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Prophetic Books
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I. Written Form

The great riddle of Old Testament prophecy (Prophets and prophecy: II) is its written form. While the phenomenon of prophecy in all its diversity has a wealth of parallels in the ancient Near East (M. Weippert, NBL III, 2001, 196–200; cf. in the OT 1 Kgs 18:19 and Jer 27:9), there are very few written records of prophetic utterances. Before these were discovered early in…

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Jeremias, Jörg, “Prophetic Books”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 22 July 2024 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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