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The Hebrew prophets and their social world : an introduction

Author: Victor Harold Matthews
Publisher: Grand Rapids, MI : Baker Academic, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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Drawing on archaeology and ancient Near Eastern texts, Matthews examines the prophets chronologically, placing them and their message into historical context. He explores pertinent aspects of historical geography, economic conditions, and social forces that influenced a prophet's life and message and explains why prophets served an integral purpose in the development of ancient Israelite religion. --from publisher  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Victor Harold Matthews
ISBN: 9780801048616 0801048613
OCLC Number: 775419972
Notes: Rev. ed. of: Social world of the Hebrew prophets. c2001.
Description: xi, 244 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Historical geography --
Defining and describing the prophet --
Premonarchic prophetic activity --
Early monarchic prophets --
Elijah and Elisha --
Major and minor prophets --
Book of Amos --
Book of Hosea --
Book of Isaiah --
Book of Micah --
Prophetic voices of the late seventh century --
Book of Jeremiah --
Book of Ezekiel --
Postexilic prophecy --
Hellenistic period and the book of Daniel --
Final thoughts.
Responsibility: Victor H. Matthews.

Abstract:

Drawing on archaeology and ancient Near Eastern texts, Matthews examines the prophets chronologically, placing them and their message into historical context. He explores pertinent aspects of historical geography, economic conditions, and social forces that influenced a prophet's life and message and explains why prophets served an integral purpose in the development of ancient Israelite religion. --from publisher description
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