Commentaries on Nahum

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Micah  ⇐ ⇒  Habakkuk

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Nahum has very few older, evangelical, stand alone commentaries in English that are online.  

However, there are plenty of good commentaries on the book if you check: Commentaries on the Minor Prophets, Commentaries on All the Prophets,
Commentaries on the Whole Old Testament
& Whole Bible Commentaries

To fill the void here, for lack of any better alternatives, a few (prominent) liberal, critical commentaries on Nahum have been thrown in.  Though they have little regard for the authenticity of the text and are of zero spiritual help, for someone who just needs something on the book, they may supply the need.

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Order of Contents

Evangelical  1
Unknown Theological Persuasion  2
Moderately Liberal  2
Early Church  1
Jewish  1
On Nahum Generally  1

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Evangelical

Intermediate

Douglas, George – The Six Intermediate Minor Prophets: Micah  in Hand-Books for Bible Classes, ed. Dods & Whyte

Douglas (1826-1904) was a Hebraist in the Free Church of Scotland, having studied under Thomas Chalmers and came to be a Principle of the Free Church College.  “He was a scholarly conservative, skeptical of higher critical views.” – DoSCH&T

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Unknown Theological Persuasion

Bennett, T. Miles – Books of Nahum and Zephaniah  Buy  1968  102 pp.  Baker

‘Contains an excellent treatment of the historical sections of these books..  Amillennial.’ – Cyril J. Barber

Maier, Walter A. – The Book of Nahum  Buy  1959  Reprinted by Baker in the Thornapple Commentary series.  The commentaries in this series focus on exegesis, are intermediate to advanced, and the authors are usually evangelical or conservative liberals.

‘A lengthy, critical commentary in which every word of each verse is evaluated and expounded in the light of the theme of the book.’ – Cyril J. Barber

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Moderately Liberal

Intermediate

Davidson, A.B. – The Books of Nahum, Habakkuk and Zephaniah with Introduction and Notes  1896

Davidson (1831–1902)

Driver, S.R. – The Minor Prophets, Introductions, Revised Version with Notes  1906

Driver (1846–1914) was well-known, amongst other things, for his authorship in the Brown-Driver-Briggs Hebrew Lexicon.

‘Liberal.  An explanation of these prophetic writings which is not overly critical, but builds upon the higher critical data which was current at the turn of the century.’ – Cyril J. Barber

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The Early Church on Nahum

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

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Jewish Commentary on Nahum

ben Eli, Japheth, the Koraite – Arabic Commentary on Nahum with Introduction, Abridged Translation and Notes  11th Century  9 pp.  The commentary in English starts on p. 33

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On Nahum Generally

Allis, O.T. – ‘Nahum, Nineveh, Elkosh’  13 pp.  n.d.

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Related Pages

Whole Bible Commentaries

Old Testament Commentaries

New Testament Commentaries