Based on the NIV translation, this volume features careful section-by-section exposition with key terms and phrases highlighted and all Hebrew transliterated. A separate section of notes at the close of each chapter provides additional textual and technical comments. Each commentary also includes a selected bibliography as well as Scripture and subject indexes. Hosea, Joel,Amos, Obadiah, Jonah, Micah are included in this volume.
The Understanding the Bible Commentary Series helps any reader navigate the strange and sometimes intimidating literary terrain of the Bible. These accessible volumes break down the barriers between the ancient and modern worlds so that the power and meaning of the biblical texts become transparent to contemporary readers. The contributors tackle the task of interpretation using the full range of critical methodologies and practices, yet they do so as people of faith who hold the text in the highest regard. Pastors, teachers, and lay people alike will cherish the easily understandable truth found in this commentary series.
Elizabeth Achtemeier (1926-2002) was adjunct professor of Bible and homiletics at Union Theological Seminary in Virginia. She authored a number of books, including Nature, God, and Pulpit and Preaching from the Old Testament. She was an ordained minister of the Presbyterian Church (USA).