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The life and mission of Amos the shepherd and prophet have always fascinated students of the Old Testament. This rancher-farmer from Tekoa, summoned dramatically by Yahweh to prophesy to Israel under the kingship of Jeroboam II (eighth century B.C.E.) about the corruption, injustice, and religious insincerity of his time, has intrigued scholars for centuries. Was Amos' message one of judgment and retribution only, or also of redemption?

Noted scholars Francis I. Andersen and David Noel Freedman, authors of the critically acclaimed Hosea, team up to examine and explain this critical segment of the Bible. Using new insights and modern methods, the authors interpret the text clearly, enthusiastically, and with startling perception. Readers will gain a new understanding of the historical, literary, and religious dimensions of the book of Amos. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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The life and mission of Amos the shepherd and  prophet have always fascinated students of the Old  Testament. This rancher-farmer from Tekoa, summoned  dramatically by Yahweh to prophesy to Israel under  the kingship of Jeroboam II (eighth century  B.C.E.) about the corruption, injustice, and religious  insincerity of his time, has intrigued scholars for  centuries. Was Amos' message one of judgment and  retribution only, or also of  redemption?

Noted scholars Francis I. Andersen and David  Noel Freedman, authors of the critically acclaimed  Hosea, team up to examine and  explain this critical segment of the Bible. Using new  insights and modern methods, the authors interpret  the text clearly, enthusiastically, and with  startling perception. Readers will gain a new  understanding of the historical, literary, and religious  dimensions of the book of Amos. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Product Details

  • Series: The Anchor Yale Bible Commentaries
  • Hardcover: 1024 pages
  • Publisher: Yale University Press (November 1, 1989)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0300140703
  • ISBN-13: 978-0300140705
  • Product Dimensions: 2.2 x 6.5 x 9.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #964,894 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By David Zampino VINE VOICE on February 9, 2004
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. . .to the Anchor Bible series and to serious study of Amos. I have been more than impressed with the Anchor Bible commentaries on the Minor Prophets and have included several, including this one, in a current class I'm teaching in the Minor Prophets. Of all these texts, Amos stands out as a masterpiece of modern, sensible Biblical scholarship.
Nowhere else have I seen such attention to detail. Nowhere else have I seen such in-depth Hebrew word studies (frankly, far beyond my own comprehension!) Never before have I gained such insights into a book I've read many times.
I highly recommend this volume for all serious students of the Minor Prophets -- whether one can read Hebrew or not.
The section of photographs is also a nice added touch.
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I am reading this commentary and am on page 600. The book is rich in detail and I am learning alot about the biblical period in the 8th century BCE. No detail seems too small to mention. I love the Anchor Bible Series. The comprehensiveness of this volume reminds me of Milgrom's Leviticus. I read the Anchor Bible commentaries from cover to cover and , as you can imagine, I spend a lot of time finishing each volume. But I not only read them for edification but for devotion as well. There is so much in these volumes. I am in the Old Testament now and have been for many years but plan on reading the New Testament volumes as well. Well worth the cost.
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I thoroughly agree with David Zampino's review on this. If you need to study Amos in detail this is well worth the money. You may not agree with all points - that's a given in practically any commentary - but it's so comprehensive and detailed that you'll be reluctant to turn elsewhere (which, of course, you should).

I've got Feinberg, McComiskey, Stuart, Smith, Hubbard, and a handful of others, but this is work is incredible.

Please note: I have not read it all, but the sections I have read are rich with detail. Alternatives are Stuart (WBC) or McComiskey. If you're looking for an easier read I recommend Motyer in the BST series - wonderful insights.
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The Anchor Bible Commentary Volumes are the top of all other series. This is the authority. Also, they are updated regularly. This gives background and line by like commentary of Amos' prophetic Book. Which may not have been written by Amos...If you want to know more, this is the Book.
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