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Sage, Priest, Prophet: Religious and Intellectual Leadership in Ancient Israel (Library Of Ancient Israel) [Paperback]

By Joseph Blenkinsopp (Author)
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In this volume in the Library of Ancient Israel, the author investigates three forms of biblical Israel's intellectual and religious leadership; the sage, the priest, and the prophet. He looks at the development and character of these roles and how they functioned in their particular time and place. This investigation will lead to a keener understanding of the literature of the Old Testament and the society in which it evolved. It will also shed light on how certain religious traditions originated and how they have developed.

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In this first volume of the Library of Ancient Israel series, Joseph Blenkinsopp investigates three forms of biblical Israel's intellectual and religious leadership: the sage, the priest, and the prophet. The people who occupied these roles were directly responsible for what appears in the Old Testament text. Blenkinsopp looks at the development of these roles and how they functioned in their particular time and place. This investigation will lead to a keener understanding of the literature of the Old Testament and the society in which it evolved.

Volumes in the Library of Ancient Israel draw on multiple disciplines--such as archaeology, anthropology, sociology, linguistics, and literary criticism--to illuminate the everyday realities and social subtleties these ancient cultures experienced. This series employs sophisticated methods resulting in original contributions that depict the reality of the people behind the Hebrew Bible and interprets these insights for a wide variety of readers.

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Studio: Westminster John Knox Press
Pages   204
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 9" Width: 6" Height: 0.47"
Weight:   0.67 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Jan 1, 1995
Publisher   Westminster John Knox Press
Series  Library Of Ancient Israel  
ISBN  0664226744  
ISBN13  9780664226749  


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More About Joseph Blenkinsopp


Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Joseph Blenkinsopp is currently John A. O'Brien Professor Emeritus of Biblical Studies at the University of Notre Dame, where he has taught since 1970. He served as Rector of the Ecumenical Institute, Tantur, Israel, in 1978, took part in excavations at Tel Dan, and coordinated the excavation at the Greek Orthodox site of Capernaum throughout the 1980s. Among his many scholarly publications on the Hebrew Bible is the Anchor Bible Reference Library volume The Pentateuch. He was born in Durham, England, educated at the universities of London and Oxford, and holds dual citizenship in the United States and the U.K. He is married with two grown sons.



Joseph Blenkinsopp currently resides in South Bend, in the state of Indiana. Joseph Blenkinsopp was born in 1927 and has an academic affiliation as follows - University of Notre Dame, Indiana University of Notre Dame University.

Joseph Blenkinsopp has published or released items in the following series...
  1. Interpretation: A Bible Commentary for Teaching & Preaching
  2. Library of Ancient Israel
  3. Old Testament Library


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Do NOT waste your time on this turgid resource  Aug 13, 2009
In this book, Joseph Blenkinsopp, Professor Emeritus in the Theology Department at the University of Notre Dame, attempts to examine the intellectual leadership in Israel as exercised by three groups of people - sages, priests and prophets. Each group is given its own section, and the available information is looked at from various sources.

Now, where do I start with this book? I must say that I found it to be completely useless. The book was written for an academic audience, and it shows an obscurantism, an impenetrability to the non-academic reader, that I found breathtaking. The author repeatedly makes statements such as "we assume..." (p.119) and "most scholars would agree..." (p.166). Who are "we" and who are these scholars? It gives the books a feeling of being presented ex cathedra.

No, I picked up this book, hoping to understand the roles of, and the interaction between the various intellectual leaders of Ancient Israel, and I finished the book knowing no more about the subject than when I started. If you are a casual, non-academic reader, interested in Ancient Israel, then I would highly recommend that you do NOT waste your time on this turgid resource.
 

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