By Marvin A. Sweeney,David W. Cotter,Jerome T. Walsh,Chris Franke
There is mostly no universal fabric that binds jointly the works of the person prophets that include the Twelve, yet via Sweeney's observation they stand jointly as a unmarried, in actual fact outlined booklet one of the different prophetic books of the Bible.
The booklet of the Twelve Prophets is a multifaceted literary composition that features concurrently in al Jewish and Christian types of the Bible as a unmarried prophetic ebook and as a suite of twelve person prophetic books. all of the twelve person books - Hosea, Joel, Amos, Obadiah, Jonah, Micah, Nahum, Habakkuk, Zephaniah, Haggai, Zechariah, and Malachi - starts off with its personal narrative creation that identifies the prophet and gives information about the historic environment and literary features. during this demeanour each one booklet is obviously extraordinary from the others in the total framework of the Twelve.
By applying a mix of literary methodologies, comparable to reader reaction feedback, canonical feedback, and structural shape feedback, Sweeney establishes the literary constitution of the booklet of the Twelve as an entire, and of every booklet with their respective ideological or theological views. An introductory bankruptcy orients readers to questions posed by way of examining the publication of the Twelve as a coherent piece of literature and to a literary evaluate of the Twelve. Sweeney then treats all of the twelve person prophetic books within the order of the Masoretic canon, supplying a dialogue of every one's constitution, subject matter, and outlook. this is often by way of an in depth literary dialogue of the textual devices that contain the book.
Marvin A. Sweeney is professor of Hebrew Bible on the university of theology at Claremont and professor of faith on the Claremont Graduate School.
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