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OT Library Commentary: Amos (James L. Mays) (1969)

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For more information regarding the OT / NT Library series, see this article.

Note: This volume should not be confused with the 1998 volume on Amos by Jörg Jeremias.

This commentary is comprehensive and thorough in its exposition of Amos. It delves into deep issues such as noting the words of Amos were the first words of judgement upon the entire nation of Israel,the dichotemy of the rich and poor, and the spiritual state of the church and secular world at the time. Hebrew is utilized and the writing is in a techincal format. A great resource to add to an established library.

About the Old Testament Library Series:
The Old Testament Library is one of the most respected commentary series produced in the last 50 years. As with any series that reaches this level of respectability, it is comprehensive in scope while acknowledging that it is not exhaustive. Introductory matters cover historical concerns, cultural issues, the reception of the text, the integrity of the text, and other interpretive issues.

Each commentary provides a verse-by-verse analysis of critical exegetical matters that are then synthesized into a progressively building understanding of the text and interpretation. This includes analysis of problems in history, word meaning, syntactical and grammatical issues, text history, and many other exegetically relevant issues. Nevertheless, despite the breadth of their scope, volumes in the series remain relatively compact in comparison to series who share its aims and scope.

Key Elements

  • Audience: Students, Pastors, and Scholars
  • Perspective: Moderate/Liberal (See Author)
  • Scripture: Inspired
  • General Acceptance of Higher Critical authorship theories, and the reader should be familiar with these type of textual criticism
  • Knowledge of Hebrew is not necessary, but a willingness to engage concepts from it will be necessary.

You may be interested in these other OTL/NTL products:

Amos: A Commentary
• Series: Old Testament Library Commentary
• Author: James L. Mays
• Editors: Peter Ackroyd, James Barr, Bernhard W. Anderson, James L. Mays (John Bright)
• Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press (1969)


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