A valuable selection of writings from an important 20th-century biblical scholar. Using a "tradition history" methodology, Mowinckel traces the character, moral vision, and literary legacy of Israel's prophets, discussing "Form, Tradition, and Literary Criticisms"; "Tradition and Writing"; "The Transformation of the Separate Prophetic Sayings"; "The Prophets and the Temple Cult"; and more. 174 pages, softcover from Fortress.
This volume brings together some of Mowinckel's most important and interesting work on the prophets. He begins by introducing the reader to the method of tradition history and how it is related to form criticism and literary criticism. From this groundwork, he goes on to explore how this method is essential for analyzing the prophetic literature in the Hebrew Bible.In order to make it more helpful for students, each essay has been supplemented with additional notes and bibliography to show where the discussion has continued since Mowinckel. A bibliography of Mowinckel's works in English and a bibliography of essays evaluating Mowinckel's contributions are also included. This will provide an excellent supplementary textbook for courses on the prophets. Key Features: provides an introduction in Old Testament tradition history an editor's foreword highlights the importance of Mowinckel's work includes updated notes and bibliographies includes chapters not previously published in the U.S. indexes of ancient sources and authors