Zondervan Exegetical Commentary on the Old Testament (ZECOT): Reviews, Purpose, and Volumes

Purpose of the Zondervan Exegetical Commentary on the Old Testament (ZECOT)

Jonah commentary youngbloodFrom the publisher: “This series is designed for those who know biblical languages. It is written primarily for the pastor and Bible teacher, not for the scholar. That is, the aim is not to review and offer a critique of every possible interpretation that has ever been given to a passage, but to exegete each passage of Scripture succinctly in its grammatical and historical context.

Each passage is interpreted in the light of its biblical setting, with a view to grammatical detail, literary context, flow of biblical argument, and historical setting. While the focus will not be on application, it is expected that the authors will offer suggestions as to the direction in which application can flow.”

ZECOT Author Interviews with Best Bible Commentaries

Kevin Youngblood – Jonah

Preview: “I especially enjoyed and struggled with Jonah 4:5-11. This concluding section of the book has always puzzled me. It’s hard to know exactly what Elohim’s point is with the object lesson involving the plant, the worm, the sun, and the wind, but writing this commentary really forced me to think about the significance of this final exchange between Elohim and Jonah in light of the entire book.”

Volumes in the ZECOT Series (so far)

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Ruth – Daniel I. Block

Daniel I. Block (D.Phil, University of Liverpool) is Gunther H. Knoedler Professor of Old Testament, Wheaton College.

Obadiah – Daniel I. Block

Daniel I. Block (D.Phil, University of Liverpool) is Gunther H. Knoedler Professor of Old Testament, Wheaton College.

Jonah – Kevin J. Youngblood

Kevin Youngblood (PhD, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary) is associate Professor of Bible & Religion at Harding University.


Also see:

Bible Commentary Series (index)

New Testament commentaries (index)

Old Testament commentaries (index)