A History of Prophecy in Israel

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Westminster John Knox Press, 1996 - Religion - 291 pages
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This revised and enlarged edition of a classic in Old Testament scholarship reflects the most up-to-date research on the prophetic books and offers substantially expanded discussions of important new insight on Isaiah and the other prophets.


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User Review  - RICHARD HOLT - Christianbook.com

Blenkinsopp has written a work that is probably of great interest to scholars, but frankly not of interest to most others. There are some very helpful nuggets here and there, but the book is marred by ... Read full review

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While I don't like giving 5 stars for much, I do need to offset the only review of this book. I almost passed it over because I only saw 2 stars on Google. The other reviewer stated that he thought this book was "probably of great interest to scholars, but frankly not of interest to most others." I liked the book because it is more of a study rather than a simple devotional designed to make us feel good, or a simple 20th Century look to the past which ignores sociology, culture and history.  


Defining the Object of Study
From the Beginnings to Amos
The Period of Assyrian Expansion
The End of National Independence
Prophets and Prophecy in the Second Commonwealth
Index of Ancient Sources

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About the author (1996)

Joseph Blenkinsopp is John A. O'Brien Professor Emeritus of Biblical Studies at the University of Notre Dame in Notre Dame, Indiana. He is the author of Sage, Priest, Prophet: Religious and Intellectual Leadership in Ancient Israel and coauthor of Families in Ancient Israel.

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