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Interpreting the Prophetic Books: An Exegetical Handbook
Smith, Gary V.

Grand Rapids: Kregel Academic, 2014 pp. 214. $22.99

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Handbooks for Old Testament Exegesis


Description: Preaching from a prophetic text can be daunting because it can be difficult to place these prophecies in their proper historical setting. The prophets used different literary genres and they often wrote using metaphorical poetry that is unfamiliar to the modern reader. This handbook offers an organized method of approaching a prophecy and preparing a persuasive, biblically based sermon that will draw modern application from the theological principle embedded in the prophetic text.

Subjects: Bible, Hebrew Bible/Old Testament, Prophetic Literature, Literature

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Review by Patricia K. Tull
Published 6/28/2018
Citation: Patricia K. Tull, review of Gary V. Smith, Interpreting the Prophetic Books: An Exegetical Handbook, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2018).


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