The Hebrew Prophets: Visionaries of the Ancient World / Edition 1

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The prophets of the Ancient world were mystics whose words have transcended the ages. In this collection, Biblical scholars look at passages from the writings of the period, from Isaiah's portrayal of the suffering Messiah to Daniel's dream of the Ancient of Days pronouncing judgment on the earth, to show their importance for us today.

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"These books provide a fine way of opening the Bible to the contemporary beginning reader." —The Bible Today
Library Journal
Armed with forewords by the likes of John Updike and Desmond Tutu, this splendid new series re-introduces the Bible through its pervasive cultural presence. Each volume includes an informative and well-written introduction to the meaning of scripture in the works of Handel, Joseph Conrad, and many others, followed by selections from the Authorized Version. While this approach may be too literary for some readers, the series ought to remind many of the joy and profit to be found in these ancient writings and of their immeasurable influence from their own day to ours. Highly recommended. Copyright 1999 Cahners Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780312220761
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 6/16/1999
  • Series: Classic Bible Series
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 224
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 7.90 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Lawernce Boadt is a scholar of Biblical literature living in the U.K.

Bishop Desmond Tutu is a clergyman and political activist living in South Africa.

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Table of Contents

Foreword—Desmond Tutu

• Introduction

• The Rise of Prophecy

• The Writing Prophets

• Collecting and Editing the Prophets’ Words

The Hebrew Prophets in Literature

• Quotations and Images

Prophets before the Exile

• Amos

• Hosea

• First Isaiah

• Micah

• Zephaniah

• Nahum

• Habbakkuk

• Jeremiah

Prophets During the Exile

• Ezekiel

• Lamentations

• Obadiah

• Second Isaiah

Prophets After the Exile

• Haggai

• Zechariah

• Third Isaiah

• Malachi

• Joel

• Daniel

• Index of Primary Sources

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