This commentary on the Book of the Twelve is a welcome addition to the Berit Olam series.
Proceedings of the Irish Biblical Association
As the first commentary at a technical level since the 1920s to be devoted to the Twelve as a whole this certainly breaks some important ground.
The Expository Times
All should benefit from the careful, readable presentation of suggested interpretations.
Ashland Theological Journal
. . . Sweeney has made available to scholars a very readable and penetrating synchronic literary analysis of the Twelve.
The Catholic Biblical Quarterly
In this two-volume commentary, Sweeney follows the plan of Berit Olam, with its focus on the final form of the text of the Twelve. In doing so he treats the individual prophetic collections within the Twelve as literary entities in their own right. He has gone a step farther, however, by treating the Twelve as a single volume with an overall structure, themes, and theological perspectives.