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Zephaniah (Anchor Bible)
by Adele Berlin
With keen insight and lucid analysis, Adele Berlin brings the dramatic words of the great prophet Zaphaniah to life. Living under the tumultuous reign of King Josiah of Judah (640-609 BCE), Zephaniah predicted the final day of judgment when God would come to the fate of Israel and other nations. The book of Zephaniah is composed as a charged dialogue between God and the ...more
Hardcover, 165 pages
Published September 1st 1994 by Anchor Bible
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Read this from cover to cover. The introduction is fantastic. The bibliography is selective and outdated (not entirely the fault of the book). The translation is decent. Textual notes and commentary are poor. I was quite shocked by the lack of depth and engagement. Notes on the Hebrew are sparse. Little is added to what has already been said. Analyses of textual units are short summaries—they would barely satisfy the page count on a freshman midterm paper. What is said in the summaries is ...more