The diversity of prophetic voices in the Bible provides a message that is rich and variegated. But the variety of the testimony can be lost by limiting one's interpretations or application of the prophetic word. Interpreting the Prophetic Word helps readers understand the harmony of the voices that reveal God's purposes in redemptive history. Dr. Willem Van Gemeren explains clearly and fully the background of the prophetic tradition. He then interprets the message of the major and minor prophets, using historical context and literary form and structure as tools in his analysis. He concludes with an explanation of the relevance of the prophetic word today. Dr. Van Gemeren's extensive research and scholarship is presented in a readable way to unlock the door of prophecy for readers. He helps them to interpret prophecy and invites them to listen to the prophets and to lives the prophetic word.
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About the Author
Willem Van Gemeren (Ph D, University of Wisconsin) is professor of Old Testament at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. He is the author of a number of books, including Interpreting the Prophetic Word (Zondervan) and a commentary on Psalms in the Expositor's Bible Commentary series (Zondervan).
Table of Contents
|PART 1---THE PROPHETIC PHENOMENON IN ISRAEL|
|PART 2---THE MESSAGE OF THE MINOR PROPHETS|
|PART 3---THE MESSAGE OF THE MAJOR PROPHETS|
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
A rigorous introduction to the prophets from a conservative Christian perspective that tries to make the best sense of the text in context and as it relates to Jesus and the Messiah.The author explores prophets and prophecy in general, the motifs of prophecy, the power of the prophetic word, along with discussions of each prophetic book. In explanation, the author places emphasis on the Twelve, addressing their meaning, themes, and motifs in greater detail than he does for Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel, and Daniel. The author does attempt to find room for premillennial interpretations of OT prophecies through the concept of multiple fulfillments; he still does note and explain, however, fulfillment in context and in Christ's first advent. Sometimes some of the themes and attempts to explain the coherency of the text seems forced. Nevertheless, on the whole, an excellent introduction, replete with notes.