Best 12 Obadiah Commentaries You Must Read First
June 13, 2017

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

 

 

Top Obadiah Commentaries // #1

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.

 

2) The Minor Prophets: An Exegetical and Expository Commentary

 

 

Top Obadiah Commentaries // #2

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.

 

3) Joel, Obadiah, Malachi (The NIV Application Commentary)

 

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Top Obadiah Commentaries // #3

David W. Baker – professor of Old Testament and Semitic languages at Ashland Theological Seminary – writes on the three short prophetic books of Joel, Obadiah and Malachi.  Each contain a dual message and Baker skillfully bridges the centuries in helping believers today understand and apply them. 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 commentary is a must have for anyone who seriously wants to apply the Word of God to modern application.

 

4) Joel & Obadiah: A Mentor Commentary

 

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Dr. Irvin Busenitz was a member of Faculty at Talbot Theological Seminary before becoming a founding member of The Master’s Seminary.  He wrote Joel & Obadiah for A Mentor Commentary.  The 16 volume Mentor Commentary Series combines a high view of Scripture with access to the latest academic theological research. They are essential for pastors to use for sermon preparation, and for students and scholars of the Bible. While they do discuss textual, linguistic, and grammatical issues, they do so using English, making them accessible for English-only study. Features include: detailed footnotes, bibliography, subject and author indexes and much more.

5) The Books of Joel, Obadiah, Jonah, and Micah

 

 

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Leslie Allen writes a careful, yet imaginative text on these four books and the messages they hold for contemporary Christians in The Books of Joel, Obadiah, Jonah, and Micah for The New International Commentary on the Old Testament. This series serves as an authoritative guide bridging the cultural gap between today’s world and the world of ancient Israel. Each commentary opens with an introduction to the biblical book, looking especially at questions of its background, authorship, date, purpose, structure, and theology. A select bibliography also points readers to resources for their own study. Each volume aims to help the reader hear God’s word as clearly as possible.

6) Wcs Hosea and Obadiah: Turning Back to God

 

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Michael Bentley, now in retirement, was pastor of Great Hollands Free Church, Bracknell, in southern England. He authored Wcs Hosea and Obadiah: Turning Back to God and several other EP Welwyn Commentary Series books. 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.

 

7) The Minor Prophets: Hosea-Jonah

 

 

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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.

 

8) Obadiah: A Practical Commentary (Exploring the Bible)

 

 

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David Field writes Obadiah: A Practical Commentary for the Exploring the Bible series.  This short, 128 page read is clear and accessible.  It is part of the Exploring the Bible series from DayOne Publications.  This easy-to-read series is perfect for small group or personal study.

9) Obadiah: The Kingship Belongs to YHWH

 

 

Top Obadiah Commentaries // #9

Dr. Daniel I. Block – Gunther H. Knoedler Professor of Old Testament at Wheaton College – offers a careful analysis and interpretation rooted in a study of Hebrew in Obadiah.  This book is part of the two volume Hearing the Message of Scripture series, which serves pastors and teachers in their study of the Old Testament.  Each volume includes a graphical presentation of the text of the passage and identifies and discussed the main thrust of each passage.

 

10) Joel and Obadiah (2001): A Commentary

 

 

Top Obadiah Commentaries // #10

From John Barton comes a fresh translation of the ancient manuscripts of Joel and Obadiah.  Barton artfully discusses questions of historical background and literary architecture in the texts before providing a theologically sensitive and critically informed interpretation.  This book is part of the seven volume The Old Testament Library series, which offers powerful commentary, exegesis, and literary insight into some of the most critical writings in the Old Testament.

 

11) The Minor Prophets

 

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Top Obadiah Commentaries // #11

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.

 

12) 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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