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Obadiah, Jonah and Micah

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Obadiah's oracle against Edom.Jonah's mission to the city of Nineveh.Micah's message to Samaria and Jerusalem.

The texts of these minor but important prophets receive a fresh and penetrating analysis in this introduction and commentary. The authors consider each book's historical setting, composition, structure and authorship, as well as important themes and issues. Each book is then expounded in the concise and informative style that has ...

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Overview

Obadiah's oracle against Edom.Jonah's mission to the city of Nineveh.Micah's message to Samaria and Jerusalem.

The texts of these minor but important prophets receive a fresh and penetrating analysis in this introduction and commentary. The authors consider each book's historical setting, composition, structure and authorship, as well as important themes and issues. Each book is then expounded in the concise and informative style that has become the hallmark of the Tyndale series.

The original, unrevised text of this volume has been completely retypeset and printed in a larger, more attractive format with the new cover design for the series.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780830842261
  • Publisher: InterVarsity Press
  • Publication date: 10/19/2009
  • Series: Tyndale Old Testament Commentaries , #26
  • Pages: 226
  • Sales rank: 1,038,729
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.20 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

T. Desmond Alexander is senior lecturer in biblical studies and director of postgraduate studies at Union Theological College in Belfast, Northern Ireland. From 1980 to 1999, he was lecturer in Semitic studies at the Queen's University of Belfast. His main field of research is the Pentateuch, about which he has written extensively in academic journals and books.

Alexander also has a special interest in the relationship between the Old and New Testaments. He is the author of From Paradise to the Promised Land: An Introduction to the Main Themes of the Pentateuch and Abraham in the Negev, and he is a coeditor (with Brian S. Rosner) of the New Dictionary of Biblical Theology (IVP, 2000).

Baker (A.B., M.C.S., M.Phil., Ph.D.) is professor of Old Testament and Semitic languages at Ashland Theological Seminary in Ashland, Ohio. He serves as editor for the Evangelical Theological Society Dissertation and Evangelical Theological Society Studies series as well as for Sources for Biblical and Theological Studies (Eisenbrauns, Winona Lake).

He is coauthor (with Bill T. Arnold) of The Face of Old Testament Studies: A Survey of Contemporary Approaches. In addition, he has written many articles, essays and commentaries.

Dr. Bruce Waltke, one of the preeminent Old Testament scholars, holds a doctorate in Greek and New Testament from Dallas Theological Seminary and a doctorate in Ancient Near Eastern Languages and Literature from Harvard. His teaching career, spanning Dallas Theological Seminary, Regent College, Reformed Theological Seminary, and Westminster Theological Seminary won him a reputation of being a master teacher with a pastoral heart. Dr. Waltke also pastored several churches, lectured at many Evangelical Seminaries in North America and has spoken at numerous Bible conferences.

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Table of Contents

General Preface
Chief Abbreviations
Select BibliographiesObadiah
Author's Preface
Introduction
Edom in space and time
Obadiah: the man and his time
The book
The message
Analysis
CommentaryJonah
Author's Preface
Maps
Location of Tarshish
Eighth-century Assyria
Introduction
Authorship and date
Unity of composition
Genre
Purpose
The sign of Jonah
The text of Jonah
Analysis
Commentary
Additional Note
The structure of Jonah 1:4-16Micah
Author's Preface
Introduction
The prophet
Historical background
Form and structure
Date and authorship
Analysis
Commentary
Additional Note
The date of Micah 4:1-5
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