By Ronald E. Clements;R. E. Clements
This quantity comprises the fruit of 3 a long time of Ronald Clements's researches on prophecy within the previous testomony. In 16 papers, seven of them now not formerly released, he broaches a number of major questions about the origins of written prophecy within the outdated testomony. an immense concentration is at the impression of the occasions of 701 BCE at the formation of the Isaiah ebook as an entire and the increase of Jerusalem as a centre of non secular desire. extra stories care for the position of the Isaiah e-book in present biblical interpretation and the failure of twentieth-century interpreters to provide an explanation for its cohesion. different matters main issue principles of divine windfall, theodicy, and the hyperlinks among old scribal equipment of e-book formation and canonical authority. targeted recognition is given to the makes an attempt to preserve conventional Christian techniques to a ebook, the translation of which has been significantly remodeled through glossy serious examine.