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The Hebrew Prophets and Their Social World

An Introduction

By (author) Victor H. Matthews
Format: Paperback / softback
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group, Ada, MI, United States
Imprint: Baker Academic, Div of Baker Publishing Group
Published: 1st Oct 2012
Dimensions: w 144mm h 225mm d 27mm
Weight: 415g
ISBN-10: 0801048613
ISBN-13: 9780801048616
Barcode No: 9780801048616
Synopsis
Victor Matthews, a veteran teacher and expert on the world of ancient Israel, introduces students to the Hebrew prophets and their social world. Drawing on archaeology and ancient Near Eastern texts, Matthews examines the prophets chronologically, placing them and their message into historical context. He explores pertinent aspects of historical geography, economic conditions, and social forces that influenced a prophet's life and message and explains why prophets served an integral purpose in the development of ancient Israelite religion. He also explores how prophets addressed their audience and employed rhetorical methods, images, and metaphors to communicate effectively. Logically organized, clearly written, and classroom friendly, this book meets the needs of beginning as well as advanced students. It is a substantially revised and expanded edition of the successful text Social World of the Hebrew Prophets.

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