The Historical Poetry Of The Ancient Hebrews (volume 2)

Paperback | February 5, 2012

byMichael Heilprin

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1880. Excerpt: ... XXX. Amos speaks as a man who announces the word of God: the prophet is not lost in the sender, though the utterances of the one and the other are often blended together without a distinguishing mark. Amos's contemporary, Hosea, the son of Beeri, gives us only some introductory narratives as his own words: the rest is 'the word of Jehovah' in all but unbroken streams, the prophet disappearing almost completely. The visions of Amos are openly figurative presentations of prophetic thought and abstraction, poetical images apt to enlighten as symbols, and totally unapt to create an illusion of reality. Hosea's parabolical introductions are narratives of common life, bearing a deceptive semblance of truth. These characteristics tend to show that the younger prophet was as such less natural than the older, or, which is more probable, that in the writings of the former we have elaborations intended to be read--in public--and in the work of the latter mostly half-improvised addresses, subsequently condensed and cast into a more or less poetical shape. What is certain is that Hosea fully equals Amos in genuineness and intensity of feeling, that he surpasses him in expressions of sympathy and tenderness, and that his abhorrence of falsehood and hypocrisy is a burning passion. In Amos, though the man speaks, we always hear the judging God, ready to avenge the sufferings inflicted on the meek and lowly, as infractions of his grand universal system of justice: in Hosea, through whom God alone speaks, the divine rigor is tempered by the human warmth of love and compassion. Both prophets address their words chiefly to the people of the northern Hebrew kingdom, but Amos sees it before him in the time of its greatest strength and prosperity, and Hosea in its beginning and...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1880. Excerpt: ... XXX. Amos speaks as a man who announces the word of God: the prophet is not lost in the sender, though the utterances of the o...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:50 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.1 inPublished:February 5, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217625371

ISBN - 13:9780217625371

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