Academic journal article Hebrew Studies Journal

Prophecy and the Prophets in Ancient Israel: Proceedings of the Oxford Old Testament Seminar

Academic journal article Hebrew Studies Journal

Prophecy and the Prophets in Ancient Israel: Proceedings of the Oxford Old Testament Seminar

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PROPHECY AND THE PROPHETS IN ANCIENT ISRAEL: PROCEEDINGS OF THE OXFORD OLD TESTAMENT SEMINAR. Edited by John Day. LHBOTS 531. Pp. xvii + 462. New York: T & T Clark, 2010. Cloth, $180.00.

Part 1: The Ancient Near Eastern Context of Prophecy. Martti Nissinen, "Comparing Prophetic Sources: Principles and a Test Case," pp. 3-24; Stuart Weeks, "Predictive and Prophetic Literature: Can Neferti Help Us Read the Bible?" pp. 25-46; Jonathan Stokl, "Female Prophets in the Ancient Near East," pp. 47-61.

Part 2: Specific Themes. H. G. M. Williamson, "Prophetesses in the Hebrew Bible," pp. 65-80; David J. Reimer, "Interpersonal Forgiveness and the Hebrew Prophets," pp. 81-97.

Part 3: Sociological, Anthropological and Psychological Perspectives. Walter J. Houston, "Exit the Oppressed Peasant? Rethinking the Background of Social Criticism in the Prophets," pp. 101-116; Lester L. Grabbe, "Shaman, Preacher, or Spirit Medium? The Israelite Prophet in the Light of Anthropological Models," pp. 117-132; Paul M. Joyce, "The Prophets and Psychological Interpretation," pp. 133-148.

Part 4: Prophecy and the Prophets in Specific Biblical Books. Ernest Nicholson, "Deuteronomy 18.9-22, The Prophets and Scripture," pp. …

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