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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.

PREFACE xi The list of literature will be found fairly exhaustive as far as half a century back. Lists of the literature before that time are accessible in Gunning’s De Godspraken van Amos, Driver’s article on Amos in Smith’s Dictionary of the Bible ( 2d ed.), Wünsche’s Hosea, and in Lange’s Commentary, Vol. XVI. The reader is requested to note the Addenda and Corrigenda on pp. xv, xvi, as well as the abbreviations on pp. xvii ff. In conclusion, I wish particularly to acknowledge the help which has been given me in the preparation of the volume by my former pupil, now my colleague, Dr. John M. P. Smith. The assistance which he has rendered in gathering material, in verifying references, and in revising the manuscript and the printer’s sheets, and the suggestions which he has made from time to time upon the subject- matter itself, have been of the greatest value. Without this help I doubt whether I should have been able to bring the work to a completion. My thanks are due also to my former pupil, Professor George R. Berry of Colgate University, for aid furnished, and to my colleague, Professor George S. Goodspeed, for important suggestions in connection with the historical material in Amos. The publishers have coöperated most generously in securing a typographical excellence which, I am confident, will be greatly appreciated. I think that I realize most keenly some of the defects of this commentary. Doubtless many that I do not perceive will be pointed out to me. I shall hope to make good use of all such criticisms and suggestions in connection with the two remaining volumes. CHICAGO, NOVEMBER TWENTY- FOUR, THANKSGIVING DAY, 1904.   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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