The Prophetic Literature
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World-renowned scholar David Petersen provides a systematic and comprehensive introduction to the prophetic literature. Petersen takes into account the major advances in current research as he examines both the later prophets (Isaiah-Malachi) as well as the Hebrew texts that describe the work and words of Israel's earlier prophets (e.g. Elijah and Elisha in 1 & 2 Kings).
David L. Petersen (Ph.D., Yale University) is Professor of Old Testament at Candler School of Theology, Emory University, Atlanta, GA. Professor Petersen is a distinguished Old Testament scholar whose current research focuses on the book of Genesis and on prophetic literature.
An ordained Presbyterian minister, Dr. Petersen has written, coauthored or coedited numerous books and articles. He was the Senior Old Testament editor for The New Interpreter's Bible and New Interpreter's One-Volume commentary
Petersen recently served as president of the Society of Biblical Literature. His significant books include Haggai and Zechariah 1-8 (Old Testament Library, 1984); Zechariah 9-14 and Malachi (Old Testament Library, 1995) and A Theological Introduction to the Old Testament (2005) .