Commentaries on Nahum

On this page you will find Bible commentaries on the Old Testament book of Nahum. The commentaries listed first are those that have received the best reviews. You will also find options for commentaries on Nahum 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 Nahum



Nahum (The Minor Prophets) by Tremper Longman III, McComiskey, ed.


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Accolades:

Desiring God: #1 commentary on The Minor Prophets

Tremper Longman: “shows the relevance of the book for today”

Keith Mathison: #2 ranked commentary on Nahum, “somewhat technical and requires some knowledge of Hebrew…very helpful on literary aspects of the text”

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Nahum, Habakkuk, and Zephaniah (NICOT) by O. Palmer Robertson


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Tremper Longman: “Robertson excels in theological analysis and pastoral application”

Keith Mathison: #1 ranked commentary on Nahum, “written from a more conservative perspective and is very accessible. Robertson is also very helpful at explaining the larger theological themes found within the book. Highly recommended.”

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Micah-Malachi (WBC) by Ralph L. Smith


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Tremper Longman: “solid and competent”

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

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Nahum, Habakkuk, Zephaniah (TOTC) by David W. Baker


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Tremper Longman: 4 out of 5 stars, “engaging writing style and an emphasis on theology and historical background”

Keith Mathison: #3 ranked commentary on Nahum, “For those seeking an introductory level commentary, the best one available is the volume in the Tyndale series by David W. Baker. It is very brief, but readers will get the big picture.”

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Micah, Nahum, Habakkuk, Zephaniah (NAC) by Kenneth Barker and Waylon Bailey


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Tremper Longman: 4 out of 5 stars, “strongly written, well-thought-out, and well-researched analysis of Nahum”

Keith Mathison: #3 ranked commentary on Nahum, “a helpful commentary”

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Jonah, Nahum, Habakkuk, Zephaniah (NIVAC) by James Bruckner


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Tremper Longman: “Bruckner does a nice job getting to the heart of the message”

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Nahum, Habakkuk, Zephaniah (EC) by Richard D. Patterson


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Tremper Longman: 4 out of 5 stars, “shows tremendous literary sensitivity to Nahum…places the book in its historical context”

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Nahum (Minor Prophets, Part 2; FOTL) by Michael Floyd


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

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Nahum, Habakkuk, and Zephaniah (OTL) by J. J. M. Roberts


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Tremper Longman: 4 out of 5 stars, “written in a way that even interested nonspecialists can understand”

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More Commentaries with Application Help for Pastors



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


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


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More Verse-by-Verse Commentaries



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


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Severe Compassion: The Gospel According to Nahum (GAOT) by Gregory D. Cook


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The Minor Prophets by Charles L. Feinberg


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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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Classic Christian Commentaries for Bible Study



Nahum and Habakkuk (Thru the Bible) by J. Vernon McGee


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Minor Prophets (IEC) by H.A. Ironside


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