6 kregel.com/academic OLD TESTAMENT A COMMENTARY ON THE BOOK OF THE TWELVE The Minor Prophets Kregel Exegetical Library See page 32 for full series MICHAEL SHEPHERD 978-0-8254-4459-3 • $38.99 Hardback • 6 x 9 • 528 pages Biblical Commentary / Old Testament Kregel Academic Rights: World Available The books of the twelve Minor Prophets are some of the least studied by Christians today, but they contain some of the great themes of Scripture, such as God’s mercy and judgment, His covenant with Israel, the day of the Lord, and the coming of the Messiah. Arguing for a canonical unity that recognizes the Minor Prophets as one cohesive composition, Michael Shepherd explains the historical meaning of each verse of the twelve books and also provides guidance for application and preaching. Pastors, teachers, and serious students of Scripture will find a wealth of insights for understanding the Minor Prophets. “Michael Shepherd is my favorite Old Testament exegete. I had high expectations for this commen- tary and they were gloriously exceeded. It is bursting with biblical insights. I could not commend it more highly.” —Jason C. Meyer, pastor for preaching and vision, Bethlehem Baptist Church “When I struggle to understand a text from the Book of the Twelve, Michael Shepherd’s works are the first that I consult. This excellent commentary offers clear, detailed, and illuminating explanations of this crucial section of the Hebrew Bible.” —Charles L. Quarles, Charles Page Chair of Biblical Theology, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary “[A Commentary on the Book of the Twelve] is concisely presented and invites readers to consider how tak- ing seriously the literary context of the Twelve can enhance the reading of the books. He looks for inter- nal clues upon which to ground his reading.” —James D. Nogalski, professor of Old Testament, Baylor University Michael Shepherd (PhD, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary) is associate professor of biblical studies at Cedarville University. His other publications include Textuality and the Bible.