Commentaries on Malachi

On this page you will find Bible commentaries on the Old Testament book of Malachi. The commentaries listed first are those that have received the best reviews. You will also find options for commentaries on Malachi that help pastors, teachers, and readers with application of the text, commentaries that approach the Scripture verse-by-verse, classic Christian commentaries, and much more.

Top Reviewed Commentaries on Malachi



Malachi (The Minor Prophets) by Douglas Stuart, McComiskey, ed.


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Accolades:

Desiring God: #1 commentary on The Minor Prophets

Tremper Longman: 4 out of 5 stars, “particularly good in connecting the prophet to covenant curses and blessings”

Keith Mathison: #1 ranked commentary on Malachi, “This commentary continues [Stuart’s] excellence”

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Haggai, Zechariah and Malachi (TOTC) by Joyce Baldwin


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Accolades:

Tremper Longman: “a very insightful, conservative commentary”

Keith Mathison: #3 ranked commentary on Malachi, “clear and concise without being shallow”

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Haggai and Malachi (NICOT) by Pieter A. Verhoef


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Accolades:

Tremper Longman: “recommended as a scholarly guide to both of these prophetic books”

Keith Mathison: #2 ranked commentary on Malachi, “For those who lack a knowledge of Hebrew, and are seeking a thorough commentary on Malachi, this volume is highly recommended.”

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Micah-Malachi (WBC) by Ralph L. Smith


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Accolades:

Tremper Longman: “solid and competent”

Keith Mathison: #5 ranked commentary on Malachi, “worth consulting”

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Joel, Obadiah, Malachi (NIVAC) by David W. Baker


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Accolades:

Tremper Longman: 4 out of 5 stars, “skillfully exposits the meaning and application of these three Minor Prophets”

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Haggai, Zechariah, and Malachi (Focus) by John L. Mackay


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Accolades:

Keith Mathison: #4 ranked commentary on Malachi, “helpful for pastors seeking a way to communicate the meaning of this book to a contemporary audience”

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Any Christian seeking devotional aides
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Haggai (FOTL) by Michael H. Floyd


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Accolades:

Tremper Longman: 5 out of 5 stars, “this excellent work will only be helpful to scholars”

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Malachi (Anchor) by Andrew E. Hill


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Accolades:

Tremper Longman: 4 out of 5 stars, “an extensive and excellent analysis of the introductory issues connected with this book”

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More Commentaries with Application Help for Pastors



Micah, Nahum, Habakkuk, Zephaniah, Haggai, Zechariah, Malachi (TPC) by Walter Kaiser Jr.


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Nahum, Habakkuk, Zephaniah, Haggai, Zechariah, Malachi (Interpretation) by Elizabeth Achtemeier


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Zephaniah, Haggai, Zechariah, and Malachi (CCEC) by Micah Fries, Stephen Rummage, and Robby Gallaty


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More Verse-by-Verse Commentaries



The Minor Prophets by Charles L. Feinberg


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The Message of Malachi (BST) by Peter Adams


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Minor Prophets (IEC) by H.A. Ironside


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Minor Prophets (CBC) by Richard D. Patterson and Andrew E. Hill


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Nahum, Habakkuk, Zephaniah, Haggai, Zechariah, Malachi (HOTC) by Stephen R. Miller


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Haggai, Zechariah and Malachi (AOTC) by Anthony R. Petterson


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Nahum, Habakkuk, Zephaniah, Haggai, Zechariah, Malachi (AOTC) by Julia M. O’Brien


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