Item description for Habakkuk (The Anchor Yale Bible Commentaries) by Francis I. Andersen...
The Book of Habakkuk (one of the 12 minor prophets) is an intensely personal testimony played out against a highly political backdrop. Writing as his land and his fellow Israelites were being invaded and plundered by the Chaldeans, Habakkuk questions God's actions with a passion equal to Job's.
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Studio: Yale University Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.43" Width: 6.48" Height: 1.13" Weight: 1.65 lbs.
Release Date Aug 1, 2001
Publisher Yale University Press
Series Anchor Bible Commentary
ISBN 030013973X ISBN13 9780300139730
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More About Francis I. Andersen
Francis I. Andersen taught the Bible in Australia, the United States, and around the world before retiring as Professorial Fellow in the Department of Classics and Archaeology at the University of Melbourne, Australia. Out of his pioneering work on the poetics and metrics of biblical texts, he has produced over seventy scholarly articles and many books. He lives with his wife, Lois, in Donvale, Victoria, Australia. David Noel Freedman has been, since its inception, general editor and a contributing coauthor of the Anchor Bible series. He is a professor in Hebrew Bible at the University of California, San Diego, and lives in nearby La Jolla.
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Welcome, but could be better Oct 4, 2001
Habakkuk is probably the most neglected book in the Bible. It is very hard to find any decent full-length commentary on it. Thus this book fills a gap in the market. However, it cannot be given an unqualified welcome. Most of the information you might hope to find is here, but the organisation is poor and the writing diffuse, making it very hard to find anything. This is particularly true of textual criticism, where a concise display of the evidence similar to that in the Word Bible Commentary series, would be welcome. Anyone interested in the Minor Prophets will have to buy this book, but may still feel unsatisfied.