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The Book of Hosea
HARDCOVER; Published: 8/3/2010
ISBN: 978-0-8028-2539-1
428 Pages
Trim Size, in inches: 6.25x9.25

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Series: The New International Commentary on the Old Testament (NICOT)

In this solid theological commentary on the book of Hosea, J. Andrew Dearman considers the prophetic figure's historical roots in the covenant traditions of ancient Israel, includes his own translation of the biblical text, and masterfully unpacks Hosea's poetic, metaphorical message of betrayal, judgment, and reconciliation.
REVIEWS
Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society
"Well-written, well informed, and deals seriously with the theology of the book. It is highly recommended and should become a standard resource for those studying Hosea."
Journal of Hebrew Scriptures
"Well researched and thoughtful. . . . Will benefit students, pastors, and scholars alike."
Religious Studies Review
"A must-read for all students and scholars of Hosea."
Trinity Journal
"A useful and helpful tool for academics and clergy alike. . . . Positive and insightful and therefore a must for a pastor preparing a sermon on the book or for a student writing a paper for a seminary class."
Masters Seminary Journal
"A very helpful addition to understanding the prophecy of Hosea."
Interpretation
"A significant contribution."
Bill T. Arnold
— Asbury Theological Seminary
"This is a welcome addition to the NICOT series on one of the most important prophets of ancient Israel. The introduction is especially helpful on Hosea's use of metaphors and similes, and readers will not be disappointed by Dearman's thorough and penetrating exegesis."
Tremper Longman III
— Westmont College
"Hosea's complexities begin with translation and extend to its rich use of imagery. Andrew Dearman brings his considerable skills as a Hebraist and historian as well as his expert literary and theological sensitivities to bear on the interpretation of this important book. Serious engagement with the book of Hosea now starts with Dearman's commentary."
Mark J. Boda
— McMaster Divinity College, McMaster University
"Dearman's commentary provides the most recent deep engagement with the ancient text of Hosea the prophet. Dialoguing with the best of scholarship, the commentary offers both detailed exegesis of the text with accompanying translation from the original Hebrew, as well as general overviews at key literary junctures to orient the reader to the progressive development of the book as a whole. Particularly helpful is Dearman's sensitivity to the social context of ancient Israelite households. He restores the vivid metaphorical colors of the book of Hosea long faded by history. This is a welcome addition to the NICOT series."
Stephen Reid
— Baylor University
"The book of Hosea is pound for pound as difficult a prophetic book as one can find in the Bible, so we appreciate the work of J. Andrew Dearman in this extraordinary commentary. . . Dearman captures well the metaphorical theology of Hosea, and his thoughtful reflection on the text attends to the various issues of every passage in the book. In his appendices he guides the reader through ten topics that dominate Hosea scholarship. Readers will consistently appreciate Dearman's clear and succinct writing style. Reading this commentary is a treat."

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