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By Julia M. O'Brien

The Abingdon previous testomony Commentaries offer compact, serious commentaries at the books of the outdated testomony for using theological scholars and pastors. The commentaries also are necessary for upper-level university or collage scholars and for these chargeable for educating in congregational settings. as well as delivering easy details and insights into the outdated testomony writings, those commentaries exemplify the projects and approaches of cautious interpretation, all to help scholars of the outdated testomony in coming to an educated and important engagement with the biblical texts themselves.

The six books came across on the shut of the Minor Prophets (Nahum, Habakkuk, Zephaniah, Haggai, Zechariah, and Malachi) current targeted understandings of God, humanity, and the longer term. This statement engages these understandings, considers what the books could have intended some time past, and describes how they resonate with modern readers. With cognizance to problems with gender, violence, and inclusivity, O'Brien explores the moral demanding situations of the books and asks how trustworthy readers can either recognize the issues those biblical books elevate and savor their price for modern theological reflection.

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