Judges, Ruth – K. Lawson Younger – NIV Application Commentary

NIV Application Commentary Judges RuthK. Lawson Younger Jr. is the author of the Judges and Ruth volume in the NIV Application Commentary series.

This commentary’s strength is the exegesis it provides readers on these biblical books.

The application sections are good starting points for those looking to relate the text to daily life.

The concept of judgment is at odds with today’s culture, which considers it a sin to suggest there is such a thing as sin.

Perhaps that is partly because we have seen all too clearly the fallibility of those who judge.

What many of us long for is not judgment but righteousness and deliverance from oppression.

That is why the books of Judges and Ruth are so relevant today: Judges, because it reveals a God who employs very human deliverers but refuses to gloss over their sins and the consequences of those sins; and Ruth, because it demonstrates the far-reaching impact of a righteous character.

Exploring the links between the Bible and our own times, Dr. K. Lawson Younger Jr. shares literary perspectives on the books of Judges and Ruth that reveal ageless truths for our twenty-first-century lives.

K. Lawson Younger Jr. (PhD, University of Sheffield) is a professor of Old Testament, Semitic languages, and ancient Near Eastern history at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, IL. He is the author, associate editor, and coeditor of several books, and has contributed to numerous collections of essays, dictionaries, and periodicals.

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