Hosea in "Minor Prophets, The: An Exegetical and Expository Commentary"

Thomas E. McComiskey

Hosea
Hosea

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Categories: Hosea

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Pages: 1456 pages
Publisher: Baker Academic
Published: 2009
ISBN-10: 0801036313
ISBN-13: 9780801036316

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4.2 out of 5 based on 5 user ratings
Jeremy Pierce (parableman) August 7, 2009 4 5
Thomas McComiskey wrote the Hosea and Zechariah commentaries for a three-volume, conservative, evangelical series on the Minor Prophets. Hosea, of course, is in the first volume. His two and Waltke's Micah are generally regarded as the best in the series. I don't like the format of this commentary. It gives exegesis on the top half of the page, with exposition on the bottom half. Each section is organized verse-by-verse, so it is possible to read the exegesis on each verse before reading the exposition on that verse, but it makes for convoluted reading, and each section will often refer the reader to the other section. This series in general is not intended to be heavily interactive with scholarship, though it clearly has been taken into account. It's more of a focused look at the Hebrew exegesis (using actual Hebrew in the exegesis section) without many references and then an exposition that relies on that exegesis. The bibliographies in this series also tend to be less extensive than a commentary on the Hebrew text would usually have. What McComiskey actually does do is excellent, but it seems more limited than I would have expected. [Full Review]
Originally published as a three volume set (now available in one volume), this work contains some very helpful commentaries on the minor prophets. The editor, Thomas McComiskey, is also the author of the 237 page commentary on Hosea in the larger work. The layout of the commentary (at least in the old three volume set) is somewhat unusual. The more technical commentary on the Hebrew text runs continuously across the top of the page, while explanation runs across the bottom. Sometimes this requires a lot of back and forth page flipping, but the comments are well worth it. [Full Review]
Originally published as a three volume set (now available in one volume), this work contains some very helpful commentaries on the minor prophets. The editor, Thomas McComiskey, is also the author of the 237 page commentary on Hosea in the larger work. The layout of the commentary (at least in the old three volume set) is somewhat unusual. The more technical commentary on the Hebrew text runs continuously across the top of the page, while explanation runs across the bottom. Sometimes this requires a lot of back and forth page flipping, but the comments are well worth it. [Full Review]
Separate, but parallel, textual and expositional comments. Quality of commentary on each book will vary according to the contributor. Evangelical. [Full Review]
Denver Seminary Journal June 16, 2008 4 5
Separate, but parallel, textual and expositional comments. Quality of commentary on each book will vary according to the contributor. Evangelical. [Full Review]

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