Since at least the 19th century, Hebrew Bible scholarship has traditionally seen priests and prophets as natural opponents with different social spheres and worldviews. In recent years, several studies have started to question this perspective. The Priests in the Prophets examines how the priests are portrayed in the Latter Prophets and analyzes the relationship between priests and prophets. The contributors also provide insights into the place of priests, prophets, and some other religious specialists in Israelite and Judean society in pre-exilic and post-exilic times.
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- Surveys the individual texts in the Latter Prophets about priests
- Analyzes the relationship between priests and prophets
- Explores the social roles of prophets
- Title: The Priests in the Prophets
- Editors: Lester Grabbe and Alice Ogdon Bellis
- Publisher: Sheffield Academic Press
- Publication Date: 2005
- Pages: 224
About the Editors
Lester Grabbe is a professor Hebrew Bible and early Judaism at the University of Hull.
Alice Ogdon Bellis is a professor of Old Testament language and literature at Howard University School of Divinity in Washington, D.C.