Haggai and Malachi (NICOT)
Verhoef, Pieter A.
“Readers will enjoy Verhoefs strong scholarship, his exegetical excellence, his appreciation of these books contribution to Old Testament prophecy, and his ability to make these prophecies relevant for today.”See All
Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society
“This is an attractive commentary, clear, detailed, with fair treatment of a wide range of interpretations.”See All
The Expositor Times
“Providing a synthesis and analysis of a broad range of scholarship on Haggai and Malachi as well as offering his own insights into major issues, Verhoef contributes to the scholarship of these books. He carefully discerns the major points of difference between scholars and systematically considers translational options. A helpful commentary.”See All
“Verhoefs commentary is first-rate. It is replete with compelling insights into the meaning of the biblical text and with clearly stated understandings of the biblical message. Scholars, preachers, and Bible students alike can benefit greatly from this volume.”See All
This commentary by Pieter A. Verhoef offers a thorough exegesis and exposition of Haggai and Malachi — two important books of Scripture that, unfortunately, are little studied—and stresses the relevance of these prophets' messages in terms of continuity and discontinuity for the Christian church.
Verhoef's introduction to each book elucidates questions of authorship, style, text, structure, historical background, and message. Making extensive use of structural analysis, Verhoef argues convincingly for the authenticity, unity, and integrity of both books.
Verhoef also brings his knowledge of the ancient Near East, the Old Testament, and biblical scholarship to bear in the commentary proper, and he displays theological acumen and pastoral sensitivity in tailoring his exposition for the student and pastor as well as for the scholar.