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Die Gebete der Propheten: Anrufungen Gottes im 'corpus propheticum' der Hebräischen Bibel
Wilke, Alexa F.

Berlin: de Gruyter, 2014 pp. viii + 461. $182.00

Series Information
Beihefte zur Zeitschrift für die alttestamentliche Wissenschaft, 451


Description: Although prayer is not regarded as one of the basic forms of prophetic tradition, prayer does arise at critical theological junctures in the prophetic books. In this work, Alexa F. Wilke explores the literary and theological functions of prayer and examines the images of self and God communicated in prayer. Her analysis contributes to our understanding of the history of the reception and perpetuation of the prophetic books as well as the nature of the theology of prayer.

Subjects: Bible, Hebrew Bible/Old Testament, Prophetic Literature, Literature, Methods, Historical Approaches, History, Other History, Theological Approaches, Biblical Theology, History of Interpretation

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Review by Gert Kwakkel
Published 6/26/2015
Citation: Gert Kwakkel, review of Alexa F. Wilke, Die Gebete der Propheten: Anrufungen Gottes im 'corpus propheticum' der Hebräischen Bibel, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2015).


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