Obadiah, Jonah and Micah
Obadiah, Jonah and Micah

Obadiah, Jonah and Micah

in Apollos Old Testament Commentary

by Elaine A. Phillips

4.75 Rank Score: 5.05 from 2 reviews, 1 featured collections, and 4 user libraries
Pages 384
Publisher IVP Academic
Published 10/21/2022
ISBN-13 9781789743784
The Books of Obadiah, Jonah and Micah are richly juxtaposed. From Micah’s call to challenge brutal political and religious leaders at home, to Jonah and Obadiah both addressing audiences beyond the boundaries of geo-political Israel, we see these three prophets speaking into their contexts with rhetorical force and passion. As well as wrestling with theological conundrums, through Obadiah, Jonah and Micah we hear the living Words of God – powerful words, intended to warn, cajole and console, and words which still have much to say to God’s people today.

Offering cogent analysis on these often-overlooked books as well as exploring the practical implications for modern Christian life, this is a scholarly Bible commentary on Obadiah, Jonah and Micah that will benefit all preachers and serious students of the Bible. Part of the Apollos Old Testament commentary series, Obadiah, Jonah and Micah follows a clear, helpful structure that provides a thorough exploration of the Biblical texts – beginning with translation and notes, examining form and structure, offering insightful commentary and ending with a full exposition of the theological message within the framework of biblical theology. It will leave you with a deeper knowledge of the divine and human aspects of Scripture, as well as a broader understanding of what these prophets mean for Christians in the twenty-first century. The Apollos Old Testament Commentaries are scholarly bible commentaries ideal for those preaching from the Old Testament and looking to explore its riches in depth within their sermons. They will also help lay people and scholars studying the Bible on a higher level.

Comprehensive and compelling, Elaine Phillips’ commentary on Obadiah, Jonah and Micah is a thorough study that will give you an appreciation of the struggles these prophets faced as they answered God’s call to speak into difficult geo-political contexts, and the lessons that they can teach Christians today.


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ThomasCreedy ThomasCreedy March 20, 2023
Stunning. Seriously. This commentary opens up these three minor prophets with both serious scholarly acumen/engagement and an eye on the world. Gods Word jumps off the page to speak to global and personal issues. Elaine Phillips has done the church a great service with this entry in the AOTC. Phillips does a superb job of carefully reading the text, and a genuinely impressive job of tying the prophecy and themes of Obadiah, Jonah and Micah to some of today's issues and concerns. In that sense, this is a truly 'prophetic' commentary, which was a joy to edit and read. I'll be sure to seek out her other biblical commentaries.
Phillip J. Long Phillip J. Long March 11, 2023
Phillips’ work on Obadiah, Jonah, and Micah is a solid exegetical commentary written from a conservative perspective. Her commitment to reading these books as the word of God to God’s people is clear throughout the commentary and often her pastor’s heart shows through in her comments. This is an excellent, readable exegesis of the Hebrew text and will be of great value for pastors and teachers as they study these important prophetic books. [Full Review]