By Marvin A. Sweeney,David W. Cotter,Jerome T. Walsh,Chris Franke
There is usually no universal fabric that binds jointly the works of the person prophets that include the Twelve, yet via Sweeney's observation they stand jointly as a unmarried, basically outlined booklet one of the different prophetic books of the Bible.
The booklet of the Twelve Prophets is a multifaceted literary composition that services at the same time in al Jewish and Christian types of the Bible as a unmarried prophetic booklet and as a set of twelve person prophetic books. all of the twelve person books - Hosea, Joel, Amos, Obadiah, Jonah, Micah, Nahum, Habakkuk, Zephaniah, Haggai, Zechariah, and Malachi - starts with its personal narrative advent that identifies the prophet and offers info in regards to the ancient surroundings and literary features. during this demeanour each one e-book is obviously uncommon from the others in the total framework of the Twelve.
By using a mix of literary methodologies, reminiscent of reader reaction feedback, canonical feedback, and structural shape feedback, Sweeney establishes the literary constitution of the e-book of the Twelve as a complete, and of every booklet with their respective ideological or theological views. An introductory bankruptcy orients readers to questions posed through studying the booklet 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, subject matter, and outlook. this is often via a close literary dialogue of the textual devices that include the book.
Marvin A. Sweeney is professor of Hebrew Bible on the college of theology at Claremont and professor of faith on the Claremont Graduate School.
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