This definitive commentary sheds exegetical and theological light on the books of Judges and Ruth for contemporary preachers and students of Scripture. Listening closely to the text while interacting with the best scholarship, Robert B. Chisholm shows what the text meant for ancient Israel and what it means for us today. In addition to providing perceptive comments on the biblical text, he details a host of theological themes in both books. Discover in-depth treatments of motifs such as covenants and the sovereignty of God in Judges, and providence, redemption, loving-kindness, and Christological typology in Ruth. Chisholm offers astute guidance to preachers and teachers by providing homiletical trajectories for each passage, focusing on how the content can be presented in the pulpit and the classroom.
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Robert B. Chisholm is an Old Testament scholar specializing in the Major and Minor Prophets. He is the author of Handbook on the Prophets, was the translation consultant for the International Children’s Bible and The Everyday Bible, and is senior Old Testament editor for the NET Bible. He is the chair of the Department of Old Testament at Dallas Theological Seminary.