In 1 Edras Michael Bird presents a commentary on this much neglected text based on its witness in Codex Vaticanus as part of the next installment of the Septuagint Commentary Series. Containing material that parallels 2 Chronicles, Ezra, and Nehemiah, 1 Esdras is featured in the Septuagint and Christian Apocrypha. The commentary presents a survey of critical issues related to the study of 1 Esdras and provides an impressive literary analysis of the contours of 1 Esdras.
Michael F. Bird (Ph. 2005), University of Queensland, is Lecturer in Theology and New Testament at Crossway College. He has authored several book on New Testament and Christian Origins including
Are You the One Who is to Come (Baker, 2009) and
Crossing Over Sea and Land (Baker 2009).
“This is an important addition to the Septuagint Commentary Series, and makes a valuable contribution to scholarship on I Esdras. All three sections of the volume are helpful in generating a deeper understanding of the text, and for the appreciation of the textual and exegetical issues that surround it. This is strong piece of scholarship.”
School of Divinity, University of Edinburgh
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