Shelf Life Book Review: Cornerstone Biblical Commentary

Stephen M. Vantassel

Cornerstone Biblical Commentary: 1–2 Chronicles, Vol. 5a
Tyndale, 2010

Chronicles, with its long genealogical lists, unpronounceable names, and sheer breadth of material, often seems like too much work for too little “spiritual” benefit. But Mark J. Boda’s commentary—based on the New Living Translation—reveals how fascinating Chronicles is.

He stays focused on the main purpose of a commentary, which is to interpret the text in an understandable way. This commentary employs a simple structure of translation, notes, comments and endnotes. Boda avoids excessive research citations and scholarly controversies. To aid pastors and give non-scholars access to the original languages, the commentary uses various Hebrew and Greek word-numbering systems, including the Tyndale-Strong system and the Zondervan Hebrew system.

Article courtesy of Bible Study Magazine published by Faithlife Corporation. Originally published in print, Vol. 3 No. 2