No Prophets? Recent Developments in Biblical Prophetic Research and Ancient Near Eastern Prophecy

Recently, scholars like Auld and Carroll have advocated the view that we can learn little or nothing about ancient Israelite prophecy from the so-called prophetic books of the Hebrew Bible, and that the biblical prophets are not really 'prophets', but 'poets'. Taking its starting...

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Published in:Journal for the study of the Old Testament
Main Author: Barstad, Hans M. 1947-2008
Format: Electronic Article
Language:English
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Published: Sage 1993
In:Journal for the study of the Old Testament
Year: 1993, Volume: 18, Issue: 57, Pages: 39-60
Online Access: Volltext (lizenzpflichtig)
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Summary:Recently, scholars like Auld and Carroll have advocated the view that we can learn little or nothing about ancient Israelite prophecy from the so-called prophetic books of the Hebrew Bible, and that the biblical prophets are not really 'prophets', but 'poets'. Taking its starting point from the recent discussion of biblical prophecy, the present article argues for the necessity of a phenomenological, rather than a narrowly historical, approach, and for the necessity of taking other ancient Near Eastern prophetic texts into consideration. Following this approach, the author seeks to demonstrate that we can actually learn a great deal about ancient Israelite prophecy from the biblical books.
ISSN:1476-6728
Contains:Enthalten in: Journal for the study of the Old Testament
Persistent identifiers:DOI: 10.1177/030908929301805703