Book Notices -- By: Anonymous

Journal: Reformation and Revival
Volume: RAR 03:2 (Spring 1994)
Article: Book Notices
Author: Anonymous

Book Notices

An Introduction to the Old Testament Pentateuch. Herbert Wolf (Chicago: Moody Press, 1991). 276 pages, cloth, $21.99.

Herbert Wolf, associate professor of Old Testament at Wheaton Graduate School, has given us a reliable, informed and helpful volume. The church leader often puzzles over good source material on the Pentateuch which interacts with current scholarship while at the same time not surrendering ground to higher criticism. Here is a source that accomplishes this purpose without putting off the lay reader who is a serious biblical student.

An Exegetical and Expository Commentary: The Minor Prophets, Volume One. Edited by Thomas Edward McComiskey (Grand Rapids: Baker Book House, 1992). 507 pages, cloth, $34.95.

Thomas McComiskey, professor of Old Testament at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, provides in this volume some of the best modern exegetical resource on the Minor Prophets available today. In this first volume in a three-volume series. McComiskey treats Hosea, Raymond Dillard deals with Joel, and Jeffrey Niehaus comments on Amos. The comments stand in the tradition of the famous Keil and Delitzsch series, with a contemporary approach to the Hebrew text reflecting the best in textual studies. Although this volume is a stretch for most laymen (using the Hebrew words of the text which are translated in every case) I recommend serious readers consider purchasing this as a standard resource for years to come.

An Exegetical and Expository Commentary: The Minor Prophets, Volume Two. Edited by Thomas Edward McComiskey (Grand Rapids: Baker Book House, 1993). 413 pages, cloth, $39.99.

The second volume issued in the three-volume series began with the volume referred to in the previous notice. This volume covers Obadiah (Jeffrey Niehaus), Jonah (Joyce Baldwin), Micah (Bruce Waltke), Nahum (Tremper Longman III), and Habakkuk (F. F. Bruce). McComiskey gives us the overview of the writers by saying, “Anyone who reads the Minor Prophets and hears only words of recrimination and judgment has not read them fairly. Within the dismal events these prophets describe lurks the hand of God, and beyond these events is the bright prospect of a kingdom.”

Post-Reformation Reformed Dogmatics, Volume One. Richard A. Muller (Grand Rapids: Baker Book House, 1987). 365 pages, paper, $12.99.

Richard Muller, professor of historical theology at Calvin Theological Seminary, gives us the most important analysis of Protestant scholasticism in our era. Douglas F. Kelly says, “All competent future studies of the theological tradition lying between ...

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