Judges: Such a Great Salvation

Dale Ralph Davis

Judges: Such a Great Salvation
Judges: Such a Great Salvation

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Series: Focus on the Bible
Categories: Judges

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5 out of 5 based on 4 user ratings
D. Allman August 15, 2010 5 5
Excellent commentary for what it is and sets out to accomplish. It does not go overboard in circulating various theological thoughts and agendas, or confusing, distorting, and unnecessary meanings within the text. Davis is concise, precise, and articulate making it very readable. Recommended for classrooms and a deep devotional experience. While there may be other commentaries for something larger, this is what I first take off of my shelf when I want a quick and basic understanding of a particular passage.
R. Hansen September 24, 2008 5 5
Wow, what a great little easy to read commentary. Very devotional/expositional in nature. For the pastor, this book along with Wilcox are definitely first picks for the book of Judges. He obviously has a ton of scholarship behind his insights, but he focuses on making the text very real and alive and practical for us today. His illustrations and applications are very helpful. This is a commentary that is enjoyable to read.
Derek Thomas September 17, 2008 5 5
An exemplary "theo-centric exposition" - full of anecdotes and applications. Those looking for more background information, see Block.
As I mentioned in the post on Joshua commentaries, if you can only have one commentary on the historical books, get the commentaries by Davis. There are other commentaries that go into more detail on technical issues (see below), but Davis provides what most Christian readers of these books need -- a concise and readable explanation of the text that sets each book within the larger context of biblical redemptive history all without ever becoming boring or trite. This commentary, like the others, is also very practical, but it avoids the kind of moralizing exposition that rips passages out of context in order to make some vague inspirational point. [Full Review]

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