The Books of Haggai and Malachi
This commentary by Pieter A. Verhoef offers a thorough exegesis and exposition of Haggai and Malachi — two important books of Scripture that, unfortunately, are little studied — and stresses the relevance of these prophets' messages in terms of continuity and discontinuity for the Christian church.
Verhoef's introduction to each book elucidates questions of authorship, style, text, structure, historical background, and message. Making extensive use of structural analysis, Verhoef argues convincingly for the authenticity, unity, and integrity of both books.
Verhoef also brings his knowledge of the ancient Near East, the Old Testament, and biblical scholarship to bear in the commentary proper, and he displays theological acumen and pastoral sensitivity in tailoring his exposition for the student and pastor as well as for the scholar.
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According accusation altar Baldwin Beuken Beyse blessing book of Haggai book of Malachi chiastically structured commentary concerning connection context covenant covenant relationship covenant with Levi curse Darius defiled denote Deut Edom Elijah Elliger emphasizes eschatological Exile Exod expression Ezek Ezra fact G. A. Smith God's heathen Hebrew Hebrew verb Hebrew word honor implied interpretation Israel Jerusalem Judah judgment king Koole leaders lekem Levites Lord Almighty Lord's marriages meaning messenger mixed marriages nations Nehemiah offerings Old Testament parallel people's pericope Peshitta point of view postexilic preposition presupposes priesthood priestly priests problem promise prophecy prophet Propheten question rebuild the temple reference regard rendering Ridderbos righteous rightly Rudolph sacrifices says the Lord scholars Sellin sense sentences structure Targum tion translation verse Vetus Latina Vulg Vulgate Woude YHWH Zech Zechariah Zerubbabel