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Stansell; CC; Minneapolis: Fortress, 1990); idem. Obadiah and Jonah (tr. M. Kohl; CC; Minneapolis: Augsburg, 1986); idem, "Prophecy from the Eighth through the Fifth Century" (tr. W. S. Towner with J. E. " Congress Volume, Göttingen 1977 (VTSup 29; Leiden: Brill, 1978) 403-17; idem. Das Zitat im Prophetenspruch (BEvT; Munich: Kaiser, 1937); G. E. Wright, "The Lawsuit of God: A FormCritical Study of Deuteronomy 32," in Israel's Prophetic Heritage (Fest. J. Muilenburg; ed. B. W. Anderson and W. Harrelson; New York: Harper, 1962) 26-67; E.
Consequently, the present form of the prophetic literature reflects the redactors' understanding of the prophetic message, which may or may not be the same as that of the earlier authors or prophets whose works appear within the book. Because the form critic cannot assume that a prophetic book contains preredactional fonns, redaction-critical questions must be addressed from the outset (see Knierim, "Criticism," esp. 153-58; cf. March, "Redaction Criticism"). Only after the form, genre, setting, and intention of the final fonn of the text have been defined can the exegete look to the earlier fonns that may or may not be present within that final form.
A FOREIGN NATION. The form is identified primarily by content in that it focuses on the punishment or destruction of a foreign nation by an enemy. It generally presents the destruction as an event that is currently taking place or that will take place in die near future. , Isaiah 34; Obadiah; Nahum). The primary intent appears to be to identify the deslruction of a foreign nation as an act by YHWH. In this respect, the form resembles the PROPHETIC PRONOUNCEMENT with which it is frequently identified (see Isaiah 13-23).