Study the books of Hosea, Joel, Amos, Obadiah, and Jonah, with pioneering Old Testament scholar Douglas Stuart. Heart breaking, strange, and hopeful stories these books are among the Bible’s most misunderstood and Stuart illuminates their meaning by examining their historical context, and unlocking their mysterious stories and prophecies.
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“Hosea’s task was simply to warn that Yahweh intended to enforce the terms of his covenant.” (Page 7)
“Jonah deserved death, not deliverance. And yet Yahweh graciously delivered him by special intervention so that Jonah could not but recognize the greatness of Yahweh’s compassion, praise him for it, and recognize his reliance on Yahweh alone (cf. 2 Cor 1:9, 10).” (Page 479)
“Jonah does represent an anomaly. He actually disobeyed God’s word, so deep was his hatred for a nation whom God loved, and his resentment that God would do something good for a people who had done so much that was bad.” (Page 453)
“Rather, these Assyrians are ‘innocent’ and undiscerning in another sense: they are trapped by their troubles, not knowing how to escape them.” (Page 507)
“Whatever the etymology, however, it is most likely that the term in Jonah does not designate a place name, but rather the sea itself.” (Page 451)
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