The Prophets: The Babylonian and Persian periods (Google eBook)

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Fortress Press - Biography & Autobiography - 217 pages
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"The great virtue of Koch's work is his attempt to describe the world-view presupposed by the prophets as they evaluated their societies and formulated their messages. In this respect his treatment is a valuable contribution to our understanding."--Thomas W. OverholtCatholic Biblical Quarterly
  

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Contents

Prophecy of Conversion in the NeoBabylonian Period
1
12 A law of unique character
3
13 The revolution in Israels constitution
4
14 Ethical principles and anthropology
9
Huldah
12
Jeremiah ben Hilkiah
13
the four periods of his prophecy
15
the early period I
17
53 Polemic against the gods the argument from prophecy and creation
131
54 The Servant of Yahweh liturgies
136
55 The turn of the ages
147
The Zenith and the Decline of Prophetic Activity in the Persian Period
152
62 The delay of the eschatological turn of events Social and religious criticism
153
63 The eschatological theophany and a renewed society
157
Haggai and Zechariah ben Berechiah
159
Actualizing eschatology
163

the early period II
25
25 Persecution and underground existence under Jehoiakim
32
26 The night of despair
38
27 The power of the stars or divinely conferred natural laws? The Jehoiakim period
46
28 Zedekiah and the Egyptian period
54
29 Jeremiahs metahistory
71
Babylon and Her Satellite Edom Habakkuk and Obadiah
80
32 Obadiah
83
Ezekiel ben Buzi
84
42 Israels failure in the light of the divine law
94
43 The crisis of history and the eschatological knowledge of Yahweh
101
44 The individualization of the correlation between act and destiny
105
45 Eschatology a transformed humanity the new covenant and a social revolution
108
DeuteroIsaiah
118
52 The downfall of Babylon and the messiah from Persia
127
73 A night in February
166
74 Metahistory and angelology
171
From Malachi to Jonah The Final Cadence
175
82 Deutero and TriloZechariah
180
83 The story of Jonah
182
84 Prophetic theory and political practice
184
85 The decline
187
Retrospect and Prospect
189
92 The new interpretation of reality
190
93 The prophetic influence
201
Bibliography
204
Notes
206
Index of Biblical References
208
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