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Oracles of God: Perceptions of Ancient Prophecy in Israel After the Exile

Barton, John

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ISBN 10: 0195207149 / ISBN 13: 9780195207149
Verlag: Oxford Univ Press, New York, 1988
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Clean, tight, square and bright first edition bound in red cloth backstrap over cream boards, with gilt title on spine. 1/4" stain on foredge, and last 25 pages are lightly creased at top forecorner, else fine. Dust jacket is unclipped, protected in removable mylar, with minimal wear at corners and 1/4" stain at foot of spine, visible from the reverse only. Studies changing views of ancient prophesy in Judaism and Christianity from the Exile to the end of the New Testament. Detailed discussions of disputed topics including eschatology, apocalyptic, cannonicity, and ancient modes of exegesis. 324 pages includes index of scriptural and other primary sources, index of subjects, bibliography. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 0195207149

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Titel: Oracles of God: Perceptions of Ancient ...

Verlag: Oxford Univ Press, New York

Erscheinungsdatum: 1988

Einband: Quarter Cloth Over Boards

Zustand:Very Good

Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Very Good

Auflage: First Edition

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Examining perceptions of ancient Hebrew prophecy current in Judaism and Christianity from the time of the Exile to the end of the New Testament period, this book throws fresh light on the development of the Prophetic section of the Old Testament canon in both the Hebrew and Greek traditions. 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.

About the Author:

John Barton is Oriel and Laing Professor of the Interpretation at Holy Scripture Oxford University Press.

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