The Place Is Too Small for Us: The Israelite Prophets in Recent Scholarship

The Place Is Too Small for Us: The Israelite Prophets in Recent Scholarship

by Robert P. Gordon (Editor)

Hardcover(New Edition)

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781575060002
Publisher: Penn State University Press
Publication date: 06/30/1995
Series: Sources for Biblical and Theological Study Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 664
Sales rank: 918,469
Product dimensions: (w) x 6.26(h) x 2.09(d)

Table of Contents

Series Preface

Editor’s Preface



Robert P. Gordon - A Story of Two Paradigm Shifts

Part 1: The Near Eastern Background


Moshe Weinfeld - Ancient Near Eastern Patterns in Prophetic Literature

Abraham Malamat - Prophecy at Mari

Part 2: The Message of the Prophets


John Barton - Ethics in Isaiah of Jerusalem

C. Westermann - Oracles of Salvation

Part 3: The Art of Prophecy


W. David Stacey - The Function of Prophetic Drama

Walter Houston - What Did the Prophets Think They Were Doing? Speech Acts and Prophetic Discourse in the Old Testament

Stephen A. Geller - Were the Prophets Poets?

D. J. A. Clines - Language as Event

Michael V. Fox - The Rhetoric of Ezekiel’s Vision of the Valley of the Bones

Carol A. Newsom - A Maker of Metaphors: Ezekiel’s Oracles against Tyre

John T. Willis - Dialogue between Prophet and Audience as a Rhetorical Device in the Book of Jeremiah

Michael Fishbane - The Priestly Blessing and Its Aggadic Reuse

John Day - Inner-biblical Interpretation in the Prophets

J. H. Eaton - Festal Drama

P. R. House - Dialogue in Zephaniah

David F. Payne - Jonah from the Perspective of Its Audience

Part 4: Prophecy and Society


David L. Petersen - Ecstasy and Role Enactment

A. Graeme Auld - Prophets through the Looking Glass: Between Writings and Moses

Burke O. Long - Social Dimensions of Prophetic Conflict

R. R. Wilson - Interpreting Israel’s Religion: An Anthropological Perspective on the Problem of False Prophecy

Ernest W. Nicholson - Prophecy and Covenant

Thomas W. Overholt - Prophecy in History: The Social Reality of Intermediation

R. P. Carroll - Ancient Israelite Prophecy and Dissonance Theory

Joseph Blenkinsopp - The ‘Servants of the Lord’ in Third Isaiah: Profile of a Pietistic Group in the Persian Epoch

Part 5: The Developing Tradition


Walther Zimmerli - From Prophetic Word to Prophetic Book

Ronald E. Clements - Prophets, Editors, and Tradition

H. G. M. Williamson - The Prophet and the Plumb-Line: A Redaction-Critical Study of Amos 7

P. R. Ackroyd - Isaiah 36-39: Structure and Function

Otto Kaiser - Literary Criticism and Tendez-Criticism: Methodological Reflections on the Exegesis of Isaiah

Brevard S. Childs - The Canonical Shape of the Prophetic Literature

Part 6: Prophecy after the Prophets


Thomas W. Overholt - The End of Prophecy: No Players without a Program

F. F. Bruce - Prophetic Interpretation in the Septuagint

Christopher T. Begg - The ‘Classical Prophets’ in Josephus’ Antiquities

John F. A. Sawyer - Prophecy and Interpretation

Part 7: Future Directions

Werner H. Schmidt - Contemporary Issues

Ferdinand E. Deist - The Prophets: Are We Heading for a Paradigm Switch?

Robert P. Gordon - Present Trends and Future Directions


Index of Authorities

Index of Scripture

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