The Message of Obadiah, Nahum & Zephaniah, By Gordon Bridger
The Message of Obadiah, Nahum & Zephaniah
  • Length: 336 pages
  • Dimensions: 5.5 × 8.25 in
  • Published: April 02, 2024
  • Imprint: IVP Academic
  • Item Code: A0651
  • ISBN: 9781514006511

*affiliate partner

Among the books of the Bible, Obadiah, Nahum, and Zephaniah are rarely read or preached. Gordon Bridger moves against this trend, encouraging the study and application of these Old Testament prophets.

Important biblical themes are found at the heart of these books: God's personal, sovereign, righteous, and loving character; facing up to sin and judgment; responding in repentance and faith; and hoping for future salvation and restoration. And in touch with the social and political issues of their day, the prophets speak to the real world: immoral political and religious leaders, personal and national pride, and the exile of God’s people from their home.

Part of the beloved Bible Speaks Today series, The Message of Obadiah, Nahum and Zephaniah offers an insightful, readable exposition of the biblical text and thought-provoking discussion of how its meaning relates to contemporary life. Used by students and teachers around the world, the Bible Speaks Today commentaries are ideal for those studying or preaching the Bible and anyone who wants to delve deeper into the text. This revised edition features lightly updated language, current NIV Scripture quotations, and a new interior design.


General preface
Author’s preface
Chief abbreviations
Select bibliography
Introduction to Obadiah, Nahum and Zephaniah

The message of Obadiah
Introducing Obadiah
1. The sovereignty of God: who is really in charge? (1, 15, 21)
2. The judgments of God: who will answer for what? (2-15)
3. The triumph of God: what hope is there? (15-21)

The message of Nahum
Introducing Nahum
4. Divine judgment: theologically explained (1:2-15)
5. Divine judgment: historically illustrated (2:1–3:19)

The message of Zephaniah
Introducing Zephaniah
6. God’s message of judgment (1:2–2:3)
7. Judgment and hope for the nations (2:4–3:8)
8. Hope and restoration for God’s people (3:9-20)


You May Also Like