Hosea (The Two Horizons Old Testament Commentary)


In this recently published commentary, “Hosea (Two Horizons Old Testament Commentary),” Drs. Bo Lim (associate professor of Old Testament at Seattle Pacific University and Seminary) and Daniel Castelo (associate professor of dogmatic and constructive theology at Seattle Pacific University and Seminary) come together “to help the church recover and read the prophetic book of Hosea in a way that is both faithful to its message and relevant to our contemporary context.

Though Hosea is rich with imagery and metaphor that can be difficult to interpret, Lim and Castelo show that with its focus on corporate and structural sin it contains an important message for today’s church.  Critically engaging the ancient biblical text, Lim provides a running commentary on Hosea, which is interspersed throughout with illuminating theological essays by Castelo.”

Lim and Castelo state that the “only way to answer satisfactorily the difficult questions posed by the book of Hosea is through a theological interpretation of the book.  Their interdisciplinary work offers a constructive model for how the church might faithfully read and proclaim the message of Hosea today.”

Walter Brueggemann (Columbia Theological Seminary) says of this book that, "Lim and Castelo have written an up-to-date commentary with a compelling combination of critical alertness and theological sensibility.  Probing the deep prophetic claims of the book of Hosea that draw us into the mysterious fidelity of God, they offer their commentary in readable essays that are not cluttered by the usual minutiae of most commentaries.  This is a welcome read!" 

-- Amazon; Eerdmans Publishing

Posted: Wednesday, October 14, 2015