History Of Prophecy In Israel, Revised And Enlarged (Revised) / Edition 1

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This revised and enlarged edition of a classic in Old Testament scholarship reflects the most up-to-date research on the prophetic books and offers substantially expanded discussions of important new insight on Isaiah and the other prophets.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780664256395
  • Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press
  • Publication date: 10/1/1996
  • Edition description: REVISED
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 306
  • Sales rank: 583,073
  • Product dimensions: 0.69 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 9.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Joseph Blenkinsopp is John A. O'Brien Professor Emeritus of Biblical Studies at the University of Notre Dame in Notre Dame, Indiana. He is the author of Sage, Priest, Prophet: Religious and Intellectual Leadership in Ancient Israel and coauthor of Families in Ancient Israel.
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Table of Contents

Preface to the Revised Edition
Introduction 1
I Prolegomena: Defining the Object of Study 7
1 Sources for the Study of Israelite Prophecy 7
2 Modern Critical Study of Prophecy 16
3 Labels and Roles 26
4 The Social Location of the Prophet 30
II From the Beginnings to Amos 40
5 Prophecy in the Near East and the Problem of Origins 40
6 War Prophets and "Primitives" in the Early Period 48
7 Prophecy in the Northern Kingdom: Elijah and Elisha 55
III The Period of Assyrian Expansion 65
8 The International Situation 65
9 Amos 72
10 Hosea 82
11 Micah 91
12 Isaiah of Jerusalem 97
IV The End of National Independence 111
13 The Last Attempt at Emancipation and Reform 111
14 The Perspective of Cult Prophecy on International Affairs: Nahum and Habakkuk 121
15 Jeremiah 129
V Between the Old Order and the New 148
16 Prophecy in Crisis 148
17 The Exilic-Deuteronomic Response 161
18 Ezekiel 165
19 Exilic Prophecy in the Isaian Tradition 181
VI Prophets and Prophecy in the Second Commonwealth 194
20 Judean Prophecy in the Early Persian Period 194
21 From Prophecy to Apocalyptic: Further Developments in the Isaian Tradition 212
22 Jerusalem Temple Prophecy 222
23 The Eschatological Reinterpretation of Prophecy 226
24 Jonah 240
Notes 247
Index of Ancient Sources 281
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