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Exodus (NIV Application Commentary, Old Testament)

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Most Bible commentaries take us on a one-way trip from our world to the world of the Bible. But they leave us there, assuming that we can somehow make the return journey on our own. In other words, they focus on the original meaning of the passage but don't discuss its contemporary application. The information they offer is valuable--but the job is only half done! The NIV ...more
Hardcover, 624 pages
Published February 8th 2000 by Zondervan (first published 2000)
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Jun 22, 2014 marked it as to-read
I was gifted this commentary by my father-in-law and I look forward to seeing what Peter Enns has to say about Exodus!
Sep 11, 2017 rated it liked it
Really a great commentary. He gave a vibe of not really knowing what he was talking about though. It was as if he was writing about something that was out of his element and didn't spend the time necessary to have a comfortable hold on the issues. Still good and worth owning.
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Aug 07, 2017 rated it really liked it
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Read this for the third time, side-by-side with two other Exodus commentaries. Enns's volume remains the best work on Exodus I've read.
Aug 09, 2010 rated it really liked it
This excellent commentary on Exodus explains many of the subtleties of the book without becoming dry or pedantic. Enns makes logical New Testament and contemporary connections that are often enlightening. I enjoyed his sometimes quirky turn of phrase. For me, he accomplished his goal, to "lead to greater understanding of who the God of Exodus is and what it means to be bound to him through the death and resurrection of his Son." My favorite commentary was Philip Ryken, "Exodus", a 5-star for sur ...more
Dec 16, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Didn't read it all, but the chapters I did read were brilliant. One of the most insightful, enjoyable commentaries I've used. And it was immensely helpful for preaching through Exodus.
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Very thorough, helpful commentary.
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One of my favorite OT scholars and a great commentary. Love the NIV Application format.
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Peter Enns is Abram S. Clemens Professor of Biblical Studies at Eastern University, St. Davids, Pennsylvania. He has taught courses at several other institutions including Harvard University, Fuller Theological Seminary, and Princeton Theological Seminary. Enns is a frequent contributor to journals and encyclopedias and is the author of several books, including Inspiration and Incarnation, The Evo ...more
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“[The Lord's Supper teaches that] Rituals are good, and they are instituted and used by God to 'connect' his people with him. We learn through ritual that the church is not just made up of individuals, but is a corporate body. It is not just about personal salvation, but a group of people, the people of God, who are bound to one another and to the faithful through the generations. (page 263)” 3 likes
“Repetition and familiarity work. What is repeated becomes familiar, and this becomes a part of us. Our own culture understands this, but alas, not always the church. Far too many equate ritual with spiritual dryness. True, ritual and liturgy can be dead--even using the terms can raise hackles--but only when the significance and power of those rituals are forgotten. Spiritual death is not a property of ritual itself. To the contrary, ritual has always been and will always be a means of securing for future generations the power and reality of the gospel." (Peter Enns, Exodus, page 262).” 2 likes
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