This volume is the second in a two-volume commentary on the Old Testament, adding to the acclaimed Verse by Verse series by scripture scholars D. Kelly Ogden and Andrew C. Skinner.
Here we learn how to discover our Savior, Jesus Christ, in the scriptures of ancient Israel. Brought to life are the stories of Esther, Job, Daniel, Jonah, and others in ways that connect our lives with theirs. And the authors explore with us the book of Isaiah, enabling us to grasp better than ever the treasures of prophecy and poetry of the great seer who foresaw Jesus Christ, our own day, and the millennial era. We gain insights into the blessings of offering sacrifice and keeping covenants. Quotations from latter-day prophets and apostles enhance these doctrinal discussions to help us liken the scriptures of ancient Israel unto ourselves.
This commentary offers soul-satisfying enrichment to our study of the Old Testament, whose timeless truths testify that the Lord is "the same yesterday, today, and forever."
The title says 'verse by verse' leading me to believe I could turn to it for clarification while studying the Old Testament. It really follows in a summary form between a set of verses or chapter by chapter, and sometimes several chapters together. IT doesn't necessarily help clarify confusing verses. Still, it has some great historical content, showing background for the time period, customs, giving an overall life history on the prophets where possible, and adding other material to enhance one's learning of the Old Testament, and old testament times.
I later came across a book by David J. Ridges, entitled Your Study of Jeremiah Made Easier. He starts each chapter with background information, and then follows the scriptural account verse by verse, giving clarification along the way. This helped me a great deal. I learned he also has a set for the Old Testament, "Made Easier". Although I haven't had a chance to check it out I believe it may follow the same format. If so, this may be a possibility for those, like me, who want references for the verses.