Study questions, maps, charts, key words, history, background, outlines, and links to help you study the Old Testament book of Malachi.
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- Author: Prophet Malachi
- Date: Most likely during Nehemiah’s return to Persia (c. 433-424 BC).
- Malachi marks the beginning of God’s 400 years of prophetic silence broken by John the Baptist.
Genre: Understanding Prophecy
Introduction to the Exile & Return
Chart: Bible History at a glance
Blue Letter Bible: Old Testament Timeline
Jensen’s Survey of the Old Testament
Timeline of the Babylonian Captivity
Minor Prophets Quotes in the NT
BibleHistory.com: List of the Kings of Persia
Ray C Stedman: Overview of the Book
ESV: The Global Message of Malachi
NIV: Introduction to the Minor Prophets
James van Dine: Analysis of Malachi
David Malick: An Introduction to the Book of Malachi
David Malik (Bible.org): An Argument of the Book of Malachi
JVernon McGee: Malachi – Introductory Notes, Outlines
Charles Swindoll: Malachi Overview
William Orr: Keys to Malachi
Maps from Holman Bible Atlas
The Kingdoms of Israel and Judah
The Kingdoms of Israel and Judah (1)
The Kingdoms of Israel and Judah (2)
The Kingdoms of Israel and Judah (3)
Conflicts between Israel and Aram-Damascus
The Golden Ages of the 9th & 8th centuries BCE
Phoenician Trade and Civilization
Trade Routes throughout the Middle East
Israel & Judah in the days of Jeroboam II and Uzziah
The Assyrian Empire under Tiglath-Pileser III
Fall of Samaria and Deportation of Israelites
The Fall of the Kingdom of Israel
Assyrian Districts after the Fall of Samaria
Prophets of the 8th Century BCE
Judah Alone amid International Powers
Hezekiah’s Preparation for Revolt
Sennacherib’s Campaign against Judah
Assyria in the 7th century BCE
The Rise of the Neo-Babylonian Empire
The Districts of Judah under King Josiah
Nebuchadnezzar’s Campaigns against Judah
The Persian Period
World Powers of the 6th century BCE
The Conquests of Cyrus the Great
The Return of the Jewish Exiles to Judah
ESV Study Bible Maps
Lord (39x) – Lord of Hosts
“But/yet you say” Mal 1:2; Mal 1:6; Mal 1:7; Mal 2:14; Mal 2:17; Mal 3:7; Mal 3:8; Mal 3:13.
day (5x; that day, day is coming) – Strong’s H3117 in Mal 3:2; Mal 3:17; Mal 4:1; Mal 4:3; Mal 4:5.
return (4x/2v) – Strong’s H7724 in Mal 1:4; Mal 3:7.
messenger (3x/2v) – Strong’s H4397 in Mal 2:7; Mal 3:1
curse (4x3v) – Strong’s H3994 in Mal 2:2; Mal 3:9; Strong’s H779 in Mal 2:2; Strong’s H2764a in Mal 4:6.
name (7x) – Strong’s H8034 in Mal 1:6; Mal 1:11; Mal 1:14; Mal 2:2; Mal 2:5; Mal 3:16; Mal 4:2.
test (2x) – Strong’s H974 in Mal 3:10; Mal 3:15.
Dictionaries & Encyclopedias
Baker’s Evangelical Dictionary of Biblical Theology: Malachi, theology of
American Tract Society Malachi
Bridgeway Bible Dictionary Malachi
Fausset Bible Dictionary Malachi
Holman Bible Dictionary Malachi
Hitchcock Bible Names Malachi
Hastings’ Dictionary of the Bible Malachi
Morrish Bible Dictionary Malachi
1911 Encyclopedia Britannica Malachi
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia Malachi
Kitto Biblical Cyclopedia Malachi
McClintock and Strong’s Bible Encyclopedia Malachi
The Nuttall Encyclopedia Malachi
Easton’s Bible Dictionary Malachi
Commentaries & Study Bibles
Ligionier.org Top 5 Commentaries: Malachi
Tim Challies Best Commentaries:
Commentary Reviews: Malachi
Walter Kaiser – Malachi – God’s Unchanging Love
Calvin’s Commentary on the Bible: Malachi
Matthew Henry: Malachi
Albert Barnes Notes: Malachi
Reformation Study Bible Notes: Malachi
Geneva Study Bible: Malachi
Precept Austin Commentaries & Sermons: Malachi
A Commentary On The Book Of Malachi by Richard V. Clearwaters
Wakening A Sleeping Metaphor- A New Interpretation Of Malachi 1:11 –Åke Viberg
Discovering the Macrostructure of the Book of Malachi- Mal. 1:1–12 as a Test Case — Rand Michael Muender
Malachi 1:11 And The Worship Of The Nations In The Old Testament — J. G. Baldwin
Divorce And Violence- Synonymous Parallelism In Malachi 2:16 — Elaine A. Heath
Is The Messiah Announced In Malachi 3:1- Andrew S. Malone
Will There Be Another Elijah- Carl Armerding
A Thematic Development Of The Haggai-Zechariah-Malachi Corpus — Ronald W. Pierce
WJ Beecher: The Prophets and the Promise
Craig Bloomberg: Elijah, Election, and the Use of Malachi in the NT
Charles Feinberg: The Commanding Importance of the Prophetic Scriptures
William Luck: Divorce and Re-Marriage: Recovering the Biblical View
Richard Mayhue: The Prophet’s Watchword: Day of the LORD
Max I Reich: The Messianic Hope of Israel – The Hope Scheduled in Malachi
What are the Major and Minor Prophets?
Why did God love Jacob and hate Esau (Malachi 1:3; Romans 9:13)?
How do we bring blemished offerings to God (Malachi 1:8)?
What does it mean to profane the covenant (Malachi 2:10)?
What does Malachi 2:16 mean when God says, ‘I hate divorce’?
How can we express our doubt to God without offending Him (Malachi 2:17; 3:14-15)?
Who is the promised messenger of Malachi 3:1?
What is the significance of the refiner’s fire and launderer’s soap in Malachi 3:2?
What Does It Mean to Test God?
What does it mean to rebuke the devourer in Malachi 3:11?
Does the teaching on tithing in Malachi 3:9-10 apply to us today?
What is the book of remembrance (Malachi 3:16)?
What is the sun of righteousness (Malachi 4:2)?
Was John the Baptist Elijah reincarnated (Malachi 3:1; 4:5)?
Why must Elijah return before the end times (Malachi 4:5-6)?
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