Habakkuk : a new translation with introduction and commentary (Book, 2008) [WorldCat.org]
skip to content
Habakkuk : a new translation with introduction and commentary Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

Habakkuk : a new translation with introduction and commentary

Author: Francis I Andersen
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, [2008?] ©2001
Series: Bible., v. 25.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
The book of Habakkuk (one of the twelve Minor Prophets) is an intensely personal testimony played out against a highly political backdrop. Writing as his land and his fellow Israelites were being invaded and plundered by the Chaldeans, Habakkuk questions God{u2019}s actions with a passion equal to Job{u2019}s. Habakkuk wonders, how can a God who is just and compassionate allow his people to be slaughtered? In trying  Read more...
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Genre/Form: Commentaries
Commentaires
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Francis I Andersen
ISBN: 9780300139730 030013973X
OCLC Number: 1258023676
Description: xxii, 387 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Series Title: Bible., v. 25.
Other Titles: Bible.
Responsibility: Francis I. Andersen.

Abstract:

The book of Habakkuk (one of the twelve Minor Prophets) is an intensely personal testimony played out against a highly political backdrop. Writing as his land and his fellow Israelites were being invaded and plundered by the Chaldeans, Habakkuk questions God{u2019}s actions with a passion equal to Job{u2019}s. Habakkuk wonders, how can a God who is just and compassionate allow his people to be slaughtered? In trying to punish the Israelites and right the wrongs of his people, why did God choose the savage, infinitely more wicked Chaldeans as his instrument? The puzzles Habakkuk contemplates will stir the hearts and minds of anyone who has ever wrestled with the evils of existence. Francis I. Andersen, a well-known authority on the Minor Prophets and acclaimed for his pioneering work in the study of biblical Hebrew, examines Habakkuk both as a work of sophisticated theological inquiry and as an artistic creation. The result is a book that illuminates the nuances of the text and brings to life the culture and values of the ancient Israelites through a compelling portrait of one the Bible{u2019}s most fascinating and most elusive prophets.

Reviews

User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.
Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.