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Amos: A Commentary on the Book of Amos (Hermeneia | HERM)

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Shalom M. Paul’s work makes extensive use of ancient Near Eastern sources, and employs medieval Jewish exegesis along with modern Israeli biblical scholarship. A fantastic study of the book of Amos.

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  • Makes extensive use of ancient Near Eastern sources
  • Provides a fantastic study of the book of Amos
  • Employs medieval Jewish exegesis along with modern Israeli biblical scholarship
  • Foreword to Hermeneia
  • Author’s Foreword
  • Reference Codes
  • Editor’s Note
  • Introduction
  • General Introduction of the Book of Amos
  • Introductory Material concerning the “Oracles against the Nations”
  • Commentary
  • Bibliography
  • Indices
  • Designer’s Notes

Top Highlights

“In sum, the shattering sound of the voice of the warrior Deity produces a cataclysmic reverberation and destructive upheaval in the world.” (Page 39)

“Principal among the Deity’s demands were justice, kindness, righteousness, integrity, honesty, and faithfulness” (Page 139)

“The occurrence of this earthquake, which was interpreted as a fulfillment of some of his prophetic oracles,36 most probably authenticated his being accepted as a true prophet and thus was cited in the introduction to his book.” (Page 36)

“They market the lowest quality of grain for their insatiable gain. They refuse even to forgo the selling of refuse.32” (Page 259)

“Amos now lists the three most frequented sanctuaries35 where the people are exhorted not to go, for the Lord is neither to be sought nor to be found there.” (Page 163)

  • Title: Amos: A Commentary on the Book of Amos
  • Author: Shalom M. Paul
  • Series: Hermeneia
  • Publisher: Fortress Press
  • Print Publication Date: 1991
  • Logos Release Date: 2006
  • Pages: 440
  • Era: era:contemporary
  • Language: English
  • Resources: 1
  • Format: Digital › Logos Research Edition
  • Subjects: Bible. O.T. Amos › Commentaries; Bible › Commentaries--Collected works
  • Resource ID: LLS:HRMNEIA30AM
  • Resource Type: Bible Commentary
  • Metadata Last Updated: 2023-08-23T19:05:10Z

Shalom M. Paul is Yehezkel Kaufman Professor Emeritus of Bible at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and chair of the Dead Sea Scrolls Foundation. His many books include Studies in the Book of the Covenant in the Light of Cuneiform and Biblical Law and Divrei Shalom: Collected Studies of Shalom M. Paul on the Bible and the Ancient Near East, 1967–2005.


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