Zechariah commentary recommendations?

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timfost

Puritan Board Senior
Hi all,

I'm studying Zechariah and would be appreciative to hear of your favorite commentaries. Besides Calvin and Henry, I also have T.V. Moore and H.C. Leupold.

Thank you!
 
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Regi Addictissimus

Completely sold out to the King
The best is Thomas E. McComiskey's in the three volume set on the Minor Prophets. It is located in volume three. The whole set is excellent. Alec Motyer has a few commentaries within the set.
I would supplement his with Iain Duguid, Richard Phillips, T. V. Moore, John Gill, and Calvin.
 
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Ed Walsh

Puritan Board Junior
I'm studying Zechariah and would be appreciative to hear of your favorite commentaries. Besides Calvin and Henry, I also have T.V. Moore and H.C. Leupold.
@iainduguid

I read our own Iain Duguid's commentary cover to cover about two months ago. It's short and doesn't deal with textual matters much, but he ties the final three minor prophets together concisely and skillfully. I especially liked the last chapter of Zechariah with God as the victor over the whole world. Very good.
A Study Commentary on Haggai, Zechariah and Malachi, by Iain M. Duguid

I could send you a sample chapter of your choice by PDF if interested.

Ed
 
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timfost

Puritan Board Senior
@iainduguid

I read our own Iain Duguid's commentary cover to cover about two months ago. It's short and doesn't deal with textual matters much, but he ties the final three minor prophets together concisely and skillfully. I especially liked the last chapter of Zechariah with God as the victor over the whole world. Very good.
A Study Commentary on Haggai, Zechariah and Malachi, by Iain M. Duguid

I could send you a sample chapter of your choice by PDF if interested.

Ed

Oo, I would like that if it's ok with our author!
 

iainduguid

Puritan Board Sophomore
I'll ask him.
Fine by me. The hardback is out of print (though still available if you search for it), but Evangelical Press have just brought it out in soft cover, with a different look but a similarly outrageous price. The perils of publishing with UK publishers, I'm afraid.
 

iainduguid

Puritan Board Sophomore
By the way Anthony Petterson also did Zechariah in the minor prophets volume of the ESV Expository Commentary. This new series will cover the whole Bible in 12 volumes and has been beautifully produced by Crossway. It's my go to recommendation for a good resource that covers the whole Bible in a relatively concise format. (Truth in Advertising: I'm one of the editors, along with Jay Sklar and Jim Hamilton; I'm actually editing the bulk of the OT, and edited Petterson's work, which is a strong contribution)
 

Charles Johnson

Puritan Board Freshman
Scotch Presbyterian George Hutcheson's Commentary on the Minor prophets is the best from the Puritan era. Spurgeon rated it three out of three for quality.
 

BayouHuguenot

Puritanboard Amanuensis
There is a commentary by M. Kline on Zechariah. There is also a more exegetical commentary on Zechariah by George Klein. Both recommended.
 

py3ak

They're stalling and plotting against me
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Sir George Adam Smith cannot be trusted, but he does deal with some matters that others tend to ignore. I'm not entirely sure he's worth it. The more I use Keil & Delitzsch, however, the more it seems to me that they have not been superseded and will likely never be replaced. At times it's easy to get lost in the weeds, but at times they are uniquely brilliant.
 

bookslover

Puritan Board Doctor
By the way Anthony Petterson also did Zechariah in the minor prophets volume of the ESV Expository Commentary. This new series will cover the whole Bible in 12 volumes and has been beautifully produced by Crossway. It's my go to recommendation for a good resource that covers the whole Bible in a relatively concise format. (Truth in Advertising: I'm one of the editors, along with Jay Sklar and Jim Hamilton; I'm actually editing the bulk of the OT, and edited Petterson's work, which is a strong contribution)

I've seen some of those volumes. Kind of reminds me of the old (early 20th century) Expositor's Bible.
 

Regi Addictissimus

Completely sold out to the King
I forgot to mention Jerome & Kimchi's commentaries.

Jerome's:
https://www.ivpress.com/commentaries-on-the-twelve-prophets-vol-2

From a Jewish perspective, you can check out Kimchi's commentary or read Gill for a synthesis of Jewish thought.

https://www.logos.com/product/53251/rabbi-david-kimchis-commentary-upon-the-prophecies-of-zechariah

I always try to gather an eclectic mix of commentaries from different periods of Church history when studying Scripture. You may not agree with Patristic and Jewish commentators but they will challenge you.
 

Delahunt

Puritan Board Freshman
You may try out "God Remembers" by Charles Feinberg to get a dispensational perspective, in order to deal with positions on passages with which you disagree. Especially as these views are typically common in evangelicalism (your layfolk may not hold to them, but I am guessing have heard of them in some form or fashion).
 

BayouHuguenot

Puritanboard Amanuensis
ANd don't dismiss older Dispensational commentaries like Merrill Tenney and Unger. They might be wrong in conclusions, but they did wrestle with the languages and where the Hebrew might be difficult.
 

Regi Addictissimus

Completely sold out to the King
By the way Anthony Petterson also did Zechariah in the minor prophets volume of the ESV Expository Commentary. This new series will cover the whole Bible in 12 volumes and has been beautifully produced by Crossway. It's my go to recommendation for a good resource that covers the whole Bible in a relatively concise format. (Truth in Advertising: I'm one of the editors, along with Jay Sklar and Jim Hamilton; I'm actually editing the bulk of the OT, and edited Petterson's work, which is a strong contribution)
They are lovely volumes, indeed. Crossway has sent me a few of them. Volume three is massive, which one would expect covering 1 Samuel through 2 Chronicles. I look forward to completing the set.
 
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