (1925–1989) was professor of Semitic languages at the University of Stellenbosch, South Africa. Author of several books, including a commentary on Exodus, he also served as the editor of the Journal of Northwest Semitic Languages.

  • Cover Type:
  • 301 Pages
  • Publisher: Eerdmans Publishing Company
  • Publication Date: February 1983
  • ISBN: SFENSHFCEZRAANDNEHEMIAH9780802825278