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The Oxford Handbook of Hosea

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2024-03-26
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press

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The Oxford Handbook of Hosea is a collection of essays that provide resources for the interpretation of the book of Hosea. The volume examines interpretive elements and approaches that are deemed essential for interpretation or that are representative of significant trends in present and future study. Each essay addresses one particular element or approach and will critically survey prior scholarship before presenting current and prospective approaches.

In many ways, research on the book of Hosea is representative of the developments and current trends in prophetic study as a whole. Hence, while dedicated to the book of Hosea, the collection of essays in this volume provides a snapshot of what today's fully orbed scholarship on a prophetic book should look like. The collection begins with background-oriented essays that discuss the history, text, and compositional growth of Hosea. The volume includes a section of essays that survey established and emerging perspectives on key representative texts from the book. The essays then treat the book of Hosea's major theological and literary elements, themes, and motifs before moving on to examine diverse interpretive theories, contexts, and approaches. The final group of essays in the volume investigates major trends in the reception history of Hosea, including the book's use in popular movies and novels, as well as Asian and African American interpretation.

The Handbook provides state-of-the-art essays for graduate students and scholars on a wide variety of key subject areas relating to the interpretation of the book of Hosea.

Author Biography

Brad E. Kelle is Professor of Old Testament and Hebrew at Point Loma Nazarene University in San Diego, CA. He has authored or edited more than a dozen books and numerous scholarly articles. His work focuses on trauma, moral injury, violence, and biblical interpretation, with special emphasis on the Old Testament prophets and Israelite History. His most recent books include The Bible and Moral Injury: Reading Scripture alongside War's Unseen Wounds (Abingdon, 2020); Telling the Old Testament Story: God's Mission and God's People (Abingdon, 2017); and Ezekiel: A Commentary in the Wesleyan Tradition (Beacon Hill, 2013).

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Introduction, Brad E. Kelle

1. Does (and Should) Hosea Matter Still?, Carol J. Dempsey, OP

Part I: History, Text, and Composition

2. The Book of Hosea and the History of Eighth-Century BCE Israel, Shuichi Hasegawa

3. Assyria and Its Image in Hosea, Shawn Zelig Aster

4. Hosea the “Historical Prophet” of the Eighth Century BCE, Hosea the Remembered Prophet of Yehudite Literati, and the Book of Hosea, Ehud Ben Zvi and Ian D. Wilson

5. The Book of Hosea and Israelite Religion in the Eighth Century BCE, Lena-Sofia Tiemeyer

6. The Book of Hosea and the Socioeconomic Conditions of Eighth-Century BCE Israel, Davis Hankins

7. Transformation and Reinterpretation in the Composition and Redaction of Hosea, Susanne Rudnig-Zelt

8. The Book of Hosea and Northern/Israelian Hebrew, Na'ama Pat-El

9. Texts and Versions of the Book of Hosea, Eric J. Tully

10. Hosea in the Book of the Twelve, Mark Leuchter

Part II: Key Texts: Established and Emerging Perspectives

11. Hosea 1-3, the Marriage Metaphor, and the Ties that Bind, Amy Kalmanofsky

12. Hosea 5:8-6:6, Alt's Hypothesis, and New Possibilities, Marvin A. Sweeney

13. Hosea 7-8 and the Critique of Kings, Politics, and Power, Jerry Hwang

14. Hosea 11 and Metaphors of Identity, Relationship, and Core Values in Contexts of Trauma, Jennifer M. Matheny

15. Hosea 12-13 and Prophetic Composition, Rhetoric, and Recollection, John Goldingay

Part III: Theological and Literary Elements, Themes, and Motifs

16. Metaphors in the Book of Hosea, Mason D. Lancaster

17. Intertextuality and Traditions in the Book of Hosea, Göran Eidevall

18. God's Character in the Book of Hosea, Bo H. Lim

19. Kingship and Political Power in the Book of Hosea, Heath D. Dewrell

20. Sin and Punishment in the Book of Hosea, Joshua N. Moon

21. Repentance in the Book of Hosea, Mark J. Boda

22. Gender and Sexual Violence in Hosea, Kirsi Cobb

Part IV: Interpretive Theories and Approaches

23. Hosea in Feminist and Womanist Interpretation, Vanessa Lovelace

24. Masculinity Studies and Hosea, Susan E. Haddox

25. Queer Theory and Hosea, Jennifer J. Williams

26. Postcolonialism as a Methodological Approach to Hosea, Jeremiah W. Cataldo

27. Prolegomena to the Ecological Interpretation of Hosea, Peter Trudinger

Part V: Reception

28. Hosea in Rabbinic Literature, Devorah Schoenfeld

29. Hosea in the New Testament, Steve Moyise

30. Hosea in Popular Culture, Emily O. Gravett

31. The Ghost of Hosea in African American Interpretation, Aaron Dorsey

32. Hosea in Asia-centric Interpretation, Barbara M. Leung Lai


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