Exodus is an Old Testament commentary, written by Peter Enns and published by Zondervan Academic. Most commentaries on Exodus are highly critical and on the rare occasion are helpful to the pastor. Thankfully that trend has changed in the last few years, with a plethora of solid evangelical commentaries on Exodus.
I therefore was pleasantly surprised when I read Enn’s work and found it to be conservative while still engaging with on some level with high criticism scholarship. Although I expected a more lengthy work, the space the Enn’s used was used in a wonderful manner.
This commentary is part of NIV Application commentary series, a series which is synonymous with through exegesis and spot on application, this volume not only continues this legacy, but truly propels it to new heights. Exodus has two main sections the typical general introduction, and then followed by a insightful exegetical commentaries on the book of Exodus.
While I disagree with Enns on a few minor issues with regard to Old Testament date of writing, the arguments he makes are sound I just adhere to a earlier date of composition. I also disagreed on a number of other issues but that is do to Enns focus on dispensationalism and his view of physical Israel.
In the vein of recommending, Exodus, to others I would recommend this commentary to pastors and scholars, yet I would highly recommend pastors, such as myself, to pair this scholarly commentary with one that is one that has more of a pastoral tone.
This book was provided to me free of charge from Zondervan Academic in exchange for an unbiased, honest review.