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Fortress Introduction to the Prophets

Fortress Introduction to the Prophets

An experienced teacher of the prophetic materials provides students with an accessible entrée into this fascinating aspect of Hebrew Bible studies.

The author begins by asking five basic questions about Israelite prophecy and the prophetic books.

  • Do the prophetic books witness to a real phenomenon of prophecy in Israel?
  • What is the relationship of the "classical" or "writing" prophets to the "pre-classical" prophets?
  • Where do we look for the origins of Israelite prophecy?
  • How do the prophets relate to their culture and society?
  • How does the prophetic collection of writings relate to the legal and historical traditions of Israel?

Through literary, social, and theological analysis, he then introduces the most noted of the Hebrew prophets, with special attention to Jeremiah.

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  • Publisher Fortress Press
  • Format Paperback
  • ISBN 9780800636708
  • eBook ISBN 9781451417555
  • Dimensions 5.5 x 8.5
  • Pages 128
  • Publication Date July 29, 2004


  1. Preface

  2. Introduction to Old Testament Prophecy
  3. The Origins of Israelite Prophecy and Amos
  4. Hosea
  5. Isaiah of Jerusalem
  6. Isaiah and the Assyrian Crisis
  7. Micah of Moresheth
  8. Prophets in the Interim
  9. Jeremiah and the Reforms of Josiah
  10. The Structure of the Book of Jeremiah
  11. A Portrait of the Prophet Jeremiah
  12. Plucking Up and Tearing Down
  13. Building and Planting: Looking to the Future

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