The Book of the Twelve (Cascade Companions) (Paperback)
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This book provides a concise guide to the group of biblical books commonly called "The Book of the Twelve Prophets" or simply "The Twelve." In the past twenty years, scholars have explored how reading this set of books as a unified "Book of the Twelve" creates new avenues for understanding and depth. This Cascade Companion introduces the key questions, themes, and topics related to the Twelve in an accessible way. Starting with a discussion of why scholars call these books "The Twelve," the book explores the major themes that orient the Twelve. The book addresses recent topics impacting the Twelve, including the relationship between wisdom literature and the Twelve, the rise of linguistic and literary approaches, and the impact of editorial theories in the study of the Twelve. As such, this book allows readers to learn what gives the Twelve its unique shape and flavor.
About the Author
Beth M. Stovell is Professor of Old Testament and Chair of General Theological Studies at Ambrose Seminary of Ambrose University in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Besides Beth's co-authored book The Book of the Twelve with David J. Fuller in the Cascade Companions series, her books include Mapping Metaphorical Discourse in the Fourth Gospel (Brill), Making Sense of Motherhood (Wipf and Stock), Biblical Hermeneutics (IVP) with Stanley E. Porter, and Theodicy and Hope in the Book of the Twelve (Bloomsbury T&T Clark) with George Athas, Daniel Timmer, and Colin Toffelmire. Beth is currently writing a book on interpreting biblical metaphor and writing commentaries on the Minor Prophets, Ezekiel, Hosea, and John's Gospel. David J. Fuller is assistant professor of Old Testament at Torch Trinity Graduate University in Seoul, South Korea.