A fresh wave of studies on the prophets has appeared in recent years. Old Testament scholar Christopher R. Seitz has written Prophecy and Hermeneutics as a way of revisiting, from the ground floor up, what gave rise to studies of the prophets in our modern period. In addition, Seitz clearly shows that a new conceptuality of prophecy, hermeneutics, history, and time is neededone that is appropriate to current views on Isaiah and the Twelve. Scholars, students, professors, and theological libraries will find this an essential foundational resource.
About the Author
Christopher R. Seitz (PhD, Yale University) is professor of biblical interpretation at Wycliffe College, University of Toronto. He is the author or editor of ten books, including a commentary on Isaiah 1-39 and Figured Out: Typology and Providence in Christian Scripture.
Table of Contents
Introduction: Prophecy Reconfigured
1. What Is an Introduction to the Prophets?
Part 1: The Overreach of HistoryFiguring the Prophets Out
2. The Prophets as a Discrete Phenomenon
3. The Eclipse of Biblical Prophecy
4. Prophetic Associations in the Canonical Form
5. The Prophets Reconfigured
Part 2: Time in AssociationReading the Twelve
6. Prophecy and Tradition-History
7. Prophecy and History
8. Prophecy and Hermeneutics