Exploring the Old Testament, vol. 4: The Prophets is a highly readable introduction to the Hebrew prophets that locates them in their ancient historical setting, opens up the prophetic texts in the light of the most recent scholarship, and brings out their relevance for modern living. It fulfills its aim of making the prophets accessible to the student reader.
McConville utilizes the best scholarship as well as his own considerable knowledge and creative energies to produce a study of the prophets that will serve admirably as a textbook for a class or a resource for individual study. I recommend this book highly to all who want to learn more about this important part of the Hebrew Scriptures.
—Tremper Longman III, Robert H. Gundry Professor of Biblical Studies, Westmont College
Gordon McConville studied Modern Languages at Cambridge and Theology at Edinburgh and Belfast. He is Professor of Old Testament Theology in the university of Gloucestershire, having previously taught the Old Testament in Bristol and Oxford. He has written a number of books on Deuteronomy and the Prophets, and most recently on Old Testament political theology.