Reading Prophetic Books I The reading of prophetic books has emerged as a central concern in biblical scholarship as scholars increasingly recognize their significance as coherent literary entities that address central theological ...
Author: Marvin A. Sweeney
Publisher: Mohr Siebeck
In this volume, Marvin A. Sweeney builds upon his former work Form and Intertextuality in Prophetic and Apocalyptic Literature (FAT 45, 2005). He introduces further studies that take up several key issues, including the reading of prophetic books in their final literary form and the significance of textual versions for this reading. He also observes the intertextual relationships between the prophets and other works of biblical and post-biblical literature, and the reception of the prophetic books. Following an introduction that lays out methodological perspective, it includes the title essay for the volume, Reading Prophetic Books, as well as selections of papers devoted to Isaiah, Jeremiah in both its Masoretic and Septuagint forms, Ezekiel, individual books from the Twelve Prophets, and the reading of biblical texts in Qumran, Rabbinic, and Targumic literature.
Another approach is the " canonical " reading of a prophetic book , as advocated by Brevard Childs . It does not deny that the book contains early material and has been formed by a process of redaction , but considers its history of ...
Author: Donald E. Gowan
Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press
Donald Gowan offers a unified reading of the prophetic books, showing that each has a distinctive contribution to make to a central theme. These books--Isaiah through Malachi--respond to three key moments in Israel's history: the end of the Northern Kingdom in 722 BCE, the end of the Southern Kingdom in 587 BCE, and the beginning of the restoration from the Babylonian exile in 538 BCE. Gowan traces the theme of death and resurrection throughout these accounts, finding a symbolic message of particular significance to Christian interpreters of the Bible.
It surveys the rich theological and historical contexts of the various books, before exploring the phenomena of prophecy and introducing each prophetic book. Great charts, time lines, maps, and pictures add to the book's value.
Author: Eric J. Tully
Publisher: Baker Academic
This survey textbook is grounded in the view that the prophetic books of the Old Testament should be read as Christian Scripture. Although it covers critical issues such as authorship, background, and history, its primary focus is on the message and theology of the prophetic books and the contribution they make to the Christian canon. Particular attention is given to literary issues, such as the structure of each prophetic book. Full-color illustrations, diagrams, and artwork bring the text to life. Additional resources for instructors and students are available through Textbook eSources.
Because prophetic books are closed texts, my reading will always be open to almost inevitable aberrant decoding. I will be in no position to make absolute claims about my reading and in that way the meaning I ascribe to prophetic books ...
Author: Edgar W. Conrad
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Edgar W. Conrad focuses on the prophetic books as composite collections and shows that (1) prophets are characters in the text, depicted as figures of the past whose words are significant for a later time; (2) reading and writing play a central role in the depiction of prophets; (3) prophetic books are presented as written words available to later generations through reading; (4) that read as a whole, the latter prophets depict the end of prophecy and the emergence of messengers of the Lord. Reading the Latter Prophets is an important contribution to the problems of both the formation and function of the prophetic literature.
For this reason , reading prophetic books occasionally attracts productive new readings . However , as already suggested , this image has deeper reasons . Prophetic transmission in books should not apply just to individuals nor just to ...
Author: Odil Hannes Steck
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
For many years, Odil Hannes Steck has been regarded as among the world’s foremost authorities on the Hebrew Bible’s prophetic tradition, yet very little of his work has appeared in English. In this book, Steck surveys the results of his extensive and careful research, presenting his theory of the prophetic books’ development from oral to current canonical form. He summarizes his redactional work on the prophetic corpus and develops an understanding of the theological import of the text in its history of development.
Aaron Chalmers equips the reader with the knowledge and skills they need to interpret the Prophets in a faithful and accurate fashion.
Author: Aaron Chalmers
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
Aaron Chalmers equips the reader with the knowledge and skills they need to interpret the Prophets in a faithful and accurate fashion. Providing the basic contextual and background information needed for sound exegesis and sensitive interpretation, he also gives guidelines for practical application and preaching and teaching the Prophets today.
Readers engage prophetic books in ways strongly informed by their world of knowledge or encyclopedic knowledge (to use a term used by U. Eco) and by their related social mindscape, which in turn is associated with sociocultural ...
Author: Julia M. O'Brien
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
"The Oxford Handbook of the Minor Prophets provides a clear and engaging one-volume guide to the major interpretative questions currently engaging scholars of the twelve Minor Prophets. Essays by both established and emerging scholars explore a wide range of methodological perspectives"--
17 a Model Reader , so a real reader can envisage a Model Author who has encoded a text for reading . Therein lies a problem . ... My concern in reading prophetic books can be defined in terms of Eco's semiotics of reading .
Author: Paul L. Redditt
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
This volume challenges the accepted view of the "Book of the Twelve" (the Minor Prophets of the Old Testament) as a structured literary unity. It examines the significant structures which overarch the individual components, especially topics which become recurring themes.
A CONCLUSION of a PROPHETIC BOOK provides an interpretative key for the book as a whole . ... Those who were competent to read prophetic books , namely , the literati , constituted the primary readership of these books .
Author: Ehud Ben Zvi
Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
Hosea by Ehud Ben Zvi is Volume XXIA/1 of The Forms of the Old Testament Literature, a series that aims to present a form-critical analysis of every book and each unit in the Hebrew Bible. Ben Zvi's Hosea features a comprehensive introduction and careful commentary with special attention to themes of exile and restoration, as well as extended discussion of didactic prophetic readings. This volume will be a valuable aid to scholars, students, and teachers.
“Prophets and Prophetic Books.” AASR, Adelaide August 1981. “Biblical Studies and a Department of Studies in Religion.” AASR, Adelaide September 1986. “Intention, Convention and the Unity of the Book of Isaiah.” AASR, Adelaide June 1982 ...
Author: Roland Boer
Publisher: A&C Black
The essays in this volume focus on various dimensions of what it means to read the Bible, which was the abiding concern of Conrad's work.