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Best  1
More  4
Early Church  1
Messianic Passages  1

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The Best Commentary on Haggai

Moore, T.V. – The Prophets of the Restoration, or Haggai, Zechariah and Malachi, a New Translation with Notes  1856

Moore was an Old Princeton graduate and southern Presbyterian.  This work was republished by the Banner of Truth.

*** “A capital book.  most useful to ministers.” – Spurgeon

‘Studies which are loyal to the text, endear themselves to the reader, and edify and enrich the soul.  Refomed.’ – Cyril J. Barber

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More Commentaries on Haggai

1500’s

Grynaeus, John – Haggeus the Prophet, whereunto is added a most plentiful commentary gathered out of the public lectures of Dr. John James Gryneus  1586

Grynaeus (1540–1617) was a reformed professor at Basel, Switzerland and Heidelberg, Germany.

* “Grynaeus was a voluminous author, and commented on most of the books of Scripture, but only this work has been turned into English, and it is now seldom met with.” – Spurgeon 

[Note that Spurgeon’s rating system is based on books he recommends to purchase; hence he often gave hard to find books a low rating, though he may not have been familiar with it.]

Pilkington, James –  Commentary on Haggai  1562

Pilkington was one of the English reformers.

** “Full of the minor as well as the major controversies of the Reformation period, and therefore the less interesting to us.  In its own day it was *the* master-work on the two prophets, Haggai and Obadiah.” – Spurgeon

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1600’s

Rainolds, Edward – An Exposition upon Haggai  d. 1607 

Rainolds was a puritan, to be distinguished from Edward Reynolds (†1676).

** “Rainolds was the tutor of Hooker, and had a main hand in our authorized version of the Bible.  Bishop Hall says, ‘the memory, the reading of that man were near a miracle.’  We ought to be enraptured with a commentary from such a divine, but we confess that we are not.” – Spurgeon

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1900’s, Brief

Bromiley, Geoffrey – ‘Haggai’ in The Biblical Expositor: The Living Theme of the Great Book with General and Introductory Essays and Exposition, vol. 2  Buy  ed. Carl Henry  1960

This little known commentary set by leading evangelicals (many of which were reformed) is brief (think airplane view) but helpful.

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The Early Church on Haggai

Ferreiro, Alberto – Ancient Christian Commentary on Scripture: The Twelve Prophets  Buy 

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The Messianic Passages of Haggai

Hengstenberg, E.W. – ‘Messianic Prediction in Haggai’  1868  30 pp.  in The Christology of the Old Testament, vol. 3, pp. 265-295  Hengstenberg comments on 2:6-9

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