Amos, Hosea, Micah, Nahum, Zephaniah, Habakkuk
Dempsey, Carol J.
Collegeville, Minn.: Liturgical Press, 2013 pp. 148. $14.95
New Collegeville Bible Commentary, 15
Edited by Daniel Durken, O.S.B.
Description: These six prophets proclaim powerful messages about judgment and the sovereignty of God. Amos challenges hypocrisy and injustice. Hosea's marriage symbolizes the covenant between God and Israel, moving from love to separation and then reunion. Micah, Nahum, and Zephaniah condemn corrupt leadership, injustice to the poor, and worship of false gods. Habakkuk reminds all to rely on God, who will punish the evil and defeat chaos. Flowing through all these calls to be a better people is the unfailing promise of a faithful and forgiving God.
Subjects: Bible, Hebrew Bible/Old Testament, Prophetic Literature, Book of the Twelve, Literature, Methods, Historical Approaches, Literary Approaches, Hosea, Amos, Micah, Nahum, Habakkuk, Zephaniah
Review by Stephen Breck Reid
Citation: Stephen Breck Reid, review of Carol J. Dempsey, Amos, Hosea, Micah, Nahum, Zephaniah, Habakkuk, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2014).
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