• The Prophets of Israel

    The Prophets of Israel
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    Price: $44.99

    ISBN: 9780825445729

    Edition: October 26, 2021

    Pages: 400

    Dimensions: 7.5 x 9.25 (inch.)

    Publication date: October 26, 2021

    Format: Hardback

    Imprint: Kregel Academic

    Category: Biblical Studies

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    The Prophets of Israel

    Walking the Ancient Paths

    Seeing the biblical prophets in context makes all the difference in understanding their messages

    In The Prophets of Israel, Old Testament scholar and longtime field archaeologist James K. Hoffmeier explores the biblical prophets through their ancient settings. Readers gain a more accurate and comprehensive understanding through many practical components:
    • Full-color photos and images of historical and cultural importance
    • Focus on the geopolitical contexts of the prophets
    • Clear explanations of the prophets' provoking messages
    • Discussion questions for Bible students or instructor use

    These features and photos vividly illustrate the biblical narratives and the prophets' concerns, helping readers better comprehend each text's message and make informed theological applications.

    The biblical prophetic tradition extends far before and far after the Major and Minor Prophets. Yet all biblical prophets--including recognizable figures like Moses and Elijah, lesser-known prophets like Huldah and Micaiah, and the New Testament prophets--ministered in distinctive cultural and historical circumstances. Hoffmeier draws on his extensive knowledge of ancient Near Eastern culture, geography, political realities, and the Old Testament message to locate the prophets in their worlds. This approach illuminates prophetic messages and ministries with a theological clarity that basic history and literary interpretation cannot achieve.
    Author: James K. Hoffmeier
    James K. Hoffmeier (PhD, University of Toronto) is emeritus professor of Old Testament and Near Eastern archaeology at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. He taught Old Testament and Hebrew for over forty years. For the last twenty years he focused on Hebrew exegesis in the prophetic books. He engaged in archaeological work in Sinai and at the Karnak Temple Complex in Egypt, and presently is part of a team investigating the Cushite cemetery at Nuri, Sudan. His other works include The Archaeology of the Bible.