Introduction to the Hebrew Bible, Third Edition - Prophecy Third Edition

Introduction to the Hebrew Bible, Third Edition - Prophecy Third Edition

by John Collins


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John J. Collins's Introduction to the Hebrew Bible is one of the most popular introductory textbooks in colleges and seminary classrooms. Enriched by decades of classroom teaching, it is aimed explicitly at motivated students, regardless of their previous exposure to the Bible or faith commitments.

The third edition is presented in a new and engaging format with new maps and images. An index has been added to the volume for the first time.

In order to enhance classroom use, Collins's major text has now been divided into four volumes, one for each major part of the Hebrew Bible. This volume, based on the new third edition, focuses on prophecy in the Hebrew Bible. Here, Collins explores the major and minor prophets and the messages they delivered within each of their historical contexts.

The volume also contains the introduction to Collins's major text and is now available with even more student-friendly features, including charts, maps, photographs, chapter summaries, and bibliographies for further reading.

Collins presents the current state of historical, archaeological, and literary understandings of the biblical text and engages the student in questions of significance and interpretation for the contemporary world.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781506446455
Publisher: Augsburg Fortress, Publishers
Publication date: 04/15/2018
Pages: 188
Sales rank: 786,310
Product dimensions: 7.50(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.00(d)

About the Author

John J. Collins is Holmes Professor of Old Testament Criticism and Interpretation at Yale Divinity School and author of many works, including, from Fortress Press, Encounters with Biblical Theology (2005), Does the Bible Justify Violence? (2004), and Daniel (Hermeneia, 1994).

Table of Contents

Maps 6

Illustrations 7

Publisher's Note 8

Abbreviations 9

Introduction: What Are the Hebrew Bible and Old Testament? 11


1 Amos and Hosea 41

2 Isaiah, Micah, Nahum, and Zephaniah 63

3 The Babylonian Era: Habakkuk, Jeremiah, and Lamentations 89

4 The Exilic Period: Ezekiel and Obadiah 111

5 The Additions to the Book of Isaiah 133

6 Postexilic Prophecy: Haggai, Zechariah, Malachi, Joel 155

Glossary 183

Index 186

Picture Acknowledgments 188

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