Your Favorite Commentaries on Exodus

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Jayson Bradley | Forum Activity | Posted: Sat, Sep 10 2011 1:54 PM

I am working on a regular blog series highlighting favored commentaries chosen by Logos scholars and the user community. 

I am looking for your favorites on the book of Exodus (the Genesis post will be published soon). 

So tell us, what is your go-to reference work on the book of Exodus?

 

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MJ. Smith | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Sep 10 2011 3:43 PM

JPS naturally

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MJD | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Sep 10 2011 9:47 PM

Peter Enns - NIV Application (NIVAC) - I would like it on Logos

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George Somsel | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Sep 10 2011 10:35 PM

I'll give you several:

  1. Driver (Cambridge)
  2. Coats (FOTL)
  3. Sarna (JPS)

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Josh | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Sep 11 2011 4:34 AM

Moses and the Gods of Egypt: Studies in Exodus by John J. Davis

http://www.amazon.com/Moses-Gods-Egypt-Studies-Exodus/dp/0884691772

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Mark Smith | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Sep 11 2011 11:16 AM

A bit anemic on good works on this book. My best: New American Commentary:Exodus (Stuart)

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Paul Meathrel | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Sep 11 2011 11:44 AM

MJD:

Peter Enns - NIV Application (NIVAC) - I would like it on Logos

 

+1 an excellent choice

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Denise | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Sep 11 2011 1:13 PM

"A bit anemic on good works on this book."  I wonder why that is. Whenever a new commentary comes out, it seems like Ecclesiastes or Song of Solomon are the first at bat. Then it's Lamentations. Whoo hoo!! Exodus always seems like the step child, and late to the party. And it's one of the most interesting.

I prefer Sarna (JPS).


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George Somsel | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Sep 11 2011 1:29 PM

Denise Barnhart:
"A bit anemic on good works on this book."  I wonder why that is. Whenever a new commentary comes out, it seems like Ecclesiastes or Song of Solomon are the first at bat. Then it's Lamentations. Whoo hoo!! Exodus always seems like the step child, and late to the party. And it's one of the most interesting.

You do realize that there is considerable controversy regarding the question of the historicity of the exodus (particularly with the minimalists)?  I imagine that some commentators don't wish to stick their necks out too far.

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Monty Bower | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Sep 11 2011 6:32 PM

Brevard Childs in the Old Testament Library has excellent philological and background information as well as comments on how the book of Exodus influences NT studies and issues.

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Ted Hans | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Sep 11 2011 11:59 PM

It will have to be the New American Commentary:Exodus by Douglas K. Stuart

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Daniel Bender | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Sep 12 2011 2:40 AM
  1. Stuart in NAC
  2. Enns in NIVAC (needs to be in Logos)

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Ron | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Sep 12 2011 7:02 AM

Joshua Garcia:

Moses and the Gods of Egypt: Studies in Exodus by John J. Davis

http://www.amazon.com/Moses-Gods-Egypt-Studies-Exodus/dp/0884691772

Yes I'd love to see J.J. Davis' works in Logos

As far as commentaries that I have that I like:

Stuart - New American Commentary

Kaiser - Expositor's Bible Commentary

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Jayson Bradley | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Sep 12 2011 10:42 AM

What a great community we have here. You guys are so helpful!

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Mike S. | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Sep 12 2011 3:23 PM

Monty Bower:

Brevard Childs in the Old Testament Library has excellent philological and background information as well as comments on how the book of Exodus influences NT studies and issues.

I have this in print: fantastic background.

ALSO: Robert Alter's translation and commentary on the Five Books of Moses:

 http://www.amazon.com/Five-Books-Moses-Translation-Commentary/dp/0393019551

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Bootjack | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Sep 12 2011 4:58 PM

"What the Bible Teaches" - Exodus - John Grant (Ritchie Publishers) ----------------- Also, this series (What the Bible Teaches) has completed the New Testament and most of the OT. 

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Robert Young | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Sep 12 2011 5:41 PM

I agree!

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