Prophecy and Hermeneutics: Toward a New Introduction to the Prophets

Prophecy and Hermeneutics: Toward a New Introduction to the Prophets

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Overview

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 needed—one that is appropriate to current views on Isaiah and the Twelve. Scholars, students, professors, and theological libraries will find this an essential foundational resource.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780801032585
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 08/01/2007
Series: Studies in Theological Interpretation Series
Pages: 266
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.60(d)

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 History—Figuring 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 Association—Reading the Twelve
6. Prophecy and Tradition-History
7. Prophecy and History
8. Prophecy and Hermeneutics
Conclusion

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