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Joel's arresting imagery – blasting trumpet, darkened sun and marching hosts – has shaped the church's eschatological vision of a day of wrath. Amos's ringing indictments – callous oppression, heartless worship and self-seeking gain – have periodically awakened the conscience of God's people. Two thousand five hundred years later, those prophetic words still speak powerfully. Tchavdar Hadjiev’s commentary on the books of Joel and Amos examines their literary features, historical context, theology and ethics.
The Tyndale Old Testament Commentaries have long been a trusted resource for Bible study. The introduction to each volume gives a concise but thorough description of the authorship, date and historical background of the biblical book under consideration. The commentary itself examines the text section by section, drawing out its main themes. It also comments on individual verses and deals with problems of interpretation. Written by some of the world's most distinguished evangelical scholars, they continue to aim at the true meaning of the Bible and to make its message plain to readers today.
This volume is also available as part of the following sets:
Tyndale Old Testament Commentaries Set (42 Vols.) — TOTC
Tyndale Old and New Testament Commentaries Set (71 Vols.) — TOTC & TNTC
Tchavdar Hadjiev is a lecturer in Old Testament and Hebrew, Belfast Bible College, an Honorary Lecturer at Queen's University, Belfast, and a visiting Lecturer at the Continental Theological Seminary, Brussels, Belgium. Prior to joining BBC in 2011 he taught Old Testament at the Bulgarian Evangelical Theological Institute and served as the Academic Dean of the United Theological Faculty. He is the author of The Composition and Redaction of the Book of Amos (de Gruyter) and the Joel, Obadiah, Habakkuk and Zephaniah volume of the T & T Clark Study Guide to the Old Testament.