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The Prophetic Critique of the Priority of the Cult: A Study of Amos 5:21Ė24 and Isaiah 1:10Ė17
Lafferty, Theresa V.

Eugene: Pickwick, 2012 pp. xiv + 93. $13.00


Description: When Jesus overturned the carts of the merchants in the temple, he was just the latest in a long line of people who decried the activities that took place there. To understand his actions better, one must go back in history to the eighth century BCE, to the first two prophets to criticize the temple cult: Amos and Isaiah. Their criticism of all worship activities came as a result of the people setting wrong priorities in their lives. What happens in the temple should extend into regular everyday activities in the home, in the market, in business dealings, at work, and at the city gate. Amos and Isaiah present similar oracles that address the prioritization of worship over real life. This book looks closely at their oracles, comparing and contrasting them, and analyzes what they were trying to teach the people.

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

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Review by Alphonso Groenewald
Published 10/3/2013
Citation: Alphonso Groenewald, review of Theresa V. Lafferty, The Prophetic Critique of the Priority of the Cult: A Study of Amos 5:21Ė24 and Isaiah 1:10Ė17, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2013).


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