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Nahum, Habakkuk and Zephaniah

An Introduction and Commentary

Tyndale Old Testament Commentaries

by S. D. Snyman
Series edited by David G. Firth
Consulting Editor Tremper Longman III

Nahum, Habakkuk and Zephaniah
  • Length: 168 pages
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  • Published: October 27, 2020
  • Imprint: IVP Academic
  • Item Code: 5115
  • ISBN: 9780830851157

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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. In this Tyndale Old Testament commentary, the texts of these minor but important prophets receive a fresh analysis as S. D. Snyman considers each book's historical setting, structure, and literary features as well as important theological themes.

The Tyndale Commentaries are designed to help the reader of the Bible understand what the text says and what it means. The Introduction to each book gives a concise but thorough treatment of its authorship, date, original setting, and purpose. Following a structural Analysis, the Commentary takes the book section by section, drawing out its main themes, and also comments on individual verses and problems of interpretation. Additional Notes provide fuller discussion of particular difficulties.

In the new Old Testament volumes, the commentary on each section of the text is structured under three headings: Context, Comment, and Meaning. The goal is to explain the true meaning of the Bible and make its message plain.


General preface
Author’s preface
Select bibliographies
General introduction

1. Dating the book
2. Literary issues
3. An outline of the theological message of Nahum

1. The prophet Habakkuk
2. Dating the book
3. Literary issues
4. An outline of the theological message of Habakkuk

1. Dating the book
2. Literary issues
3. An outline of the theological message of Zephaniah


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S. D. (Fanie) Snyman is research associate in Old and New Testament studies at the University of the Free State in Bloemfontein, South Africa. Known for his research on The Book of the Twelve, he is author of a commentary on Malachi, several books published in South Africa, and numerous articles.

David G. Firth is tutor in Old Testament at Trinity College, Bristol. He is the author of 1 & 2 Samuel (Apollos Old Testament Commentary), The Message of Esther, and The Message of Joshua, and the coeditor of Interpreting the Psalms, Interpreting Isaiah, Words and the Word, and Presence, Power and Promise.