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Priests in the Prophets (Journal For The Study Of The Old Testament Supplement Series)

Hardback|Mar 2005
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Since at least the 19th century Hebrew Bible scholarship has traditionally seen priests and prophets as natural opponents, with different social spheres and world views. In recent years several studies have started to question this perspective. The present volume, arising...


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Since at least the 19th century Hebrew Bible scholarship has traditionally seen priests and prophets as natural opponents, with different social spheres and world views. In recent years several studies have started to question this perspective. The present volume, arising from a meeting of the Prophetic Texts and their Ancient Contexts Group of the Society of Biblical Literature, represents a series of papers on the general question of the priests as portrayed in the Latter Prophets. The essays published here challenge many of past and current views about the relationship between priests and prophets. They also provide insights into the place of priests, prophets, and some other religious specialists in Israelite and Judean society in pre-exilic and post-exilic times. Journal for the Study of the Old Testament Supplement Series, 408
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Since the nineteenth century at least, Hebrew Bible scholarship has viewed priests and prophets as natural opponents. In recent years, however, several studies have started to question this perspective. The essays published here challenge many of past and current views about the relationship between priests and prophets. They also provide insights into the place of priests, prophets, and other religious specialists in Israelite and Judean society in pre-and post-exilic times.
-Publisher

Since at least the 19th century Hebrew Bible scholarship has traditionally seen priests and prophets as natural opponents, with different social spheres and worldviews. In recent years several studies have started to question this perspective. The Priests in the Prophets examines how the priests are portrayed in the Latter Prophets and analyzes the relationship between priests and prophets. The contributors also provide insights into the place of priests, prophets, and some other religious specialists in Israelite and Judean society in pre-exilic and post-exilic times.
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Lester L Grabbe

Lester L. Grabbe (Ph.D., University of Claremont, DD., University of Hull), is Professor of Hebrew Bible and Early Judaism at the University of Hull, UK. He is both the author and editor of numerous books including Good Kings and Bad Kings; Ancient Israel; History of the Jews and Judaism in the Second Temple Period (vol. 1); and Introduction to 1st Century Judaism.
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Alice Ogden Bellis

Bellis is associate professor of Old Testament language and literature at Howard Divinity School, Washington, DC.

  • I. Introduction; Lester L. Grabbe; Introduction And Overview; Ii. Articles; Ehud Ben Zvi; Observations On Prophetic Characters, Prophetic Texts, Priests Of Old, Perslan Period Priests And Literati; Brian Bibb The Prophetic Critique Of Ritual In Old Testament Theology; Daniel E. Fleming Prophets And Temple Personnel In The Mari Archives; Julie Galambush The Northern Voyage Of Psammeticus Ii And Its Implications For Ezekiel 44.7-9; Lester L. Grabbe A Priest Is Without Honor In His Own Prophet: Priests And Other Religious Specialists In The Latter Prophets; James Linville The Day Of Yahweh And The Mourning Of The Priests In Joel; Richard D. Nelson Priestly Purity And Prophetic Lunacy: Hosea 1.2-3 And 9.7; Margaret S. Odell What Was The Image Of Jealousy In Ezekiel 8? Corrine Patton Layers Of Meaning: Priesthood In Jeremiah Mt; Joachim Schaper The Priests In The Book Of Malachi And Their Opponents; Ziony Zevit The Prophet Versus Priest Antagonism Hypothesis: Its History And Origin

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