Old Testament Prophets for Today  -     By: Carolyn J. Sharp
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Old Testament Prophets for Today

Westminster John Knox Press / 2009 / Paperback

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The prophets of the Old Testament include such well known characters as Isaiah, Jeremiah, Amos, and Hosea. There are, however, many other prophets, both in the biblical books that bear their names and in the other histories and stories of ancient Israel. Sharp offers a brief introduction to each of the Bible's prophets and their prophetic books, developing the theological themes present in each with an eye toward how the prophetic message is relevant today. Sharp understands that prophets can be mediators to connect us with the holiness of God, they can be idealists whose desires for humanity call us to new heights of God's desire, and they can be companions for us in the confusing journey through our complicated world. The book contains study questions for group or individual use.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 128
Vendor: Westminster John Knox Press
Publication Date: 2009
Dimensions: 8.50 X 5.50 (inches)
ISBN: 0664231780
ISBN-13: 9780664231781
Availability: In Stock
Series: For Today

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The prophets of the Old Testament include such well-known characters as Isaiah, Jeremiah, Amos, and Hosea. There are, however, many other prophets, both in the biblical books that bear their names and in the other histories and stories of ancient Israel. Carolyn Sharp offers a brief introduction to each of the Bible's prophets and their prophetic books, developing the theological themes present in each with an eye toward how the prophetic message is relevant today.

The For Today series was designed to provide reliable and accessible resources for the study and real life application of important biblical texts, theological documents, and Christian practices. The emphasis of the series is not only on the realization and appreciation of what these subjects have meant in the past, but also on their value in the present--"for today." Thought-provoking questions are included at the end of each chapter, making the books ideal for personal study and group use.

Author Bio

Carolyn J. Sharp is Professor of Hebrew Scriptures at Yale Divinity School in New Haven, Connecticut. She is the author of many books, including Prophecy and Ideology in Jeremiah, Old Testament Prophets for Today, and Irony and Meaning in the Hebrew Bible.

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