Here Andrew Macintosh provides a major introduction, followed by translation and verse-by-verse commentary to Hosea. Incorporating up-to-date evidence from archaeology and the Dead Sea Scrolls, as well as the insights of more recent major commentaries, he places particular emphasis on the work of the Rabbinic authorities and especially that of Ibn Janah. He reveals important new evidence concerning the meaning of Hosea's dialectical language to provide an indispensable reference for scholars, students and clergy.
'This fine, learned and patient commentary will be a great resource for those who wish to engage in a detailed study of Hosea. [...] Macintosh is tireless in his attempts to elucidate Hosea's language, ranging widely over scholarship of many centuries, but always building his comments into a lucid and coherent synthesis. [...] This is a distinguished, 'advanced' commentary that blends conservatism and innovation, and a worthy addition to the ICC.'
Philip Satterthwaite, Anvil
'In this commentary, the result of a fifteen year effort, Macintosh succeeds admirably in applying traditional linguistic and historical tools of exegesis.'
Gale A. Yee, University of St Thomas, St. Paul, The Catholic Biblical Quarterly,