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The Prophets

Bible Studies, Messages, Papers

The second major section of the Hebrew Scriptures, or the Old Testament, is called the Prophets (in Hebrew, Nevi’im). This is the dome of the Pammakaristos Church in Istanbul, built in the 12th century.  It portrays Christ surrounded by the Old Testament prophets.  Photo credit: Giovanni Dall'Orto | CC2.5, Wikimedia Commons; cropped.

 
 

bible studies and messages from the anastasis center: the prophets

Below are small group leader notes, sermons, and exegetical notes on Joshua, Judges, Samuel, Kings, Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel, and the Book of the Twelve Minor Prophets.

We make the best of modern biblical scholarship, along with early Christian exegesis, relevant and practical.

Notes and Essays on the Prophets (Nevi'im)

From Garden to Exile: A Thematic and Canonical Analysis of the Old Testament

The Seven Prophets: A Thematic and Canonical Analysis of Joshua, Judges, Samuel, Kings, Isaiah, Jeremiah, and Ezekiel

The Twelve Minor Prophets: A Thematic and Canonical Analysis of the Treisar (TBD)

Why Did God Choose a "Chosen People"? Why Not Just Skip Right to Jesus?

The Troubling Acts of God: The Destruction of the Canaanites (ppt part 1 and part 2)

The Troubling Acts of God: Did God or Satan Make David Sin? (2 Samuel 24 and 1 Chronicles 21)

Other Books and Articles on the Prophets (Nevi'im) 

J.P. Fokkelmann, Narrative Art and Poetry in the Books of Samuel (Amazon book, 1981)

Robert Alter, The Art of Biblical Narrative (Amazon book, 1981) 

Robert Alter, The Art of Biblical Poetry (Amazon book, 1985)

Robert Alter and Frank Kermode, The Literary Guide to the Bible (Amazon book, Sep 1, 1990) and pdf book has helpful insights

John Sailhamer, Introduction to Old Testament Theology: A Canonical Approach (Amazon book, Oct 14, 1999) links Amos and Obadiah through the topic of the Edomites

Thomas L. LeClerc, Introduction to the Prophets: Their Stories, Sayings, and Scrolls (Amazon book, 2007, 2017)

Christopher Seitz, Prophecy and Hermeneutics: Towards a New Introduction to the Prophets (Amazon book, Aug 1, 2007)

Christopher Seitz, The Goodly Fellowship of the Prophets: The Achievement of Association in Canon Formation (Amazon book, Oct 1, 2009) how the twelve minor prophets are related, literarily

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