The Burden of Prophecy: Poetic Utterance in the Prophets of the Old Testament

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Albert Cook examines the poetic and scriptural thinking of the Hebrew prophets and wisdom writers, focusing on the details of their thematic concentrations and on the posture they assume to orient themselves in their utterances. Homer, Confucius, the poets ofthe Confuciananthology, and the authors of the Zend Avesta and the Rig Veda are variously endowed with an authority empowered by the instituted religious thought of their times. Each writer, Cook contends, rests firmlyin the reassurances provided bythe particular ...

The Burden of Prophecy: Poetic Utterance in the Prophets of the Old Testament 1997, Southern Illinois University Press

ISBN-13: 9780809320837

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