Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: This book has a simple aim -- to help people enjoy the prophetic books of the Hebrew Scriptures, both one by one and as a whole. At the same time, How to Read the Prophets offers tools which will make these important yet still mysterious texts more understandable.In the first part, Jean-Pierre Prevost brings out the main features of the biblical books and takes account of the deep affinities between the message of the prophets and the message of Jesus -- who clearly saw himself within the same tradition as a messenger for the people of Israel.The second part of How to Read the Prophets is devoted to the words of the great prophets themselves: Amos, Hosea, Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel, and the prophets known as "the prophets of the return" -- those such as Haggai, Zechariah and Malachi, who accompanied and guided the people of Israel when they returned to their land after the Babylonian exile. Finally, Prevost examines that most puzzling of prophets, Jonah -- who in spite of his best effortsalso became the mouthpiece of God -- as well as women such as Miriam, Deborah, Isaiah's wife, Huldah, and Noadiah, who also speak out in the Hebrew Scriptures.Always more than just an analysis of the texts, How to Read the Prophets goes to the heart of what each prophet proclaimed and uncovers how urgent those messages were to the prophet's contemporaries and how much they resonate for us today. Buchnummer des Verkäufers
A readable introduction to some of the most extraordinary, but mysterious, writings in the Hebrew Scriptures.
From Library Journal:
Christians hear selections from the biblical prophets read regularly at worship, especially during Advent and Christmas. Many, however, know little about these men or the 15 biblical books that bear their names. Prevost (scripture, St. Paul's Univ., Ottawa) aims to give readers a start in actually reading and appreciating the prophets. He first situates each prophet in historical context. Then he discusses three key texts from each. These are not necessarily the best-known or most popular texts, but they do give the reader insights into each prophet's experience of God. Chapter titles are revealing: "Amos: The 'Roaring' Voice," "Hosea: Witness to a Crazy Love," and "Ezekiel: The Visionary of Glory." This well-written work is highly recommended for any library with basic religion collections.?John Moryl, Yeshiva Univ. Lib., New York
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