In Zechariah, Richard D. Phillips shows how the book of Zechariah records the prophetic message given to the community that had returned to Jerusalem after the Babylonian exile and charged them with rebuilding the temple and city. He explains that the physical return was meant to prompt a spiritual and theological return to faith in the Lord, and that Zechariah called the people to such a true return and reassured them of the Lord's willingness to receive them and restore to them the promised blessings. Phillips illuminates Zechariah as a book whose eschatological perspective is of special value to Christians today who labor for reformation and long for revival.
About The Reformed Expository Commentary Series:
The Reformed Expository Commentary focuses on the English rendering of the biblical text, and thus does not address concerns of the original language nor academic technicalities. Rather, proceeding section-by-section it focuses on the narrative flow of the biblical book, while drawing out significant points or theological emphases in the text, and then applies them to the daily life of the Christian.
br/>The various points addressed range between historical events taking place within a books narrative, or upon significant doctrinal statements that are made. The application or 'guidance' section as the series calls it rounds out each of the particular emphases from the text making it a complete expository volume. Each commentary approaches the text from a Reformed theological perspective, and can be used profitably for either study or devotion.
Scripture: Inerrant & Revealed
Theology: Traditional/Conservative Reformed
Wider Tradition: Protestant/Evangelical
Uses: Scripture Study, General Reading, Devotional