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

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Instead of seeking a juxtaposition between the message of Moses and the prophets and that of our Lord and his apostles, the author advances the thesis that our Lord and the apostles confirmed that the message of the prophets is most relevant for individual and community ethics, for the development of godliness, and for the encouragement of living with hope and vision.
Paperback, 544 pages
Published August 6th 1996 by Zondervan
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Janelle
Jun 26, 2008 Janelle rated it 4 of 5 stars
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.

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Mike Awtry
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
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.
Jinny
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.
Brett
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
I am using this book (again) to study the meaning of "the day of the Lord"
Jeff Boettcher
Good resource for studying the prophets. A little dry, but very helpful
Adam Talbott
An amazing summary of themes from the Biblical prophets.
Shawn
Good introduction to the prophets.
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