The Oxford Handbook of the Prophets Hardback

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The Oxford Handbook of the Prophets

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The Latter Prophets-Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel, and the Book of the Twelve-comprise a fascinating collection of prophetic oracles, narratives, and vision reports from ancient Israel and Judah. Spanning centuries and showing evidence of compositional growth and editorial elaboration over time, these prophetic books offer an unparalleled view into the cultural norms, theological convictions, and political disputes of Israelite communities caught in the maelstrom of militarized conflicts with the empires of ancient Egypt, Babylonia, and Persia. Instructive for scholar and student alike, The Oxford Handbook of the Prophets features wide-ranging discussion of ancient Near Eastern social and cultic contexts; exploration of focused topics such as the persona of the prophet and the problem of violence in prophetic rhetoric; sophisticated historical and literary analysis of key prophetic texts; issues in reception history, from these texts' earliest reinterpretations at Qumran to Christian appropriations in contemporary homiletics; feminist, materialist, and postcolonial readings engaging the insights of influential contemporary theorists; and more.
The diversity of interpretive approaches, clarity of presentation, and breadth of expertise represented here will make this Handbook indispensable for research and teaching on the Latter Prophets.

The Oxford Handbook of the Prophets was published by Oxford University Press Inc in November 2016. The ISBN for The Oxford Handbook of the Prophets is 9780199859559.

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Details for The Oxford Handbook of the Prophets

Book FormatHardback
PublisherOxford University Press Inc (November 2016)
Number of Pages696
Thickness61 mm
Height248 mm
Width171 mm
Product Code4450069
Page last updated 18th December 2018
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