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Israelite Prophecy and the Deuteronomistic History: Portrait, Reality, and the Formation of a History
Jacobs, Mignon R. and Raymond F. Person Jr., editors

Atlanta: Society of Biblical Literature, 2013 pp. x + 243. $32.95

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Description: This collection of essays examines the relationship of prophecy to the Deuteronomistic History (Deuteronomy–2 Kings), including the historical reality of prophecy that stands behind the text and the portrayal of prophecy within the literature itself. The contributors use a number of perspectives to explore the varieties of intermediation and the cultic setting of prophecy in the ancient Near East; the portrayal of prophecy in pentateuchal traditions, pre-Deuteronomistic sources, and other Near Eastern literature; the diverse perspectives reflected within the Deuteronomistic History; and the possible Persian period setting for the final form of the Deuteronomistic History. Together the collection represents the current state of an important, ongoing discussion. The contributors are Ehud Ben Zvi, Diana Edelman, Mignon R. Jacobs, Mark Leuchter, Martti Nissinen, Mark O’Brien, Raymond F. Person Jr., Thomas C. Römer, Marvin A. Sweeney, and Rannfrid Thelle.

Subjects: Bible, Hebrew Bible/Old Testament, Historical Books, Literature, Methods, Historical Approaches, Literary Approaches

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Review by James M. Bos
Published 5/1/2015
Citation: James M. Bos, review of Mignon R. Jacobs and Raymond F. Person Jr., eds., Israelite Prophecy and the Deuteronomistic History: Portrait, Reality, and the Formation of a History, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2015).


Review by Thomas Wagner
Published 5/1/2015
Citation: Thomas Wagner, review of Mignon R. Jacobs and Raymond F. Person Jr., eds., Israelite Prophecy and the Deuteronomistic History: Portrait, Reality, and the Formation of a History, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2015).


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