Victor Hamilton, a prolific writer, leading scholar, and accomplished commentator presents us with Exodus: An Exegetical Commentary. Drawing on decades of classroom experience, Hamilton offers here a comprehensive exegesis of the book of Exodus.
The commentary proceeds pericope-by-pericope some of which are quite large (e.g. 19.1-25), and others which are smaller (e.g. 27.20-21). For each pericope, Hamilton provides an original translation which resembles the way the biblical text appears in a standard pew Bible. This translation is then followed by detailed grammatical and lexical notes, and finally by the commentary proper. The technical language present in the grammatical and lexical notes in no way appears in the commentary itself, and so non-specialists will have much to gain from hamilton's comments.
The commentary is formatted in a cohesive very readable "essay style" and does not employ sectional breaks for each verse. Rather, Hamilton provides an essay on each pericope and he attunes the reader to what verse(s) the commentary is addressing by placing chapter-verse notations in the margin (see "Excerpt" link above). Hamilton also relates Exodus to the rest of the Bible, provides introductory on Exodus' theology, and provides extensive indices and bibliography.
Readers conversant with Baker Academic's Baker Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament [BECNT] series will find the format presented here quite familiar.
Accessible, up-to-date, exegetical/text-focused, and evangelical this commentary opens up the riches of the book of Exodus, and will be valued by professors, students, as well as pastors and laity with advanced experience with biblical study.
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