Shelf Life Book Review: Exodus and Leviticus for Everyone

James R. Hamrick

Exodus and Leviticus for Everyone
Westminster John Knox Press, 2010

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In this third volume of the Old Testament for Everyone commentary series, John Goldingay introduces the text with engaging personal stories and humorous titles—like “Surviving in the Wilderness” (Exodus) and “You Are What You Eat” (Leviticus). His brief section-by-section commentary examines the events of Exodus and the Jewish law in Leviticus, while drawing lessons from the text.

Goldingay brings a scholar’s knowledge and a pastor’s heart to the Bible, giving his discussions both depth and accessibility—a combination that is hard to find in many commentaries. He makes the notoriously difficult book of Leviticus understandable. Unfamiliar terms are highlighted throughout the book and explained in the glossary. This book is a great resource for personal or small group study.

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