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The reader of Malachi: Messenger of Rebuke and Renewal will find a treasure trove of practical truth. Its timeless message speaks to the human condition today. Whatever the need- social, political, or religious- you will find the answer in this verse-by-verse commentary, which gives much attention to the historical, cultural, literary, and grammatical background of the Jewish people.
Often the books of the prophets are viewed as antiquated historical literature, penned millennia ago by seers whose messages have little application to men living in the 20th century. Nothing could be further from the truth. The minor prophets are a treasure trove of practical truths whose timeless messages speak to the human condition, whether it be social, political, or religious.
An understanding of the Book of Malachi is of paramount importance for at least three reasons. First, it profiles the religious, social, and political issues Judah faced after the return from the Babylonian captivity. Second, Malachi was the last of the Old Testament prophets to herald God's message of judgement against sin and the glorious kingdom that awaits the righteous at the Messiah's coming. Third, it was the final authentic voice of prophecy until John the Baptist shattered the silence 400 years later with the words," Repent; for the kingdom of heaven is at hand."