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Ezra, Nehemiah, and Esther (OT Daily Study Bible Series) Set In The Persian Empire, One Of The Greatest Kingdoms The World Has Ever Known, The Stories Contained In The Books Of Ezra And Nehemiah Provide The Most Comprehensive Scriptural Account Of The Restored Judean Community After The Babylonian Exile The Book Of Esther Is Also Set In The Persian Period Of Israel S History, Although The Concern Is For A Different CommunityCarrying Forward Brilliantly The Pattern Established By Barclay S New Testament Series, The Daily Study Bible Has Been Extended To Cover The Entire Old Testament As Well Invaluable For Individual Devotional Study, For Group Discussion, And For Classroom Use, The Daily Study Bible Provides A Useful, Reliable, And Eminently Readable Way To Discover What The Scriptures Were Saying Then And What God Is Saying Today

12 thoughts on “Ezra, Nehemiah, and Esther (OT Daily Study Bible Series)

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    Set in the Persian Empire, one of the greatest kingdoms the world has ever known, the stories contained in the Books of Ezra and Nehemiah provide the most comprehensive scriptural account of the restored Judean community after the Babylonian Exile According to J G McConville, If Chronicles the preceding book tells us that God acted in mercy by restoring his people, Judah, Ezra Nehemiah will reveal to us how they fared upon their return The overriding religious theme of these two books is the re establishment of the community of the covenant people, reunited with their land, in fulfillment of the prophecy of Jeremiah Each new achievement of the community the re building of the temple, the building and the dedication of the walls, with attendant victories over enemies is celebrated with worship and thanksgiving as an act of God on behalf of his people The experience of the exile, therefore, dominates these two books There is a deep awareness of the fact that the people of God, having been chastened, should be disposed to fidelity There is the realization that restoration is not a fixed condition, but rather a relationship that calls for continuing obedience to God and perpetual need for divine mercy.According to McConville, Without in any sense diminishing the greatness of the deliverance from Babylon or its demonstration of God s commitment to Judah there is nevertheless a strong feeling throughout that the full potential for a relationship between God and his people has not yet been realized The Book of Esther is also set in the Persian period of Israel s history, although the concern is for a different community This book shows, says McConville, that the Jews of the diaspora i.e those Jews who did not return to Jerusalem following Cyrus s decree were still counted as God s people and had a role to play in the future of the whole On one level, this is the romantic and suspense filled story of an exiled young Jewish woman who becomes queen of Persia and saves her people from destruction.On the other hand, there is a theological dimension to the story, even though the name of God does not appear in it McConville asserts that the silence about God is deliberate, not to make the point that he is inactive in human situations, but on the contrary, that he is hidden behind all events This is the implication of the numerous coincidental occurences in the book The story can become, therefore, a powerful statement about the reality of God in a world from which he appears to be absent from book jacket

  2. says:

    I like this commentary series.

  3. says:

    Call Number 220.7 DSB 11Reference.

  4. says:

    Good I love McConville s other work Short but worthwhile.

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