Exploring the Old Testament: A Guide to the Prophets

Exploring the Old Testament: A Guide to the Prophets


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Exploring the Old Testament: A Guide to the Prophets by Ernest C. Lucas, J. Gordon McConville, Gordon McConville

The Writings of The Prophets of Israel Mame Up Over a Quarter of the Old Testament. But perhaps no other portion of the Old Testament is more misunderstood by readers today. Prophecy conjures up for us knotted enigmas, opaque oracles and terrifying visions of the future. Who were the Old Testament prophets? How were their sayings, sermons and oracles formed into books? For whom were these books composed? And what are the main themes of the prophets? To read and understand the prophets, we need a guide. When we read and study the prophets today, we must understand their historical context, their artful use of language and their place within the chorus of Old Testament voices. J. Gordon McConville's informed, illuminating and interactive introduction to the prophets is an ideal starting place for students of the Old Testament who want to become familiar with the text and context of the prophets and see their contribution to the tapestry of Scripture. Here is a critically informed and theologically sensitive introduction to the prophets of Israel and the literary masterpieces that go by their names.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780830825547
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
Publication date: 12/28/2002
Series: Exploring the Bible Series
Pages: 272
Product dimensions: 7.50(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

J. Gordon McConville is senior lecturer in Old Testament at the University of Gloucestershire in Cheltenham, England. He is the author of several books and studies on Old Testament topics, including Law and Theology in Deuteronomy (JSOT Press), Time and Place in Deuteronomy (with J. G. Millar, JSOT Press) and Judgment and Promise: An Introduction to the Book of Jeremiah (Apollos).

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