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eBook Hosea, Amos, Micah (NIV Application Commentary, The) ePub

by Gary V. Smith

  • ISBN: 0310283493
  • Category: Bible Study and Reference
  • Subcategory: Bibles
  • Author: Gary V. Smith
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Zondervan (December 1, 2007)
  • ePub book: 1687 kb
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  • Rating: 4.8
  • Votes: 561


But if you are teaching through Hosea, Micah or Amos, this is a great tool! .

But if you are teaching through Hosea, Micah or Amos, this is a great tool! So, after two pages of an overview of the basic meaning of this chapter, he then gives a mini view of each of the three paragraphs within this chapter. of course "too deep" is relative). As for the quality of the book, I had to ask for another one.

In Hosea/Amos/Micah, Gary Smith examines original meanings and historical contexts to reveal the contemporary significance of these three powerful and unbending prophetic books and show that society still falls short of god's standards and requires both his judgment and his love. About the Series This unique series shows readers how to bring an ancient message into modern context. It explains not only what the Bible meant but also how it can speak powerfully today.

Apostasy still grieves him. His judgment of sin remains as fierce as his love is strong. And the hope God extends to those who turn toward him is as brilliant now as at any time in history.

and our own times, Gary V. Smith shows how the prophetic writings of Hosea, Amos, and Micah speak to us today with relevance and conviction. But they leave us there, assuming that we can somehow make the return journey on our own. In other words, they focus on the original meaning of the passage but don't discuss its contemporary application. The information they offer is valuable-but the job is only half done!

Pages: 608 Publisher: Zondervan Published: 2001 ISBN-10: 0310206146 ISBN-13: 9780310206149.

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Apostasy still grieves him.

Hosea, Amos, Micah, part of The NIV Application Commentary Series, helps readers learn how the messages of these three prophets can have the same powerful impact today that they had when they were first written.


Beazerdred Beazerdred
Although I don't often get excited about a NIVAC commentary, this one is really good. I'm preaching through Micah right now. I've had people tell me recently that they have never heard a sermon series through Micah. In a day when few believers hear sermon series through important Old Testament books like Micah, it's critical that we do not get bogged down in simply what the text meant to Israel 2800 years ago, but that we move on to relevant and life transforming truths for today.

For details on this, let's zoom into Gary Smith's section on Micah 3. Micah 3 contains condemning prophecies about the leadership of Israel. In these 12 verses of chapter 3 Smith offers up 16 and a half pages of commentary. His commentary (as is the pattern in the NIVAC series) sports an initial section called 'Original meaning'. This is his exegetical section. Compared to other commentaries it is the same basic pattern except that this one is easy to read. A major and refreshing change is that this series avoids technical language transliterations of the Hebrew and detailed discussions about whether or not Micah wrote a phrase or verse here or there...and all the theories about source material. He even avoids the grammatical analysis that some commentaries really shine on. So for a technical commentary that a student or scholar would prefer, "this ain't it". But if you are teaching through Hosea, Micah or Amos, this is a great tool! So, after two pages of an overview of the basic meaning of this chapter, he then gives a mini view of each of the three paragraphs within this chapter.

In his overview he talks about the unity of their judgment themes AND the progression of the judgment as the prophecy unfolds. He does link Hezekiah's repentance in Jeremiah 26 to Micah (which I find very plausible). In 3:1-4 we have graphic illustrations that are meant to shock the reader. The idea of 'Cannibalism' by the leaders is probably a metaphor designed to show the beast-like behavior of the leaders from God's perspective. Smith essentially says this in a memorable and preach-able fashion (his summary is far better than the other commentators I've read so far on this chapter-even though he does not get into the Hebrew text or quote Hebrew grammatical points and all of the questions about textual variations that can consume some exegetical commentaries).

After this very helpful section, Smith moves on to 'Bridging Contexts' where he discusses related passages and themes. In this section there are many ideas that could really help a preacher. As he talks about justice and judicial leaders and political leaders, there are several illustrations from the Old Testament that Smith ties this particular passage to. For this paragraph he links to specific instances of David and Nehemiah that bring in illustrations that not only preach well, but also give the preacher great ways to further educate the congregation on how God's word has cohesive themes.

He contends in his application section called 'Contemporary Significance' that God demands all leaders to be just. He asks (and rightly so based on Micah's message) that if the bible emphasizes justice so much, then should the church be at the forefront of calling for justice in the world? He says that the church ought to support politicians who call for independent counsels to investigate injustices...and rightly bemoans the fact that it seems to be of interest only to the more liberal wing of the church.

Anyhow, in his section on 'Contemporary significance' Smith reverts to more illustrations from other parts of the bible. The application section has six pages for these twelve verses, and his thought is cohesive and very helpful. I would like to see more application ideas that are contemporary in this section, rather than a host of links to other parts of the bible. Scholars seem to have a hard time connecting their studies to 'regular folks', but this one does a good enough job that I think preachers and bible teachers will benefit a lot from it. So-I give it a five star. Thank you Gary!
Raniconne Raniconne
Commentary books to these group of minor prophets are not difficult to find, but what I personally interested is how to practise the Jewish worship in our modern churches. This commentary provides very good basic bridge of inspiration with many common issues in our society. When the author highlights each book's theology into his commentary, it makes the applications outstanding, because Christians should always do anyting accordng to God's words. Any cultural standards in any society should not be followed in any generations.
This is a great all around commentary on these minor prophets. It gives a good amount of information while allowing one to think deeper and still have a different opinion. The commentary also gives time to application which is particularly helpful. These are very useful as reference books but are also very readable. A great buy for any christian who takes theology seriously.
Hucama Hucama
The content of the book itself is good. I have bought many books in the series and this one is similar to the other ones. The series is good for bridging what is happening then and how to apply the passage to the here and now (20th century, time of the writing). I bought this book primarily for the commentary on Micah, so I cannot say how it is for the other books, but from what I have read of Micah, it does a good job of explaining the complexity of the sermons in Micah without going too deep into theology. (of course "too deep" is relative).

As for the quality of the book, I had to ask for another one. The original one that I ordered had bad pages there were not properly cut. Amazon was quick and responsive and I got a new book pretty quickly. (I have Amazon Prime). Returning was also relatively easy as well. The FedEx store that I went to was very friendly and has done these returns a lot.
Saithi Saithi
I have a technical commentary on the book of Hosea and was looking for a supplemental commentary that was more readable or devotional. Gary Smith does a fantastic job adhering to the text but offering practical insights bridging ancient history and modern application for the reader. I highly suggest this resource.
White gold White gold
Enjoy all in the series
Cheber Cheber
Great addition to library.
Clear commentary for difficult books of the Bible.