A Guidebook to the Biblical Literature

By John Franklin Genung | Go to book overview

CHAPTER IV
THE STRESS OF PROPHECY
[The eighth century till 701 B.C.]

WITH the coming of the literary prophets, of whom the earliest that can be dated was Amos (about 754 B.C.), the unique Hebrew institution of prophecy came to its most distinctive mission, and through a period of about two and a half centuries ran a very significant course in history. The first half century of this time, until 701 B.C., for reasons which will appear, may be regarded as a period of stress, in which prophetic insight and foresight is approaching, for both kingdoms, a great crisis, the crisis of national dissolution and exile. During this period the northern kingdom went under (in 722 B.C.); while Judah, the southern kingdom, was for a time delivered, its exile not coming until 586 B.C., more than a century later. The surviving kingdom, however, did not go unscathed. By the Assyrian encroachments and invasions until 701 it passed through an experience of menace and suspense second only to actual overthrow. It was by a miraculous deliverance that Judah was temporarily relieved and the faith of prophecy vindicated; and the sudden event by which this was brought about ranks as one of the most notable epochs in the nation's history.

This period of prophetic stress we may regard, in the large, as a time during which the strenuous business of the prophets was to prepare both kingdoms for their doom, and for their worthy survival of it. The prophets mainly concerned in this were: Amos and Hosea for the northern kingdom, and Micah and Isaiah for the southern.

-133-

Notes for this page

Add a new note
If you are trying to select text to create highlights or citations, remember that you must now click or tap on the first word, and then click or tap on the last word.
One moment ...
Default project is now your active project.
Project items
Notes
Cite this page

Cited page

Style
Citations are available only to our active members.
Buy instant access to cite pages or passages in MLA 8, MLA 7, APA and Chicago citation styles.

(Einhorn, 1992, p. 25)

(Einhorn 25)

(Einhorn 25)

1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

Note: primary sources have slightly different requirements for citation. Please see these guidelines for more information.

Cited page

Bookmark this page
A Guidebook to the Biblical Literature
Table of contents

Table of contents

Settings

Settings

Typeface
Text size Smaller Larger Reset View mode
Search within

Search within this book

Look up

Look up a word

  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
Please submit a word or phrase above.
Print this page

Print this page

Why can't I print more than one page at a time?

Help
Full screen
Items saved from this book
  • Bookmarks
  • Highlights & Notes
  • Citations
/ 686

matching results for page

    Questia reader help

    How to highlight and cite specific passages

    1. Click or tap the first word you want to select.
    2. Click or tap the last word you want to select, and you’ll see everything in between get selected.
    3. You’ll then get a menu of options like creating a highlight or a citation from that passage of text.

    OK, got it!

    Cited passage

    Style
    Citations are available only to our active members.
    Buy instant access to cite pages or passages in MLA 8, MLA 7, APA and Chicago citation styles.

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn, 1992, p. 25).

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn 25)

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn 25)

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences."1

    1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

    Cited passage

    Thanks for trying Questia!

    Please continue trying out our research tools, but please note, full functionality is available only to our active members.

    Your work will be lost once you leave this Web page.

    Buy instant access to save your work.

    Already a member? Log in now.

    Search by... Author
    Show... All Results Primary Sources Peer-reviewed

    Oops!

    An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.