Publisher: Eerdmans Publishing Company
The book of Habakkuk has much to teach us about suffering and complaint, faith and fear, and the fidelity of God in times of trouble; it generates reflection on prayer, peace, violence, and faithfulness. In this volume—one of the few commentaries examining Habakkuk by itself—Heath Thomas explores this overlooked Old Testament prophet in order to hear God’s word for us today.
This product can be purchased individually, or as part of the following sets:
Two Horizons Old Testament Commentary (9 Vols.) - THOTC
Two Horizons Old and New Testament Commentary (12 Vols.) - THOTC
"Heath Thomas’s volume on the small prophetic tractate of Habakkuk represents theological interpretation at its best. He offers a fair and balanced reading throughout, judiciously weighing the options available and arriving at sound conclusions. But the feature that commends this work above most is its theological gravitas. It assumes that the goal of exegesis is theological conviction that translates into life." Daniel Block — Wheaton College
"A thoroughly researched commentary on the prophet Habakkuk. In addition to paying careful attention to the book’s Hebrew and poetry within its historical context, Thomas considers Habakkuk’s theology in conversation with biblical theology, systematic theology, and church history. This volume promises to be of great benefit to all readers." Paul R. Raabe — Concordia Seminary
"Including wonderful, short treatises on various theological subjects, Thomas’s commentary shows that Habakkuk inhabited the depths of lament and the high places of spiritual communion. Thomas also shows why that spiritual profile matters, then and now. This engaging treatment of Habakkuk is exemplary biblical theology at work." J. Andrew Dearman — Fuller Theological Seminary
Heath A. Thomas
is dean of the College of Theology and Ministry and professor of Old Testament at Oklahoma Baptist University. He has written several books on the Old Testament, including his other work on Habakkuk, Faith amid the Ruins.