Hosea, along with Amos, opens the period of the "Writing Prophets." He is the only man called to the office of prophet who both lived and prophesied in the Northern Kingdom of Israel. This volume offers a verse-by-verse commentary on the book of Hosea. James Luther Mays gives the background to the book of Hosea: Hosea, the man; the time; the sayings; the message; and the contents of the book.
The Old Testament Library provides fresh and authoritative reatments of important aspects of Old Testament study through commentaries and general surveys. The contributors are scholars of international standing.
This commentary volume is available individually, or as part of the following sets:
Old Testament Library Commentary Series (49 Vols.)
Old & New Testament Library Commentary Series (68 Vols.)
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James Luther Mays
is Cyrus M. McCormick Professor Emeritus of Hebrew and Old Testament Interpretation at Union Theological Seminary in Richmond,Virginia. He was the general editor of the best- selling Interpretation: A Bible Commentary for Teacing and Preaching series, and is author of many books, including Psalms in the Interpretation series and The Lord Reigns: A TheologicalHandbook to the Psalms.ISBN: 9780664221553