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 for the general reader, 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 judgement on the earth - to show their importance for us today.
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Editorial Reviews

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.
From the Publisher

"These books provide a fine way of opening the Bible to the contemporary beginning reader." --The Bible Today

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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 7
Introduction 9
The Rise of Prophecy 9
The Writing Prophets 12
Collecting and Editing the Prophets' Words 13
The Hebrew Prophets in Literature 17
Quotations and Images 18
Prophets before the Exile 49
Amos 53
Hosea 65
First Isaiah 73
Micah 97
Zephaniah 103
Nahum 107
Habbakkuk 109
Jeremiah 115
Prophets during the Exile 135
Ezekiel 137
Lamentations 153
Obadiah 161
Second Isaiah 165
Prophets after the Exile 175
Haggai 177
Zechariah 179
Third Isaiah 187
Malachi 199
Joel 203
Daniel 211
Index of Primary Sources 219
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