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By R. B. Salters

For over 100 years overseas serious Commentaries have had a distinct position between works in English at the Bible. they've got sought to compile the entire proper aids to exegesis, linguistic and textual at the very least archaeological, historic, literary and theological, to assist the reader comprehend the which means of the books of the previous and New Testaments.

The new commentaries proceed this practice. New facts now on hand, in addition to new equipment of research, should be included within the convinced expectation that there'll be a fair larger want for such commentaries within the twenty-first century than there was within the past.

No try has been made to safe a uniform theological or severe method of the biblical textual content: individuals were invited for his or her scholarly contrast, no longer for his or her adherence to anybody college of concept. it's was hoping that the recent volumes will reach the excessive criteria in their predecessors and give a contribution considerably to the knowledge of the books of the Bible.

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E. ; Grand Rapids, 1974–) E. Jenni and C. , I come to the commentary proper. The commentary is in four sections. I begin with an introductory piece to each chapter—a brief survey of its structure, style and characteristics. Secondly, I offer my translation of the chapter in hand. Although presented before the exegetical commentary begins, it is an expression of my findings in the textual and exegetical matters that follow. While I have tried to reproduce a few poetic features, such as chiasmus and assonance, I have not, by any means, aimed at literary excellence.

This perceived balance is often broken, and so we find 3:4, 4:3, 3:2, 2:3 and so The inclusion, in the festival of the 9th of Ab, of the second fall of Jerusalem in 70 CE, is a specific example of this. On the question of ceremonial poetry, see Gerstenberger (1988, 1-22). 43 The imagery is taken from human life and from the natural world, and few instances are difficult to understand. Noticeable is the lack of allusion to Jerusalem’s institutions and history. Even in the very positive middle section of ch.

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