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Nahum, Habakkuk, Zephaniah, Haggai, Zechariah, Malachi

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ISBN-10: 0687340314

ISBN-13: 9780687340316

Edition: 2004

Authors: Julia M. O'Brien

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The Abingdon Old Testament Commentaries provide compact, critical commentaries on the books of the Old Testament for the use of theological students and pastors. The commentaries are also useful for upper-level college or university students and for those responsible for teaching in congregational settings. In addition to providing basic information and insights into the Old Testament writings, these commentaries exemplify the tasks and procedures of careful interpretation, all to assist students of the Old Testament in coming to an informed and critical engagement with the biblical texts themselves.The six books found at the close of the Minor Prophets (Nahum, Habakkuk, Zephaniah,…    
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Book details

List price: $35.49
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Abingdon Press
Publication date: 11/1/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 328
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

Foreword
List of Abbreviations
Introduction
Prophets and Prophetic Books
The Prophetic Genre
The Twelve or Just Twelve?
The Prophets and Ethics
Finding Meaning in Ancient Prophecy
Introduction: Nahum
Literary Analysis
Social and Historical Analysis
Theological Analysis
Commentary: Nahum
Superscription (1:1)
A God of Power and Might (1:2-10)
Yahweh's Response to Evil (1:11-14)
The Assault of Nineveh (1:15-2:13 [Heb. 2:1-14])
An Oracle Against Nineveh (3:1-19)
Introduction: Habakkuk
Literary Analysis
Social and Historical Analysis
Theological Analysis
Commentary: Habakkuk
Superscription (1:1)
Encounter Between the Prophet and Yahweh (1:2-17)
Another Encounter Between Yahweh and the Prophet (2:1-20)
Prayer of the Prophet (3:1-19)
Introduction: Zephaniah
The Problem with Zephaniah
Literary Analysis
Social and Historical Analysis
Theological Analysis
Commentary: Zephaniah
Superscription (1:1)
Coming Punishment (1:2-18)
Call to Repentance (2:1-3[4])
Judgment on the Nations (2:5-15)
Woe and Salvation to Judah (and the Nations) (3:1-13)
Promises of Restoration for Judah (and the Nations) (3:14-20)
Introduction: Haggai
Literary Analysis
Social and Historical Analysis
Theological Analysis
Commentary: Haggai
Disputation over Building (1:1-11)
The Community's Response (1:12-15)
An Oracle in the Midst of Building the Temple (2:1-9)
A Request for a Priestly Ruling (2:10-19)
Oracle Regarding Zerubbabel (2:20-23)
Introduction: Zechariah
Introduction: Zechariah 1-8
Literary Analysis
Social and Historical Analysis
Theological Analysis
Commentary: Zechariah 1-8
Connecting Zechariah's Work with the Past (1:1-6)
Man on a Horse (1:7-17)
Four Horns (1:18-21 [Heb. 2:1-4])
Measuring Line (2:1-5 [Heb. 2:5-9])
Oracle to the Exiles (2:6-13 [Heb. 2:10-17])
The Adversary (3:1-10)
Lampstand, Olive Trees, and Zerubbabel (4:1-14)
Flying Scroll (5:1-4)
Flying Ephah (5:5-11)
Four Chariots (6:1-8)
Oracle Regarding Joshua (6:9-15)
Question Regarding Fasting (7:1-7)
Past Unfaithfulness (7:8-14)
Zion's Future (8:1-8)
The Present Situation (8:9-13)
Past Contrasted with the Present (8:14-17)
Answer Regarding Fasting (8:18-19)
Zion's Future (8:20-23)
Introduction: Zechariah 9-14
Commentary: Zechariah 9-14
Yahweh Against the Nations (9:1-8)
Yahweh to Save Jerusalem (9:9-17)
Yahweh Against the Shepherds (10:1-12)
Shepherds of the Community (11:1-17)
The Protection of Judah and Jerusalem (12:1-9)
The Pierced One (12:10-14)
The End of Idolatry and Prophecy (13:1-9)
The Final Supremacy of Jerusalem (14:1-21)
Introduction: Malachi
Literary Analysis
Social and Historical Analysis
Theological Analysis
Commentary: Malachi
Superscription (1:1)
People and God Argue About Love (1:2-5)
Priests and God Argue About Respect (1:6-2:9)
People and God Argue About "Profaning the Covenant of the Fathers" (2:10-16)
People and God Argue About God's Justice (2:17-3:5)
People and God Argue About Scarcity and Abundance (3:6-12)
People and God Argue About the Value of Serving God (3:13-4:3 [Heb. 3:13-21])
Closing Statements Connecting the Law and the Prophets (4:4-6 [Heb. 3:22-24])
Bibliography