Illuminating the theological character of these prophetic books, Matthew Levering provides a detailed examination within the context of a holy land and people. Highlighting God’s covenantal gifts of purity, he discusses the leaders’ efforts to renew and reform Israel, and how these labors have become part of the church’s own story.
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. . . Levering provides extensive information that throws light on what might otherwise be unfamiliar information.
—Dianne Bergant, CSA, Carroll Stuhlmueller, C.P., Distinguished Professor of Old Testament Studies, Catholic Theological Union
This is a good addition to other commentaries helping preachers take the step from close examination of the text to seeing how each portion of this story fits in the whole flow of redemption. . . . [It] points the way to thinking more theologically in these books.
—Ray Van Neste, assistant professor, Nihon University
Matthew Levering (PhD, Boston College) is a professor of theology at the University of Dayton in Dayton, Ohio. He is coauthor of Holy People, Holy Land and Knowing the Love of Christ.