16 Best Jonah Commentaries You Must Read First
June 13, 2017

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1) Minor Prophets I

 

 

Top Jonah Commentaries // #1

Part of the Understanding the Bible Commentary Series (NIBC) Minor Prophets 1 is written by the late Dr. Elizabeth Achtemeier (a former adjunct professor of Bible and homiletics at Union Theological Seminary in Virginia). One of Baker’s Commentaries, this 36 volume commentary set distinguishes itself by being highly user-friendly. Each volume has a section-by-section exposition with highlighted key terms and phrases and transliterated Hebrew and Greek words. Notes at the close of each chapter provide additional textual and technical comments for those who want to dig deeper.

 

2) Jonah: A Handbook on the Hebrew Text

 

 

Top Jonah Commentaries // #2

Dennis Tucker – Assistant Professor of Christian Scriptures for the George W. Truett Theological Seminary at Baylor University – writes the first volume in the Baylor Handbook on the Hebrew Bible series with Jonah.  He provides expert guidance while answering lofty questions about the Hebrew text and applies  the latest advances in scholarship on Hebrew grammar and linguistics.  This series is ideal for the student or pastor seeking to better understand how to interpret the biblical text.

 

3) A Commentary on Jonah

 

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Top Jonah Commentaries // #3

This commentary on Jonah is designed to simplify your study by juxtaposing the original Hebrew is the right side, and the English translation is on the left side. A study in contrast, this is a unique addition to the best commentaries on Jonah.

 

4) Rhetorical Criticism (Guides to Biblical Scholarship)

 

 

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Dr. Phyllis Trible – the Baldwin Professor Emerita of Sacred Literature at Union Theological Seminary in New York City – adds a beautiful perspective on the text and the function of rhetorical devices in Rhetorical Criticism for Guides to Biblical Scholarship.  This helpful ten volume series clearly explains and demonstrates the most significant methods of biblical criticism in both Old and New Testament studies.

5) Word Biblical Commentary Vol. 31, Hosea-Jonah

 

 

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A well-constructed work of genuine biblical scholarship, the author of Hosea-Jonah Volume 31 from the Word Biblical Commentary is Dr. Douglas Stuart (Professor of Old Testament at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in Massachusettes). Based on years of his intensive study and research, this new commentary provides excellent guidance into Ruth and Esther and fills a void in Old Testament studies. This publishing house delivers the best in biblical scholarship, from the leading scholars of our day. This series emphasizes a deep analysis of textual, linguistic, structural and theological evidence. Balanced insight into the meanings of the text in the framework of biblical theology is the end product. These widely acclaimed commentaries serve as exceptional resources for everyone from professional theologians to lay people interested in building theological understanding from a solid base of biblical scholarship.

 

6) The Minor Prophets: An Exegetical and Expository Commentary

 

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Noted evangelical scholars including Bruce Waltke, Tremper Longman III, F. F. Bruce, and J. Alec Motyer offer an authoritative, evangelical treatment of the minor prophets and their messages of doom and gloom. A meticulous exegesis of the Hebrew text is provided and the authors also relate the message of the ancient prophets to contemporary life in practical and meaningful ways.

 

7) Obadiah, Jonah, Micah: An Introduction and Commentary

 

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Biblical scholars Desmond Alexander, David W. Baker and Bruce Waltke unite to offer Obadiah, Jonah, Micah: An Introduction and Commentary to the top commentaries on Jonah.  The premier shorter-length commentary series throughout the English-speaking, the Tyndale Old Testament Commentaries presents Esther by Joyce Baldwin. The introduction to each Tyndale volume gives a concise but thorough description of the authorship, date and historical background of the biblical book under consideration. Tyndale commentary itself examines the text section by section, drawing out its main themes. Additionally, it comments on individual verses and deals with problems of interpretation. The original, unrevised text of Jonah, Obabdiah and Micah has been completely retypeset and printed in a larger, more attractive format with the beautiful new cover design for the series.

 

8) Salvation Through Judgment and Mercy: The Gospel According to Jonah

 

 

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Blending biblical-theological, historical, and literary insights to illuminate the message of Jonah, is Dr. Bryan D. Estelle – associate professor of Old Testament at Westminster Seminary in California.  His Salvation Through Judgment and Mercy: The Gospel According to Jonah is easy enough for a child to understand. Estelle’s book is part of the Gospel According to the Old Testament series.  This 13 volume series is written by noted pastor-scholars who present exegetically grounded exposition of Scripture that shows how all Old Testament doctrine and drama is about Christ, even when he is not the center of the story.

 

9) Man Overboard!: The Story of Jonah

 

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Dr. Sinclair B. Ferguson – visiting professor of systematic theology at Westminster Theological Seminary – stresses that Jonah is not just a book about a great fish in Man Overboard!: The Story of Jonah.  This short (98 page) book for Banner of Truth packs a powerful punch in explaining the gripping Old Testament story of Jonah and illustrating how it accurately depicts our situation today.

 

10) Preacher on the Run (Jonah)

 

 

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Gordon J. Keddie gives us a stirring portrayal of Jonah in Preacher on the Run for Welwyn Commentaries.  The fifty plus titles in the Welwyn Commentaries are dedicated to the practical exposition and exhortation of Scripture and designed for pastoral ministry and preaching. They combine exegesis, hermeneutics, history, and pastoral insight to meet today’s needs of pastors as they grapple with the word of God.

 

11) A Commentary on Jonah (Geneva Series of Commentaries)

 

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Top Jonah Commentaries // #11

Noted Scottish scholar of the 19th century, Hugh Martin shows the book of Jonah is timeless in A Commentary on Jonah for Geneva Series of Commentaries. Each chapter deals with a particular theme and overall offers a first-class exposition of Jonah.

 

12) The Minor Prophets: Hosea-Jonah

 

 

Top Jonah Commentaries // #12

Part of the Understanding the Bible Commentary Series (NIBC) Minor Prophets 1 is written by the late Dr. Elizabeth Achtemeier (a former adjunct professor of Bible and homiletics at Union Theological Seminary in Virginia). One of Baker’s Commentaries, this 36 volume commentary set distinguishes itself by being highly user-friendly. Each volume has a section-by-section exposition with highlighted key terms and phrases and transliterated Hebrew and Greek words. Notes at the close of each chapter provide additional textual and technical comments for those who want to dig deeper.

 

13) Jonah, Micah, Nahum, Habakkuk & Zephaniah: God’s Just Demands

 

 

Top Jonah Commentaries // #13

John L. Mackay – a highly-respected Old Testament scholar – writes Jonah, Micah, Nahum, Habakkuk & Zephaniah: God’s Just Demands for Focus on the Bible.  The 41 volume Focus on the Bible Commentaries are written by top evangelical scholars and pastors. They are designed to be readable for ordinary Christians, reliable for in-depth study of the Bible, and relevant for daily Christian life. For each section of the Bible, these accessible commentaries summarize the passage of Scripture (including the intentions of the authors), the historical and cultural environment, and the questions and issues raised by a particular passage.

 

14) Amos, Obadiah, Jonah: An Exegetical and Theological Exposition of Holy Scripture

 

 

Top Jonah Commentaries // #14

Scholars Billy K. Smith and Frank Page team to write Amos, Obadiah, Jonah: An Exegetical and Theological Exposition of Holy Scripture for The New American Commentary. Highly regarded as a go-to for the minister or Bible student who wants to understand and expound their understanding of the Scriptures, this series is readable and scholarly simultaneously. Key features include: commentary based on the new international version, sound scholarly methodology that reflects research in the original languages, NIV text printed in the body of the commentary, interpretation emphasizing the theological unity of each book, and readable and applicable exposition.

 

15) Jonah, Nahum, Habakkuk, Zephaniah

 

 

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The short but prophetic books Jonah, Nahum, Habakkuk, and Zephaniah are written about in eloquent form by Dr. James Bruckner – professor of Old Testament at North Park Theological Seminary – for The NIV Application Commentary.  NIV Application Commentaries have three sections in each chapter: a textual analysis, a section bridging the ancient to the modern, and then modern applications. This top Jonah commentary is a must have for anyone who seriously wants to apply the Word of God to modern application.

16) Calvins Commentaries (22 Volume Set)

 

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Calvin’s Commentaries are a 22 volume timeless set of texts by John Calvin – the French theologian and pastor of Geneva who was one of the principal 16th-century Reformers. Calvin’s commentaries display a unique combination of exegetical insight, pastoral concern, and theological depth which have inspired generations of Christians. This is a massive and classic collection with over 22,000 pages in total. Features include: advanced searching by passage and topic, passage guides and reports, sermon preparation and more.

 



 

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