Helpless and Hopeless Humankind (Motyer)

 If you've used Bible commentaries even a little bit, you know that they are quite often hit or miss.  I've had it more than a few times that I purchase a highly recommended commentary and was disappointed with it so much that I turned around and sold it. Such is how it sometimes goes! However,… Continue reading Helpless and Hopeless Humankind (Motyer)

“The Abrahamic Position in Babylon”

 I recently spoke to a friend about how Jeremiah’s letter (Jer. 29) to the Jewish exiles in Babylon is quite applicable to Christians today – in whatever country they live.  I like how Christopher Wright talks about this on pages 99-100 of The Mission of God.  Note: I’ve edited it slightly for the purpose of… Continue reading “The Abrahamic Position in Babylon”

Bruce’s Habakkuk Commentary

 I've thoroughly enjoyed the commentary series on the Minor Prophets that Thomas McComiskey edited (Grand Rapids: Baker, 1993). I appreciate the layout: the top half of the page has textual and syntactical notes and the bottom half of the page is the commentary section.  The commentators also give their own translation and compare it to the NRSV.  The… Continue reading Bruce’s Habakkuk Commentary