Israel among the Nations: Nahum, Obadiah & Esther

Eerdmans 1985
ISBN: 9780802800480


This commentary concerns writings which emerged from three successive stages in Judah’s decline and captivity—the century of fear engendered by the Assyrian menace (addressed in Nahum), the shock and disorientation that followed the Babylonian destruction of Jerusalem (Obadiah), and the necessary dilemma of adapting yet maintaining their uniqueness in an alien setting (Esther). All three books reflect the efforts to maintain faith despite continued assaults on traditional views of the nature of God and the Covenant.

Key Features

  • Provides useful commentary on the three books that came out of the fall of Judah
  • Contains detailed analysis of the ancient Hebrew texts that make up Nahum, Obadiah, and Esther
  • All Scripture references appear on mouse-over


  • In Wrath Remember Mercy: A Commentary on the Book of Nahum
  • Judgment between Brothers: A Commentary on the Book of Obadiah
  • The Faithfulness of God: A Commentary on the Book of Esther

Product Details

  • Title: Title of Collection
  • Authors: Richard J. Coggins, S. Paul Re'Emi
  • Series: International Theological Commentary
  • Publisher: Eerdmans
  • Publication Date: 1985
  • Pages: 140

About the Authors

Richard J. Coggins, the author of the commentaries on Nahum and Obadiah, is Senior Lecturer in Old Testament Studies at Kings College, London.

S. Paul Re’emi is a scholar of both German and French universities who served for many years as presbyter of the Church of Scotland in Israel.


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