Tradition and Innovation in Haggai and Zechariah 1-8
The prophets Haggai and Zechariah, near contemporaries, were active at a critical period in Israel's history. The recently restored Jerusalem community had come through national downfall and exile. Its religious and sociopolitical identity in the Persian Empire had to be established. This volume offers a thematic study of the prophetic response to that situation. The prophets, their status and their styles of prophecy are compared with those of their predecessors, as are their attitudes towards Israel's religious traditions. Their theological understanding of proper leadership, divine judgment, and Israel's relationship to other nations is compared with the developing theology of the classical prophets. The purpose is to discover whether Haggai, Zechariah and their tradents demonstrate continuity with, or divergence from, the prophetic traditions in which they stood. This study concludes that Haggai is a traditionalist, while Zechariah emerges as an innovative and radical theologian ahead of his time.
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
Chapter 1 THE LITERARY COMPOSITION OF HAGGAI AND ZECHARIAH 18
Chapter 2 THE PROPHETIC AUTHORITY OF HAGGAI AND ZECHARIAH
Chapter 3 THE STYLE AND FORM OF PROPHECY IN HAGGAI AND ZECHARIAH 18
Chapter 4 LEADERSHIP IN THE RESTORATION COMMUNITY AND MESSIANISM
Chapter 5 JUDGMENT ON ISRAEL AND THE PUNISHMENT OF THE NATION
Other editions - View all
accepted Ackroyd Ahura Mazda Amos appears argues argument Babylon Baldwin believe Beuken Biblical blessing book of Haggai Chron claim clause compiler concept conclusion context convey curse David derives Deut Deutero-Isaiah Deuteronomistic discussion divine council emphasize eschatological evidence example exile Exod expressed Ezek Ezekiel Ezra Haggai and Zechariah Hebrew high priest idea identified imply indicate interpreting angel Isaiah Israel issue Jehoiachin Jeremiah Jerusalem Joshua Judah judgment king later London LORD of hosts material meaning Meyers and Meyers Meyers Haggai motif nations occurs Old Testament oracles original passages Persian Petitjean phrase postexilic period pre-exilic priestly probably prophecy Psalms punishment rebuilding recognized references ritual role Satan says the LORD SCM Press senior priest Sheshbazzar significance similar suggest temple term theology tion torah verb verse words Yahweh Zech Zechariah 1-8 Zechariah's visions Zerubbabel Zion Zoroastrianism