Malachi: A Handbook on the Hebrew Text
Eddinger, Terry W.
Waco, Texas: Baylor University Press, 2012 pp. xiv + 160. $29.95
Baylor Handbook on the Hebrew Bible
Description: In this newest installment to the Baylor Handbook on the Hebrew Bible series, Terry Eddinger provides a practical guide for students and teachers working through the Hebrew text of Malachi. Eddinger addresses the grammatical and syntactical issues within the final book of the minor prophets, while drawing out the larger narrative of the text through analysis of how words and phrases function in larger clauses and paragraphs. Taking the work of translation and interpretation one step further, Malachi follows the poetic prose of the book's catechetical dialogue in order to provide greater understanding of the prophet's specific literary structure. Including chapter-specific keywords and an exhaustive linguistic glossary, Eddinger provides a valuable resource for all to better capture the meaning inherent in this underutilized book.
Subjects: Bible, Hebrew Bible / Old Testament, Prophetic Literature, Book of the Twelve, Literature, Methods, Linguistics, Hebrew, Malachi
Review by Buzz Brookman
Citation: Buzz Brookman, review of Terry W. Eddinger, Malachi: A Handbook on the Hebrew Text, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2013).
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