Interpreting the Book of the Twelve: A Fresh Reading of the Minor Prophets

Speaker(s): Chris Seitz
Date: May 26 - June 6, 2008
Length: 19:40:37
Product ID: RGDL3813S

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This course gives an overview of work into the Book of the Twelve. It seeks to understand how interest in the unity and coherence of the canonical form of the Twelve would affect the genre of prophetic Introduction as well as a comprehensive view of prophecy (modern Introductions treat the individual prophets according to an historical sequence, and splice into that 3 Isaiahs, Jeremiah and Ezekiel). We will seek to understand the tension between the integrity of individual books and the larger theological structure governing the whole. The 'historical' prophet is a factor in canonical reading, but so too we must evaluate the effect of relationships deeply underscored within the editorial processes themselves. The Twelve is one witness; the Twelve are distinctive witnesses. That appears to be a truth preserved in the canonical process of the Twelve's editorial history, and the theological implication of this 'goodly fellowship of the prophets' must also be evaluated as an intentional act within Israel's reception of the prophets. Lectures include:

  • General Introduction
  • Jonah
  • Amos
  • Hosea
  • Joel
  • Obadiah
  • Hosea-Jonah - A Review
  • MIcah
  • Habakkuk
  • Zephaniah-Haggai

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Chris Seitz STM, PhD (Yale), MTS (Virginia Seminary), AB (North Carolina) is Professor of Biblical Interpretation at Wycliffe College, University of Toronto. His most recent book is Prophecy and Hermeneutics: Toward a New Introduction to the Prophets.

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