Joel

Christopher R. Seitz

Joel
Joel

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The book of Joel is held to be one of the latest prophetic witnesses; it cites other books of the book of the Twelve prophets with a density that distinguishes it from its neighbours. The concept of the "Day of the LORD" which runs throughout the Minor Prophets as a whole reaches its zenith in Joel and its co-mingling of ecological and military metaphors advances Hosea on the former and anticipates later texts on the latter.

In this volume within T&T Clark's International Theological Commentary Series Christopher Seitz starts from a foundation of historical-critical methodology to provide an account of Joel's place and purpose within the book of the Twelve prophets as a whole. Seitz examines the theology and background of Joel, and shows how Joel's theological function can provide a major hermeneutical key to the interpretation of the wider collection, and teases out the precise character of that role.

  • Table of contents
  • Foreword
  • Introduction
  • 1. Joel as a Prophet Among Prophets: The Challenge
  • 2. A Canonical Reading of Joel and the History of Interpretation
  • 3. Joel and Prior Prophecy
  • 4. The Unity of the Book of Joel and Modern Research
  • 5. Intertextuality: Joel's Character as Prophet
  • 6. Who is Joel?
  • 7. The Message and Purpose of the Book of Joel
  • 8. The Day of the Lord in the Book of Joel
  • 9. The Living God of Joel in the Lived Life of the Church
  • Bibliography


Pages: 256
Publisher: T&T Clark
Published: 2016
ISBN-10: 0567570738
ISBN-13: 9780567570734

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