Mark Boda is the author of the Zechariah volume in the New International Commentary on the Old Testament series.
Over the centuries, the prophetic book of Zechariah has suffered from accusations of obscurity and has frustrated readers seeking to unlock its treasures.
This work by Mark Boda provides insightful commentary on Zechariah, with great sensitivity to its historical, literary, and theological dimensions.
Including a fresh translation of Zechariah from the original Hebrew, Boda delivers deep and thorough reflection on a too- often-neglected book of the Old Testament. 
Reviews on this commentary have highlighted that it is highly technical and the discussions on the Hebrew text may be more than most pastors need.
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Catholic Biblical Quarterly: “Boda’s commentary is commendable in every way. It is well informed (this is an understatement), consistently converses with other views, and is clear. He treats the minutiae thoroughly, without losing sight of the bigger picture of sections or of the book. Moreover, he is sensitive to the historical, redemptive-historical, and canonical contexts of the book. . . . For anyone looking to teach, preach, or write on the Book of Zechariah, Boda’s commentary should be referenced often.”
Tremper Longman III, Westmont College: “The book of Zechariah fascinates us and informs us about the postexilic Judean community’s relationship with God. Mark Boda, a master of this time period and this genre, opens up the book to readers today. His commentary is clear and profound, informative and illuminating. Everyone who studies Zechariah must read Boda’s work, which makes an important contribution to scholarship and to the church.”
Gordon McConville, University of Gloucestershire: “A most welcome addition to the excellent NICOT series. Boda is an established expert on this difficult and wonderful book, and here he brings his huge learning to bear on it in such a way as to unfold its many dimensions. His commentary is always accessible and is governed by a deep concern to interpret theologically and pastorally. . . . A model for interpreting the Prophets and, indeed, the whole Old Testament.”
H. G. M. Williamson, University of Oxford: “In this substantial commentary Boda brings to a climax his many years of detailed study of Zechariah, deploying his considerable scholarly strengths in a comprehensive yet clear manner. . . . This volume will serve for many years as a standard resource for scholars and laypeople alike.”
David L. Petersen, Candler School of Theology: “A major and comprehensive commentary on Zechariah. It is replete with a fresh translation, detailed philological and text-critical notes, and commentary using a variety of critical perspectives, with particular attention to intertextual issues. . . . Anyone interested in the book of Zechariah will need to consult this volume.”
Iain Provan, Regent College: “This fine exposition of Zechariah represents a most welcome addition to commentary on this book. Mark Boda has a great eye both for the detail of the text and for its intertextuality.”
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