Verhoef's study on the Books of Haggai and Malachi is part of The New International Commentary on the Old Testament, a series which devotes considerable care to achieving a balance between technical information and homiletic-devotional interpretation. The commentary itself is based on the author's own translation of the Hebrew text.This is evident from the following sentence: That you would riot kindle a fire upon my altar in vain. kindle. The Hebrew verb talru is a Hiphil form derived from the root a#39;or, aquot;to become or be light, aquot; aquot;to shine, aquot; aquot;to light up, aquot; but in our context it has the ... The propheta#39;s intention then would have been that there would be no compensation for the kindling of fire upon the altar. The accusation of the prophet , however, does not presuppose the covetousness of the priests, but merely states that suchanbsp;...
|Title||:||The Books of Haggai and Malachi|
|Author||:||Pieter A. Verhoef|
|Publisher||:||Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing - 1987-03-10|