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Interpreting Prophetic Literature: Historical and Exegetical Tools for Reading the Prophets

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by James D. Nogalski
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Interpreting Prophetic Literature: Historical and Exegetical Tools for Reading the Prophets by James D. Nogalski

Exegeting a text—burrowing deep into its history, language, and literary structure—is an indispensable skill for any serious student of the Bible. Given their theological richness and poetic power, the prophetic texts of the Hebrew Bible would seem to be prime candidates for exegetical examination, but they often pose difficulty. In this book, James Nogalski offers solid, practical guidance on how to read and exegete a prophetic text in its literary, historical, and conceptual contexts. Assuming no prior knowledge of Hebrew, Nogalski devises an exegetical method that focuses on the distinctive elements of prophetic literature, rather than on the narrative material one finds in practically all introductions to exegesis. He provides clear examples for understanding poetic texts, prophetic genres, changing voices, and other important aspects of these texts. This book offers essential tools to help readers navigate the particular challenges and opportunities of interpreting the prophets.

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Pages: 128
Size: 1.9 MB
Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press
Date published:   2015
ISBN: 9781611646221 (DRM-EPUB)

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