Reading Prophetic Books

From Intertextuality & Reception in Phrophetic & Post-Bilical Literature

Forschungen zum Alten Testament No. 89


By: Marvin A. Sweeney
October 2014
Mohr Siebeck
Distributed by Coronet Books
ISBN: 9783161523748
424 Pages
$250.00 Hardcover


In this volume Marvin A. Sweeney builds upon his former work "Form and Intertextuality in Prophetic and Apocalyptic Literature" (FAT 45, 2005). He introduces further studies that take up several key issues, including the reading of prophetic books in their final literary form and the significance of textual versions for this reading. He also observes the intertextual relationships between the prophets and other works of biblical and post-biblical literature, and the reception of the prophetic books. Following an introduction that lays out methodological perspective, it includes the title essay for the volume, "Reading Prophetic Books," as well as selections of papers devoted to Isaiah, Jeremiah in both its Masoretic and Septuagint forms, Ezekiel, individual books from the Twelve Prophets, and the reading of biblical texts in Qumran, Rabbinic, and Targumic literature.