Prophecy General


Articles, Essays, Sermons:

Adele Berlin, "The Prophetic Literature of the Hebrew Bible" in Approaches to Teaching the Hebrew Bible as Literature in Translation
____ (Approaches to Teaching World Literature, 25) ed. Barry N. Olshen and Yael S. Feldman, Modern Language Association of America,
____ 1989: 114-119.
Yehoshua Gitay, "The Realm of Prophetic Rhetoric" in Rhetoric, Scripture and Theology (ed. S. E. Porter, et al), 1996: 218-229.
Erling Hammershaimb, "On the Ethics of the Old Testament Prophets," SVT 7 (1960): 75-101.
Hubert B. Huffmon, "The Covenant Lawsuit in the Prophets," JBL 78 (1959): 287-88.
Meredith G. Kline
, "A Prophetic Model of the Image of God" in Images of the Spirit, chapter 3, Wipf & Stock, 1998.
John H. Sailhamer, "The Canonical Approach to the Old Testament: Its Effect on Understanding Prophecy," JETS 30 (1987): 307-316.

The Prophetic Corpus


Michael H. Floyd, Minor Prophets. Part 2 (FOTL, 22), Eerdmans, 2000.
Paul R. House (ed.), Forming Prophetic Literature: Essays on Isaiah and the 12 in Honor of John D. W. Watts (JSOT Supplement, 235),
____ Sheffield Academic Press, 1996. (compilation)
Donald Gowan, Theology of the Prophetic Books: The Death and Resurrection of Israel, Westminster, 1998.***1/2
David E. Orton, Prophecy in the Hebrew Bible: Selected Studies from Vetus Testamentum, Brill Academic, 2000.
Odil Hannes Steck, The Prophetic Books And Their Theological Witness, Chalice Press, 2000.
Willem VanGemeren, Interpreting the Prophetic Word, Zondervan, 1996. ****
James M. Ward, Thus Says the Lord: The Message of the Prophets, Abingdon, 1991.
Claus Westermann,
Prophetic Oracles of Salvation in the Old Testament, T & T Clark, 1999.
Basic Forms of Prophetic Speech, Westminster John Knox, 1991.***1/2
Steven Winward, A Guide to the Prophets, John Knox, 1969.***1/2
Edward J. Young, My Servants the Prophets, Eerdmans, 1952. ****


Patrick D. Miller, "The Divine Council and the Prophetic Call to War," Vetus Testamentum 18 (1968): 100-107.
Norman Habel, "The Form and Significance of the Call Narratives," ZAW 77 (1965): 297-323.

Minor Prophets

Paul R. House, The Unity of the Twelve (JSOT Sup, 77), Sheffield Academic, 1990.
James Nogalski,
Redactional Processes in the Book of the Twelve (BZAW, 218), Walter de Gruyter, 1993.
James Nogalski and Marvin Sweeney (eds.), Reading and Hearing the Book of the Twelve (
SBL Symposium Series, 15),
____ Society of Biblical Literature, 2000.****
Thomas McComiskey
(ed.), The Minor Prophets, Baker, 1992. (three vols.) ****1/2
Marvin A. Sweeney,
The Twelve Prophets (Berit Olam), Liturgical Press, 2000. (two vols.)**


Ronald W. Pierce, "Literary Connectors and a Haggai/Zechariah/Malachi Corpus," JETS 27 (1984): 277-289.
________ "A Thematic Development of the Haggai/Zechariah/Malachi Corpus," JETS 27 (1984): 401-411.

More Minor Prophets Books:

Peter C. Craige, The Twelve Prophets (Daily Study Bible), Westminster John Knox, 1985.

Other Books of Interest

Duane L. Christensen, Prophecy and War in Ancient Israel: Studies in the Oracles against the Nations, D & F Scott, 1989.
Robert P. Gordon (ed.), "The Place Is Too Small for Us": The Israelite Prophets in Recent Scholarship (Sources for Biblical and
____ Theological Study, 5), Eisenbrauns, 1995.
David Marcus, From Balaam to Jonah: Anti-Prophetic Satire in the Hebrew Bible (Brown Judaic Studies, 301), Scholars Press, 1995.
R. Abma,
Bonds of Love: Methodic Studies of Prophectic Texts with Marriage Imagery: Isaiah 50:1-3 & 54:1-10, Hosea 1-3, Jeremiah 2, Van Gorcum, 1999.


Walter C. Kaiser Jr., Back Toward the Future: Hints for Interpreting Biblical Prophecy, Baker, 1989.
David P. Reid,
What Are They Saying About the Prophets?, Paulist, 1999.
Gary V. Smith,
The Prophets as Preachers: An Introduction to the Hebrew Prophets, Broadman and Holman, 1994.
C. Hassell Bullock, An Introduction to the Old Testament Prophetic Books, Northfield Pub., 1999.

Not Yet Reviewed

Antti Laato, History and Ideology in the Old Testament Prophetic Literature:A Semiotic Approach to the Reconstruction of the Proclamation
____ of the Historical Prophets (Coniectanea Biblica: Old Testament Series, 41), Coronet Books, 1996.

Hemchand Gossai, Justice, Righteousness and the Social Critique of the Eighth-Century Prophets (American University Studies, Series 7:
____ Theology and Religion, 141), Peter Lang, 1993.