Obadiah, Jonah, and Micah are three of the most unique books in the Bible. Whether for their story (Jonah), or their ubiquity (Obadiah), or their message (Micah) they all are critical to the understanding of the Hebrew Scriptures. Yet, mush remains shrouded in mystery as the each book presents difficult problems of their own. Thankfully the Tyndale Old Testament Commentary has summoned three of the most esteemed scholars in the Old Testament who all share both a vibrant faith and exceptional intellectual acumen. Led by Bruce Waltke, David W. Baker, and T. Desmond Alexander all provide outstanding scholarship on these challenging and sometimes frustrating books. As such this commentary is highly recommended for all level of biblical student, as its exposition engages scholarly work, but yet sets and maintains the goal of serving the church. Outstanding work.
Obadiah's oracle against Edom. Jonah's mission to the city of Nineveh. Micah's message to Samaria and Jerusalem. The texts of these minor but important prophets receive a fresh and penetrating analysis in this introduction and commentary. The authors consider each book's historical setting, composition, structure and authorship, as well as important themes and issues. Each book is then expounded in the concise and informative style that has become the hallmark of the Tyndale series. The original, unrevised text of this volume has been completely retypeset and printed in a larger, more attractive format with the new cover design for the series.
T. Desmond Alexander is senior lecturer in biblical studies and director of postgraduate studies at Union Theological College in Belfast, Northern Ireland. From 1980 to 1999, he was lecturer in Semitic studies at the Queen's University of Belfast. His main field of research is the Pentateuch, about which he has written extensively in academic journals and books. Alexander also has a special interest in the relationship between the Old and New Testaments. He is the author of and and he is a coeditor (with Brian S. Rosner) of the (IVP, 2000).
Baker (A.B., M.C.S., M.Phil., Ph.D.) is professor of Old Testament and Semitic languages at Ashland Theological Seminary in Ashland, Ohio. He serves as editor for the Evangelical Theological Society Dissertation and Evangelical Theological Society Studies series as well as for Sources for Biblical and Theological Studies (Eisenbrauns, Winona Lake). He is coauthor (with Bill T. Arnold) of In addition, he has written many articles, essays and commentaries.
Dr. Bruce Waltke, one of the preeminent Old Testament scholars, holds a doctorate in Greek and New Testament from Dallas Theological Seminary and a doctorate in Ancient Near Eastern Languages and Literature from Harvard. His teaching career, spanning Dallas Theological Seminary, Regent College, Reformed Theological Seminary, and Westminster Theological Seminary won him a reputation of being a master teacher with a pastoral heart. Dr. Waltke also pastored several churches, lectured at many Evangelical Seminaries in North America and has spoken at numerous Bible conferences.
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