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Newness in Old Testament Prophecy: An Intertextual Study
Leene, Henk

Leiden: Brill, 2014 pp. xiv + 386. $180.00

Series Information
Oudtestamentische StudiŽn, 64


In this book Henk Leene examines the relations between the new song raised in the Psalms, the new things concealed in Deutero-Isaiah, the new heaven and the new earth announced in Trito-Isaiah, Ezekielís new heart and the new spirit, and the envisioned new creation and new covenant in Jeremiah. Where these promises were mainly linked form-critically, Henk Leene assumes their direct literary relations. In what direction does the one promise allude to the other, and how do such allusions draw us into a continuing intertextual dialogue on Israelís expectations about the future?Most challenging is Leeneís conclusion that Jeremiahís promise of the new covenant presumes the newness passages from both Ezekiel and Isaiah.

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

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Review by J. Michael Thigpen
Published 6/5/2015
Citation: J. Michael Thigpen, review of Henk Leene, Newness in Old Testament Prophecy: An Intertextual Study, Review of Biblical Literature [] (2015).

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