"The OLD TESTAMENT LIBRARY provides fresh and authoritative treatments of important aspects of Old Testament study through commentaries and general surveys. The contributors are scholars of international standing. The general editors are Bernhard W. Anderson, Princeton Theo. Sem., James L. Mays, Union Theo. Sem., James Barr, Oxford Univ., and Peter Ackroyd, Univ. of London. Haggai and Zechariah 1-8 covers two prophets who were active circa 520 B.C.E during the early Persian period - the time of the restoration of the Israelite community after the return from exile in Babylonia. Basic to this volume are fresh translations and interpretations which consider philo- logical, higher critical, literary, historical and theo logical issues. Petersen also gives a critical explanation of the work of other scholars, particularly those who have written most recently.