It has been widely recognized that the Book of the Twelve, Hosea to Malachi, was considered a single composition in antiquity. Recent articles and monographs have discussed the internal clues to this composition, but there has been little effort to understand the way the New Testament authors quote from the Twelve in light of the compositional unity of the book. The Twelve Prophets in the New Testament contends that New Testament quotations from the Twelve presuppose knowledge of the larger whole and cannot be understood correctly apart from awareness of the compositional strategy of the Twelve.
Michael B. Shepherd received his PhD from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is Assistant Professor of Old Testament and Hebrew at Louisiana College. His previous works include The Verbal System of Biblical Aramaic: A Distributional Approach (Lang, 2008) and Daniel in the Context of the Hebrew Bible (Lang, 2009).