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The Prophetic Literature: Interpreting Biblical Texts Series

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Biblical Studies

Biblical texts create worlds of meaning, and invite readers to enter them. When readers enter such textual worlds, which are often strange and complex, they are confronted with theological claims. With this in mind, the purpose of the Interpreting Biblical Texts series is to help serious readers in their experience of reading and interpreting by providing g
Paperback, 240 pages
Published November 1st 2005 by Abingdon Press
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Sweeney's entry in Abingdon's IBT series presents a good summation of current critical scholarship on the prophetic books with a nice sensitivity to the impact of literary structure and canonical placement on the overall theological message of each prophetic book. Though Sweeney is very careful not to "tip his hand" on his opinions of the various compositional theories (using phrases like "Many scholars think..." or "Most scholars agree..."), it is clear that he has no particular issues with the ...more
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