Joel and Amos: An Introduction and CommentaryBy: David Hubbard
Joel's arresting imagery - blasting trumpet, darkened sun and marching hosts - has shaped the church's eschatological vision of a day of wrath. Amos's ringing indictments - callous oppression, heartless worship and self-seeking gain - have periodically awakened the conscience of God's people. Twenty-five-hundred years later, those prophetic words still speak powerfully. David Hubbard's commentary is a valuable guide to the fascinating world and challenging word of these two prophets, and shows how Joel and Amos addressed Israel's mind and heart. This series of commentaries takes each Bible book section by section, drawing out its main themes. It comments on individual verses and problems of interpretation. Additional notes give a fuller discussion of particular difficulties, showing the true meaning of the text and its message.