New Perspectives on Old Testament Prophecy and History

Essays in Honour of Hans M. Barstad


In New Perspectives on Old Testament Prophecy and History, colleagues, students, and friends of Hans M. Barstad offer essays in honour of his esteemed career in biblical studies. Contributions on prophecy include: the debate on prophets as historical figures, the biblical books of Isaiah, Ezekiel, Hosea, Amos, and Micah, and issues of methodology and interpretation. Essays devoted to history address various historiographic issues as well as specific historical topics such as the monarchy in ancient Israel, the relationship of Judah to Edom, and the ritual of reading the law. In ways that reflect Hans Barstad’s innovative insights and methodological critiques, this collection of essays probes beyond the oft-trodden paths of biblical studies and challenges the status quo within the field.
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Biographical Note

Rannfrid I. Thelle, Ph.D. (1999), University of Oslo, is Senior Fairmount Lecturer of Religion at Wichita State University. She has published monographs and articles on the Hebrew Bible, including Approaches to the Chosen Place: Accessing a Biblical Concept (Bloomsbury, 2012).

Terje Stordalen, Dr.theol. (1998), MF Norwegian School of Theology, is professor of theology (Hebrew Bible / Old Testament Studies) and current Vice Dean and Dean of Research at the Faculty of Theology, University of Oslo.

M.E.J. Richardson, retired Lecturer in Semitic Languages and Literatures, Manchester University, UK; now Honorary Research Associate, Leiden University, The Netherlands; editor of The Hebrew and Aramaic Lexicon of the Old Testament (Brill, 2001).

Table of contents

Contributors are: A. Graeme Auld, Bob Becking, Kåre Berge, Joseph Blenkinsopp, David J.A. Clines, C. L. Crouch, John Day, J. Cheryl Exum, Robert P. Gordon, Lester L. Grabbe, Martin R. Hauge, Knut Holter, Sara Japhet, Kristin Joachimsen, Reinhard G. Kratz, André Lemaire, Niels Peter Lemche, Nadav Na’aman, Terje Stordalen, Rannfrid I. Thelle, Lena-Sofia Tiemeyer, Hugh G. M. Williamson


Scholars and students of Hebrew Bible/Old Testament, especially anyone interested in prophecy and the prophetic literature, ancient Israelite and biblical history and methodological questions in connection with these subjects.