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Title:
The Hebrew prophets : visionaries of the ancient world
Author:
Boadt, Lawrence.
Edition:
First St. Martin's Griffin edition.
Publication Information:
New York : St. Martin's Griffin, 1999.

©1997
Physical Description:
220 pages ; 21 cm.
General Note:
Includes index.

"First published in Great Britain by Lion Publishing plc, 1997"--T.p. verso.
Language:
English
Added Author:
ISBN:
9780312222109

9780312220761
Format :
Book

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Central Library BS1505.2 .H35 1997 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area
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Summary

Summary

The prophets of the Ancient world were mystics whose words have transcended the ages. In this collection, Biblical scholars look at passages from the writings of the period, from Isaiah's portrayal of the suffering Messiah to Daniel's dream of the Ancient of Days pronouncing judgment on the earth, to show their importance for us today.


Author Notes

Lawernce Boadt is a scholar of Biblical literature living in the U.K.

Bishop Desmond Tutu is a clergyman and political activist living in South Africa.


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Library Journal Review

Armed with forewords by the likes of John Updike and Desmond Tutu, this splendid new series re-introduces the Bible through its pervasive cultural presence. Each volume includes an informative and well-written introduction to the meaning of scripture in the works of Handel, Joseph Conrad, and many others, followed by selections from the Authorized Version. While this approach may be too literary for some readers, the series ought to remind many of the joy and profit to be found in these ancient writings and of their immeasurable influence from their own day to ours. Highly recommended. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Table of Contents

ForewordDesmond Tutu
Introduction
The Rise of Prophecy
The Writing Prophets
Collecting and Editing the Prophets' Words
The Hebrew Prophets in Literature
Quotations and Images
Prophets before the Exile
Amos
Hosea
First Isaiah
Micah
Zephaniah
Nahum
Habbakkuk
Jeremiah
Prophets During the Exile
Ezekiel
Lamentations
Obadiah
Second Isaiah
Prophets After the Exile
Haggai
Zechariah
Third Isaiah
Malachi
Joel
Daniel
Index of Primary Sources

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