Unusual Bible Interpretations: Hosea

Unusual Bible Interpretations: Hosea

by Israel Drazin


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The prophet Hosea discusses topics that stand at the core of Jewish thought – such as moral conduct, the correct mode of worship, the Jewish people's relationship with God, and repentance. The Talmud even credits Hosea with developing the idea of repentance, a concept that has become the central theme of the High Holidays. Yet the book is filled with obscure words and rich imagery, which make it particularly difficult to understand. Through a detailed analysis of the words of the prophet and his story, Dr. Drazin unpacks the book’s messages for the modern reader.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9789652298881
Publisher: Gefen Publishing House
Publication date: 01/01/2017
Pages: 200
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 9.60(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Dr. Israel Drazin served for thirty-one years in the US military and attained the rank of Brigadier General. He has a PhD in Judaic studies, a master s degree in psychology, a master s degree in Hebrew literature, and is an attorney and a rabbi. He developed the legal strategy that saved the military chaplaincy when its constitutionality was attacked in court, and received the Legion of Merit for his service. He was the scholar who recognized that Targum Onkelos incorporated hundreds of words from the Tannaitic Midrashim, edited around 400 CE, and therefore must have been composed after that date, a period much later than has been widely accepted. He is the author of twenty-five books, including a series of five volumes on the Aramaic translation of the Hebrew Bible, which he co-authored with Dr. Stanley M. Wagner, and a series of four books on the twelfth-century philosopher Moses Maimonides, the latest being Maimonides: Reason Above All, published by Gefen Publishing House.

Date of Birth:

May 1656

Date of Death:

August 1728

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