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May 18, 2019 Lecture by Andrew Macintosh

May 18, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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Shock and Awe: The Old Testament Prophet Hosea in Recent Research

Andrew Macintosh was commissioned to write a commentary on Hosea by the prestigious International Critical Commentary series, and his work was published in 1997. Hosea-through-Malachi counts as one book in the Hebrew Bible, called “the 12.” Hosea is a Northerner and his language is dialectal (e.g., “all y’all” in Texas, and “yous guys” in New Jersey). Hosea 1-3 constitutes a preface which sets the scene for the whole book.



Some of the topics which this lecture will address include these:

  • From sympathetic magic to history, the function of prophets and prophecy
  • The prophet and his God; the prophet and the Canaanite god of fertility, Baal
  • Good and bad syncretism
  • Hosea’s wife and three children
  • Archaeological evidence from the Sinai desert for Hosea’s time
  • “Sowing the wind and reaping the whirlwind”
  • Painful forgiveness
  • The savage and complete end of Hosea’s Israel
  • The Song of Songs, human love and divine love; the (Christian) sacrament of marriage
  • Wisdom as a female companion of God; Wisdom opposed to promiscuity

Andrew Macintosh is Professor of Hebrew and Emeritus Dean at St. John’s College, Cambridge University in England.

To learn more about Andrew Macintosh, click HERE.




May 18, 2019
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Lanier Theological Library
14130 Hargrave Rd.
Houston, 77070 United States


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