The Old Testament prophets spoke to Israel in times of historical and moral crisis. They saw themselves as being a part of a story that God was weaving throughout history--a story of repentance, encouragement, and a coming Messiah. In this updated introductory book, each major and minor prophet and his writing are clustered with the major historical events of their time. Our generational distance from the age of the prophets might seem to be a measureless chasm. Yet we dare not make the mistake of assuming that passing years have rendered irrelevant not only the Old Testament prophets, but also the God who comprehends, spans, and transcends all time. In these pages, C. Hassell Bullock presents a clear picture of some of history's most profound spokesmen--the Old Testament prophets--and the God who shaped them.... He uses no superfluous wordage, and perhaps because of his word conservation he makes sudden transitions from one idea to another, producing marked contrasts. For example ... The literary form of chapter 1 has been identified as an incomplete alphabet acrostic. ... Ever since Hermann Gunkel attempted to reconstruct the acrostic of the poem, 13 many efforts have been expended in that direction.
|Title||:||An Introduction to the Old Testament Prophetic Books|
|Author||:||C. Hassell Bullock|
|Publisher||:||Moody Publishers - 2007-05-01|