Amos (Mentor Commentary Series)
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An outstanding commentary that considers the issues of textual criticism, historical and literary background, structure and unity of the passage, and the theological significance of the text.
The book of Amos is full of wordplays, double entendres, pictorial visions and direct statements of fact and judgement. Smiths job is to address the historical, stylistice and interpretative aspects of Amos not just what is written but also how and why the prophecies are recorded
Gary V. Smith (Ph.D., Dropsie College) is Professor of Christian Studies Education at Union University, Tennesee. He has written a number of engaging commentaries including Hosea, Amos and Micah (New International Version Application Commentary), Isaiah 1-39; Isaiah 40-66 (New American Commentary) and Amos and his Oracles (Mentor), and The Prophets As Preachers: An Introduction to the Hebrew Prophets. He is also producing the forthcoming volume on Ezra, Nehemiah, and Esther in the Cornerstone Biblical Commentary.