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Interpreting the Prophetic Word: An Introduction to the Prophetic Literature of the Old Testament

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The diversity of prophetic voices in the Bible provides a message that is rich and variegated. But the variety of the testimony can be lost by limiting one's interpretations or application of the prophetic word. Interpreting the Prophetic Word helps readers understand the harmony of the voices that reveal God's purposes in redemptive history. Dr. Willem VanGemeren explains ...more
Paperback, 544 pages
Published August 6th 1996 by Zondervan
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Eric Chappell
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Jun 26, 2008 Janelle rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: people who want to study the Old Testament prophets
Recommended to Janelle by: Brain Morgan
I first read this for a class in the prophets back in 2004. Since then, I have returned to it as a reference several times. VanGemeren does an outstanding job of combining historical context, literary structure, theme, message and application.

One of the elements I found most helpful, especially the first time through, was the fact that at the end of each chapter the author included a list of questions and issues that would be suitable for group discussion or for individual study.

This is not a v
Mike Awtry
May 14, 2014 Mike Awtry rated it liked it
A pretty good resource and overview of the prophetical books. It's a bit dry, but it works best as a reference and summary of each book.
Nathan Smith
Nov 04, 2008 Nathan Smith rated it it was amazing
This is probably one of the best books I've covered about Biblical prophecy. I read it while in class with the author and therefore saw many of the amazing insights come to life in his lectures. I'm a biased big fan of Dr. Vangemeren so this is not a fair review other than the fact that the material is out of the box and it honors more than just the tradition that it was born out of.
Nathan Leopard
Apr 06, 2015 Nathan Leopard rated it really liked it
Decent introduction to the OT Prophets, and OT prophecy, from a Reformed perspective.
Mar 18, 2010 Jinny rated it really liked it
Dr. vanGemeren provides different frameworks for looking at the Old Testament in this book and makes excellent connections to the New Testament as well. He's a very entertaining professor.
Apr 30, 2008 Brett rated it liked it
Pretty good. Introductions for all the prophetic books. Demonstrates how the prophets warned against political pragmatism and majority rule. Lots of contemporary relevance.
Galyn Wiemers
Dec 18, 2008 Galyn Wiemers rated it it was amazing
I am using this book (again) to study the meaning of "the day of the Lord"
Jeff Boettcher
Apr 05, 2012 Jeff Boettcher rated it liked it
Good resource for studying the prophets. A little dry, but very helpful
Feb 16, 2013 A rated it it was amazing
An amazing summary of themes from the Biblical prophets.
May 28, 2014 Shawn rated it liked it
Shelves: biblical-studies
Good introduction to the prophets.
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