Commentaries on All the Prophetical Books of the Old Testament

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Subsections

.                              On Prophecy  15+

The Major Prophets               All the Minor Prophets  15
.     Isaiah  55+                                Hosea  16+
.     Jeremiah  10+                           Joel 7+
.     Lamentations  10+                 Amos  4
.     Ezekiel  16+                              Obadiah  5
.     Daniel  50+                               Jonah  30+
.                                                          Micah  4
.                                                          Nahum  4
.                                                          Habakkuk 5
.                                                          Zephaniah 4
.                                                          Haggai  6
.                                                          Zechariah  15+
.                                                          Malachi 8+
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.               The Inter-Testamental Period

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Order of Contents

The Best Commentary  1
Commentaries  4
Survey & Introduction  3
Preaching Through  1
Authenticity of  2

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The Best Commentary on All the Prophets

Kitto, John – Isaiah and the Prophets in Daily Bible Illustrations  

*** – ‘Should be consulted wherever the readings touch upon a passage.’  ‘They are not exactly a commentary, but what marvelous expositions you have there!  You have reading more interesting than any novel that was ever written, and as instructive as the heaviest theology.  The matter is quite attractive and fascinating, and yet so weighty, that the man who shall study those eight volumes thoroughly, will not fail to read his Bible intelligently and with growing interest.’ – Spurgeon

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Commentaries on All the Prophets

1700’s

Lowth, William – Commentary on the Prophets  1714  This Lowth was the father of Bishop Robert Lowth above.

**“This is Lowth’s part of Patrick[‘s commentary on the whole Bible].  He was more spiritual than those with whom he became associated, which is not saying much.” – Spurgeon

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1800’s

Lowth (Robert), Blayney, Newcome, Wintle – A Literal Translation of the Prophets from Isaiah to Malachi, with Notes, vols. 1 (Isa), 2 (Jer-Lam), 3 (Eze), 4 (Dan), 5 (12 Minor)  1836

**“Concerning each of the five volumes we refer the reader to our notices under the separate books.” – Spurgeon

Noyes, George – A New Translation of the Hebrew Prophets, vols. 1 (Joel, Amos, Hos, Isa, Mic, Nah, Zeph, Hab, Oba), 2 (Jer, Lam, Eze, Hag, Zech, Mal, Jon, Dan)  1849

** “We are bound to commend this author’s learning, taste, and candour, even though we differ widely from him.  The reader must not look for savour or spiritual quickening, but use the work as a literary help only.” – Spurgeon

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1900’s

Blackwood, Andrew – The Prophets: Elijah to Christ  1917

Chapters in a popular style on: the Prophets, Elijah, Amos, Hosea, Isaiah, Micah, the False Prophets, Jeremiah, Malachi, Jesus Christ.


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Survey & Introduction to the Prophets

There is also much on this topic in On Prophecy.

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Ellison, Henry Leopold 

Men Spake from God: Studies in the Hebrew Prophets  Buy  1958

‘A survey and an analysis of all the OT prophetic books including Daniel and Lamentations. The general tenor is conservative, but the writer does make concessions to liberal higher criticism.’ – Cyril J. Barber

The Prophets of Israel  Buy  1969

Heschel, Abraham – The Prophets  Buy  1962

Heschel (1907-1972) was an American Jewish professor.  While the second part of his work, especially, lays a liberation-theology paradigm of social justice based upon a God with passions, the first part of his work, especially, is very valuable for the historical context it helpfully sets the prophets in.  Stimulating reading.

Freeman, Hobart – An Introduction to the Old Testament Prophets  Buy  1968  Moody

‘An excellent study of prophetism which discusses each prophetic book with regard to its nature, date, author, historical background and problems.  Particularly helpful on the problem of the efficacy of OT sacrifices.’ – Cyril J. Barber

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Preaching through the Prophets

Blackwood, Andrew – Preaching from the Prophetic Books  Buy  1964

‘Focuses on the preaching values in the prophetic writings rather than exegesis.’ – Cyril J. Barber

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On the Authenticity and Integrity of the Prophets

Green, William H. – Moses and the Prophets  1882  390 pp.

Green (1825–1900) was an imminent Princeton, Hebrew scholar.

Stuart, Alexander Moody – The Fall of Babylon: Its Prediction Not Anonymous  1880  40 pp.  This defends specifically the prophets that prophesied of Babylon’s desolation: Isaiah, Jeremiah & Amos

Stuart was a minister of the Free Church of Scotland.

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Related Pages

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