Smith, Gary V.
“Having translated Amos for the New King James Version, I am interested in commentaries on the book. This is a fine one which should provide a valuable resource for serious students of the Old Testament for many years. The author inter-relates with the extensive literature available on the Book of Amos and is clearly able to assess the strengths and weaknesses of all types of criticism ... His exegetical judgement is excellent and he avoids dogmatism where the evidence tends to be evenly balanced.”See All
“Smith demonstrates particular strengths in his devotion to careful exegesis, in his literary and theological analysis, and the effective way in which he shows how the book 'holds together.' This book is likely to establish itself as the foremost conservative exposition of Amos of its generation. No preacher or student of Amos should fail to consult it.”See All
“I have fallen in love with Amos all over again thanks to Dr. Smith's commentary and, as if that was not enough, my notebooks are freshly packed with information gleaned in the course of reading ... Dr. Smith allies impeccable scholarship with sturdy and unflappable common sense.”See All
“Smith has ... dissected the prophet in such a way as to leave scarcely any concern and thought unattended. Even more remarkable, he has done so without being wasteful of words or being unduly repetitious... It is hard to improve on this book. Every pastor and informed layman should add it to his library of expository aids.”See All
“Smith has produced a magisterial treatment of the book of Amos.”See All
Tremper Longman III
Old Testament Commentary Survey
“This is a readable yet insightful volume, full of sound scholarship and clear writing.”See All
This outstanding commentary seeks to exegete the text by considering the issues of textual criticism, structure, historical and literary background, unity (or lack of it) of the passage and the theological significance of the text. This commentary interacts with the leading non-evangelical and evangelical literature on Amos (both English and German) and presents a non-defensive evangelical perspective.
Published October 2006
About the Author
Gary V. Smith is Professor of Old Testament at Midwestern Baptist Seminary, Kansas City.