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Malachi (The Anchor Yale Bible Commentaries) [Paperback]

By Andrew E. Hill (Author)
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Malachi is frequently overlooked by both scholars and laypeople alike. Yet Malachi's passionate call to repentance was crucial in the history of the nation of Israel. In his well respected translation and commentary, Hill places the book of Malachi in its historical context, offering an illuminating perspective on Israel's cultural and religious thought in the fifth century B.C. Hill brilliantly illumines and enlivens some of the neglected prophecies in Malachi. Those prophecies that are brimming with divine wrath, yet still include hope for a new day. Andrew E. Hill offers a premier commentary on an often neglected prophetic book. Softcover from Yale University P ress.

Andrew E. Hill, PH.D., teaches Old Testament studies and Hebrew at Wheaton College in Wheaton, Illinois, where he lives.

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In this Anchor Bible commentary on the prophetic book of Malachi, Andrew E. Hill illuminates and enlivens some of the neglected prophecies--prophecies that are brimming with divine wrath over Israel's religious and social sins, but laced with the promise of a new day. This book is often overlooked by readers because it comes last in the Old Testament and because Malachi is a minor prophet. Yet his passionate proclamations and the significance of what he had to say to his people capture the attention of even the casual reader. The message of Malachi came at a time of cultural and religious rethinking for Israel (roughly 500 B.C.E), when God's people were scattered throughout the Near East. Most were living in Mesopotamia under Persian rule. They could easily have disappeared from history had it not been for this prophetic call to repentance.
In his fresh, new translation of this brief prophetic book, along with his notes and comments, Hill shows why we should pay attention to Malachi as God's spokesperson. He places the book in its historical context to offer us new insights and to better interpret the original meaning of the text. Aided by a wonderful insert filled with photographs, line art, and maps, Hill provides all the necessary details for the reader to understand and appreciate Malachi.

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Studio: Yale University Press
Pages   480
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 9" Width: 6.21" Height: 1.1"
Weight:   1.46 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Apr 1, 1998
Publisher   Yale University Press
Series  Anchor Bible Commentary  
ISBN  0300139772  
ISBN13  9780300139778  

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Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Andrew E. Hill is associate professor of Old Testament at Wheaton College. He commented on Song of Solomon and Obadiah in the Evangelical Commentary on the Bible, compiled Baker's Handbook of Bible Lists, and coauthored A Survey of the Old Testament. His Ph.D. degree is from the University of Michigan.

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Another excellent number in Anchor Bible Series  Apr 23, 2000
The richest section of this book in the Anchor Bible series is the 90 pages introduction that deals with text, canon, literary and historical aspects of the book and its date. The author has kept up AB series' tradition of thoroughness in dealing with the biblical text. On the top of a detailed commentary the author has offered some useful appendices: "von Bulmerincq's Categories for dating Malachi", "Typological Analysis of the Postexilic Prophets"; "Intertextuality in the Book of Malachi", "Vocabulary Richness in the Book of Malachi." An extensive bibliography (36 pages!) is certainly a boon to students of the book of Malachi. The author argues for a 500 BCE date for the Book of Malachi. He suggests that Ezra and Nehemiah are responsible for the final redaction of it.

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