Hosea

Francis I. Andersen and David Noel Freedman

Hosea
Hosea

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Series: Anchor Yale Bible
Categories: Hosea
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4.25 out of 5 based on 6 user ratings
JD January 11, 2013 5 5
Most complete and best commentary on Hosea that I've come across
Jeremy Pierce (parableman) August 7, 2009 3.5 5
Francis Andersen and David Noel Freedman's 720-page AB (1980) is my favorite in-depth commentary from a more critical perspective. Andersen is a moderately critical evangelical, and Freedman is more toward the liberal end in comparison, but this work is a bit more moderate than some older commentaries (and in comparison with Macintosh below). Until Macintosh came along, this was the fullest Hosea commentary in print in English, and it does feel overwhelmingly detailed for those who just want a commentary for the sake of teaching through the text. It's especially helpful in text critical work, poetic elements of this prophecy, and the historical and cultural background. They treat the book largely as a unified work, compiled by reformers in the 7th century from materials going back to the actual prophet Hosea. Andersen's concerns include theology, but it doesn't get as much attention in this commentary as it could. Andersen and Freedman's work is highly respected across the theological spectrum. Though it's slightly more academic in focus than Garrett and McComiskey, it does not use Hebrew font and is thus easier to follow for those without Hebrew skills. It is a lot more detail, however, and it doesn't include the expositional or applicational elements that the above three commentaries do contain to some extent. Several reviewers complain about Freedman's syllable-counting metrical analysis of the poetry. [Full Review]
For those seeking an exhaustive commentary on Hosea, there is probably no better place to turn than Andersen and Freedman's massive 720 page commentary. Although written from a slightly critical perspective, this work remains a necessary resource for those doing in-depth study of the book. [Full Review]
Jim Rosscup September 20, 2008 5 5
Detailed commentary with attention to literary unity and style. [Full Review]
Denver Seminary Journal June 16, 2008 4 5
Detailed commentary with attention to literary unity and style. [Full Review]

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