Obadiah, Jonah, Micah: A Theological Commentary
This commentary is written primarily for beginning students and enquiring lay people, though it will also prove useful to scholars, clergy and others involved in helping people to understand the Bible better. The commentary provides an introduction to the background, structure and message of each biblical book, followed by a running commentary on the text in which key words and phrases, as well as any contentious issues, are explained in more detail. Full bibliographies and indexes are also included.
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accusation action Amos Assyria behaviour Bible biblical book of Jonah book of Micah book of Obadiah character Commentary condemned context contrast covenant day of Yhwh death describe destruction Deut divine Edom Edom's emendation emphasizes enemies evil exile Exod Ezek future God's Hebrew highlights historical implies indicates interpretation Israel Israelite Jerusalem Joel Jonah Josh Judah judge judgment justice keyword king Lachish lament land lex talionis literally meaning mercy metaphor metonymy Micah nations Nineveh Ninevites NJPS Northern Kingdom NRSV nuance Obad Obadiah Old Testament oracle parallel perhaps person phrase postexilic prayer previous verse promise prophecy prophets Prov psalm punishment readers reference reflects repentance response reversal sacrifice sailors salvation Samaria Sasson Shephelah significant similar specific story suggests Tarshish temple theme theological traditional translation verb Vulg Wolff word Yhwh Yhwh's Zion