The Persian and Hellenistic periods saw the production and use of a variety of authoritative texts in Israel. 'The Production of Prophecy' brings together a range of influential biblical scholars to examine the construction of prophecy and prophetic books during the Persian period. Drawing on methodological and comparative research and studies of particular biblical texts, the volume explores biblical prophecy as a written phenomenon, examining the prophets of the past, setting this within the general history of Yehud. The relationship between prophetic and other authoritative, written texts is explored, as well as the general social and ideological setting in which the prophetic books emerged.
Table of Contents
1. The Production of Prophecy: Constructing Prophecy and Prophets in Yehud. An Introduction and an Invitation, Ehud Ben Zvi 2. Towards an Integrative Study of the Production of Authoritative Books in Ancient Israel, Ehud Ben Zvi 3. From Prophets to Prophetic Books: The Fixing of the Divine Word, Diana V. Edelman 4. Why Do We Know about Amos? Philip R. Davies 5. The Concept of Prophetic Books and its Historical Setting, Ehud Ben Zvi 6. Public Recitation of Prophetical Books? The Case for the First Edition of Deutero-Isaiah (Isa 40:1-52-12), Rainer Albertz 7. Persian-Empire Spirituality and the Genesis of Prophetic Books, Erhard S. Gerstenberger 8. Kings among the Prophets, Axel Knauf 9. Jonah Among the Twelve in the MT: The Triumph of Torah over Prophecy, Diana V. Edelman 10. The Formation of the Book of Jeremiah as a Supplement to the so-called Deuteronomistic History, Thomas Römer 11. Jeremiah MT: Reflections of a Discourse on Prophecy in the Persian Period,Rannfrid I. Thelle
Diana V. Edelman is Reader in the Department of Biblical Studies at the University of Sheffield. Ehud Ben Zvi is Professor of History, Classics and Religious Studies at the University of Alberta, Canada.