I have commentaries on Exodus that are not even 145 total pages and this bad boy enters the contest with a 145 page intro! This alone is reason enough to own this commentary.
I am not sure you'll be able to walk like an Egyptian after reading this, but you sure will know some background and history on the Egyptians, that is for certain.
Unlike most commentaries, which focus on their editor or author's stance and interpretation, Garrett allows for other stances to have a seat at his table. This is a full commentary, implying that it is full of other angles, thoughts, and interpretations before Garrett takes his swing at the plate.
It is clear that Garrett is a critical scholar with a knack for understanding his counterparts.
If you're looking for a critical commentary that will take some time to sift through, this is your book. However, if you are not into scholarly writing, but more of a concise, thematic approach, you may want to look elsewhere. But if you have never appreciated scholarly commentary, this may be a great starting point to give it a shot!
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