Fortress Press

The Prophets: Fortress Commentary on the Bible Study Edition

This concise commentary on the Prophets, excerpted from the Fortress Commentary on the Bible: The Old Testament and Apocrypha, engages readers in the work of biblical interpretation. Contributors from a rich diversity of perspectives connect historical-critical analysis with sensitivity to current theological, cultural, and interpretive issues.

Each chapter (Isaiah through Malachi) includes an introduction and commentary based on three lenses: ancient context, the interpretative tradition, and contemporary questions and challenges. The Prophets introduces fresh perspectives and draws students, preachers, and interested readers into the challenging work of interpretation.

  • ISBN 9781506415857
  • Format Paperback
  • Dimensions 7.5 x 9.25
  • Pages 380
  • Publication Date September 1, 2016


Editor’s/Publisher’s Note
Introduction—The Editors
Reading the Old Testament in Ancient and Contemporary Contexts—Matthew J. M. Coomber
The People of God and the Peoples of the Earth—Hugh R. Page Jr.
Reading the Christian Old Testament in the Contemporary World—Daniel L. Smith-Christopher
Themes and Perspectives in the Prophets: Truth, Tragedy, Trauma—Carol J. Dempsey, OP
Isaiah 1–39—Marvin A. Sweeney
Isaiah 40–66—Chris A. Franke
Jeremiah—Kelly J. Murphy
Lamentations—Wilma Ann Bailey
Ezekiel—Corrine L. Carvalho
Daniel—Anathea E. Portier-Young
Hosea—Alice A. Keefe
Joel—Ronald A. Simkins
Amos—M. Daniel Carroll R.
Obadiah—Joseph F. Scrivner
Jonah—Matthew J. M. Coomber
Micah—Matthew J. M. Coomber
Nahum—Wilhelm J. Wessels
Habakkuk—Hugh R. Page Jr.
Zephaniah—Jin Hee Han
Haggai—J. Blake Couey  
Zechariah—Amy Erickson
Malachi—Richard J. Coggins and Jin Hee Han