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  • CONSTRUCTS OF PROPHECY IN THE FORMER AND LATTER PROPHETS AND OTHER TEXTS

  • Ancient Near East Monographs

    General EditorsEhud Ben Zvi

    Roxana Flammini

    Editorial BoardMichael H. Floyd

    Jose GalanErhard S. Gerstenberger

    Steven W. HollowayAlan Lenzi

    Santiago Rostom Maderna Martti Nissinen

    Graciela Gestoso SingerJuan Manuel Tebes

    Number 4CONSTRUCTS OF PROPHECY IN THE FORMER AND

    LATTER PROPHETS AND OTHER TEXTS

  • Edited byLester L. GrabbeMartti Nissinen

    CONSTRUCTS OF PROPHECY IN THE FORMER AND LATTER PROPHETS AND OTHER TEXTS

    Society of Biblical LiteratureAtlanta

  • Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data

    Constructs of prophecy in the former and latter prophets and other texts / edited by Lester L. Grabbe and Martti Nissinen. p. cm. (Society of Biblical Literature ancient Near East monographs ; v. 4) Proceedings of meetings of the Prophetic Texts and Their Ancient Contexts Group of the Society of Biblical Literature held in 2007 in Washington, D.C. and in 2008 in Boston, Mass. Includes bibliographical references (p. ) and indexes. ISBN 978-1-58983-600-6 (paper binding : alk. paper) ISBN 978-1-58983-599-3 (electronic format) 1. Bible. O.T.PropheciesCongresses. 2. Bible. O.T.--Criticism, interpretation, etc.Congresses. 3. Bible. O.T. ProphetsCriticism, interpretation, etc.Congresses. I. Grabbe, Lester L. II. Nissinen, Martti. III. Society of Biblical Literature. Prophetic Texts and Their Ancient Contexts Group. BS1198.C66 2011 224.066dc23 2011031964

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  • Dedicated to

    EHUD BEN ZVI

    Founder of the Prophetic Texts and Their Ancient Contexts Society of Biblical Literature Group

  • CONTENTS

    Contributors ........................................................................................................ ixAbbreviations ...................................................................................................... xi

    IntroductionLester L. Grabbe.......................................................................................... 1

    Constructs of Prophets and Prophecy in the Book of ChroniclesPancratius C. Beentjes .............................................................................. 21

    Some Precedents for the Religion of the Book: Josiahs Book and Ancient Revelatory LiteratureJonathan Ben-Dov ..................................................................................... 43

    The Weberian Construct of Prophecy and Womanist and Feminist Recuperative CriticismSteve Cook ................................................................................................. 65

    1 Samuel 18 The Prophet as Agent PovocateurSerge Frolov .............................................................................................. 77

    Daniel: Sage, Seer . . . and Prophet?Lester L. Grabbe........................................................................................ 87

    Cult of Personality The Eclipse of Pre-exilic Judahite Cultic Structures in the Book of JeremiahMark Leuchter ........................................................................................... 95

    Zephaniah How this Book Became ProphecyChristoph Levin ....................................................................................... 117

    The Shape of Things to Come Redaction and the Early Second Temple Period Prophetic TraditionJill Middlemas ......................................................................................... 141

    Israel and the Nations in the Later Latter ProphetsDavid L. Petersen .................................................................................... 157

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    Samuels Institutional Identity in the Deuteronomistic HistoryMarvin A. Sweeney .................................................................................. 165

    Ezekiel: A Compromised Prophet in Reduced CircumstancesLena-Sofia Tiemeyer................................................................................ 175

    The Quranic DavidPeter Matthews Wright ............................................................................ 197

    Bibliography .................................................................................................... 207Author Index..................................................................................................... 229Index of Scripture Citations ............................................................................. 235

  • CONTRIBUTORS

    Pancratius Beentjes is Professor Emeritus of Old Testament and Hebrew in the Faculty of Catholic Theology, Tilburg University.

    Jonathan Ben-Dov is Senior Lecturer in the Department of Bible, Haifa University.

    Steve Cook is an Adjunct Faculty Member of Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary.

    Serge Frolov is Associate Professor and Nate and Ann Levine Endowed Chair in Jewish Studies at Southern Methodist University.

    Lester L. Grabbe is Professor of Hebrew Bible and Early Judaism at the University of Hull.

    Mark Leuchter is Director of Jewish Studies at Temple University in Philadelphia.

    Christoph Levin is Professor of Old Testament at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitt, Munich.

    Jill Middlemas is Research Associate at the Theology Faculty, University of Zrich.

    Martti Nissinen is Professor of Old Testament Studies at the University of Helsinki.

    David L. Petersen is the Franklin Nutting Parker Professor of Old Testament in the Candler School of Theology at Emory University.

    Marvin A. Sweeney is Professor of Hebrew Bible, Claremont School of Theology, and Professor of Religion, Claremont Graduate University.

    Lena-Sofia Tiemeyer is Lecturer in Old Testament/Hebrew Bible at the University of Aberdeen.

    Peter Matthews Wright is Assistant Professor, Department of Religion, Colorado College, Colorado Springs.

  • ABBREVIATIONS

    AASF Annales Academiae Scientiarum FennicaeAASOR Annual of the American Schools of Oriental

    ResearchAB Anchor BibleABD David Noel Freedman (ed.), Anchor Bible Dictionary

    (6 vols.; Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1992)ADPV Abhandlungen des Deutschen Palstina-VereinsAfO Archiv fr OrientforschungAGAJU Arbeiten zur Geschichte des antiken Judentums und

    des UrchristentumsALGHJ Arbeiten zur Literatur und Geschichte des

    hellenistischen JudentumsAnBib Analecta biblicaANET James B. Pritchard, Ancient Near Eastern Texts

    Relating to the Old Testament (3rd ed. with Supplement; Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1969)

    AOAT Alter Orient und Altes TestamentASOR American Schools of Oriental ResearchASR American Sociological ReviewATD Das Alte Testament DeutschBA Biblical ArcheologistBAR Biblical Archaeology ReviewBASOR Bulletin of the American Schools of Oriental

    ResearchBBB Bonner biblische BeitrgeBBR Bulletin for Biblical ResearchBCE Before the Common Era (= BC)BEATAJ Beitrge zur Erforschung des Alten Testaments und

    des antiken JudentumsBETL Bibliotheca Ephemeridum Theologicarum

    LovaniensiumBHS Biblia Hebraica StuttgartensiaBJRL Bulletin of the John Rylands LibraryBib BiblicaBibOr Biblica et orientaliaBN Biblische NotizenBO Bibliotheca Orientalis

  • xii Abbreviations

    BWANT Beitrge zur Wissenschaft vom Alten und Neuen Testament

    BZ Biblische ZeitschriftBZAW Beihefte zur ZAWCBC Century Bible CommentaryCBET Contributions to Biblical Exegesis and TheologyCBQ Catholic Biblical QuarterlyCBQMS Catholic Biblical Quarterly Monograph SeriesConBOT Conjectanea biblica, Old TestamentCRAIBL Comptes rendus de lAcademie des inscriptions et

    belles-lettresCR: BS Currents in Research: Biblical StudiesCT Cuneiform Texts in the Collections of the British

    MuseumDtrH Deuteronomistic HistoryEncJud Encyclopedia JudaicaEsIr Eretz-IsraelESHM European Seminar in Historical MethodologyET English translationETL Ephemeridae Theologicae LovaniensisEvT Evangelische TheologieFAT Forschungen zum Alten TestamentFOTL Forms of Old Testament LiteratureFRLANT Forschungen zur Religion und Literatur des Alten

    und Neuen TestamentsHAR Hebrew Annual ReviewHAT Handbuch zum Alten TestamentHBM Hebrew Bible MonographsHK Handkommentar zum Alten TestamentHSM Harvard Semitic MonographsHSS Harvard Semitic StudiesHTR Harvard Theological ReviewHUCA Hebrew Union College AnnualICC International Critical CommentaryIEJ Israel Exploration JournalJAAR Journal of the American Academy of ReligionJANES Journal of the Ancient Near Eastern Society of

    Columbia UniversityJAOS Journal of the American Oriental SocietyJBL Journal of Biblical LiteratureJCS Journal of Cuneiform Studies

  • Abbreviations xiii

    JEA Journal of Egyptian ArchaeologyJETS Journal of the Evangelical Theological SocietyJJS Journal of Jewish StudiesJPSTC Jewish Publication Society Torah CommentaryJQR Jewish Quarterly ReviewJNES Journal of Near Eastern StudiesJNSL Journal