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Best  3
More  7
Early Church  1
Mal. 3:16-18  1

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The Best Commentaries on Malachi

Puritans

Popular to Intermediate

Stock, Richard – A Commentary upon the Prophecy of Malachi

** “Contains a stock of knowledge, and more than a sufficient stock of quotations from the fathers.  Torshell printed the book fifteen years after Stock’s death, and finding it to be written for a popular audience only, he added an examination of the original and a few notes in a more learned style, to make a complete commentary.  The two authors have thus composed *the* work upon Malachi.” – Spurgeon

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Intermediate to Advanced

Torshell, Samuel – An Exercitation upon the Prophecy of Malachi  d. 1650

Torshell (1605-1650) was reformed.  

** – Spurgeon, for his comments see above on Stock.

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1800’s, Intermediate

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

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More Commentaries on Malachi

1500’s

Luther, Martin – Works, vol. 18: Minor Prophets I: Hosea & Malachi  Buy

Gilby, Anthony – A Commentary upon the Prophet Malachi  ToC  1553

Gilby (c.1510–1585) was a reformed, English puritan and translator of the Geneva Bible.

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1600’s

Pococke, Edward – A Commentary on the Prophecy of Malachi  d. 1691

Pococke (1604-1691) was a reformed Anglican and an Arabic scholar.

** “Full of antique learning.  Holds a high place among the older comments, but will never again be popular.” – Spurgeon

Sclater I, William –A Brief and Plain Commentary, with Notes upon the Whole Prophecy of Malachy  1650  †1626  published by his son of the same name.

** “Not equal to the general standard of puritan comments.  The editor of the work rightly says, ‘the method is, for the chapters themselves, analytical; for the practical observations, synthetical.’  We are quaintly told that he would start the hare [rabbit] with any man; that is to say, he would suggest thought and leave others to pursue its track.” – Spurgeon

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Popular

Morgan, George Campbell – Wherein have we Robbed God?  Malachi’s Message to the Men of Today  1898

Morgan was reformed and was the predecessor to Martyn Lloyd-Jones at Westminster Chapel in London.

Logsdon, S. Franklin – Malachi: Will a Man Rob God?  Buy  1961

Logsdon (1907-1987) was a an evangelical American pastor and Bible conference speaker.

‘A brief, helpful exposition.  Devotional.’ – Cyril J. Barber

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Intermediate

Hengstenberg, E.W. – ‘The Prophet Malachi & The N.T. and the Prophecies of Malachi’  1868  308 pp.  in The Christology of the Old Testament, vol. 4, pp. 156-256  Hengstenberg gives an overview of the whole and comments specifically on: 2:17-3:6; 3:14-4:6.

** “In his ‘Christology’… Hengstenberg has given a thorough and elaborate exposition of the greater part of Zechariah and Malachi.  He is too grammatical and dry to be generally interesting.” – Spurgeon

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The Early Church on Malachi

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

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Malachi 3:16-18

Watson, Thomas – Religion our True Interest, or, Practical Notes upon Mal. 3:16-18  Buy

** “This would be a great find if we could only come at it, for Watson is one of the clearest and liveliest of puritan authors.  We fear we shall never see this commentary, for we have tried to obtain it, and tried in vain.” – Spurgeon

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