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The Best Commentaries on Obadiah

Puritan

Marbury, Edward – A Commentary or Exposition upon the prophecy of Obadiah  d. 1655

Marbury (1581-1655) was a reformed puritan.

*** “Far more lively than Rainolds.  His spirituality of mind prevents his learning becoming dull.  He says in the preface, ‘all my desire is to do all the good I can,’ and he writes in that spirit.” – Spurgeon

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1800’s

Douglas, George – The Six Intermediate Minor Prophets: Obadiah  n.d.  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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More Commentaries on Obadiah

1500’s

Pilkington, James – On the Prophet Obadiah  †1576  74 pp.

Pilkington was a reformed bishop in the Church of England.

** “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, John – The Prophecy of Obadiah Opened and Applied, in sundry Sermons  d. 1607  38 pp.

Rainolds (1549–1607) was an English puritan.

** “Full of classical stories and learned allusions; but more useful when first written than now.  The author was one of the most learned men the world ever produced, but he is not likely to be a favorite with modern readers.” – Spurgeon

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1800’s

Hengstenberg, E.W. – ‘Messianic Predictions in Obadiah’  1868  7 pp.  in The Christology of the Old Testament, vol. 1, pp. 399-406  Hengstenberg treats of most of Obadiah generally, but verses 17-21 specifically.

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1900’s

Watts, John – Obadiah: a Critical, Exegetical Commentary  Buy  1969

‘A brief, scholarly treatment.’ – Cyril J. Barber

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The Early Church on Obadiah

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

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The Authenticity of Obadiah

Hengstenberg, E.W. – ‘The Prophecy of Obadiah’, pp. 399-403  1868  4 pp.  in The Christology of the Old Testament, vol. 1

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