Thematic Threads in the Book of the Twelve
Ed. by Redditt, Paul L. / Schart, Aaron
Aims and Scope
For some years the view has become established that the Book of the Twelve is a systematically structured literary unity. An exegesis which takes the final canonical text seriously undertakes to understand the structure and theological intention of this unity. The papers collected here attempt to reveal significant structures which overarch the individual components. Particular emphasis is placed on the reconstruction of thematic threads which are created when individual prophets take up topics from their predecessors (e.g. Jehovah's Day, conversion, role of the peoples) and intensify them. The papers were written between 1999 and 2002 under the aegis of the Society of Biblical Literature's Working Group on The Formation of the Book of the Twelve.
"The papers in this book are of highest academic quality, and they are essential reading for a scholar interested in doing serious work on the Minor Prophets. This book is highly recommended."
Kevin Mellish in: Religious Studies Review 4/2007
"Der Sammelband leistet einen wertvollen Beitrag zur Forschung. Die Vielfalt der behandelten Themen samt den sich ergebenden Querbeziehungen zwischen Artikeln mit unterschiedlicher hermeneutischer und/oder methodischer Grundausrichtung kann zu einer Fülle von neuen Fragen und Fragestellungen anregen."
Ruth Scoralick in: Biblische Zeitschrift 1/2005