The close-knit bond between prophecy and history, according to O. Palmer Robertson, becomes particularly clear through the study of Nahum, Habakkuk and Zephaniah. As the historical context of their messages is explored, it becomes ever more apparent that the events that occurred to Judah and its neighbours spoke in anticipation of world-shaking circumstances that were yet to come.
In this commentary, Robertson combines the insights of biblical theology with a keen awareness of the age in which we live. After first dealing with the relevant background issues of Nahum, Habakkuk and Zephaniah - redemptive-historical setting, theological perspective, date and authorship, and so on - Robertson applies the care and precision of an exegete and the concern of a pastor to his verse-by-verse exposition of each book.
"Robertson has produced an outstanding volume that treats three of the lesser-known Old Testament prophecies. He writes in a clear style with an emphasis on the rich theological meaning of these prophets and with a pastor's insight regarding their relevance to Christians today." - Tremper Longman III, Robert H. Gundry Professor of Biblical Studies at Westmont College