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Nehemiah: A Pastoral and Exegetical Commentary

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A Pastoral and Exegetical Commentary

The book of Nehemiah highlights the priorities the people of God should aspire to and the principles needed to fulfill that mission. Bridging the gap between devotional and technical commentaries, Nehemiah: A Pastoral and Exegetical Commentary is an easy to understand exposition of this often overlooked Old Testament narrative. With a mixture of historical data and practical applications, T. J. Betts emphasizes the relevance of Nehemiah’s message for believers today.

Praise for Nehemiah

This commentary by my friend T. J. Betts will serve well any person who wants to understand clearly and expound faithfully the book of Nehemiah. It has a beautiful balance expositionally, theologically, and homiletically. I will be sure to consult it each and every time I study and proclaim this pivotal Old Testament book.

–Daniel L. Akin, president, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary

T. J. Betts is a scholar-practitioner—a student and teacher of the word who loves to proclaim that word. He is a pastor at heart, and he writes this commentary with the church in mind. Betts helps us understand some of the technical issues of the book of Nehemiah, but he doesn’t land there. Instead, he uses exposition, summaries, outlines, illustrations, applications, and reflection questions to guide us in knowing and teaching the word. This commentary is insightful, practical, challenging, and convicting. It will inform your mind while also moving your heart.

–Chuck Lawless, dean of doctoral studies and vice president of spiritual formation and ministry centers, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary

The beauty of T. J. Betts’s Nehemiah: A Pastoral and Exegetical Commentary is that it genuinely lives up to its name. This engaging work is astute technically but also so focused on the emotional content of the text that it connects the heart of the reader to the divine Author’s heart as well as Nehemiah’s. I found myself not just informed but stirred, particularly by the way this work moves from the ancient walls of Jerusalem to my own life in the twenty-first century.

–Hershael York, dean of the School of Theology, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

  • Title: Nehemiah: A Pastoral and Exegetical Commentary
  • Author: T. J. Betts
  • Publisher: Lexham Press
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Pages: 296
  • Format: Logos Digital, Paperback
  • Trim Size: 6x9
  • ISBN: 9781683593935

Dr. Betts is a fourth generation Southern Baptist minister who has pastored fourteen years in Ohio and Indiana. He has written Ezekiel the Priest: A Custodian of Tora. He contributed a chapter to The Challenge of the Great Commission and has written for Holman Bible Dictionary, The Southern Baptist Journal of Theology, and The Tie. He has participated in an archaeological dig at Hazor. He is a frequent preacher and Bible conference speaker and member of the Evangelical Theological Society.


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  1. Ronald L. Bass
  2. Peter Westerfeld
    Great commentary on the book of Nehemiah. Betts does a great job at striking a balance between devotional, pastoral, and technical. He has done thorough exegetical work and provides a summary of it in each section, but also shows how the message applies to the church today and how it points to Christ and the Gospel.


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