Amos : a new translation with introduction and commentary / Göran EidevallMaterial type: TextLanguage: English Series: Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, 2017Description: xix, 292 pages : illustrations, map ; 25 cmContent type:
- 9780300178784 (hardcover ;
- 0300178786 (hardcover ;
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 37-75) and indexes.
"Göran Eidevall offers a fresh perspective on the book of Amos, presenting a new synthesis based on recent research. While previous scholarship speculated on reconstructions of the life of Amos, Eidevall focuses on the book carrying his name. According to the traditional view, the core of the book of Amos originated in Israel (the Northern Kingdom) around 750 B.C.E., during the period of peace and prosperity. Opposing this view, Eidevall argues that the first version of this book was composed several decades later in Judah, and that it served as a reflection on, and a justification of, the downfall of the Northern Kingdom in 722 B.C.E. This hypothesis helps explain why accusations concerning oppression of the poor are followed by proclamations of punishments affecting the entire nation. Eidevall provides a new English translation of the Hebrew text with user-friendly commentary, and employs a multidimensional methodological approach to explore the book's meaning in various contexts."--Dust jacket.