Theology Of The Prophetic Books / Edition 1

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This is a study of a unique group of books that came into existence because of the destruction of the kingdoms of Israel and Judah and the beginning of the restoration of Judeans to their homeland.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780664256890
  • Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press
  • Publication date: 8/1/1998
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 268
  • Sales rank: 633,402
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.56 (d)

Meet the Author

Donald E. Gowan is Robert Cleveland Holland Professor Emeritus of Old Testament at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He is a minister in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) and has authored several books on the Old Testament, including Theology in Exodus and Theology of the Prophetic Books.
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Table of Contents

1 The Prophets as Theologians 1
1.1 Approaches to the Prophets 1
1.2 Ways of Reading the Prophetic Books 4
1.3 The Uniqueness of the Prophetic Books 6
1.4 The Three Key Moments, and a Theology of the Prophetic Books 9
1.5 The Reality of Exile 10
1.6 Land and Covenant Outside the Prophetic Books 16
Pt. 1 Death: 722 and 587 B.C.E.
2 The Eighth Century: The Assyrian Threat and the Death of Israel 24
2.1 Amos 25
2.2 Hosea 37
2.3 Micah 50
2.4 Isaiah 1-39 59
3 The Late Seventh and Early Sixth Centuries: The Neo-Babylonian Threat and the Death of Judah 78
3.1 Zephaniah 79
3.2 Nahum 84
3.3 Habakkuk 90
3.4 Jeremiah 98
3.5 Obadiah 117
3.6 Ezekiel 121
3.7 Jonah 137
Pt. 2 Resurrection: 538 B.C.E. and the Postexilic Period
4 The Mid-Sixth Century and Later: Restoration to the Promised Land 144
4.1 Isaiah 40-55 146
4.2 Haggai and Zechariah 162
4.3 Isaiah 56-66 170
4.4 Malachi 177
4.5 Joel 181
5 The Continuing Influence of Old Testament Prophecy 188
5.1 The "End of Prophecy" 188
5.2 Did the Prophetic Mission Succeed or Fail? 190
5.3 New Manifestations of the Prophetic Message 193
Notes 201
Index of Scripture and Other Ancient Writings 235
Index of Names and Subjects 245
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