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The Minor Prophets in the New Testament
Menken, Maarten J. J. and Steve Moyise, editors

New York: T&T Clark, 2009 pp. xii + 179. $130.00

Series Information
Library of New Testament Studies, 377


Description: This title gives readers an overview of the status, role and function of the "Minor Prophets" in the first century. "The Minor Prophets in the New Testament" brings together a set of specially commissioned studies by authors who are experts in the field. After an introductory chapter on the use of the "Minor Prophets" in the second temple literature, each of the New Testament books that contain quotations from the "Minor Prophets" are discussed: "Mark", "Matthew", "Luke-Acts", "John", "Paul", "Hebrews", "James", "1 and 2 Peter", and "Revelation". Readers are given an overview of the status, role and function of the "Minor Prophets" in the first century. The text considers the Greek and Hebrew manuscript traditions and offers insights into the various hermeneutical stances of the New Testament authors and the development of New Testament theology. Formerly the "Journal for the Study of the New Testament Supplement", a book series that explores the many aspects of New Testament study including historical perspectives, social-scientific and literary theory, and theological, cultural and contextual approaches. "The Early Christianity in Context" series, a part of "JSNTS", examines the birth and development of early Christianity up to the end of the third century CE. The series places Christianity in its social, cultural, political and economic context. European Seminar on Christian Origins and "Journal for the Study of the Historical Jesus Supplement" are also part of "JSNTS".

Subjects: Bible, Hebrew Bible/Old Testament, Prophetic Literature, Book of the Twelve, New Testament, Literature

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Review by Michael Labahn
Published 3/18/2011
Citation: Michael Labahn, review of Maarten J. J. Menken and Steve Moyise, eds., The Minor Prophets in the New Testament, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2011).


Review by Matthew Mitchell
Published 9/8/2010
Citation: Matthew Mitchell, review of Maarten J. J. Menken and Steve Moyise, eds., The Minor Prophets in the New Testament, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2010).


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