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Oracles of God : perceptions of ancient prophecy in Israel after the exile

Author: John Barton
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2007.
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Drawing on documents including the Old Testament itself, the Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha, the New Testament, the writings of Philo and Josephus, and the works of the early Church Fathers, Barton arrives at a series of controversial conclusions about the composition of the canon in the post-exilic period, the relation of "apocalyptic" to prophecy, and even the applicability of the term "prophet" to the classical  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Barton
ISBN: 9780195334357 0195334353
OCLC Number: 154707904
Notes: Originally published: London : Darton, Longman and Todd, 1986.
Description: xii, 324 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: The prophets in the canon --
"The law and the prophets" --
Prophets and their message --
Modes of reading the prophets --
Prophecy as ethical instruction --
Prophetic foreknowledge of the present day --
Prophecy and the divine plan for history --
The prophet as theologian and mystic --
Conclusion.
Responsibility: John Barton.
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Drawing on documents including the Old Testament itself, the Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha, the New Testament, the writings of Philo and Josephus, and the works of the early Church Fathers, Barton arrives at a series of controversial conclusions about the composition of the canon in the post-exilic period, the relation of "apocalyptic" to prophecy, and even the applicability of the term "prophet" to the classical prophets themselves.--from publisher's description.

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