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Posted July 14, 2010

Book: Prophecy and the Prophets in Ancient Israel
Edited by John Day
T & T Clark. New York. 2010. Pp. 462

An Excerpt from the Jacket:

This important work on Prophecy and the Prophets in Ancient Israel is the product of an impressive international team of twenty-three outstanding scholars, most of whom are well-known, established names, while a few are able, younger scholars beginning to make their mark on the field. The volume approaches its subject from a remarkable number of different angles, with essays ranging from Israel’s ancient Near Eastern background right through to the New Testament, but the majority of essays concentrate on Prophecy and the Prophets in the Old Testament.

Particular attention is paid to the following subjects: Prophecy amongst Israel’s Ancient Near Eastern Neighbours; Female Prophets in both Israel and the Ancient Near East; Israelite Prophecy in the Light of modern Sociological, Anthropological and Psychological Insights; 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; the Structure and Meaning of the Book of Malachi; Prophecy and Psalmody; Prophecy in the Books of Chronicles; and Prophecy in the New Testament.

Table of Contents:

Part 1 The Ancient Near Eastern Context of Prophecy

Part 2 Specific Themes

Part 3 Sociological, Anthropological and Psychological Perspectives

Part 4 Prophecy and the Prophets in Specific Biblical Books