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Overview The Prophets of Israel has established itself as a reliable introduction to prophecy and prophets in Israel. Students will now be able to acquire this useful textbook in a more affordable paperback edition. According to Leon Wood, a continuity exists between Israel's earlier nonwriting prophets and its later prophets. Both must be studied to acquire a thorough understanding of Israelite prophecy. This assertion, for which the author of this study marshals considerable evidence, underlies the entire text of this significant volume. Instead of concentration upon the prophetic writings, the author focuses on the prophets themselves, both those who recorded their messages and those who did not. A study of the [prophets] themselves is most worthwhile, he writes, for when one sees them as people, in the day and circumstances in which they lived, he has a distinct advantage for understanding what they wrote. The book begins with an informative introduction to the Israelite prophets represented in the canon; the author then discusses the nonwriting prophets of both the premonarchy era (including Miriam, Deborah, and Samuel) and the monarchy period (including Gad, Nathan, Ahijah, Iddo, Shemaiah, Azariah, Hanani, Jehu, Jahaziel, Eliezer, Elijah, Micaiah, Zechariah, and Elisha).
Publishers Description Focuses on the prophets' daily circumstances to illuminate their message. This book covers both the writing and nonwriting prophets, including Miriam and Elijah.
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Studio: Baker Academic
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.9" Width: 5.9" Height: 0.9" Weight: 1.2 lbs.
Release Date Apr 5, 2012
Publisher Baker Academic
ISBN 0801021987 ISBN13 9780801021985
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More About Leon J. Wood
Leon J. Wood (1918-1977; Ph.D., Michigan State University) was professor of Old Testament at Grand Rapids Baptist Seminary for more than thirty years. He also wrote A Survey of Israel's History, Distressing Days of the Judges, Commentary on Daniel, and The Holy Spirit in the Old Testament.
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Great Book Oct 23, 2006
I am teaching a seminary class using this book as a textbook. I highly recommend it for the serious student of the Bible. Dr Wood does a fantastic job exposing where prophets came from and why they were used, and when God used each.