Message of the Prophets: A Survey of the Prophetic and Apocalyptic Books of the Old Testament

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Zondervan, 2010 - Religion - 376 pages
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Christians sometimes approach the Old Testament with a mixture of awe and bewilderment, knowing that it contains pearls of wisdom, but unsure how to dive for them ... especially when it comes to the Prophets.In The Message of the Prophets, author J. Daniel Hays offers a scholarly, yet readable and student-friendly survey of the Old Testament prophetic literature that presents the message of each prophet in its historical and its biblical context and then tracks that message through the New Testament to challenge readers with what it means for them today. Hays focuses on synthesizing the message of the prophets, which enables students to grasp the major contours of the prophetic books clearly and concisely. Hundreds of colorful pictures help to illustrate the historical and cultural background of the prophets. After identifying what the message meant for ancient Israel, Hays helps the readers to move toward theological application today, helping readers to gain a better understanding of God and the relationship between God and his people. The Message of the Prophets is essential for professors, students, and others seeking to understand the role that the OT prophets play in the Christian faith.
  

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The text uses common 'popular-belief' as standard.

User Review  - William Bramscher - Christianbook.com

11/22/10 The book is based on popular belief and not on the Prophet standards. I am a Christian, but Daniel and Joseph were dream interpreters and not prophets. Should have been titled: "A Popular Belief. . ." Prof Bill Bramscher Read full review

Contents

Introduction
16
The Prophets in History
33
The Literature of the Prophets
45
The Message of the Prophets
62
The Prophets and Biblical Eschatology
77
THE MAJOR PROPHETS
78
THE MAJOR PROPHETS
95
Isaiah 739
109
Ezekiel 3348
221
Daniel 1 6
233
Daniel 7 12
245
THE BOOK OF THE TWELVE
259
Hosea
265
Joel
275
Amos
285
Obadiah and Jonah
297

Isaiah 4055
121
Isaiah 5666
135
Jeremiah 1 10
145
Jeremiah 1129
161
Jeremiah 3033
173
Jeremiah 3452 Lamentations
185
Ezekiel 1 16
199
Ezekiel 1732
211
Micah
309
Nahum and Habakkuk
319
Zephaniah
331
Zechariah
343
Haggai and Malachi
355
Index
367
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About the author (2010)

J. Daniel Hays (ThM, Dallas Theological Seminary; PhD, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary) is dean of the Pruet School of Christian Studies and professor of Old Testament at Ouachita Baptist University. He is the author of From Every People and Nation, and he has coauthored Grasping God's Word; Preaching God's Word; Journey into God's Word; The Story of Israel: A Biblical Theology; Iraq: Babylon of the End Times?; Apocalypse; and The Dictionary of Biblical Prophecy. He teaches adult Sunday school at his local church in Arkadelphia, Arkansas, and preaches frequently throughout the nation.

Tremper Longman III (Ph.D., Yale University) is the Robert H. Gundry Professor of Biblical Studies at Westmont College. He has authored or coauthored more than twenty books, including commentaries on Daniel, Ecclesiastes, and the Song of Songs.

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