The Tyndale Old Testament Commentary series is a stalwart study of God’s word that has been trusted for decades and will continue to be trusted for decades Moore. One of the newer volumes in this historic Legacy is the volume on Leviticus. The previous volume by R. K. Harrison has been supplanted buy the new volume by Jay Skler.
This is Jay Skler’s first foray into the Tyndale Testament Commentary series yet this is not his first attempt at a commentary itself. Skyer is a professor of Old Testament and Covenant Theological Seminary and is well known for his academic efforts in the study of Leviticus and the priesthood. All of his works are scholarly yet applicable to the pastor scholar. Yet the one that stands out Above the Rest is his commentary on The Book of Leviticus to self.
This volume is laid out in the same fashion as all Tyndale’s commentaries. With a short yet potent introduction followed by analysis and commentary. Yet what makes this work worthwhile is the additional notes and appendices that Skyer uses to explain and theology wise from a Biblical theological study in Leviticus. Specifically his excursus on unclean and pure animals in Leviticus as fascinating and applicable to anyone who is doing a study through the Book of Leviticus. Whether it be a pastor small group leader or Ministry leader, this excursus will explain very confusing and misunderstood parts of this book in the Pentateuch. Only weighing in at just shy of 340 pages this commentary shines as a bright spot and it already spectacular series.
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