Commentaries on Zephaniah

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



Zephaniah (The Minor Prophets) by J. Alec Motyer, McComiskey, ed.


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Accolades:

Desiring God: #1 commentary on The Minor Prophets

Tremper Longman: 4 out of 5 stars, “a readable and solid interpretation”

Keith Mathison: #2 ranked commentary on Zephaniah, “fairly technical and requires some knowledge of Hebrew. It is very helpful.”

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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 Zephaniah, “very helpful at explaining the larger theological themes found within these books. Highly recommended.”

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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 Zephaniah, “Although very brief, it does communicate the main ideas very well.”

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Micah, Nahum, Habakkuh, Zephaniah by Kenneth L. Barker and Waylon Bailey


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Tremper Longman: “Bailey’s Zephaniah section is a solid commentary”

Keith Mathison: #4 ranked commentary on Zephaniah, “the volume in the NAC series by Barker and Bailey is also a helpful commentary”

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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 Zephaniah, “worth consulting”

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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, “[Patterson] is clear, engaging, and profound”

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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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Zephaniah (Anchor) by Adele Berlin


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Tremper Longman: 5 out of 5 stars, “helpfully discusses text, semantics, historical issues, and theological message”

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Habakkuk (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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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



Jonah, Micah, Nahum, Habakkuk and Zephaniah (Focus) by John L. Mackay


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The Minor Prophets by Charles L. Feinberg


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


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