Each volume in the Understanding the Bible Commentary Series breaks down the barriers between the ancient and modern worlds so that the power and meaning of the biblical texts become transparent to contemporary readers. They present a careful section-by-section exposition of the biblical books with key terms and phrases highlighted and all Hebrew transliterated. Notes at the close of each chapter provide additional textual and technical comments for those who want to dig deeper. A bibliography as well as Scripture and subject indexes are also included. Pastors, students, and Bible teachers will find in this series a commitment to accessibility without sacrificing serious scholarship.
Exodus fascinates with some of the most dramatic scenes of the Old Testament and with themes that are foundational to the rest of the Bible. God delivers, provides for, and forms a people for himself, patiently teaching them to trust him. This commentary helps the reader understand and apply this wonderful and ever-relevant book on a deeper level.
"The New International Biblical Commentary series has provided scholars and students alike with critical yet readable commentaries on each book of the Bible. The present volume finds a ready home in this fine series. Following the standard format, it provides a section-by-section commentary that includes salient information. While the commentary itself deals primarily with literary and theological matters, historical data is included when deemed necessary for understanding the material under discussion. More technical questions are treated in a section at the end of the specific commentary. A helpful bibliography for further reading is found at the end of the book. Bruckner's explanations are insightful and his writing is reader-friendly. The book is a must for the study of this important biblical book."--The Bible Today
"Overall, this volume is a well written, thought provoking commentary on an important and foundational book of the Bible. Although historical discussions are minimal, Bruckner has eloquently illuminated God's desire to deliver his people and to dwell among them. Undergraduate students and church members will find this book a useful guide for increasing their understanding and admiration for God's power, patience, and loving-kindness."-- Stone Campbell Journal"The publisher should be commended for an incredibly priced and handsomely done volume, a work that will appeal mostly to laypersons and clergy within the Christian evangelical tradition."--Religious Studies Review
"Bruckner's commentary is a precious addition to the other already published commentaries in the collection." --Theoforum
"B.'s commentary is mainly geared to general readers and students. He methodically works through Exodus using short subheadings and offers selected commentary in each section. Key terms and phrases are highlighted throughout, and a separate section of notes at the end of each chapter provides textual and technical comments. B.'s main purpose is to challenge his readers to live as the Lord's delivered people and more fully understand the depth of that hope."-- Old Testament Abstracts
"Overall, this volume is a well written, thought provoking commentary on an important and foundational book of the Bible. Although historical discussions are minimal, Bruckner has eloquently illuminated God's desire to deliver his people and to dwell among them. Undergraduate students and church members will find this book a useful guide for increasing their understanding and admiration for God's power, patience, and lovingkindess."
-- Stone Campbell Journal