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The Hebrew Prophets: An Introduction


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Noting that the legacy of the prophets remains a powerful element in contemporary society, Jack R. Lundbom explores the contours of prophetic speech in ancient Israel. He surveys the elements of each prophet’s message, describes the characteristics of prophetic rhetoric and symbolic behavior, and discusses the problem of authenticity: how did individuals make the claim to speak as prophets, and how did their audiences recognize their claims? The Hebrew Prophets offers an authoritative introduction to the phenomenon of ancient prophetic speech for the contemporary reader—and hearer.

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  • Explores the contours of prophetic speech in ancient Israel
  • Surveys the elements of each prophet’s message
  • Offers an authoritative introduction to the phenomenon of ancient prophetic speech
  • To Be a Prophet . . .
  • The Prophetic Message—What Is It?
  • Measures of Authenticity
  • Prophetic Discourse in Poetry and Prose
  • Rhetorical Discourse in the Prophets
  • Prophetic Signs, Wonders, and Symbolic Behavior
A fresh look at the Hebrew prophets inspired by the issues of modern times, cast within the prism of Judeo-Christian scholarly traditions, Lundbom’s reassessment of the biblical text represents a critical resource for students of the Bible and laymen alike.

—Seymour Gitin, professor of archaeology, W. F. Albright Institute of Archaeological Research, Jerusalem

Already well-respected for his commentary work on Jeremiah, Lundbom now turns his hand, in more introductory fashion, to the whole canon of Hebrew prophets. He asks what they had in common as prophets and what distinguishes them as individuals. This thorough introductory overview draws out the rhetoric, signs, and symbols employed by these ancient forthtellers to express their often startling messages and draws important parallels with modern-day preachers and teachers.

—Katharine Dell, senior university lecturer, St. Catharine’s College, Cambridge

A very useful summary of the Hebrew Bible’s books of the prophets in a clear, reader–friendly form. It is a practical introduction to the prophets and an invitation to delve ever further into their history and their words.

—Richard Elliott Friedman, Ann and Jay Davis Professor of Jewish Studies, University of Georgia

  • Title: The Hebrew Prophets: An Introduction
  • Author: Jack Lundbom
  • Publisher: Fortress Press
  • Print Publication Date: 2010
  • Logos Release Date: 2013
  • Pages: 272
  • Language: English
  • Resources: 1
  • Format: Digital › Logos Research Edition
  • Subject: Bible. O.T. Prophets › Criticism, interpretation, etc
  • Resource Type: Monograph
  • Metadata Last Updated: 2022-02-12T03:50:10Z

Jack R. Lundbom is an internationally respected authority on Jeremiah. He has taught at the University of California, Berkeley, and held visiting appointments at Andover Newton Theological School, Yale Divinity School, The Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago, and Uppsala University in Sweden. Lundbom has traveled and lectured widely in Europe, the Near East, Africa, and the United States. He has twice been a Fulbright Professor in Germany, at Universität Marburg in 1988–1989 and Universität Tübingen in 2002. His many publications include Jeremiah: A Study in Ancient Hebrew Rhetoric and The Early Career of the Prophet Jeremiah. He is a life member at Clare Hall, Cambridge University.


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