Starting over is challenging—especially after the devastating failure that results in exile. The books of Ezra and Nehemiah not only grapple with the effects of failure but also testify to the gracious hand of a compassionate God who restores his people in the face of insurmountable odds.
The stories of rebuilding and reform in Ezra and Nehemiah are expertly handled in this latest volume of the New Beacon Bible Commentary. Dr. Jim Edlin skillfully unpacks the literary design, authorship, and textual analysis of these books, while highlighting significant theological features, such as the role of collective participation in communal restoration.
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Jim Edlin is professor of biblical literature and languages and the Dean of the School of Religion and Philosophy at MidAmerica Nazarene University. He earned an MDiv from Nazarene Theological Seminary and a ThM and PhD in Old Testament studies from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. His previous publications include NBBC, Daniel and Discovering the Old Testament (Beacon Hill Press). He is a frequent contributor to Adult Faith Connection and Illustrated Bible Life (WordAction).