This collection of essays, arising from the meetings of the SBL’s Prophetic Texts and Their Ancient Contexts Group, examines how prophecy has been constructed in biblical literature such as the Former Prophets, the Latter Prophets, Chronicles, and Daniel, and even in the Qur’an. Recognizing that these texts do not simply describe the prophetic phenomena but rather depict prophets according to various conventional categories or their own individual points of view, the essays analyze the way prophecy or prophets are portrayed in these writings to better understand how they were structured by their respective authors.
Lester Grabbe is Professor of Hebrew Bible and Early Judaism at the University of Hull. He has authored and edited numerous works on the history of ancient Israel or the history of Jews/Judaism in the Second Temple period. He is the founder of the European Seminar in Historical Methodology and editor of T&T Clark International’s Library of Second Temple Studies series. Martti Nissinen is Professor of Old Testament Studies at the University of Helsinki. He has authored and edited many works on prophecy and gender issues in biblical and ancient Near Eastern texts. He is editor-in-chief of the Finnish Journal of Theology.
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