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Project a theological interpreting of Ezra-Nehemiah which emphasizes its personality as narrative and tale, Throntveit avoids an excessively old method of the textual content and offers a transparent photograph of Ezra and Nehemiah.
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7:3), which parallels the three returns from Babylon under Zerubbabel, Ezra, and Nehemiah, as outlined above. The proposal of Torrey, Page 8 followed by many others, that Nehemiah 4:610 originally followed either Ezra 8 or Ezra 10 and should be so repositioned, however plausible this may be on historical grounds, fails to take adequate account of the clear structuring of the received text. The schematic arrangement of these and other parallel panels, as well as the concentric arrangements listed above, can be found in the discussion of these passages in the commentary.
The purpose of this series is rather to provide a third kind of resource, a commentary which presents the integrated result of historical and theological work with the biblical text. An interpretation in the full sense of the term involves a text, an interpreter, and someone for whom the interpretation is made. Here, the text is what stands written in the Bible in its full identity as literature from the time of "the prophets and apostles," the literature which is read to inform, inspire, and guide the life of faith.
Linguistic similarities between Chronicles and Ezra-Nehemiah 4. The similarity of theological conception in both works While Japhet and Williamson have provided strong arguments against the ability of the first three of the above to prove common authorship, they have not been able to show separate authorship on these grounds (Throntveit, "Linguistic Analysis"). However, research on the fourth pointthe supposed similarity of theological conceptionis more conclusive. Among the differences now perceived are the following: 1.