On Prophecy 15+
Major Prophets All the Minor Prophets 15
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The Best Commentary on All the Prophets
Kitto, John – Isaiah & 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
Commentaries on All the Prophets
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
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
** – “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
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.
Survey & Introduction to the Prophets
There is also much on this topic in On Prophecy.
Ellison, Henry Leopold
Men Spake from God: Studies in the Hebrew Prophets Buy (Eerdmans, 1958) ToC
‘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
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 (Moody, 1968)
‘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
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
On the Authenticity & Integrity of the Prophets
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.
Green, William H. – Moses & the Prophets (1882) 390 pp.
Green (1825–1900) was an imminent Princeton, Hebrew scholar.