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Reading Hosea–Micah: A Literary and Theological Commentary
Fretheim, Terence E.

Macon, GA: Smyth & Helwys, 2013 pp. xv + 224. $22.00

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Reading the Old Testament


Description: In this new volume in the Reading the Old Testament commentary series, Terence E. Fretheim explores themes of indictment, judgment, and salvation in Hosea–Micah. The indictment against the people of God especially involves issues of idolatry, as well as abuse of the poor and needy. The effects of such behaviors are often horrendous in their severity. While God is often the subject of such judgments the consequences, like fruit, grow out of the deed itself. Issues of indictment and judgment are not finally ends in themselves, but in the service of the salvation of God.

Subjects: Bible, Hebrew Bible/Old Testament, Prophetic Literature, Book of the Twelve, Literature, Methods, Literary Approaches, Theological Approaches, Hosea, Joel, Amos, Obadiah, Jonah, Micah

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Review by David W. Baker
Published 7/17/2014
Citation: David W. Baker, review of Terence E. Fretheim, Reading Hosea–Micah: A Literary and Theological Commentary, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2014).


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