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Author Matthews, Victor Harold.
Title The Hebrew prophets and their social world : an introduction / Victor H. Matthews.
Published Grand Rapids, MI : Baker Academic, c2012.
Book Cover

 Floor2  BS1505.52 .M39 2012    IN LIBRARY
Edition 2nd ed.
Description xi, 244 p. : maps ; 23 cm.
Note Rev. ed. of: Social world of the Hebrew prophets. c2001.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Contents Historical geography -- Defining and describing the prophet -- Premonarchic prophetic activity -- Early monarchic prophets -- Elijah and Elisha -- Major and minor prophets -- Book of Amos -- Book of Hosea -- Book of Isaiah -- Book of Micah -- Prophetic voices of the late seventh century -- Book of Jeremiah -- Book of Ezekiel -- Postexilic prophecy -- Hellenistic period and the book of Daniel -- Final thoughts.
Summary Drawing on archaeology and ancient Near Eastern texts, Matthews examines the prophets chronologically, placing them and their message into historical context. He explores pertinent aspects of historical geography, economic conditions, and social forces that influenced a prophet's life and message and explains why prophets served an integral purpose in the development of ancient Israelite religion. --from publisher description
Subject Bible. Prophets -- Socio-rhetorical criticism.
Palestine -- Social life and customs -- To 70 A.D.
Related Names Matthews, Victor Harold. Social world of the Hebrew prophets.
ISBN 9780801048616 (pbk.)
0801048613 (pbk.)
OCLC number 775419972