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Despite the popularity of the Minor Prophets’ focus on social justice, they are often overshadowed by the rest of the Bible. Additionally, they are home to a host of historical/literary challenges that scholars have been working with for decades—challenges that all Christians should be aware of. In the New International Commentary: Joel, Obadiah, Jonah, and Micah, Leslie C. Allen consults theological, literary, and historical sources to rebuild the context in which The Books of Nahum, Habakkuk, and Zephaniah occur, in turn helping you apply them to everyday life.
Each book covered in this commentary gets its own introduction that lays out information on context, literary traits (including textual criticism), canonicity, and theology. The commentary proceeds verse-by-verse and operates on Allen’s own translation of the original Hebrew.