Ezra, Nehemiah, Esther
Publisher Broadman & Holman
This book appears in the following featured collections.
- First Commentary Set by Brian LeStourgeon
- Basic Library Booklist by Detriot Baptist Theological Seminary
Keith Mathison says, “Breneman’s commentary does not compare with Fensham’s and Williamson’s, but for those seeking helpful summaries of the more technical work that has been done on these books, his is a helpful work.” The other experts seem to agree that it should not be at the top of your list, but that it is helpful in its own right. Rosscup especially commends Breneman for his conservative approach and his insistence on the reliability of the text. [Full Review]
I have already mentioned Breneman's commentary in my post on the top five Ezra-Nehemiah commentaries. The same evaluation applies here. A very helpful work. [Full Review]
Breneman's commentary does not compare with Fensham's and Williamson's, but for those seeking helpful summaries of the more technical work that has been done on these books, his is a helpful work. [Full Review]
Breneman is a good summary of generally held conservative positions and contains some nice expositional insights. Fensham (NICOT, 1982) is a bit better with ANE background and would be a good second choice.
An Evangelical conservative review of the recent discussions and applications regarding these books. [Full Review]