God's Enduring Love in the Book of Hosea: A Synchronic and Diachronic Analysis of Hosea 11,1-11

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Mohr Siebeck, 2006 - 222 pages
Joy Philip Kakkanattu provides an exegetical and theological analysis of an important and difficult text of the Old Testament through a synchronic and diachronic reading. Detailed critical notes, which discuss the textual difficulties, accompany the translation of the text from Hebrew. In the detailed exegesis, special attention is given to study of the key terms theologically significant in Hos 11:1-11 against the context of the whole book. The exegesis shows that in Hos 11:8-9 it is not the repentance of Yahweh that causes the withholding of His anger against Israel, but Yahweh's constancy in His election of Israel as His son. More than a change of heart, the decision not to execute the deserved judgement witnesses Yahweh's divine nature. Special attention is dedicated to the parent metaphor employed in Hos 11:1-11. It is concluded that more than expressing the Yahweh-Israel relationship as a father-son relationship, the text speaks of it in terms of parent-child relationship. In the diachronic analysis, the author deals with the origin and formation of Hos 11:1-11.

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Translation of Hosea 11111
Table of Contents
Exegetical Analysis Of Hosea 11111
History of Redaction of Hosea 11 in the context of the Book
Evaluation and Conclusion
Summary and Concluding Reflection
Source Index
Subject Index 221

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Joy P. Kakkanattu, Born 1964; 1999 Licentiate in Sacred Scripture from Pontifical Biblical Institute, Rome; 2005 Doctorate in Theology from Pontifical Gregorian University, Rome; presently teaching Old Testament at Dharmaram College, Bangalore.

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