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Reconsidering the Date and Provenance of the Book of Hosea

Reconsidering the Date and Provenance of the Book of Hosea

The Case for Persian-Period Yehud

by James M. Bos
Paperback
Publication Date: 24/09/2014
  $54.68
This study argues that the book of Hosea ought to be understood and read as a text that was composed in Persian-period Yehud rather than in eight-century Israel. The author challenges the traditional scholarship and emphasizes that there is the evidence to suggest that the book should be viewed as a Judahite text - a book that was composed in the late sixth or early fifth century B.C.E.
Bos provides an overview of the state of prophetic research, as well as a discussion of genre and the generation of prophetic books, linguistic dating and provenance; and a survey of Hosea research. Bos discusses various aspects of the book of Hosea that aim to prove his argument the book was composed in Persian-period Yehud - the anti-monarchical ideology of the book, the dual theme of 'Exile' and 'Return' which is consistent with the discourse found in other Judahite books dating to the sixth century; and the historiographical traditions.
ISBN:
9780567657176
9780567657176
Category:
Biblical studies & exegesis
Format:
Paperback
Publication Date:
24-09-2014
Language:
English
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Country of origin:
United Kingdom
Dimensions (mm):
233.93x155.96x10.67mm
Weight:
0.29kg

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