Sunday, April 25, 2021

The Oxford Handbook of the Minor Prophets

The Oxford Handbook of the Minor Prophets

Edited by Julia M. O'Brien

Oxford Handbooks

  • Focuses solely on the Minor Prophets of the Hebrew Bible
  • Offers voices from a wide range of scholars including established and emerging scholars and those speaking from within and beyond faith communities
  • Different methodological approaches allows students and researchers to appreciate the riches of contemporary interpretation of the Minor Prophets

The Oxford Handbook of the Minor Prophets provides a clear and engaging one-volume guide to the major interpretative questions currently engaging scholars of the twelve Minor Prophets by collecting 40 essays by both established and emerging scholars who explore a wide range of methodological perspectives. Divided into four sections, the first group of essays is devoted to historical studies which consider the manuscript evidence for these books and overview debates about how, when, and by whom they were composed. Essays dealing with literary explorations consider the genres and rhetorical style of the material, key themes, and intertextual connections with other sections of the Jewish and Christian canons. A large section on the history of interpretation traces the ways in which past and present confessional communities, scholars, and artists have understood the Minor Prophets. In the final section, essays on individual books of the twelve Minor Prophets explore the structure, themes, and contested issues of each book.

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