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

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Overview

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.

Resource Experts
  • Examines a wide variety of prophetic literature
  • Analyzes Old and New Testament texts
  • Focuses on prophetic literature and the individual prophets

The Ancient Near Eastern Context of Prophecy

  • Comparing Prophetic Sources: Principles and a Test Case - Martti Nissinen
  • Predictive and Prophetic Literature: Can Neferti Help Us Read the Bible? - Stuart Weeks
  • Prophetesses in the Ancient Near East - Jonathan Stökl

Specific Themes

  • Prophetesses in the Hebrew Bible - H.G.M. Williamson
  • Interpersonal Forgiveness and the Hebrew Prophets - David Reimer

Sociological, Anthropological and Psychological Perspectives

  • Exit the Oppressed Peasant? Rethinking the Background of Social Criticism in the Prophets - Walter J. Houston
  • Shaman Preacher or Spirit Medium? The Israelite Prophet in the Light of Anthropological Models - Lester L. Grabbe
  • The Prophets and Psychological Interpretation - Paul M. Joyce

Prophecy and the Prophets in Specific Biblical Books

  • Deuteronomy 18.9-22, The Prophets and Scripture - Ernest Nicholson
  • ‘A Prophet Instead Of You’ (1 Kings 19.16.): Elijah, Elisha And Prophetic Succession - David Lamb
  • The Theology of Amos - John Barton
  • Hosea and the Baal Cult - John Day
  • The Sign Of Immanuel - John J. Collins
  • Rewriting Isaiah: The Case Of Isaiah 28-31 - Reinhard G. Kratz
  • Deutero-Isaiah and Monotheism - Hywel Clifford
  • ‘Now You See Me, Now You Don’t!’ Jeremiah and God - Philip S. Johnston
  • Exclusively Yahweh: Aniconism and Anthropomorphism in Ezekiel -Jill Middlemas
  • Zephaniah and the ‘Book Of The Twelve’ Hypothesis - Tchavdar Hadjiev
  • ‘Law Is Paralysed’ (Hab. 1.4). Habakkuk’s Dialogue With God and the Language of Legal Disputation - Kevin J. Cathcart
  • Structure and Meaning in the Book of Malachi -Elie Assis
  • New Wine and Old Wineskins: Three Approaches To Prophecy and Psalmody - Susan Gillingham
  • Democratizing Revelation? Prophets, Seers and Visionaries in Chronicles - Gary Knoppers
  • Prophecy and the New Testament - Christopher Rowland

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John Day is an English Old Testament scholar. He is Professor of Old Testament Studies in the Faculty of Theology at the University of Oxford. He is the editor of In search of pre-exilic Israel and wrote God’s Conflict with the Dragon and the Sea. He is also Fellow, Tutor in Theology, and Dean of Degrees at Lady Margaret Hall.

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