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Exploring the Old Testament

A Guide to the Prophets

Exploring the Bible Series


by J. Gordon McConville

Exploring the Old Testament
  • Length: 272 pages
  • Published: June 10, 2014
  • Imprint: IVP Academic
  • Item Code: 9824
  • ISBN: 9780830898244

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Exploring the Old Testament: A Guide to the Prophets considers the often misunderstood prophetic books of the Old Testament, including an exploration of their historical context, their artful use of language and their place within the chorus of Old Testament voices. This critically informed and theologically sensitive introduction to the Prophets introduces students to

  • issues in critical interpretation
  • the place of the prophetic books in the Old Testament canon
  • the social location of biblical prophets
  • contemporary applications of the prophetic books
  • dates and destinations of the prophecies of each of the books
  • theological contributions of the prophetic books
  • an overview of literary criticism on the Prophets

In this textbook you will find double-column formatting for ease of use, annotated bibliographies for further reading, sidebar explorations of select historical and textual topics in greater detail, a glossary of terms, and relevant charts and maps.

"Highly recommended for community library theology collections."

James A. Cox, The Midwest Book Review, July 2008


The Dates of the Kings and Prophets
Key to Panels
List of Maps

1. Isaiah
2. Jeremiah
3. Lamentations
4. Ezekiel
5. Daniel
6. Hosea
7. Joel
8. Amos
9. Obadiah
10. Jonah
11. Micah
12. Nahum
13. Habakkuk
14. Zephaniah
15. Haggai
16. Zechariah
17. Malachi


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J. Gordon McConville

J. Gordon McConville is professor of Old Testament theology at the University of Gloucestershire in Cheltenham, England. He is the author of several books and studies on Old Testament topics, including Law and Theology in Deuteronomy (JSOT Press), Time and Place in Deuteronomy (with J. G. Millar, JSOT Press), and Judgment and Promise: An Introduction to the Book of Jeremiah (Apollos).