Guenther uncovers unique features of the prophecies of Hosea and Amos and discerns a structural unity within each book. This work compares Israel’s distinctive religion with faith in Judah.
The Northern Kingdom’s theology is dominated by the wilderness wanderings and the Feast of Tabernacles. Israel has been worshiping Baal alongside Yahweh, and the prophets denounce the compromises, sin, shallow piety, and injustice of the people and their leaders.
For both prophets, the Lord’s judgment is to lead on to repentance and restoration. Guenther explores theological and practical implications of their message to the church in its cultural settings.