This text introduces readers to the extraordinary message of the prophets always considered in the context of the historical events and culture of each book. In an overview section, the study begins with a glance at the phenomenon of prophecy, both within and outside of Israel, and then outlines the steps needed for the reader to move from an understanding of the historical meaning intended by the authors and editors to hearing the message of the prophets addressed to us. In chronological order this study introduces each prophetic book and then examines significant passages concluding with an identification of the major themes and the message of these themes for the modern reader. Special attention focuses on the use of these prophetic texts by the New Testament. The study recovers the vast complexity and inner conflicts found in these biblical books while gradually unfolding the view of God's love and vulnerability. Detailed maps and illustrations assist the reader to follow geographical and historical references. Appendices include Assyrian, Babylonian, and Persian texts, detailed outlines of the biblical books, and historical graphs.
Number Of Pages: 352
Published: 1st July 2012
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.0 x 2.3
Weight (kg): 0.454