Reading the Book of the Twelve Minor Prophets confronts the unique challenges presented by this daunting section of the Old Testament. Authors from a variety of perspectives consider questions about hermeneutics and composition, reception history, theodicy, metaphors and characterization, and theology. These essays provide insights from the history of interpretation and the latest in scholarship.
Contributors include David G. Firth, Brittany N. Melton, Isabelle M. Hamley, Tchavdar S. Hadjiev, Heath A. Thomas, Thomas Renz, S. D. Snyman, Anthony R. Petterson, Beth M. Stovell, Julie Woods, and John Goldingay.
This volume is sure to stimulate all who are interested in Hosea-Malachi! It showcases many methods, from feminism to cognitive linguistics, from redaction criticism to theological exegesis, from intertextuality to canonical criticism. It also examines numerous themes and motifs, from theodicy to divine presence, from technology to animals, from God’s covenant to marriage.
—Andrew T. Abernethy, professor of Old Testament, Wheaton College
Studies in Scripture and Biblical Theology is a peer-reviewed series of contemporary monographs exploring key topics and issues in biblical studies and biblical theology from an evangelical perspective.
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David G. Firth is tutor in Old Testament and academic dean at Trinity College, in Bristol, United Kingdom. He is the author and editor of numerous books and commentaries, including Joshua (Evangelical Biblical Theology Commentary) and 1 & 2 Samuel (Apollos Old Testament Commentary).
Brittany N. Melton is assistant professor of biblical and theological studies at Palm Beach Atlantic University in Florida. She is the author of Where is God in the Megilloth? and coeditor of Reading Lamentations Intertextually and Reading Esther Intertextually.