This two-volume set is a literary commentary of the book of the Twelve Prophets. Building upon the author's previous work on the structure and literary coherence of the book of Isaiah, it attempts to read the book of the Twelve as a distinctive literary work with it's own structure, themes, and theological or ideological perspective. In addition, it treats each of the twelve minor prophets as a literacy entity unto itself as well as a component unit of the larger book of the Twelve. This is volume one in the set and contains the minor prophets: Hosea, Joel, Amos, Obadiah, and Jonah.
Format: Hardcover Number of Pages: 384 Vendor: Michael Glazier Books Publication Date: 2000 Dimensions: 9 X 6 (inches)
ISBN: 0814650953 ISBN-13: 9780814650950 Availability: Usually ships in 24-48 hours. Series:Berit Olam
There is generally no common material that binds together the works of the individual prophets that comprise the Twelve, but through Sweeney's commentary they stand together as a single, clearly defined book among the other prophetic books of the Bible. Each of the twelve individual books--Hosea, Joel, Amos, Obadiah, Jonah, Micah, Nahum, Habakkuk, Zephaniah, Haggai, Zechariah, and Malachi--begins with its own narrative introduction that identifies the prophet and provides details concerning the historical setting and literary characteristics. In this manner each book is clearly distinguished from the others within the overall framework of the Twelve.