These commentaries are designed to help the reader of the Bible understand what the text says and what it means. The Introduction to each book gives a concise but thorough treatment of its authorship, date, original setting and purpose. Following a structural Analysis, the Commentary takes the book section by section, drawing out its main themes, and also comments on individual verses and problems of interpretation. Additional Notes provide fuller discussion of particular difficulties. The goal throughout is to explain the true meaning of the Bible and make its message plain.
Obadiah, Jonah and Micah
Obadiah's oracle against Edom. Jonah's mission to the city of Ninevah. Micah's message to Samaria and Jerusalem. The texts of these prophets receive a fresh and penetrating analysis and exposition in this commentary. The authors consider each book's historical setting, composition, structure and authorship, as well as important themes and issues.