Meet Amos and Hosea, by Rolland Emerson Wolfe
Here is a volume prepared to fill partially the long ignored need for an adequate introduction for laymen to Old Testament literature. Dr. Wolfe has fitted his own very free and often far-fetched translation of those sections of Amos and Hosea he considers authentic into a pleasant and informative text which provides the general historical and social background of the times. His textual approach follows in the main the accepted critical findings, relegating the rationale behind his more radical departures to a subsequent and more technical volume.
Unfortunately, the general excellence of the presentation is marred by conjecture and by liberties that narrowly miss being license. Most serious is Dr. Wolfe’s explanation of the two prophets in terms of his own theological predilections.
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