Item description for The Hebrew Prophets by Newsome...
Overview This work is an informative survey of the Old Testament Prophets, presented in an orderly format that makes the books more accessible and understandable to readers of the Bible. The prophets are discussed in regards to their historical context and background, their writings, and their major themes. Further, Newsome includes exegetical studies on a few passages from each prophet's book. Newsome pays particular attention to how Old Testament prophecy relates to human life and faith. The systematic outline and form of this introductory work makes clear the essential element of each prophet's message, with which the reader can build a foundation for deeper understanding and appreciation of the Word of God.
This informative survey presents the Old Testament prophets in an orderly format, making them accessible and understandable to readers of the Bible. The key feature of this introductory volume is the systematic outline and form. Each chapter summarizes the essential element of the prophet's message. The reader will have a basic foundation on which to build a growing understanding.
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Studio: Westminster John Knox Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.05" Width: 6.03" Height: 0.53" Weight: 0.8 lbs.
Release Date Jan 1, 1986
Publisher Westminster John Knox Press
ISBN 0804201137 ISBN13 9780804201131
Reviews - What do customers think about The Hebrew Prophets?
Excellent scholarly resource Jul 23, 2002
"The Hebrew Prophets" is an excellent resource for anyone who wants to be a student of the Old Testament. Each of the books of the writing prophets is outlined with a basic general format that includes a biography of the author, a description of the time and place of the prophecies, and a summary of the book and the major themes. Because questions sometimes lie in the authorship (was Isaiah written by one person or more?) or time (Jonah, for example) of the prophecies, Newsome attempts to explore the sources of the disagreement and tends to lean towards the more moderate, scholarly assignments than the traditional ones. Thus, for example, Isaiah is treated in parts as if it were written by multiple authors.
Overall, I found the book to be very scholarly and yet very approachable. I was able to use this book to construct a Bible study on the minor prophets for a youth group, and it was very successful. I recommend it to anyone who would like to learn more about the Old Testament writings of the prophets.