A Handbook on the Hebrew Text
Baylor Handbook on the Hebrew Bible
Imprint: Baylor University Press
Sales Date: 2018-06-25
380 Pages, 5.25 x 8.00 in
- Published: June 2018
In this volume, Eric J. Tully provides a foundational analysis of the text of Hosea. Hosea is distinguished by the detailed and comprehensive attention paid to the Hebrew text. Tully’s analysis is a convenient pedagogical and reference tool that explains the form and syntax of the biblical text, offers guidance for deciding between competing semantic analyses, engages important text-critical debates, and addresses questions relating to the Hebrew text that are not always addressed in standard commentaries. Beyond serving as a succinct and accessible analytic key, Hosea also reflects the most up-to-date advances in scholarship on Hebrew grammar and linguistics—specifically, this edition relies on the methodology of generative grammar utilized in other recent volumes in this series. This handbook proves itself an indispensable tool for anyone committed to a deep reading of the Hebrew biblical text.
Eric J. Tully walks the reader through the syntax and the grammar of Hosea from beginning to end. Tully elucidates a book whose peculiar Northern Hebrew vocabulary has long challenged scholars. This book is especially welcome because of the popularity of Hosea 1–3 and the obscurity of Hosea 4–14.~Mayer I. Gruber, Professor Emeritus, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, and author of Hosea: A Textual Commentary
This is a terrific addition to the splendid Baylor Handbook on the Hebrew Bible series. The difficult Hebrew text of Hosea is meticulously examined using modern linguistic methods, with due attention to the history of interpretation. The attention to syntax and poetic structure in the individual units of speech is particularly illuminating.~J. Andrew Dearman, Professor of Old Testament, Fuller Theological Seminary
This handbook is a valuable tool for the serious student, and I highly recommend it not only for personal study, but for the classroom as well.~Michael P. V. Barrett, Books at a Glance
Tully’s richly informed analysis of the Hebrew text of Hosea is an excellent resource to be recommended for intermediate and advanced students of Biblical Hebrew and also for all scholars who desire an accessible, thorough, and balanced discussion of the book of Hosea.~Barry A. Jones, Review of Biblical Literature
In the original printing of this book, some lines of text were inadvertently omitted from the section on Hosea 14:9 (pages 350ff.). A PDF of the revised section is posted HERE, with the missing text outlined in red. Baylor University Press regrets this error. The version of Hosea currently on sale is a corrected version that includes the missing text as well as an updated index.