The books of Nahum, Habakkuk and Zephaniah seldom receive the spotlight but, as Martin Pakula demonstrates in this clear and insightful commentary, these minor prophets have much to teach us about suffering (of Christians in particular), the problem of evil, and how God has dealt with it in the Israelites’ day and in ours. In particular, these books shed helpful light on the work of Jesus and the overall plan of God to save a remnant of Israel that would one day include people of all nations. Ideal for those leading in ministry, or for personal study.
Martin Pakula grew up as an orthodox Jew and became a Christian at university. An ordained Anglican minister, he has a Bachelor of Theology, and a Masters of Biblical Theology. He has worked in parish and university ministry and Jewish outreach and has lectured in Old Testament and Hebrew. He has been the senior staff worker for international students with the Christian Union (AFES) at Deakin University, Burwood, Melbourne, and is currently lecturing in Hebrew and Old Testament at the Presbyterian Theological College.