Well known for his superb Old Testament history, 'Kingdom of Priests', Prof Merrill writes from a solidly conservative standpoint for ministers and Bible students. He provides illuminating amplifications of key Hebrew words. Though commendably clear and readable, this is an exegetical and theological commentary, and one does not look for pastoral application. It fills a long-felt gap, and will be valued immensely by users. It is up-to-date, full of information, and surefooted. This is the right 'level' of technical examination of the text as far as most of us are concerned. Highly recommended.