The Message of Leviticus
Publisher InterVarsity Press
This book appears in the following featured collections.
- Commentaries I Would Not Do Without by R. Hansen
- Essential Commentaries for a Preacher's Library - OT by Derek Thomas
This is a great commentary. Highly recommended. When I first started reading it I thought it would easy replace Wenham as the top commentary. But Wenham still has some solid more scholarly insights that are not here which still make Wenham a good choice to have with this one. Both are very good at both exegetical and devotional insights but perhaps one could say Wenham is a little more detailed and complete in exegetical insights and explanation while Tidball is a little easier to read and better with pastoral insights. I am glad to have read them both.
Tidball's exposition presents Leviticus as primarily concerned with relationship rather than regulation, and he is concerned to bring out the principles behind those regulations, showing how they apply to Christians under the new covenant. He draws out Christological connections with the sacrificial system, lessons for leaders, as well as showing how Leviticus presents a view of holiness that affects every aspect of daily life. [Full Review]