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Berit Olam: The Twelve Prophets: Volume 1: Hosea, Joel, by Marvin A. Sweeney

By Marvin A. Sweeney

There is mostly no universal fabric that binds jointly the works of the person prophets that include the Twelve, yet via Sweeney's statement they stand jointly as a unmarried, truly outlined publication one of the different prophetic books of the Bible.

The ebook of the Twelve Prophets is a multifaceted literary composition that capabilities at the same time in al Jewish and Christian models of the Bible as a unmarried prophetic ebook and as a set of twelve person prophetic books. all the twelve person books - Hosea, Joel, Amos, Obadiah, Jonah, Micah, Nahum, Habakkuk, Zephaniah, Haggai, Zechariah, and Malachi - starts off with its personal narrative creation that identifies the prophet and offers information in regards to the old atmosphere and literary features. during this demeanour every one publication is obviously wonderful from the others in the total framework of the Twelve.

By utilising a mixture of literary methodologies, corresponding to reader reaction feedback, canonical feedback, and structural shape feedback, Sweeney establishes the literary constitution of the booklet of the Twelve as an entire, and of every publication with their respective ideological or theological views. An introductory bankruptcy orients readers to questions posed by way of studying the e-book of the Twelve as a coherent piece of literature and to a literary review of the Twelve. Sweeney then treats all the twelve person prophetic books within the order of the Masoretic canon, supplying a dialogue of every one's constitution, topic, and outlook. this can be through a close literary dialogue of the textual devices that contain the book.

Marvin A. Sweeney is professor of Hebrew Bible on the university of theology at Claremont and professor of faith on the Claremont Graduate School.

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