The Oxford Handbook of the Prophets by Carolyn SharpThe Oxford Handbook of the Prophets by Carolyn Sharp

The Oxford Handbook of the Prophets

EditorCarolyn Sharp

Hardcover | October 7, 2016

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The Latter Prophets - Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel, and the Book of the Twelve - comprise a fascinating collection of prophetic oracles, narratives, and vision reports from ancient Israel and Judah. Spanning centuries and showing evidence of compositional growth and editorial elaboration overtime, these prophetic books offer an unparalleled view into the cultural norms, theological convictions, and political disputes of Israelite communities caught in the maelstrom of militarized conflicts with the empires of ancient Egypt, Babylonia, and Persia. Instructive for scholar and student alike, The Oxford Handbook of the Prophets features wide-ranging discussion of ancient Near Eastern social and cultic contexts; exploration of focused topics such as the persona of the prophet and the problem of violence in prophetic rhetoric; sophisticatedhistorical and literary analysis of key prophetic texts; issues in reception history, from these texts' earliest reinterpretations at Qumran to Christian appropriations in contemporary homiletics; feminist, materialist, and postcolonial readings engaging the insights of influential contemporarytheorists; and more. The diversity of interpretive approaches, clarity of presentation, and breadth of expertise represented here will make this Handbook indispensable for research and teaching on the Latter Prophets.
Carolyn J. Sharp is Professor of Hebrew Scriptures at Yale Divinity School. She is interested in literary analysis, critical theory, feminist interpretation, homiletical theory and praxis, and intersections of theology and ethics in pedagogy. Her books include Prophecy and Ideology in Jeremiah (2003), Irony and Meaning in the Hebrew Bi...
Title:The Oxford Handbook of the ProphetsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:696 pages, 9.75 × 6.75 × 0.98 inPublished:October 7, 2016Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199859558

ISBN - 13:9780199859559