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A wanton and adulterous woman repeatedly spurns the love of her youth. Her betrayed and grieving husband offers forgiveness and seeks to restore the intimacy of their first love. Bold imagery indeed for telling the story of God and his people. Bolder still when God calls a prophet to enflesh this divine suffering and redeeming forgiveness in his own marriage. Yet this rema ...more
Paperback, 246 pages
Published November 1st 2009 by IVP Academic
(first published January 1st 1989)
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I'm in the minority as scholars love this book, but I really struggled grasping sentences which were cut into pieces with endless references to other scriptures or books and asides about Hebrew language matters. A five-word sentence could run a hundred words with an interjection between each word in the sentence. I would have to block out the bits in brackets and concentrate on the sentence just to make sense of what he was saying and then read each bracketed statement separately. This is no way ...more
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