Published by Kregel, this volume by Duane A. Garrett (PhD, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School) is, according to the publisher’s website,
professor of Old Testament at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He has previously taught at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary and Bethel Sminary and served as pastor and missionary in a variety of contexts. Garret has also written A Modern Grammar for Biblical Hebrew, Authority and Interpretation , and Ecclesiastes and Song of Songs for the Zondervan Illustrated Biblical Backgrounds Commentary (vol. 5).
Instantly, then, readers will presume that the author’s Sitz im Leben is the conservative world of Evangelical Christianity. And one’s presumption would be correct. Garrett is the poster child of middle of the road evangelical exegesis. His readings are aimed at conservative Christians who accept such things as the historicity of the Exodus and the ‘essential’ authorship of Exodus by Moses (whilst not denying the use of sources).
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