By James R. Linville
Acknowledged to include the phrases of the earliest of the biblical prophets (8th century BCE), the "Book of Amos" is reinterpreted by means of James Linville in gentle of latest and occasionally debatable old techniques to the Bible. Amos is learn because the literary made from the Persian-era group in Judah. Its representations of divine-human communique are investigated within the context of the traditional writers' personal function as transmitters and shapers of spiritual traditions. Amos's amazing poetry expresses legendary conceptions of divine manifestation and a strategy of destruction and game of the cosmos which finds that in the back of the appearances of the flora and fauna is a heavenly, cosmic temple.
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129. 21 Philip R. Davies, In Search of Ancient Israel (JSOTSup, 148; Shefﬁeld: Shefﬁeld Academic Press, 1992), pp. 36–40. See, too, Ben Zvi, ‘Studying Prophetic Texts’, and David Henige, ‘In Good Company: Problematic Sources and Biblical Historicity’, JSOT 30 (2005): 29–47. 22 Robert P. Carroll, ‘Jewgreek Greekjew: The Hebrew Bible is All Greek to Me. Reﬂections on the Problematics of Dating the Origins of the Bible in Relation to Contemporary Discussions of Biblical Historiography’, in Lester L.
47 Biblical Israel is a construct of attributive language laden with ethnic, ethical and theological values. The Hebrew Bible offers an ‘imagined Israel’ and the historical critic has a signiﬁcant task to understand the conceptual framework 43 Jennifer M. Dines, ‘Amos’, in John Barton and John Muddiman (eds) Oxford Bible Dictionary (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2001), pp. 581–90. 44 Richard James Coggins, Joel and Amos (NCBC; Shefﬁeld: Shefﬁeld Academic Press, 2000), pp. 76–7. 45 Michael H.
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