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by Mark F. Rooker

THE NEW AMERICAN COMMENTARY is for the minister or Bible student who wants to understand and expound the Scriptures. Notable features include:* commentary based on THE NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION;* the NIV text printed in the body of the commentary;* sound scholarly methodology that reflects capable research in the original languages;* interpretation that emphasizes the theological unity of each book and of Scripture as a whole;* readable and applicable exposition.
Download Leviticus: An Exegetical and Theological Exposition of Holy Scripture (The New American Commentary) epub
ISBN: 0805401032
ISBN13: 978-0805401035
Category: Bibles
Subcategory: Bible Study & Reference
Author: Mark F. Rooker
Language: English
Publisher: Holman Reference (May 1, 2000)
Pages: 352 pages
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Rating: 4.9
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I absolutely love this book. Dr. Rooker is exceptional in this day and age. His introduction (50+ pages) will open your eyes. This is one of my favorite Old Testament commentaries.
I bought this book to finish the set. I like the New American commentary series.
Leviticus is not even the favorite books of pastors, so what are we simple believers to think? Now you can decide for yourself. This clear, concise commentary makes Leviticus very approachable.

Convincing believers that the Old Testament is no longer relevant is one of the ways the enemy undermines our faith. After reading this you can decide what is relevant and what parts have been superseded by Christ.

Highly recommended.
Rooker does a good job of treating the book of Leviticus on a level designed for a pastor. By many accounts the best evangelical commentary on Leviticus in existence is Gordon Wenham's in the NICOT series, but that is getting more out-of-date. John Hartley's more recent one (Word Biblical Commentary) updates it well but is much harder to use if you don't have a strong Hebrew background, so there's need for a good, readable, recent commentary on this book. Rooker's is probably the best to fill this need.
It's not over-scholarly to the point of making it hard for non-academic use. At the same time it's clear that Rooker has been informed by much serious scholarship, which is especially useful in updating Wenham's excellent work. Rooker knows the literature and uses it, sometimes giving arguments and sometimes just citing other places to look for more detailed discussion.
What's most refreshing about this book is that, unlike many books on Leviticus intended for non-scholars, this treatment offers a reasonable, balanced understanding of Leviticus for the church. It's not mere law for law's sake, and it certainly was intended only for the physical Israel, contrary to reconstructionists, yet it's not as if God has removed it, as dispensationalists argue. It reveals God's character and his dealings with his people in a particular time in salvation-history. The most significant application we can take it what it teaches us about God and the general kinds of human action and interaction are pleasing to him. Rooker is good at seeing the original purpose of these ancient laws but also excellent at tying them to the New Testament.
The Mosaic book of Leviticus is mostly hard sledding. Let's just get that out front! Who wants to read a lot of rules about priestly garments, ox goring, unrefrigerated food prohibitions, dead animals that make you unclean, mixing wool and linen, or menstrual containment (Not a lot on tithing...goto Deuteronomy for that!). The great strength of Rooker's commentary is that you really will want to read it. The author is such an excellent writer that he makes the abundant regulations make sense, even to us in modern times who wear cotton/poly blends, refrigerate our meat and have sanitary products readily available. Rooker's first class scholarship is not a burden to him, he writes to a real audience of real humans who are interested in God's Word. My advice to anyone contemplating this book is: Buy your Bible to Leviticus 1...lay Rooker's commentary alongside it...and Read It! You will be blessed.
Rooker presents a thorough exposition of Leviticus from an evangelical, faithful perspective. He draws on several resources to provide an accurate, rich commentary. His writing is simple and the content is comprehensive in its verse by verse exegesis and in the books introduction to Leviticus.
I liked this commentary, because it gives good information about the Levitical laws. I looked at several other commentaries, which seemed to be topical "sermonettes" on Christ's fulfillment of the OT Law, instead of dealing with the points of the law itself, as this book does.