Hope Amidst Ruin: A Literary and Theological Analysis of Ezra

By: A. Philip Brown II

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The book of Ezra deals with building the second temple, restoring the worship of Yahweh, and breaking the habits that undermined Israel's spiritual integrity. In Hope Amidst Ruin, A. Philip Brown II analyzes the book's use of chronology, plot, and point of view, demonstrating that Ezra composed this historical narrative to teach postexilic Israel about the goodness and holiness of their God. The themes of hope and holiness flow throughout the book as the Returnees learn anew of God's promises to the just and of His wrath against those who abandon Him. Purification and separation from evil is necessary for the Israelites to be restored to true fellowship with Yahweh. Brown's extensive research and thorough analysis make Hope Amidst Ruin a valuable resource for the library of any Bible scholar.

Title: Hope Amidst Ruin: A Literary and Theological Analysis of Ezra

Author Name: A. Philip Brown II

Categories: OT,

Publisher: Bob Jones University Press: February 2009

ISBN Number: 1591669421

ISBN Number 13: 9781591669425

Binding: Trade Paperback

Book Condition: New

Seller ID: 58852

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