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"The place is too small for us" : the Israelite prophets in recent scholarship

Author: R P Gordon
Publisher: Winona Lake, Ind. : Eisenbrauns, 1995.
Series: Sources for biblical and theological study, 5.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: R P Gordon
ISBN: 1575060000 9781575060002
OCLC Number: 33206769
Description: xviii, 638 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: A story of two paradigm shifts / Robert P. Gordon --
Pt. 1: Ancient Near Eastern background --
Ancient Near Eastern patterns in prophetic literature / Moshe Weinfeld --
Prophecy at Mari / Abraham Malamat --
Pt. 2: The message of the prophets --
Ethics in Isaiah of Jerusalem / John Barton --
Oracles of salvation / C. Westermann --
Pt. 3: The art of prophecy --
The function of prophetic drama / W. David Stacey --
What did the prophets think they were doing? Speech acts and prophetic discourse in the Old Testament / Walter Houston --
Were the prophets poets? / Stephen A. Geller --
Language as event / D.J.A. Clines --
The rhetoric of Ezekiel's vision of the valley of the bones / Michael V. Fox --
A maker of metaphors : Ezekiel's oracles against Tyre / Carol A. Newsom --
Dialogue between prophet and audience as a rhetorical device in the book of Jeremiah / John T. Willis --
The priestly blessing and its aggadic reuse / Michael Fishbane --
Inner-biblical interpretation in the prophets / John Day --
Festal drama / J.H. Eaton --
Dialogue in Zephaniah / P.R. House --
Jonah from the perspective of its audience / David F. Payne --
Pt. 4: Prophecy and society --
Ecstasy and role enactment / David L. Petersen --
Prophets through the looking glass : between writings and Moses / A. Graeme Auld --
Social dimensions of prophetic conflict / Burke O. Long --
Interpreting Israel's religion : an anthropological perspective on the problem of false prophecy / R.R. Wilson --
Prophecy and covenant / Ernest W. Nicholson --
Prophecy in history : the social reality of intermediation / Thomas W. Overholt --
Ancient Israelite prophecy and dissonance theory / R.P. Carroll --
The servants of the Lord in third Isaiah : profile of a pietistic group in the Persian epoch / Joseph Blenkinsopp --
Pt. 5: The developing tradition --
From prophetic work to prophetic book / Walther Zimmerli --
Prophets, editors, and tradition / Ronald E. Clements --
The prophet and the plumb-line : a redaction-critical study of Amos 7 / H.G.M. Williamson --
Isaiah 36-39 : structure and function / P.R. Ackroyd --
Literary criticism and Tendenz-criticism : methodological reflections on the exegesis of Isaiah / Otto Kaiser --
The canonical shape of the prophetic literature / Brevard S. Childs --
Pt. 6: Prophecy after the prophets --
The end of prophecy : no players without a program / Thomas W. Overholt --
Prophetic interpretation in the Septuagint / F.F. Bruce --
The "classical prophets" in Josephus' Antiquities / Christopher T. Begg --
Prophecy and interpretation / John F.A. Sawyer --
Pt. 7: Future directions --
Contemporary issues / Werner H. Schmidt --
The prophets : are we heading for a paradigm switch? / Ferdinand E. Deist --
Present trends and future directions / Rogert P. Gordon.
Series Title: Sources for biblical and theological study, 5.
Responsibility: edited by Robert P. Gordon.

Abstract:

"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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