"The Place is Too Small for Us": The Israelite Prophets in Recent Scholarship

R. P. Gordon
Eisenbrauns, 1995 - 638 sider
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"The title of this volume is, of course, taken from 2 Kgs 6:1, where the prophetic group about Elisha point out that their accomodation is too cramped. It seemed an apt comment on the capacity of any proposed volume to house and adequate representation of the work that has recently been done on Israelite prophecy. To this I now have to add the all-too-ironic confession that the so-called pre-classical prophets (including Elisha and his colleagues) could not be accomodated in the present volume. Let no one complain about being misled by the subtitle when the title is so honest ... there are thirty-six items of varying legnth, and they divide almost equally between journal articles and excerpts from volumes (some of thes of composite authorship). Naturally, they represent one individual's selection from within his personal reading, and this itself accounts for only a fraction of the vast scholarly output on the prophets, whether since 1875 or since 1975 ... It will be apparent at several places in the volume that I take with great seriousness the study of Near Eastern (non-Israelite) prophecy as background to the Israelite phenomenon, so that the first short section (The Near Eastern Background") was unavoidable."--Editor's preface.

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R R Wilson
Ernest W Nicholson
Thomas W Overholt
R P Carroll
Joseph Blenkinsopp
The Developing Tradition
Walther Zimmerli
Ronald E Clements

iii Prophecy and Poetry
J A Clines
v Metaphor
John T Willis
Michael Fishbane
John Day
J H Eaton
David F Payne
Prophecy and Society
A Graeme Auld
Burke O Long
H G M Williamson
P R Ackroyd
Otto Kaiser
Brevard S Childs
Prophecy after the Prophets
F F Bruce
Christopher T Begg
John F A Sawyer
Future Directions
Robert P Gordon
Index of Authorities
Index of Scripture

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