Like its companion series on the New Testament, this commentary devotes considerable care to achieving a balance between technical information and homiletic-devotional interpretation. Each volume in the NICOT series contains an introduction that discusses various facets the authorship, date, historical setting, original text, structure, theology, etc.of the biblical book; a select bibliography concludes the introduction. The commentary proper, based on the author's own translation of the Hebrew text, discusses the book section by section. Expository matters are the primary concern in these comments; details of textual criticism and translation usually appear only in the footnotes.
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