Saturday, July 02, 2022

Review of Harrington, The Books of Ezra and Nehemiah (NICOT, Eerdmans)

READING ACTS: Hannah K. Harrington, The Books of Ezra and Nehemiah (NICOT) (Phil Long).
Harrington, Hannah K. The Books of Ezra and Nehemiah. New International Commentary on the Old Testament. Grand Rapids, Mich.: Eerdmans, 2022. 529 pp. Hb; $52.00


Conclusion. Hannah Harrington’s commentary on Ezra-Nehemiah is an excellent contribution to the study of these two books, but also an introduction to the theology and practice of Second Temple Judaism. Her focus on Ezra-Nehemiah as an early witness to developments in later Judaism and Christianity makes this an especially valuable book. The excurses are worth the price of the commentary alone!

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