This book explores how the books of Amos, Hosea and Isaiah use language of creation. This is done by a religion of history approach of ancient Israel with respect to its belief in YHWH as a Creator, and by an exegetical survey of the relevant texts in the prophets mentioned. It is established that creation language was introduced in Israel long before the Exile and is used in a flexible manner, depending on context and situation. Elaborate attention is given to its use in contexts of judgement. This study is relevant for students of the prophets who are looking for a thorough discussion of many texts and a critical examination of some popular views on creation in the Bible.
Stefan Paas, Ph.D. (1969) in Theology, University of Utrecht, is a missionary worker of the Christian Reformed Churches in the Netherlands. He has published several books and articles on mission and on biblical studies.
All theologians, students, pastors and biblical scholars interested in biblical theology with respect to creation and the prophets.