These essays are written in honor of John D.W. Watts, formerly Professor of Old Testament at Southern Baptist Seminary, Louisville, Kentucky and Old Testament editor of the Word Biblical Commentary, well known for his scholarly contributions on the prophetic books. Accordingly, the essays here address the literary, redactional and canonical questions posed by the Hebrew Bible's prophetic literature. The prophetic books have defied easy classification according to genre or facile explanation of their historical development. With a special focus on the books of Isaiah and of the Twelve Prophets, the nature and formation of prophecy as literature is probed from a variety of methodological standpoints, including textual criticism, synchronic literary analysis, tradition history and redaction criticism.
- Examines the composition, meaning, and interpretive challenges in Isaiah
- Discusses questions of authorship, historicity, and canonicity
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- Title: Forming Prophetic Literature: Essays on Isaiah and the Twelve in Honor of John D.W. Watts
- Authors: James W. Watts and Paul R. House
- Publisher: Sheffield Academic Press
- Publication Date: 1996
- Pages: 324
About the Authors
James W. Watts is Associate Professor of Religion at Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York.
Paul R. House is Associate Dean and Professor of Divinity at Beeson Divinity School, Samford University in Alabama. He is also the author of Old Testament Survey, available from Logos in the Hebrew History Collection (3 Vols.), and Unity of the Twelve, available from Logos in the History of Israel Collection (19 Vols.).