The Book of the Former Prophets

The Book of the Former Prophets

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The Former Prophets of the Hebrew Bible includes the books of Joshua through 2 Kings; it is a narrative of ancient Israel's history of some seven hundred years from the "conquest" of Canaan to the exile, when Israel lost the land.
The Former Prophets of the Hebrew Bible includes the books of Joshua through 2 Kings; it is a narrative of ancient Israel's history of some seven hundred years from the "conquest" of Canaan to the exile, when Israel lost the land. Thomas Mann adopts a critical perspective and incorporates many distinct literary sources from different times into his work. The result is a compelling example of ancient historiography as well as an impressive artistic achievement. The book contains fascinating (and often horrifying) stories of war, religious fanaticism, terror, and disaster, as well as stories of deep personal loyalty, friendship, and faith. Finally, in a deeply thoughtful and constructive way, The Former Prophets addresses perennial questions like, amongst others, "What is the relationship between divine sovereignty and human political institutions?" or "In what sense are historical events the result of human acts and also of divine Providence?"

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Mann introduces the Old Testament prophets from Joshua through 2 Kings to graduate and undergraduate students in college, seminary, and divinity school. He often includes quotations from modern times to illustrate parallels between the times of the prophets and today. Among the matters he discusses are who wrote the stories, who assembled them into books and why, who the intended readers were and what they were suppose to make of the stories, and what the readers might actually have made of them. Distributed in North America by The David Brown Book Co. Annotation ©2014 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Publisher: Cambridge :, James Clarke & Co,, 2012
ISBN: 9781283866330
1283866331
9780227901137
0227901134
Characteristics: 1 online resource

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