Robertson, O. Palmer
While the Minor Prophets speak to a vast array of issues, this book is particularly focussed on what they have to say about Jesus Christ. It is not a verse-by-verse commentary, nor is it an effort to deal with all the implications of their prophecies.
The Lord Jesus Christ is revealed in three ways in this new 2014 study:
1. The explicit New Testament references linking the words of these prophets and the Saviour.
2. The use of typology, where analogies and parallels in the text point to Christ. These are sometimes specifically revealed in the New Testament, but at other times are apparent in any case. For example, the author shows how Hosea’s relationship with unfaithful Gomer is a type of the relationship between the Lord and his church.
3. The recognition of Biblical themes which appear in the prophets (as well as other parts of the Old Testament) and are also found in the life and ministry of the Lord Jesus Christ.
• Incomparable love - Hosea
• A Call for Radical Repentance - Joel
• When the Lion Roars - Amos
• The Kingdom is the Lord’s - Obadiah
• Amazing Grace - Jonah
• What the Lord Requires - Micah
• Night Falls on the Day of Grace - Nahum
• Living by Faith - Habakkuk • A Tale of Two Days - Zephaniah
• A Temple of Greater Glory - Haggai
• Looking Back and Looking Forward - Zechariah
• Getting the Message - Malachi
Anthony Selvaggio, formerly a practising attorney, is currently the pastor of the College Hill Reformed Presbyterian Church (RPCNA) in Beaver Falls, PA, USA. He also serves as an adjunct professor of Biblical Studies at the Reformed Presbyterian Theological Seminary in Pittsburgh, PA.