Item description for Habakkuk, 1992 (Supplements to Vetus Testamentum) by Robert D. Haak...
The 7th century was a time of turmoil in the Near East. The demise of the long-dominant Assyrian empire led to struggles among the remaining powers. The small nation of Judah experienced conflict and confusion as it tried to survive the rapidly changing situation. Habakkuk examines the prophecy of Habakkuk to determine the role which this prophet played in the complex struggles of the period. Habakkuk begins with form- and text-critical examinations of the prophecy attributed to Habakkuk. These studies provide a clearer understanding of the text and enable the placement of this work within its historical context. A review of the international and internal political situation indicates that the prophecy relates to a specific period within late 7th-century Judah and that its author supported particular persons and policies within this setting. This recognition allows an examination of the roles which Habakkuk and other prophets played within Judahite society.
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Studio: Brill Academic Publishers
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.5" Width: 6" Height: 0.8" Weight: 1.05 lbs.
Release Date Aug 1, 1997
Publisher Brill Academic Publishers
ISBN 9004095063 ISBN13 9789004095069
Availability 0 units.
More About Robert D. Haak
Robert Haak is Associate Professor of Religion, Augustana College, Rock Island, Illinois.