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Joel and Amos: An Introduction and Commentary (Tyndale Old Testament Commentary | TOTC)

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Joel’s arresting imagery—blasting trumpet, darkened sun, and marching hosts—has shaped the church’s eschatological vision of a day of wrath. Amos’s ringing indictments—callous oppression, heartless worship, and self-seeking gain—have periodically awakened the conscience of God’s people. Twenty-five-hundred years later, those prophetic words still speak powerfully. This Tyndale commentary by Tchavdar Hadjiev on the books of Joel and Amos examines their literary features, historical context, theology, and ethics.

The Tyndale Commentaries are designed to help the reader of the Bible understand what the text says and what it means. The Introduction to each book gives a concise but thorough treatment of its authorship, date, original setting, and purpose. Following a structural Analysis, the Commentary takes the book section by section, drawing out its main themes, and also comments on individual verses and problems of interpretation. Additional notes provide fuller discussion of particular difficulties.

In the new Old Testament volumes, the commentary on each section of the text is structured under three headings: Context, Comment, and Meaning. The goal is to explain the true meaning of the Bible and make its message plain.

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  • Considers each book’s historical setting, structure, literary features, and theological themes
  • Includes section-by-section examination of the text
  • Provides an introduction to authorship, date, original setting, and purpose

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“Righteousness (ṣĕdāqâ) describes the moral standards” (Page 83)

“calling the elders to pass on to future generations the memory of a spectacular divine intervention” (Page 2)

“challenges the law and the actions of the elite on the basis of a higher moral standard” (Page 83)

“good of the community but also the blessings that result from it” (Page 83)

“with disregarding justice and righteousness (5:7, 24; 6:12).” (Page 83)

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Tchavdar Hadjiev is lecturer in Old Testament study and Hebrew at Belfast Bible College as well as honorary lecturer at Queen’s University, Belfast. He is the author of The Composition and Redaction of the Book of Amos and Joel, Obadiah, Habakkuk and Zephaniah (T & T Clark Study Guide).


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