By Diana V. Edelman, Ehud Ben Zvi
The editors have equipped a long term learn application on Israel and the creation and Reception of Authoritative Books within the Persian and Hellenistic sessions on the Annual assembly of the eu organization of bible study. the 1st introduced subject of enquiry was once the development of prophecy and prophetic books through the Persian interval, for which committed classes have been held on the EABS conferences in 2006 and 2007. the current quantity comprises revised models of the shows made via Rainer Albertz, Ehud Ben Zvi, Philip R. Davies, Diana Edelman, Erhard S. Gerstenberger, Ernst Axel Knauf, Thomas C. Romer, and Rannfrid I. Thelle. the final photograph that emerges from the quantity is that of biblical prophecy as a written phenomenon, even though probably open to chose public readings. the connection among prophetic and different authoritative written texts (e.g., the e-book of Kings, the Deuteronomistic historical past) is explored, in addition to the overall social and ideological environment within which the prophetic books emerged. the quantity offers with the development of pictures of prophets of the prior and relates them to the overall building of the earlier in Yehud. It comprises either normal, methodological and comparative contributions and reports on specific issues/books (e.g., Deutero-Isaiah, Jeremiah, Amos and Jonah).