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The Minor Prophets: An Exegetical and Expository Commentary, Volume 3 (review)

The Minor Prophets: An Exegetical and Expository Commentary, Volume 3 (review) ed. pp. xii + 897-1412. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Books, 1998. Cloth, $35.99. This volume in the Baker series of biblical commentaries proceeds from the notion that the prophecies of the Minor Prophets do have relevance for contemporary Christians. Notwithstanding this potential theological bias (which is articulated in the Introduction), this volume offers a solid explication of the text and messages of the last of the prophets. Each commentary is divided into two parts: Exegesis, a careful consideration of the problems, nuances, and meanings of the Hebrew text; and Exposition, an elaboration of the message of the text, as well as the underlying theological ideas and historical background. Two translations are provided: the NSRV and the author's own rendering of the Hebrew text. Despite their generally conservative approach, the authors consider most of the textual and historical issues revolving around these prophets, and make use of recent biblical scholarship. Since three scholars contributed to this volume, I will comment upon each of the commentaries. ZEPHANIAH: Alec Motyer offers a brief but useful introduction to the prophet. He places Zephaniah in historical perspective, considers sourcecritical issues (taking a conservative approach), comments on the state of the text, and provides http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Hebrew Studies National Association of Professors of Hebrew

The Minor Prophets: An Exegetical and Expository Commentary, Volume 3 (review)

Hebrew Studies , Volume 41 (1) – Oct 5, 2000

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ed. pp. xii + 897-1412. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Books, 1998. Cloth, $35.99. This volume in the Baker series of biblical commentaries proceeds from the notion that the prophecies of the Minor Prophets do have relevance for contemporary Christians. Notwithstanding this potential theological bias (which is articulated in the Introduction), this volume offers a solid explication of the text and messages of the last of the prophets. Each commentary is divided into two parts: Exegesis, a careful consideration of the problems, nuances, and meanings of the Hebrew text; and Exposition, an elaboration of the message of the text, as well as the underlying theological ideas and historical background. Two translations are provided: the NSRV and the author's own rendering of the Hebrew text. Despite their generally conservative approach, the authors consider most of the textual and historical issues revolving around these prophets, and make use of recent biblical scholarship. Since three scholars contributed to this volume, I will comment upon each of the commentaries. ZEPHANIAH: Alec Motyer offers a brief but useful introduction to the prophet. He places Zephaniah in historical perspective, considers sourcecritical issues (taking a conservative approach), comments on the state of the text, and provides

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Published: Oct 5, 2000

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