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Hosea: A Handbook on the Hebrew Text
Tully, Eric J.

Waco, TX: Baylor University Press, 2018 pp. xii + 368. $39.95

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Baylor Handbook on the Hebrew Bible


Description: In this volume, Eric J. Tully provides a foundational analysis of the text of Hosea. Hosea is distinguished by the detailed and comprehensive attention paid to the Hebrew text. Tully's analysis is a convenient pedagogical and reference tool that explains the form and syntax of the biblical text, offers guidance for deciding between competing semantic analyses, engages important text-critical debates, and addresses questions relating to the Hebrew text that are not always addressed in standard commentaries. Beyond serving as a succinct and accessible analytic key, Hosea also reflects the most up-to-date advances in scholarship on Hebrew grammar and linguistics―specifically, this edition relies on the methodology of generative grammar utilized in other recent volumes in this series. This handbook proves itself an indispensable tool for anyone committed to a deep reading of the Hebrew biblical text.

Subjects: Bible, Hebrew Bible/Old Testament, Prophetic Literature, Book of the Twelve, Literature, Methods, Linguistics, Hebrew, Hosea

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Review by Barry A. Jones
Published 5/16/2019
Citation: Barry A. Jones, review of Eric J. Tully, Hosea: A Handbook on the Hebrew Text, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2019).


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