Smith Expositor Minor Prophets Volume 1

THE BOOK

OF

THE TWELVE PROPHETS

COMMONLY CALLED THE MINOR
BY

GEORGE ADAM SMITH, D.D., LL.D.

PROFESSOR OF HEBREW AND OLD TESTAMENT EXEGESIS
FREE CHURCH COLLEGE, GLASGOW
IN TWO VOLUMES
VOL. I.—AMOS, HOSEA AND MICAH
WITH AN INTRODUCTION AND A SKETCH OF PROPHECY IN EARLY ISRAEL
NEW YORK

A. C. ARMSTRONG AND SON

3 and 5 West Eighteenth Street
London: Hodder and Stoughton
1906

TO

HENRY DRUMMOND

 

CONTENTS OF VOL. I.

page
Preface vii
Chronological Table 1
INTRODUCTION
chap.
I. THE BOOK OF THE TWELVE 3
II. THE PROPHET IN EARLY ISRAEL 11
1. From the Earliest Times till Samuel.
2. From Samuel to Elisha.
III. THE EIGHTH CENTURY IN ISRAEL 31
IV. THE INFLUENCE OF ASSYRIA UPON PROPHECY 44
AMOS
V. THE BOOK OF AMOS 61
VI. THE MAN AND THE PROPHET 73
1. The Man and His Discipline (i. 1; iii. 3-8; vii. 14, 15).
2. The Word and its Origins (i. 2; iii. 3-8; and passim).
3. The Prophet and His Ministry (vii.; viii. 1-4).
VII. ATROCITIES AND ATROCITIES 121
Amos i. 3-ii.[Pg xvi]
VIII. CIVILISATION AND JUDGMENT 141
Amos iii.-iv. 3.
IX. THE FALSE PEACE OF RITUAL 156
Amos iv. 4-vi.
1. For Worship, Chastisement (iv. 4-13).
2. For Worship, Justice (v.).
3. “At Ease in Zion” (vi.).
4. A Fragment from the Plague (vi. 9, 10).
X. DOOM OR DISCIPLINE? 181
Amos viii. 4-ix.
1. Earthquake, Eclipse and Famine (viii. 4-14).
2. Nemesis (ix. 1-6).
3. The Voices of Another Dawn (ix. 7-15).
XI. COMMON-SENSE AND THE REIGN OF LAW 196
Amos iii. 3-8; iv. 6-13; v. 8, 9; vi. 12; viii. 8; ix. 5, 6.
HOSEA
XII. THE BOOK OF HOSEA 211
XIII. THE PROBLEM THAT AMOS LEFT 227
XIV. THE STORY OF THE PRODIGAL WIFE 232
Hosea i.-iii.
XV. THE THICK NIGHT OF ISRAEL 253
Hosea iv.-xiv.
XVI. A PEOPLE IN DECAY: I. MORALLY 255
Hosea iv.-vii. 7.
1. The Lord’s quarrel with Israel (iv.).
2. Priests and Princes Fail (v. 1-14).
3. Repentance Fails (v. 15-vii. 2).
[Pg xvii]4. Wickedness in High Places (vii. 3-7).
XVII. A PEOPLE IN DECAY: II. POLITICALLY 269
Hosea vii. 8-x.
1. The Confusion of the nation (vii. 8-viii. 3).
2. Artificial Kings and Artificial Gods (viii. 4-13).
3. The Effects of Exile (ix. 1-9).
4. “The Corruption that is through Lust” (ix. 10-17).
5. Once More: Puppet-Kings and Puppet-Gods (x.).
XVIII. THE FATHERHOOD AND HUMANITY OF GOD 290
Hosea xi.
XIX. THE FINAL ARGUMENT 299
Hosea xii.-xiv. 1.
1. The People and Their Father Jacob (xii.).
2. The Last Judgment (xiii.-xiv. 1).
XX. “I WILL BE AS THE DEW” 308
Hosea xiv. 2-10.
XXI. THE KNOWLEDGE OF GOD 318
Hosea passim.
XXII. REPENTANCE 333
Hosea passim.
XXIII. THE SIN AGAINST LOVE 346
Hosea i.-iii.; iv. 11 ff.; ix. 10 ff.; xi. 8 f.
MICAH
XXIV. THE BOOK OF MICAH 357
XXV. MICAH THE MORASTHITE 375
[Pg xviii]Micah i.
XXVI. THE PROPHET OF THE POOR 386
Micah ii., iii.
XXVII. ON TIME’S HORIZON 400
Micah iv. 1-7.
XXVIII. THE KING TO COME 408
Micah iv. 8-v.
XXIX. THE REASONABLENESS OF TRUE RELIGION 419
Micah vi. 1-8.
XXX. THE SIN OF THE SCANT MEASURE 426
Micah vi. 9-vii. 6.
XXXI. OUR MOTHER OF SORROWS 435
Micah vii. 7-20.
Index of Passages and Texts 439
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