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Nahum, Habakkuk and Zephaniah (Tyndale Old Testament Commentaries | TOTC)

, 1988
ISBN: 9780830842278

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Nahum’s prophecy of Nineveh’s coming destruction. Habakkuk’s probing dialogue with the Lord of Israel. Zephaniah’s warning to Jerusalem’s last great king. The texts of these minor but important prophets receive a fresh and penetrating analysis in this introduction and commentary. David W. Baker considers each book’s historical setting, composition, structure and authorship as well as important themes and issues. Each book is then expounded passage by passage in the concise and informative style that has become the hallmark of the Tyndale Old Testament Commentaries.

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“Habakkuk, who starts in depression, and doubt as to God’s righteousness and justice, ends with a lively confidence in God’s provision and sustaining power.” (Page 76)

“A suitable period is the reign of Jehoiakim (609–598 bc), for it was during his reign that the Babylonian presence was increasingly felt.” (Page 43)

“The prophet’s reaction makes sense only if the wicked of 1:4 are a group within Judah and the wicked of 1:13 are the Babylonian invaders sent by God to punish them. It follows that the righteous of 1:4 are those within Judah who experience and grieve over injustice and oppression, whereas in 1:13 the righteous are Judah considered as a whole, in contrast to the much more evil Babylonians.” (Page 45)

“Habakkuk responds to this assurance of God’s justice and love in a psalm of worship (ch. 3), which recalls God’s coming to meet Israel at Sinai (3:3–7) and his acting as a mighty warrior on her behalf (3:8–15). The book closes with a moving expression of the prophet’s trust in his God (3:16–19a).” (Page 44)

“The hoped-for response to a lament (cf. 1:2–4) would be an oracle of salvation, but here the response is an oracle of judgment.” (Page 50)

  • Title: Nahum, Habakkuk and Zephaniah: An Introduction and Commentary
  • Author: David W. Baker
  • Series: Tyndale Commentaries
  • Volume: 27
  • Publisher: IVP
  • Print Publication Date: 1988
  • Logos Release Date: 2009
  • Pages: 98
  • Era: era:contemporary
  • Language: English
  • Resources: 1
  • Format: Digital › Logos Research Edition
  • Subjects: Bible. O.T. Habakkuk › Commentaries; Bible. O.T. Nahum › Commentaries; Bible. O.T. Zephaniah › Commentaries
  • ISBNs: 9780830842278, 9781844743612, 0830842276, 1844743616
  • Resource ID: LLS:TOTC34NAUS
  • Resource Type: Bible Commentary
  • Metadata Last Updated: 2024-03-12T13:46:14Z
David W. Baker

Dr. David W. Baker is a professor of Old Testament and Semitic languages at Ashland Theological Seminary in Ohio, where he’s taught since 1986, following teaching assignments at the University of Durban-Westville and the University of the Witwatersrand in South Africa. He’s also lectured in Argentina, Australia, Canada, the Netherlands, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom.

Dr. Baker has a particular interest in pedagogy, constantly exploring new means and media to enhance the learning and teaching experience for both the instructor and the student. He has contributed to, edited, or written over 40 books, including Isaiah in the Zondervan Illustrated Bible Backgrounds Commentary, The NIV Application Commentary: Joel, Obadiah, Malachi, and Dictionary of the Old Testament: Pentateuch. Forthcoming books include Genesis 37–50: A Handbook on the Hebrew Text in the Baylor Handbook on the Hebrew Bible Series1 & 2 Kings in the Teach the Text Commentary Series, Genesis in the Apollos Old Testament Commentary Series, and 1 & 2 Samuel in the Believers Church Bible Commentary Series.

He’s blessed with a wife, Morven, who immigrated to Canada from Scotland—a start that prepared her to support Dr. Baker in his geographical wanderings. Morven is a counselor specializing in women’s issues, specifically sexual abuse and domestic violence. Together, they have two children and three granddaughters.


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