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

II
21
III
33
IV
45
V
61
VI
77
VII
93
VIII
95
IX
109
XVII
211
XVIII
221
XIX
233
XX
245
XXI
257
XXII
265
XXIII
275
XXIV
285

X
121
XI
135
XII
145
XIII
161
XIV
173
XV
185
XVI
199
XXV
297
XXVI
309
XXVII
319
XXVIII
331
XXIX
343
XXX
355
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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 (PhD, Yale University) is the Robert H. Gundry Professor of Biblical Studies and the chair of the Religious Studies department at Westmont College in Santa Barbara, California, where he lives with his wife, Alice. He is the Old Testament editor for the revised Expositor's Bible Commentary and has authored many articles and books on the Psalms and other Old Testament books.

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