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series: Baker Commentary on the Old Testament: Prophetic Books

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Highly regarded Old Testament scholar John Goldingay offers a substantive and useful commentary on Hosea through Micah and explores the contemporary significance of these prophetic books. This volume, the first in a new series on the Prophets, complements the successful series Baker Commentary on the Old Testament: Wisdom and Psalms (series volumes have sold over 55,000 copies). Each series volume is both critically engaged and sensitive to the theological contributions of the text. Series editors are Mark J. Boda and J. Gordon McConville.


"Goldingay's Hosea-Micah delves into the riches of the first half of the book of the Twelve in the Christian canon, resulting in an illuminating exposition of a significant portion of the First Testament. This commentary is both accessible and erudite, both extensive and succinct, offering both diachronic and synchronic interpretations with insightful theological reflections. Hosea-Micah is an invaluable resource for student and scholar alike."

Chloe T. Sun, professor of Old Testament, Logos Evangelical Seminary

"Goldingay has done it again! Like his previous volumes, this new work offers engaging commentary that is exegetically sound and theologically sensitive. And he has done so with his usual panache. This commentary on these six important prophets will take a prominent place on my shelf."

Bill T. Arnold, Paul S. Amos Professor of Old Testament Interpretation, Asbury Theological Seminary

"Goldingay's intentionally alienating translations and properly provocative readings combine with his characteristically cogent observations to produce a commentary of verve and power. Readers tracking with Goldingay will discover that familiar passages require new reckoning. Bold and risk-taking in his engagement with Scripture, Goldingay invites those peering over his shoulder to look with fresh eyes on these ancient prophets and then, with renewed attention, toward their contemporary relevance."

David Reimer, Faith Mission Bible College, Edinburgh; School of Divinity, University of St. Andrews

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    John Goldingay

    John Goldingay (PhD, University of Nottingham) is senior professor of Old Testament and David Allan Hubbard Professor Emeritus of Old Testament at Fuller Theological Seminary. He is an ordained priest in the Church of England and is the author of numerous...

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