Recent Currents in the Research of the Prophetic Literature

Lena-Sofia Tiemeyer

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This article outlines the main directions that scholarly research on the biblical prophetic literature has taken in the last twenty years. First, it provides an overview of current studies that, benefiting from the insights of sociology, anthropology and Ancient Near Eastern studies, enhance our understanding of the prophetic roles in Ancient Israel. Secondly, it gives examples of recent developments in the areas of rhetorical criticism, source criticism and redaction criticism pertaining to the prophetic literature. Lastly, it offers a glimpse of some of the currently hotly debated issues arising from the prophetic literature.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)161-169
Number of pages8
JournalExpository Times
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2008


  • prophetic literature
  • biblical hermeneutics
  • Ancient Near East
  • anthropology
  • rhetorical studies


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