Publisher: Intervarsity Press (IVP) - UK
The book of Judges presents Israel’s frailty, the nation’s need for deliverance, and God’s use of flawed leaders to guide his chosen people through a dark period of their history. The book of Ruth tells a smaller story within this narrative, showing God quietly at work in the lives of a few individuals. Mary Evans’s Tyndale Old Testament Commentaries: Judges and Ruth
places each book in its historical and canonical context, examines key theological themes, and addresses issues facing twenty-first-century readers.
The Tyndale Commentaries
are designed to help the reader of the Bible understand what the text says and what it means. The introduction to each book gives a concise but thorough treatment of its authorship, date, original setting, and purpose. Following a structural analysis, the commentary takes the book section by section, drawing out its main themes, and also comments on individual verses and problems of interpretation. Additional notes provide fuller discussion of particular difficulties.
In the new Old Testament volumes, the commentary on each section of the text is structured under three headings: Context, Comment, and Meaning. The goal is to explain the true meaning of the Bible and make its message plain.
This product is available individually, or may be purchased as part of the following sets:
Tyndale Old Testament Commentary Set (34 Vols.) — TOTC
Tyndale Old and New Testament Commentary Set (60 Vols.) — TOTC & TNTC
"The Tyndale volumes have long been the premier shorter-length commentary series on both Testaments throughout the English-speaking world."
— Craig Blomberg, Denver Seminary
"Tyndale commentaries are always useful, not least because they focus so clearly on the text of Scripture, and do not fall into the trap of paying too much attention to other commentaries and not enough to the scriptural text they are intended to expound and explain. So they retain their usefulness for preachers, Bible study leaders and for all readers of the Bible."
— Peter Adam, principal, Ridley College, Melbourne, Australia
"Within its constraints, this series includes some outstanding volumes."
— D. A. Carson, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
"The evenness and quality of this series are remarkable."
— Christianity Today
"There simply is no series of medium-length commentaries that approaches the excellence of the Tyndale commentaries."
— Donald A. Hagner, Fuller Theological Seminary
Mary J. Evans
is a visiting lecturer in Old Testament and former academic dean at the Ethiopian Graduate School of Theology, Addis Ababa, and a former lecturer at the London School of Theology. She is the author of The Message of Samuel and Woman in the Bible, and she is a coeditor of The IVP Women's Bible Commentary.