One of the greatest, newer and rapidly expanding, commentary series is the Apollos Old Testament Commentary series. This series is a highly academic and critical study which has drawn scholars from all over Protestant Christendom. This series usually has middle conservative British scholars as authors. The newest volume, Hosea, breaks that trend, not in the theological view but in location. Hosea, is authored by Joshua N. Moon, who is Fellows Tutor at Anselm House, on the campus of the University of Minnesota, St Paul.
The book of Hosea, is one of the longer books of the minor prophets. Being a minor prophet many Pastor’s shy away from preaching this book due to a lack of knowledge of the original context of the work. While there are many commentaries which focus on application, there are not many commentaries which are conservative and highly academic, Hosea, is a needed commentary for every pastor and scholar. Hosea, follows the Apollos Old Testament commentaries standard format (Hebrew translation, From and Structure, Comment, and Explanation). While some sections will only benefit the academically minded pastor or scholar, the comment and explanation section is of great benefit to all pastors who are looking to preach or teach exegetically through Hosea. This is a volume that Pastors, Scholars, and Bible Students will want on their shelves, for it will be used again and again in any study of the book of Hosea.
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