Item description for Amos, Hosea, Micah: An Archaeological Commentary by Philip J. King...
Overview Eminently qualified to write this groundbreaking book, Philip King is known as both an archaeological and biblical authority. Defining biblical archaeology as the "process of correlating archaeological evidence with the biblical record," he sees the function of this discipline as the illumination of the events recorded in the Bible in order to clarify the text. In Amos, Hosea, and Micah, King offers an enlightening and elegant commentary on the eight-century prophets from an archaeological perspective.
Eminently qualified to write this groundbreaking book, Philip King is known as both an archaeological and biblical authority. Defining biblical archaeology as the "process of correlating archaeological evidence with the biblical record," he sees the function of this discipline as the illumination of the events recorded in the Bible in order to clarify the text. In "Amos, Hosea, and Micah," King offers an enlightening and elegant commentary on the eight-century prophets from an archaeological perspective.
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Studio: Westminster John Knox Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.5" Width: 6.25" Height: 9" Weight: 0.62 lbs.
Release Date Jul 1, 1988
Publisher Westminster John Knox Press
ISBN 0664240771 ISBN13 9780664240776
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More About Philip J. King
King is Professor of Biblical Studies, Department of Theology, Boston College. He has spent more than 3 decades teaching the Hebrew Bible and doing fieldwork in biblical archaeology. He is a Priest of the Archdiocese of Boston.
Philip J. King currently resides in Boston, in the state of Massachusetts.
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Reviews - What do customers think about Amos, Hosea, Micah: An Archaeological Commentary?
"the archaeological factor...the great untapped resource."-King's "Introduction" Nov 20, 2007
'And they shall build the old wastes, they shall raise up the former desolations, and they shall repair the waste cities, the desolations of many generations.' Isaiah 61:4
Surely, Isaiah's prophecy had influenced Christians and Jews alike in excavating ancient biblical cities throughout the centuries, particularly the last two.
Archaeological evidence sheds light on prophetical utterances and biblical narratives alike. 'Thy graven images also will I cut off...' Micah 5:13 Archaeology reveals the abundance and articles of which the prophet speaks.
If I ever lead a bible study on these particular prophets, I would include this work with other commentaries in my reading and preparation. The evidence reveals how G-d was ever present, omniscient and ever watching. G-d is truly in the details. His words are timeless and prophetic and particular.
Highly recommended for biblical study. A must to include therein.
Great combination of Bible and Archaeology Sep 8, 1999
This little volume is quite a helpful survey of the findings of archaeology which relate to these eight century prophets of Israel. King combines his understanding of archaeology with a sensitivity to the biblical narrative to provide the reader with helpful background information for understanding these books. In general, the reader will learn a great deal of Old Testament times from reading this book. Just a little out of date now but a book worth reading.