Prophetic Literature: From Oracles to Books presents an in-depth introduction to the origins and development of the Prophetic Books of the Old Testament, including an examination of the literary structure, authorship, and editorial processes that produced each book. * The only introductory textbook that explores both how the prophetic books were composed and edited * Accessible and engaging, the book contains numerous student features to encourage learning, including introductions, summaries, tables and boxes, etc * Based on international scholarship on the individual prophetic books, including German scholarship that is otherwise inaccessible to most English readers
Ronald L. Troxel is Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Hebrew and Semitic Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is the author of LXX-Isaiah as Translation and Interpretation (2008).
Preface viii Resource Acknowledgments xii Map 1 The ancient Near East xiii Map 2 Israel and Judah xiv 1 What Is a Prophetic Book? 1 2 The Book of Hosea 19 3 The Book of Amos 37 4 The Book of Micah 54 5 The Book of Zephaniah and the Twelve 72 6 The Books of Joel and Obadiah 91 7 The Books of Nahum and Habakkuk 108 8 The Books of Jonah and Haggai 125 9 Zechariah 1 8 142 10 Zechariah 9 14, the Book of Malachi, and the Twelve 155 11 The Book of Isaiah 172 12 The Book of Isaiah (Continued) 190 13 The Book of Jeremiah 208 14 The Book of Ezekiel 225 Glossary 242 References 247 Scripture Index 262