The third volume in Dr. Drazin’s six-volume Biblical commentary.
The prophet Hosea discusses topics that stand at the core of Jewish thought – such as moral conduct, the correct mode of worship, the Jewish people’s relationship with God, and repentance. The Talmud even credits Hosea with developing the idea of repentance, a concept that has become the central theme of the High Holidays. Yet the book is filled with obscure words and rich imagery, which make it particularly difficult to understand. Through a detailed analysis of the words of the prophet and his story, Dr. Drazin unpacks the book’s messages for the modern reader.
- Provides a clear, unbiased analysis of the biblical book Hosea.
- Brings both traditional and scholarly sources to inform the discussions.
- Includes a fascinating analysis of the evolution of key biblical concepts in Jewish thought.
- Provides a reader-friendly translation and commentary that explains the book’s many obscurities without compromising the complexity of the original language
- Page Count: 220
Unusual Bible Interpretations: Hosea
Dr. Israel Drazin served for thirty-one years in the US military and attained the rank of Brigadier General. He has two Masters, in both psychology and Hebrew literature, a PhD in Judaic Studies, and is an attorney and a rabbi.
He developed the legal strategy that saved the military chaplaincy when its constitutionality was attacked in court, and he received the Legion of Merit for his service.
Dr. Drazin is the author of twenty-five books, including a series of five volumes on the Aramaic translation of the Hebrew Bible, which he co-authored with Dr. Stanley M. Wagner, and a series of three books on the twelfth-century philosopher Moses Maimonides, the latest being Maimonides: Reason Above All.