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Favorite Biblical Commentaries V: The “Minor” Prophets

Overviews:

Elizabeth Achtemeier, Minor Prophets I  (New International Biblical Commentary) (Hendrickson Publishers, 1996).

John Goldingay and Pamela J. Scalise, Minor Prophets II  (New International Biblical Commentary) (Hendrickson Publishers, 2009).

Daniel Berrigan, S. J., Minor Prophets, Major Themes. (Wipf and Stock, 2009).

Marvin A. Sweeney, The Twelve Prophets, vol. I: Hosea, Joel, Amos, Obadiah, Jonah (Berit Olam Series) (Liturgical Press, 2000).

Marvin A. Sweeney, The Twelve Prophets, vol. II:  Micah, Nahum, Habbakuk, Zephaniah, Haggai, Zechariah, Malachi (Berit Olam Series) (Liturgica Press, 2001).

Henry McKeating, The Books of Amos, Hosea, and Micah (Cambridge Bible Commentaries on the Old Testament) (Cambridge University Press, 1971).

John D. W. Watts, The Books of Joel, Obadiah, Jonah, Nahum, Habakkuk, and Zephaniah (Cambridge Bible Commentaries on the Old Testament) (Cambridge University Press, 1975).

Hosea

James Luther Mays, Hosea:  A Commentary(Old Testament Library) (Westminster/John Knox Press, 1969).

Joel

Joel is such a small book that commentaries on it are usually published with other books.

Bruce C. Birch, Hosea, Joel, and Amos (Westminster Bible Companion) (Westminster/John Knox Press, 1997).

John Barton, Joel and Obadiah:  A Commentary (Old Testament Library) (Westminster/John Knox Press, 2001).

Amos

James Luther Mays,  Amos:  A Commentary. (Old Testament Library) (Westminster/John Knox Press, 1969).

Obadiah

Paul R. Raabe, Obadiah (The Yale Anchor Bible Commentaries) (Yale University Press, 1996).

Jonah

James A. Limburg, Jonah (Old Testament Library) (Westminster/John Knox Press, 1993).

Micah

Juan I. Alfaro, O.S.B., Justice and Loyalty:  A Commentary on the Book of Micah  (International Theological Commentary) (Eerdmans, 1989).

Nahum

Duane L. Christensen, Nahum:  A New Translation with Introduction and Commentary(The Anchor Yale Bible Commentary) (Yale University Press, 2009).  Before this, I’ve only own commentaries on Nahum that were combined with one or more other minor prophetic books.  Just started this, but am very impressed with the translation and Christensen’s grasp of the notorious difficulties of the small book.

Habakkuk

Maria Eszenyei Szeles, Wrath and Mercy:  A Commentary on the Books of Habakkuk and Zephaniah. (International Theological Commentary) (Eerdmans, 1987).

Zephaniah

Adele Berlin, Zephaniah (The Anchor Yale Bible Commentaries) (Yale University Press, 1994).

Haggai

Caroll Stuhlmueller, C.P., Rebuilding with Hope:  A Commentary on the Books of Haggai and Zechariah (International Theological Commentary) (Eerdmans, 1988).

Zechariah

Rex Mason, The Books of Haggai, Zechariah, and Malachi. (Cambridge Bible Commentaries on the Old Testament) (Cambridge University Press, 1977).

Malachi

Andrew E. Hill, Malachi (The Anchor Yale Bible Commentaries) (Yale University Press, 1998).

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September 25, 2010 - Posted by | Bible, Biblical interpretation, blog series, book reviews

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