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The Anchor Yale Bible: Habakkuk
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The Anchor Yale Bible: Habakkuk

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Yale University Press 2008

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Overview

The book of Habakkuk is an intensely personal testimony played out against a highly political backdrop. Writing as his land was being invaded and his fellow Israelites were plundered by the Chaldeans, Habakkuk questions God’s actions with a passion equal to Job’s. Habakkuk wonders, how can a God who is just and compassionate allow his people to be slaughtered? In trying to punish the Israelites and right the wrongs of his people, why did God choose the savage, infinitely more wicked Chaldeans as his instrument?

The puzzles Habakkuk contemplates will stir the hearts and minds of anyone who has ever wrestled with the existence of evil. Francis I. Andersen, a well-known authority on the Minor Prophets and acclaimed Hebrew studies pioneer, examines Habakkuk both as a work of sophisticated theological inquiry and as an artistic creation. The result is a book that illuminates the nuances of the text and brings to life the culture and values of the ancient Israelites through a compelling portrait of one the Bible’s most fascinating and elusive prophets.

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Key Features

  • Offers original translations, including alternative translations, annotations, and variants
  • Provides verse-by-verse commentary on the text
  • Presents the reader with historical background, including analysis of authorship and dating
  • Features an extensive bibliography of primary and secondary literature

Contents

  • Title (1:1)
  • Habakkuk’s First Prayer (1:2–4)
  • Yahweh’s First Response (1:5–11)
  • Habakkuk’s Second Prayer (1:12–17)
  • Habakkuk’s Response (2:1)
  • Yahweh’s Second Response (2:2–5)
  • The Woe Oracles (2:6–20)
    • Introduction to the Woe Oracles (2:6a)
    • The First Woe Oracle (2:6b–8)
    • The Second Woe Oracle (2:9–11)
    • The Third Woe Oracle (2:12–14)
    • The Fourth Woe Oracle (2:15–17)
    • The Fifth Woe Oracle (2:18–19)
    • Conclusion (2:20)
  • The Psalm of Habakkuk (3:1–19)
    • Title (3:1)
    • The Invocation in Habakkuk’s Prayer (3:2)
    • The March in the South (3:3–7)
    • The Victory over the Waters (3:8–15)
    • Habakkuk’s Response (3:16–19)
    • Dedication (3:19c)

Product Details

  • Title: Habakkuk
  • Author: Francis I. Andersen
  • Series: Anchor Yale Bible (AYB)
  • Publisher: Yale University Press
  • Publication Date: 2001
  • Pages: 416

About Francis I. Andersen

Francis I. Andersen taught the Bible in Australia, the United States, and around the world before retiring as professorial fellow in the department of classics and archaeology at the University of Melbourne, Australia. Through his pioneering work on the poetics and metrics of biblical texts, he has produced over seventy scholarly articles and many books.