Free Bible Commentary


The Post-Exilic Prophets:
Obadiah, Joel, Haggai and Malachi

By Dr. Bob Utley, retired professor of hermeneutics (Biblical interpretation)


Brief Explanations of the Technical Resources used in This Commentary

Brief Definitions of Hebrew Verbal Forms that Impact Exegesis

Abbreviations Used in This Commentary

A Word From the Author: How Can This Commentary Help You?

A Guide to Good Bible Reading: A Personal Search for Verifiable Truth


Introduction to Obadiah

Introduction to Joel
Joel 1 Joel 2 Joel 3

Introduction to Haggai
Haggai 1 Haggai 2  

Introduction to Malachi
Malachi 1 Malachi 2 Malachi 3
    Malachi 4


Old Testament Prophecy

Hebrew Poetry

Brief Historical Survey of the Powers of Mesopotamia

Chart of the Entire Old Testament

Timeline of the Post-Exilic Period

Doctrinal Statement


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