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The bottom line: An elaborate academic analysis of the minor prophets.
This commentary provides a comprehensive analysis of four Old Testament books and the reader certainly will have little room for questions or need further investigation outside of this text. The book of Micah, for example, is about ten pages in a standard Bible, and Allen’s book devotes more than 120 pages to Micah alone. For each prophet, the book provides an introduction, and then addresses the dating, authorship, and the historical setting behind the book. Next, the author details theology, a bibliography, and then an analysis of the book.
I used this text as part of a graduate-level seminary course and my readings were restricted to the books of Jonah and Micah. This book is an excellent resource, but may provide more than what a preacher/teacher may need. It certainly covers all bases in regards to an academic analysis.
Dr. C. H. E. Sadaphal