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The author has taken up in connection with the first two of the immortal Twelve, many questions that concern just as closely the prophetic books. It is especially felt in the Introduction; in fact Harper's introduction to Amos and Hosea is really an introduction to Prophecy as such.

x interpretations in every case, seemed to me to be required by the emphasis which the editors of the series have placed upon the importance of providing the history of the interpretation. I am perfectly aware that the history of interpretation does not consist in placing one after another a series of differing interpre-tations; but it is quite clear that space would not permit a fuller discussion in every place, nor was such discussion necessary. At the same time, upon the basis of the interpretations as thus given, even when no comment is added, it is not difficult for one to construct the history. I have endeavored to note all opinions really worthy of consideration; and I trust that the fulness of citation in some passages may not prove too weari-some to the reader who is not a student. It is a source of great satisfaction to make acknowledgment of the indebtedness which I owe to those who have preceded me; and especially to Baur, Wünsche, Cheyne, Wellhausen, W. Rob-ertson Smith, Nowack, Driver, George Adam Smith, Budde, and Kautzsch ( v. his article, “ Religion of Israel,” in Hast-ings’s Dictionary of the Bible). I have tried in each important instance to indicate the position taken by those who have dis-cussed that particular case; and likewise to recognize the author who first suggested a reading or interpretation after-ward adopted by others. I regret that my manuscript was already almost wholly in type before the appearance of No-wack’s second edition and of Marti’s commentary. Use has been made of these volumes in the revision of the sheets. I ought perhaps to mention that a considerable portion of my manuscript has been thrown out because I had transgressed the limits set for the volume. A word more concerning the Introduction seems to be neces-sary. It appeared to me that a brief summary of pre- prophetism was required as the basis on which to place the work of Amos and Hosea. This would have been unnecessary if it were cer-tain that all Hebrew thought really began with Amos. But this view I cannot accept, and so I have enlarged the Introduction to include a résumé of the pre- prophetic activity. In the pres-entation of this I have found myself greatly embarrassed for lack of space. PREFACE   C h a p t e r Home  | T O C  | I n d e x

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Front MatterTitle PageCopyright PageDedication PagePREFACECONTENTSADDENDA AND CORRIGENDAPRINCIPAL ABBREVIATIONSINTRODUCTIONA. FACTORS IN THE PRE-PROPHETIC MOVEMENT§ 1. The Pre-prophetic Movement in General§ 2. Pre-prophetic Participation in the Revolt of Jeroboam I.§ 3. Pre-prophetic Manifestation under Elijah's Leadership§ 4. Pre-prophetic Influences in the Time of Elisha§ 5. The Pre-prophetic Societies§ 6. The Older and Younger Decalogues§ 7. The Book of the Covenant (= CC).§ 8. The Judaean (Pre-prophetic) Narrative (= J)§ 9. The Ephraimite (Pre-prophetic) Narrative (= E)B. THE BASIS AND CHARACTER OF THE PRE-PROPHETIC MOVEMENT§ 10. The Relation of Pre-prophetism to Mosaism§ 11. The Essential Thought of Pre-prophetismC. AMOS§ 12. The Personal Life of Amos§ 13. The Message of Amos§ 14. The Ministry of Amos§ 15. The Literary Form of AmosD. HOSEA§ 16. The Personal Life of Hosea§ 17. The Message of Hosea§ 18. The Ministry of Hosea§ 19. The Literary Form of HoseaE. AMOS AND HOSEA§ 20. The Poetical Form of Amos and Hosea§ 21. The Language and Style of Amos and Hosea§ 22. The Text and Versions of Amos and Hosea§ 23. The Literature on Amos and HoseaCOMMENTARYA Commentary on the Book of AmosI. The words of AmosII. Judgment upon MoabIII. A message against the nationIV. The women of SamariaV. Israel shall fallVI. A woe upon reckless and indifferent SamariaVII. A vision of destroying locustsVIII. The fourth vision of destructionIX. . . . the impossibility of escapeA Commentary on the Book of HoseaI. The word of YahwehII. Strive with your mother, striveIII. Once more go, love (this) womanIV. The announcement of Yahweh's contentionV. The priests and princes, a snare to IsraelVI. Israel feigns repentanceVII. Ephraim, to-day hardened in sinVIII. Israel's kings and idols displeasing and destructiveIX. Do not rejoice, Israel, like the peoplesX. A luxuriant vine is IsraelXI. Israel has wandered away from YahwehXII. Ephraim has compassed me with liesXIII. When Ephraim used to speak, men trembledXIV. Return, Israel, to Yahweh thy GodINDEXI. SubjectsII. GeographicalIII. Hebrew
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