The Book of the Twelve: Hosea–Jonah
Publisher Smyth & Helwys
Over the last thirty years, scholars have begun to explore the implications of an ancient Jewish and Christian tradition that referred to the “Minor Prophets” as “the Twelve,” “the Twelve Prophets,” or the “Book of the Twelve.” Scholarly work on the Book of the Twelve in the last quarter century has focused on two issues in particular: 1) Developing models regarding how the Book of the Twelve came to be recorded on a single scroll, and 2) Isolating unifying elements that transcend the individual writings and take on new significance when the Book of the Twelve becomes a single collection rather than twelve distinct writings. Dr. Nogalski’s comprehensive and accessible commentary offers an overview of the ancient traditions concerning The Book of the Twelve that lay the foundation for understanding these recent developments.
This physical volume has several internal sections, each of which has been reviewed independently
I have only exploring Joel, Amos, & Obadiah in Nogalski's commentary, but I know I will enjoy his Hosea & Jonah commentary as well. Nogalski has extensive experience and knowledge of the Book of the Twelve and he very effectively argues that they ought to be considered as a purposely organized unit rather than a hodge podge set of writings. He draws upon his vast experience to demonstrate how each of the Minor Prophets in intricately related to one another. And, of course, the Smyth & Helwys commentaries are always well organized and draw upon a vast reservoir of resources for artistic depictions, literary analysis, and modern metaphors.