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The Books of Haggai and Malachi
Jacobs, Mignon R.

Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2017 pp. xlv + 377. $48.00

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New International Commentary on the Old Testament


Description: In this commentary on Haggai and Malachi, Mignon Jacobs offers clear and insightful interpretation of the text while highlighting themes that are especially relevant to contemporary concerns, such as honoring or dishonoring God, the responsibilities of leaders, questioning God, and hearing the prophetic word in challenging times. Engaging with the latest scholarship, Jacobs provides a thorough introduction to both prophets in which she addresses questions of authorship, date, purpose, structure, and theology, followed by a new translation of the biblical text and a verse-by-verse commentary. With intertextual discussions about key aspects of the text and attention to competing perspectives, this commentary offers a rich new interpretation of Haggai and Malachi.

Subjects: Bible, Hebrew Bible/Old Testament, Prophetic Literature, Book of the Twelve, Literature, Haggai, Malachi

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Review by Stacy Davis
Published 8/1/2018
Citation: Stacy Davis, review of Mignon R. Jacobs, The Books of Haggai and Malachi, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2018).


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