Read Jonah in August 2018 The bottom line An elaborate academic analysis of the minor prophets.This commentary provides a comprehensive analysis of four Old Testament books and the reader certainly will have little room for questions or need further investigation outside of this text The book of Micah, for example, is about ten pages in a standard Bible, and Allen s book devotesthan 120 pages to Micah alone For each prophet, the book provides The Eloquent And Uncompromising Calls For Social Righteousness By Some Of The Minor Prophets Are Familiar To Many, Yet The Writings Themselves Are Probably The Least Studied And Least Known Texts Of The Old Testament Those Who Are Familiar With These Books Are Also Aware Of The Historical And Literary Problems That Plague Their Study Drawing On Insights From Various Perspectives Theological, Historical, And Literary This Commentary On Joel, Obadiah, Jonah, And Micah By Leslie Allen Carefully And Imaginatively Reconstructs The Stage On Which The Message Of These Four Books Was Conveyed To Their Hebrew Hearers And Shows What Relevance, In Turn, They Hold For Contemporary ChristiansFor Each Of The Books There Is A Substantial Introduction In Which The Full Range Of Scholarly Opinion Is Presented And Assessed, A Select Bibliography, The Author S Own Translation Of The Text A Significant Contribution To Biblical Studies In Itself And An Extensive Commentary The Commentary On Micah Is The Basic One Of These Four In That It Treats At Greater Length Some Of The Same Forms And Motifs That Appear In Joel, Obadiah, And Jonah The Introductory Material For Joel Includes Discussions Of Canonicity And Textual Criticism That Apply To The Entire Volume
Leslie Allen MA, PhD, DD is senior professor of Old Testament, School of Theology, Fuller Theological Seminary Pasadena, California.
- 427 pages
- The Books of Joel, Obadiah, Jonah, and Micah (New International Commentary on the Old Testament)
- Leslie C. Allen
- 09 February 2019 Leslie C. Allen