Three neglected but important prophets receive a fresh and penetrating analysis in this introduction and commentary. For each prophet's work, Joyce Baldwin first considers the general issues of author, text and message, then offers a passage-by-passage commentary. "Considerable attention has been given in the book to background material, and proper consideration is accorded to the views of those from whom the author differs," writes reviewer R. K. Harrison. "In expounding the text, Baldwin produces evidence of balanced scholarship and a high degree of spiritual insight."
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“Obscure though it is in places, chapters 9–14 are the most quoted section of the prophets in the passion narratives of the Gospels2 and, next to Ezekiel, Zechariah has influenced the author of Revelation more than any other Old Testament writer.3 For this reason alone the book deserves careful study.” (Pages 61–62)
“He sees divorce to be like covering one’s garment with violence, a figurative expression for all kinds of gross injustice which, like the blood of a murdered victim, leave their mark for all to see.” (Page 262)
“interpretation. The lampstand represents not the Lord but the witness of the temple and the Jewish community to him” (Page 132)
“Far from being legalistic Malachi has penetrated to the core of both the law and the prophets. His one great plea is for a personal relationship with the living God, who seeks men to ‘walk with him’ (cf. 2:6).” (Page 233)
“Malachi reads the attitudes of his people and intuitively puts their thoughts into words, so gaining their attention before driving home his word from the Lord.” (Page 228)
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The late Joyce G. Baldwin was Principal of Trinity College, Bristol.