Adele Berlin


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Series: Anchor Yale Bible
Categories: Zephaniah
Tags: PastoralTechnicalJewish


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4.5625 out of 5 based on 8 user ratings
Princeton Seminary January 5, 2018 5 5
incorporates both modern critical scholarship and pre-modern Jewish interpretation.
Princeton Seminary January 5, 2018 5 5
capcap July 21, 2014 5 5
This is the best overall commentary on Zephaniah. Her understanding of the poetic elements is superb. Though not evangelical, she brings a sensitivity to the subject that evangelicals could appreciate.
Martin Salter May 18, 2009 4 5
Berlin is a first rate OT scholar. She provides excellent interaction with Hebrew, displaying a mastery of Hebrew poetry. Particularly stimulating on a narrative reading of Zeph 2.
Jeremy Pierce (parableman) August 3, 2008 4.5 5
Adele Berlin's Anchor Bible volume on Zephaniah is by far the best of the mainstream (i.e. non-evangelical) commentaries. Conservative evangelicals will appreciate her theological sensitivity, willingness to treat the text as it stands rather than subdivide it to no end, and commitment to intertextuality (i.e. code for interpreting the Bible in terms of other parts of the Bible among those who don't believe in the Bible as having a divine source; note that she is not Christian but does occasionally bring in Christian interpretation). She spends as much time on linguistic and historical issues as any Bible study leader of preacher will need, but she spends time on things many mainstream commentaries won't even look at, and her perspective is fairly congenial in many ways to what I prefer in a commentator. I'm less tuned in to literary sense, but she gets high marks from all the reviewers I've read on that. [Full Review]
A literary approach to the book. [Full Review]
Denver Seminary Journal June 16, 2008 4 5
A literary approach to the book. [Full Review]
Tremper Longman, III May 20, 2008 5 5

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