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A Chorus of Prophetic Voices: Introducing the Prophetic Literature of Ancient Israel

A Chorus of Prophetic Voices: Introducing the Prophetic Literature of Ancient Israel

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While there are many textbooks about the prophetic literature, most have taken either a historical or literary approach to studying the prophets. A Chorus of Prophetic Voices, by contrast, draws on both historical and literary approaches by paying careful attention to the prophets as narrative characters. It considers each unique prophetic voice in the canon, in its fully developed literary form, while also listening to what these voices say together about a particular experience in Israel's story. It presents these four scrolls Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel, and the Book of the Twelve as works produced in the aftermath of destruction, works that employ prophetic characters, and as the words uttered during the crises. The prophetic literature became for Israel, living in a context of dispersion and imperial domination, a portable and adaptable resource at once both challenging and comforting. This book provides the fullest picture available for introducing students to the prophetic literature by valuing the role of the original prophetic characters, the finished state of the books that bear their names, the separate historical crises in the life of Israel they address, and the oechorus of prophetic voices � one hears when reading them as part of a coherent literary corpus.



Author: Mark McEntire
Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press
Published: 08/24/2015
Pages: 276
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 0.89lbs
Size: 9.00h x 6.00w x 0.62d
ISBN: 9780664239985

About the Author
McEntire, Mark: -

Mark McEntire is Professor of Biblical Studies at Belmont University in Nashville. He is the author of several important books on the Hebrew Bible, including Portraits of a Mature God: Choices in Old Testament Theologyand A Chorus of Prophetic Voices: Introducing the Prophetic Literature of Ancient Israel.

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