Prophecy and the Prophets in Ancient Israel: Proceedings of the Oxford Old Testament Seminar
Prophecy and the Prophets in Ancient Israel: Proceedings of the Oxford Old Testament Seminar

Prophecy and the Prophets in Ancient Israel: Proceedings of the Oxford Old Testament Seminar

in Library of Hebrew Bible/Old Testament Studies

by Martti Nissinen, Stuart Weeks, Jonathan Stökl, H. G. M. Williamson, David J. Reimer, Walter J. Houston, Lester L. Grabbe, Paul M. Joyce, Ernest W. Nicholson, David T. Lamb, John Barton, John Day, John J. Collins, Reinhard G. Kratz, Hywel Clifford, Philip S. Johnston, Jill A. Middlemas, Tchavdar S. Hadjiev, Kevin J. Cathcart, Elie Assis, Susan Gillingham, Gary N. Knoppers, and Christopher Rowland

Pages 480
Publisher T&T Clark
Published 2014
ISBN-13 9780567299369
This major work re-examines prophecy and the prophets in ancient Israel, with essays ranging all the way from Israel's ancient Near Eastern background right up to the New Testament. The majority of essays concentrate on prophecy and the prophets in the Old Testament, which are approached from a remarkable number of different angles.

Particular attention is paid to the following subjects: Prophecy amongst Israel's ancient Near East neighbours; female prophets in both Israel and the ancient Near East; Israelite prophecy in the light of sociological, anthropological and psychological approaches; Deuteronomy 18.9-22, the Prophets and Scripture; Elijah, Elisha and prophetic succession; the theology of Amos; Hosea and the Baal cult; the sign of Immanuel; the rewriting of Isaiah in Isaiah 28-31; Deutero-Isaiah and monotheism; Jeremiah and God; Aniconism and anthropomorphism in Ezekiel; Habakkuk's dialogue with God and the language of legal disputation; Zephaniah and the 'Book of the Twelve' hypothesis; Structure and meaning in Malachi; Prophecy and Psalmody; Prophecy in Chronicles; Prophecy in the New Testament.

  • Table Of Contents
  • Preface
  • List of Contributors
  • Abbreviations
  • Part I: The Ancient Near Eastern Context of Prophecy
    • Martti Nissinen Comparing Prophetic Sources: Principles and a Test Case
    • Stuart Weeks Predictive and Prophetic Literature: Can Neferti Help Us Read the Bible?
    • Jonathan Stökl Prophetesses in the Ancient Near East
  • Part II - Specific Themes
    • H.G.M. Williamson Prophetesses in the Hebrew Nible
    • David Reimer Interpersonal Forgiveness and the Hebrew Prophets
  • Part III - Sociological, Anthropological and Psychological Perspectives
    • Walter J. Houston Exit the Oppressed Peasant? Rethinking the Background of Social Criticism in the Prophets
    • Lester L. Grabbe Shaman Preacher or Spirit Medium? The Israelite Prophet in the Light of Anthropological Models
    • Paul M. Joyce The Prophets and Psychological Interpretation
  • Part IV - Prophecy and the Prophets in Specific Biblical Books
    • Ernest Nicholson Deuteronomy 18.9-22, the Prophets and Scripture
    • David Lamb 'A Prophet Instead of You' (1 Kings 19.16.): Elijah, Elisha and Prophetic Succession
    • John Barton The Theology of Amos
    • John Day Hosea and the Baal Cult
    • John J. Collins The Sign of Immanuel
    • Reinhard G. Kratz Rewriting Isaiah: the Case of Isaiah 28-31
    • Hywel Clifford Deutero-Isaiah and Monotheism
    • Philip S. Johnston 'Now you see me, Now you don't!' Jeremiah and God
    • Jill Middlemas Exclusively Yahweh: Aniconism and Anthropomorphism in Ezekiel
    • Tchavdar Hadjiev Zephaniah and the 'Book of the Twelve' Hypothesis
    • Kevin J. Cathcart 'Law is Paralysed' (Hab. 1.4). Habakkuk's Dialogue with God and the Language of Legal Disputation
    • Elie Assis Structure and Meaning in the Book of Malachi
    • Susan Gillingham New Wine and Old Wineskins: Three Approaches to Prophecy and Psalmody.
    • Gary Knoppers Democratizing Revelation? Prophets, Seers and Visionaries in Chronicles
    • Christopher Rowland Prophecy and the New Testament
  • Index of References
  • Index of Authors

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