Over the centuries, the prophetic book of Zechariah has suffered from accusations of obscurity and has frustrated readers seeking to unlock its treasures. This work by Mark Boda provides insightful commentary on Zechariah, with great sensitivity to its historical, literary, and theological dimensions. Including a fresh translation of Zechariah from the original Hebrew, Boda delivers deep and thorough reflection on a too-often-neglected book of the Old Testament.
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The book of Zechariah fascinates us and informs us about the postexilic Judean community’s relationship with God. Mark Boda, a master of this time period and this genre, opens up the book to readers today. His commentary is clear and profound, informative and illuminating. Everyone who studies Zechariah must read Boda’s work, which makes an important contribution to scholarship and to the church.
—Tremper Longman III, Robert H. Gundry Professor of Biblical Studies, Westmont College
A most welcome addition to the excellent NICOT series. Boda is an established expert on this difficult and wonderful book, and here he brings his huge learning to bear on it in such a way as to unfold its many dimensions. His commentary is always accessible and is governed by a deep concern to interpret theologically and pastorally. . . A model for interpreting the Prophets and, indeed, the whole Old Testament.
—Gordon McConville, professor of Old Testament theology, University of Gloucestershire
In this substantial commentary Boda brings to a climax his many years of detailed study of Zechariah, deploying his considerable scholarly strengths in a comprehensive yet clear manner. . . This volume will serve for many years as a standard resource for scholars and laypeople alike.
—H.G.M. Williamson, Regius Professor of Hebrew, University of Oxford
A major and comprehensive commentary on Zechariah. It is replete with a fresh translation, detailed philological and text-critical notes, and commentary using a variety of critical perspectives, with particular attention to intertextual issues. . . Anyone interested in the book of Zechariah will need to consult this volume.
—David L. Petersen, Franklin N. Parker Professor Emeritus of Old Testament, Candler School of Theology
This fine exposition of Zechariah represents a most welcome addition to commentary on this book. Mark Boda has a great eye both for the detail of the text and for its intertextuality.
—Iain Provan, Marshall Sheppard Professor of Biblical Studies, Regent College
Mark J. Boda is chair of Old Testament at McMaster Divinity College in Hamilton, Ontario. He is the author or editor of several works, including the IVP Dictionary of the Old Testament: Prophets and Translating the New Testament: Text, Translation, Theology.