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The Best Commentaries on Obadiah
Marbury, Edward – A Commentary or Exposition upon the Prophecy of Obadiah (Edinburgh: James Nichol, 1865) 350 pp. no ToC
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
Douglas, George – The Six Intermediate Minor Prophets: Obadiah n.d. in Hand-Books for Bible Classes, eds. 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
More Commentaries on Obadiah
Luther, Martin – ‘Lectures on Obadiah’ in Lectures on the Minor Prophets, vol. 1 in Luther’s Works ed. Hilton C. Oswald (Concordia, 1973), pp. 193-206
Brasbridge, Thomas – Abdias the Prophet, Interpreted… (London, 1574)
Brasbridge (1536/7–1593) was an English divine and author.
Pilkington, James – On the Prophet Obadiah 74 pp.
Pilkington (†1576) 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
Rainolds, John – The Prophecy of Obadiah Opened & Applied, in Sundry Sermons 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
Hengstenberg, E.W. – ‘Messianic Predictions in Obadiah’ in The Christology of the Old Testament, vol. 1 (1868), pp. 399-406 Hengstenberg treats of most of Obadiah generally, but verses 17-21 specifically.
Watts, John D.W. – Obadiah in The Books of Joel, Obadiah, Jonah, Nahum, Habakkuk & Zephaniah in The Cambridge Bible Commentary on the New English Bible (Cambridge University Press, 1975), pp. 51-71
‘A brief, scholarly treatment.’ – Cyril J. Barber
The Early Church on Obadiah
Jerome (c. 342–347 – 420)
Theodore of Mopsuestia – ‘Commentary on the Prophet Obadiah’ in Commentary on the Twelve Prophets trans. Robert C. Hill in Fathers of the Church (Catholic University of America Press, 2004), pp. 174-84
Theodore (c. 350 – 428)
Cyril of Alexandria – ‘Commentary on the Prophet Obadiah’ in Commentary on the Twelve Prophets, vol. 2 trans. Robert C. Hill in Fathers of the Church (Catholic University of America Press, 2007), pp. 135-146
Cyril (c. 376 – 444)
Theodoret of Cyrus – Commentary on the Twelve Prophets Ref (Holy Cross Orthodox Press, 2006) 378 pp.
Theodoret (c. 393 – c. 458/466)
Rashi – On Obadiah at Patristic Bible Commentary
The Authenticity of Obadiah
Hengstenberg, E.W. – ‘The Prophecy of Obadiah’ in The Christology of the Old Testament, vol. 1 (1868), pp. 399-403