Minor Prophets (Part 2) (#22 in Forms Of The Old Testament Literature Series)
This series aims to present, according to a standard outline and methodology, a form-critical analysis of every book and each unit in the Old Testament (Hebrew Bible). Fundamentally exegetical, the FOTL volumes examine the structure, genre, setting, and intention of...
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This series aims to present, according to a standard outline and methodology, a form-critical analysis of every book and each unit in the Old Testament (Hebrew Bible). Fundamentally exegetical, the FOTL volumes examine the structure, genre, setting, and intention of the biblical literature in question. Designed to be used alongside a Hebrew text or a translation of the Bible, the series is meant primarily to lead the student to the Old Testament texts themselves, not just to form-critical studies of the texts. Each volume includes thorough bibliographies and a glossary of the genres and formulas identified in the commentary.
"Floyd presents a complete form-critical analysis of the last six books in the Minor Prophets: Nahum, Habakkuk, Zephaniah, Haggai, Zechariah, and Malachi. By looking carefully at the literary genre and internal structure of each book, Floyd uncovers the literary conventions that help shape the composition of these prophetic books in their final form. His approach yields fresh views of how the parts of each book fit together to make up the whole - particularly with respect to Nahum, Haggai, and Malachi - and provides a basis for reconsidering how each book is historically related to the time of the prophet for whom it is named. This work will be useful to scholars because it advances the discussion regarding the holistic reading of prophetic books, and useful to pastors and students because it shows how analysis of literary form can lead to a more profound understanding of the messages of the Minor Prophets."--BOOK JACKET. Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
This unique volume from a unique commentary series shows what literary technique can teach about ancient Old Testament texts. Useful to scholars, pastors,and students, this commentary shows how analysis of literary form can lead to a more profound understanding of the Minor Prophets.
Knierim is Emeritus Professor of Old Testament, School of Theology at Claremont, and Avery Professor of Religion, Claremont Graduate School, Claremont, California.