A Smooth Stone: Biblical Prophecy in Historical Perspective
By: David Arthur (author)Hardback
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A Smooth Stone is a historical survey of the Hebrew prophets, focusing on the development of a radical theological iconoclasm. Beginning with the preclassical seers, the book traces the expanding scope of prophetic polemic over a period of six hundred years, as it escalates from sporadic attacks on individual sin to a comprehensive assault against religion itself, culminating in a total rejection of the traditional picture of God.
David Arthur is an independent scholar specializing in religion and philosophy.
Chapter 1 Preface Chapter 2 Introduction Chapter 3 Of Prophets and Prophecy: Chapter 4 Prophecy in Ancient Israel Chapter 5 Preclassical Prophecy Chapter 6 Balaam, Seer of God Chapter 7 Samuel, Maker of Kings Chapter 8 Nathan, Court Councilor Chapter 9 Elijah, Man of God Chapter 10 The Salvation Prophets Chapter 11 Summary Chapter 12 Messengers of God: Chapter 13 Classical Prophecy Chapter 14 Amos Chapter 15 Concluding Remarks Chapter 16 A Maker of Riddles: Chapter 17 Ezekiel Chapter 18 The Core Message Chapter 19 The Jerusalem Allegory Chapter 20 The Tyre Prophecies Chapter 21 The Egypt Prophecies Chapter 22 Into the Dragon's Lair Chapter 23 Melek Chapter 24 Concluding Remarks Chapter 25 The Famine: Chapter 26 Postclassical Prophecy Chapter 27 Prophecy and Tradition Chapter 28 The Two Isaiahs Chapter 29 The Historical Setting Chapter 30 The Servants of Yahweh Chapter 31 The Vision of Isaiah Chapter 32 Prophecy's Demise Chapter 33 Conclusion Chapter 34 Epilogue Chapter 35 List of Abbreviations Chapter 36 Glossary Chapter 37 Select Bibliography Chapter 38 Index
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