Many commentaries on the books of Ezra and Nehemiah wallow in historical speculation: which man came first? When did Ezra travel to Jerusalem? What route did he take? Such questions don't much help preachers and teachers trying to explain the texts to others! In the clear Interpretation format, Throntveit's commentary emphasizes Ezra-Nehemiah's character as narrative and story. His approach enables you to communicate the meaning of the text without having to ''rearrange'' it to make sense.