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The Hebrew Prophets and Their Social World (Second Edition)

Paperback|Oct 2012
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Victor Matthews, a veteran teacher and expert on the world of ancient Israel, introduces students to the Hebrew prophets and their social world. Drawing on archaeology and ancient Near Eastern texts, Matthews examines the prophets chronologically, placing them and their...


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Victor Matthews, a veteran teacher and expert on the world of ancient Israel, introduces students to the Hebrew prophets and their social world. Drawing on archaeology and ancient Near Eastern texts, Matthews examines the prophets chronologically, placing them and their message into historical context. He explores pertinent aspects of historical geography, economic conditions, and social forces that influenced a prophet's life and message and explains why prophets served an integral purpose in the development of ancient Israelite religion. He also explores how prophets addressed their audience and employed rhetorical methods, images, and metaphors to communicate effectively. Logically organized, clearly written, and classroom friendly, this book meets the needs of beginning as well as advanced students. It is a substantially revised and expanded edition of the successful text Social World of the Hebrew Prophets.
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PRODUCT DETAIL
  • Catalogue Code 352614
  • Product Code 9780801048616
  • ISBN 0801048613
  • EAN 9780801048616
  • Pages 256
  • Department Academic
  • Category Biblical Studies
  • Sub-Category Old Testament
  • Publisher Baker Book House
  • Publication Date Oct 2012
  • Sales Rank 59502
  • Dimensions 228 x 152 x 20mm
  • Weight 0.426kg
  • Introduction<br>1. Historical Geography<br>2. Defining And Describing The Prophet<br>3. Premonarchic Prophetic Activity<br>4. Early Monarchic Prophets<br>5. Elijah And Elisha<br>6. Major And Minor Prophets<br>7. The Book Of Amos<br>8. The Book Of Hosea<br>9. The Book Of Isaiah<br>10. The Book Of Micah<br>11. Prophetic Voices Of The Late Seventh Century<br>12. The Book Of Jeremiah<br>13. The Book Of Ezekiel<br>14. Postexilic Prophecy<br>15. The Hellenistic Period And The Book Of Daniel<br>16. Final Thoughts<br>glossary<br>indexes

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