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Hosea (Old Testament Library)

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Beschreibung

Beschreibung

Throughout the commentary the fundamental teaching of Hosea is given prominence in such a way that it is never obscured by uncertainties in particular expressions of it. This is a satisfying and well-balanced book which refrains from claiming certitude of exegesis where the evidence does not provide sufficiently definite material for it' (Society for Old Testament Studies
Book List).
'The work is divided into a short introduction dealing with the man, the time, the sayings, the message and the book, followed by a selective bibliography and a commentary in 37 sections with headings which will help in the study of the book. It can be highly recommended' (Jewish Quarterly).
'Though the author is well acquainted with Hebrew grammar and
philology these are nowhere obtruded on the reader. Similarly questions of textual reading do not claim the focus of attention. They must necessarily receive attention, since the text, especially of Hosea is quite certainly corrupt in many places and it is essential to establish and justify the text which is the basis of the comment before its significance can be unfolded. But these questions are discussed with restraint, and the more technical material is put in the footnote where it will not divert attention from the exposition of the fundamental message of these prophets . A fine volume which is an important enrichment of our exegetical literature' (H. H. Rowley in The British
Weekly).
James L. Mays is Professor of Old Testament Studies at Union Theological Seminary, Richmond, Virginia.
EAN: 9780334006435
ISBN: 0334006430
Untertitel: Paperback. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: SCM Press
Erscheinungsdatum: August 2012
Seitenanzahl: 202 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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