Forming Prophetic Literature: Essays on Isaiah and the Twelve in Honor of John D.W. Watts
James W. Watts, John D. W. Watts, Paul R. House
A&C Black, Oct 1, 1996 - Religion - 324 pages
These essays are written in honour of John D.W. Watts, formerly Professor of Old Testament at Southern Baptist Seminary, Louisville, Kentucky and Old Testament editor of the Word Biblical Commentary, well known for his contributions, especially to scholarship on the prophetic books. Accordingly, the essays here address the literary, redactional and canonical questions posed by the Hebrew Bible's prophetic literature. The prophetic books have defied easy classification according to genre or facile explanation of their historical development. With a special focus on the books of Isaiah and of the Twelve Prophets, the nature and formation of prophecy as literature is probed from a variety of methodological standpoints, including textual criticism, synchronic literary analysis, tradition history and redaction criticism.
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allusions appear argues Assyria Biblical book of Amos book of Hosea book of Isaiah book of Joel book of Jonah book of Malachi book of Nahum Book of Obadiah book’s canonical catchwords Codex commentary conceming context covenant Deuteronomistic divine Edom Elijah example ﬁfth ﬁgure ﬁnal ﬁnd ﬁre ﬁrst ﬁve God’s Habakkuk Haggai Hebrew Bible Hosea hymn identiﬁed inﬂuence interpretation intertextual Israel Jerusalem Joel Jonah Judah judgement Literary Precursors liturgical LORD manuscript markers Masoretic messenger Micah Minor Prophets Moab Moses motif narrative Nogalski Obad Old Testament oracles post-exilic priests prophecy prophetic books prophetic literature psalm question readers Redactional Processes redactor reference reﬂect rhetorical sacriﬁces scholars scroll Second Isaiah Shefﬁeld signiﬁcant speciﬁc suggests superscriptions temple textual thematic theme Theology Third Isaiah tion Torah tradition uniﬁed unity verses vision Watts Watts’s words Yahweh Zech Zechariah 9-14 Zeph Zephaniah Zion