Mark J. Boda’s commentary on Haggai and Zechariah helps readers learn how the message of these two prophets, who challenged and encouraged the people of God after the return from Babylon, can have the same powerful impact on the community of faith today.
The books of Haggai and Zechariah represent a golden period in Old Testament history, but they are often overlooked. These two Minor Prophets speak a major message to the church today. It’s one that calls us, as a community of faith, to the priority of God’s house, and inspires us with glimpses of its future glory.
Exploring the links between the Bible and our own times, Mark J. Boda shares perspectives on Haggai and Zechariah that reveal their enduring relevance for our twenty-first-century lives.
This is the pulpit commentary for the twenty-first century.
—George K. Brushaber, president, Bethel College and Seminary
The NIV Application Commentary meets the urgent need for an exhaustive and authoritative commentary based on the New International Version. This series will soon be found in libraries and studies throughout the evangelical community.
—James Kennedy, senior minister, Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church
It is encouraging to find a commentary that is not only biblically trustworthy but also contemporary in its application. The NIV Application Commentary will prove to be a helpful tool in the pastor’s sermon preparation. I use it and recommend it.
—Charles F. Stanley, pastor, First Baptist Church of Atlanta
The tools, ideas, and insights contained in this volume will help preachers communicate God’s Word and understand the Gospel in the context of contemporary culture, and the exegetical, literary, and grammatical summaries will benefit scholars and students of the Bible. What’s more, with Logos, Scripture passages are linked to Greek and Hebrew texts, along with English translations, and the powerful search tools provide instant access to the information you need for research projects, sermon preparation, and personal study.
Mark J. Boda is a professor of Old Testament and Hebrew at McMaster Divinity College in Hamilton, Ontario. An ordained minister, he enjoys regular preaching opportunities across Canada. He is the author of Praying the Tradition and the editor of a collection of scholarly essays on Zechariah 9–14, Bringing Out the Treasure.