Oracles of God: Preceptions of Ancient Prophecy in Isreal after the Exile by John Barton

Oracles of God: Preceptions of Ancient Prophecy in Isreal after the Exile

byJohn Barton

Paperback | September 15, 2007

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Oracles of God is a study of ideas about ancient prophecy current in Judaism and Christianity from the Exile to the end of the New Testament period. It examines the prophetic section of the Old Testament canon in both Hebrew and Greek traditions, the various pictures of prophets, their roleand message, and looks at the various ways in which prophetic scripture were read in the period. Source material discussed includes much apocryphal and pseudepigraphical writing, documents from Qumran, the works of Philo and Josephus, the New Testament and some rabbinic literature. The book is essential reading for all students of Old and New Testament ideas about prophecy.

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John Barton is Oriel and Laing Professor of the Interpretation at Holy Scripture Oxford University Press.
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Title:Oracles of God: Preceptions of Ancient Prophecy in Isreal after the ExileFormat:PaperbackDimensions:336 pages, 5.31 × 8.19 × 0.91 inPublished:September 15, 2007Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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