Biblical Bibliographies
Charles Conroy [www.cjconroy.net]



Prophetic Books and Prophets in Israel
History of Research and Current Tendencies



[see also:  Prophets: General Studies and bibliographies on individual prophetic books]



The bibliography is divided into two sections as follows:

I.    Selected studies (in alphabetical order of authors)  [click here for chronological order]

Bailey, W. M., "Authority to Edify: Verification of Biblical Truth in William Robertson Smith's Prophets of Israel", in J. J. Ahn – S. L. Cook (eds.), Thus Says the Lord: Essays on the Former and Latter Prophets in Honor of Robert R. Wilson (LHB/OTS 502; New York & London: T & T Clark International, 2009) 87-98.

Baumgartner, W., "Die Auffassungen des 19. Jahrhunderts vom israelitischen Prophetismus", Archiv für Kulturgeschichte 15 (1922) 21-35. Reprinted in W. Baumgartner, Zum Alten Testament und seiner Umwelt. Ausgewählte Aufsätze (Leiden: Brill, 1959) 27-41.

Becker, U., "Die Wiederentdeckung des Prophetenbuches. Tendenzen und Aufgaben der gegenwärtigen Prophetenforschung", BTZ 21 (2004) 30-60.

Blenkinsopp, J., "Prophecy and the Prophetic Books", in A. D. H. Mayes (ed.), Text in Context. Essays by Members of the Society for Old Testament Study (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2000) 323-347.

Brauer, B., Das Bild der Unheilsprophetie Israels in der frühen soziologisch orientierten Forschung (Altes Testament und Moderne, 3; Münster: LIT, 1999).

Bridgeman, V., "Womanist Approaches to the Prophets", in C. J. Sharp (ed.), The Oxford Handbook of the Prophets (Oxford Handbooks; Oxford & New York: Oxford University Press, 2016) 483-490.

Brueggemann, W., "Futures in Prophetic Studies", in C. J. Sharp (ed.), The Oxford Handbook of the Prophets (Oxford Handbooks; Oxford & New York: Oxford University Press, 2016) 655-665.

Davidson, S. V., "Postcolonial Readings of the Prophets", in C. J. Sharp (ed.), The Oxford Handbook of the Prophets (Oxford Handbooks; Oxford & New York: Oxford University Press, 2016) 507-526.

Deist, F., "The Prophets: Are We Heading for a Paradigm Shift?", in V. Fritz – K.-F. Pohlmann – H.-C. Schmitt (eds.), Prophet und Prophetenbuch. Festschrift für Otto Kaiser zum 65.Geburtstag (BZAW 185; Berlin: de Gruyter, 1989) 1-18; = [same title], in R. P. Gordon (ed.),'The Place is Too Small For Us'. The Israelite Prophets in Recent Scholarship (Sources for Biblical and Theological Study, 5; Winona Lake, IN: Eisenbrauns, 1995) 582-599.

Eissfeldt, O., "The Prophetic Literature", in H. H. Rowley (ed.), The Old Testament and Modern Study. A Generation of Discovery and Research (Oxford: Clarendon, 1952) 115-161.

Fohrer, G., "Neue Literatur zur alttestamentlichen Prophetie (1961-1970)", TRu N. F. 40 (1975) 193-209.337-377; 41 (1976) 1-12; 45 (1980) 1-39.109-132;193-225; 47 (1982) 105-135.205-218.

Gonçalves, F.-J., "Les livres de l'Ancien Testament: Les prophètes", in J.-L. Vesco (ed.), L'Ancien Testament: cent ans d'exégèse a l'École Biblique (CahRB 28; Paris: Gabalda 1990) 119-153. Italian version in J.-L. Vesco (ed.), Cent'anni di esegesi, I: L'Antico Testamento. L'École biblique di Gerusalemme (Supplementi alla Rivista Biblica, 25; Bologna: Dehoniane, 1992) 117-147.

Hauser, A. J. (ed.), Recent Research on the Major Prophets (Recent Research in Biblical Studies, 1; Sheffield: Sheffield Phoenix Press, 2008)

Hauser, A. J., "Introduction and Overview", in A. J. Hauser (ed.), Recent Research on the Major Prophets (Recent Research in Biblical Studies, 1; Sheffield: Sheffield Phoenix Press, 2008) 1-77.

Hayes, J. H., "Prophecy and Prophets, Hebrew Bible", in J. H. Hayes (ed.), Dictionary of Biblical Interpretation (Nashville, TN: Abingdon, 1999) II (K-Z) 310-317.

Jarick, J., "Prophets and Losses. Some Themes in Recent Study of the Prophets", ExpTim 107 (1995) 75-77.

Jeremias, J., "Grundtendenzen gegenwärtiger Prophetenforschung", Der evangelische Erzieher 36 (1984) 6-22.

Jeremias, J., "Hans Walter Wolffs Forschungen auf dem Gebiet der Prophetie", in J. C. Gertz – M. Oeming (eds.), Neu aufbrechen, den Menschen zu suchen und zu erkennen: Symposium anlässlich des 100. Geburtstages von Hans Walter Wolff (BThSt 139; Neukirchen-Vluyn: Neukirchener Verlag, 2013) 61-76.

Kalmanofsky, A., "Postmodern Engagements of the Prophets", in C. J. Sharp (ed.), The Oxford Handbook of the Prophets (Oxford Handbooks; Oxford & New York: Oxford University Press, 2016) 548-568.

Kapelrud, A. S., "The Traditio-Historical Study of the Prophets", in K. Jeppesen – B. Otzen (eds.), The Productions of Time. Tradition History in Old Testament Scholarship. A Symposium at Sandbjerg Manor, Denmark, May 1982 (Sheffield: Almond Press, 1984) 53-66.

Kapelrud, A. S., "Sigmund Mowinckel's Study of the Prophets", SJOT (1988/2) 72-82.

Kelle, B. E., "The Phenomenon of Israelite Prophecy in Contemporary Scholarship", CBR 12.3 (June 2014) 275-320.

Kratz, R. G., "Probleme der Prophetenforschung", in R. G. Kratz, Prophetenstudien. Kleine Schriften II (FAT 74; Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2011) 3-17.

Kratz, R. G., "Research on the Prophets: Problems and Perspectives", in his The Prophets of Israel (Critical Studies in the Hebrew Bible, 2; Winona Lake, IN: Eisenbrauns, 2015) 110-152.

Limburg, J., "The Prophets in Recent Study: 1967-1977", Int 32 (1978) 56-68.

Maier, C. M., "Feminist Interpretation of the Prophets", in C. J. Sharp (ed.), The Oxford Handbook of the Prophets (Oxford Handbooks; Oxford & New York: Oxford University Press, 2016) 467-482.

March, W. E., "Redaction Criticism and the Formation of Prophetic Books", in P. J. Achtemeier (ed.), Society of Biblical Literature 1977 Seminar Papers (SBLSP 11; Missoula, MT: Scholars, 1977) 87-101.

Neumann, P. H. A. (ed.), Das Prophetenverständnis in der deutschsprachingen Forschung seit Heinrich Ewald (Wege der Forschung, 307; Darmstadt: Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft, 1979).

Neumann, P. H. A., "Prophetenforschung seit Heinrich Ewald", in P. H. A. Neumann (ed.), Das Prophetenverständnis in der deutschsprachingen Forschung seit Heinrich Ewald (Wege der Forschung, 307; Darmstadt: Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft, 1979) 1-51.

Oßwald, E., "Aspekte neuerer Prophetenforschung", TLZ 109 (1984) 641-650.

Reventlow, H. Graf, "Georg Fohrers Prophetenverständnis und die neuere Entwicklung der Prophetenforschung", in T. Wagner (ed.), Kontexte: biografische und forschungsgeschichtliche Schnittpunkte der alttestamentlichen Wissenschaft. Festschrift für Hans Jochen Boecker zum 80. Geburtstag (Neukirchen-Vluyn: Neukirchener Verlag, 2008) 283-292.

Sawyer, J. F. A., "A Change of Emphasis in the Study of the Prophets", in R. Coggins – A. Phillips – M. Knibb (eds.), Israel's Prophetic Tradition: Essays in Honour of Peter R. Ackroyd (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1982) 233-249.

Scharbert, J., "Die prophetische Literatur: der Stand der Forschung", ETL 44 (1968) 346-406; = [same title], in H. Cazelles (ed.), Donum natalicium Iosepho Coppens septuagesimum annum complenti d.d.d. collegae et amici, I: De Mari à Qumrân. L'Ancien Testament: son milieu, ses écrits, ses relectures juives. Hommage à Mgr. J. Coppens (BETL 24; Gembloux: Duculot; Paris: Lethielleux, 1969) 58-118.

Schmid, K., "Klassische und nachklassische Deutungen der alttestamentlichen Prophetie", ZNTG 3 (1996) 225-250.

Schmid, K., "Innerbiblische Schriftauslegung. Aspekte der Forschungsgeschichte", in R. G. Kratz – T. Krüger – K. Schmid (eds.), Schriftauslegung in der Schrift. Festschrift für Odil Hannes Steck zu seinem 65. Geburtstag (BZAW 300; Berlin: de Gruyter, 2000) 1-22.

Schmidt, J. M., "Probleme der Prophetenforschung", VF 17 (1972) 39-81.

Schmidt, W. H., "Neuere Literatur zur alttestamentlichen Prophetie", Kairos 16 (1974) 295-300.

Seitz, C. R., "Prophecy and Tradition-History: The Achievement of Gerhard von Rad and Beyond", in I. Fischer – K. Schmid – H. G. M. Williamson (eds.), Prophetie in Israel. Beiträge des Symposiums "Das Alte Testament und die Kultur der Moderne" anlässlich des 100. Geburtstags Gerhard von Rads (1901-1971) Heidelberg, 18.-21. Oktober 2001 (Altes Testament und Moderne, 11; Münster: LIT, 2003) 29-52.

Seitz, C. R., "Prophecy in the Nineteenth Century Reception", in M. Sæbø (ed.), Hebrew Bible / Old Testament. III: From Modernism to Post-Modernism (The Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries). Part I: The Nineteenth Century – a Century of Modernism and Historicism. In co-operation with Peter Machinist and Jean Louis Ska SJ (Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 2013) 556-581.

Simian-Yofre, H., "La evolución de la lectura e investigación de los libros proféticos", Estudios eclesiásticos 85 (2010) 261-286.

Sweeney, M. A., "The Prophets and the Prophetic Books, Prophetic Circles and Traditions – New Trends, Including Religio-psychological Aspects", in M. Sæbø (ed.), Hebrew Bible / Old Testament. III: From Modernism to Post-Modernism (The Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries). Part II: The Twentieth Century – from Modernism to Post-Modernism (Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 2015) 500-530.

Sweeney, M. A., "Contemporary Jewish Readings of the Prophets", in C. J. Sharp (ed.), The Oxford Handbook of the Prophets (Oxford Handbooks; Oxford & New York: Oxford University Press, 2016) 447-466.

Tiemeyer, L.-S., "Recent Currents in Research on the Prophetic Literaure", ExpTim 119 (2007-08) 161-169.

Tiemeyer, L.-S., "The Prophets: Looking Forward", in C. J. Sharp (ed.), The Oxford Handbook of the Prophets (Oxford Handbooks; Oxford & New York: Oxford University Press, 2016) 666-672.

Vogels, W., "Prophètes et littérature prophétique", in M. Gourgues – L. Laberge (eds.), «De bien des manières» La recherche biblique aux abords du XXIe siècle. Actes du Cinquantenaire de l'ACEBAC (1943-1993) (LD 163; Paris: Cerf; Montréal: Fides, 1995) 79-118.

Williams, J. J., "Queer Readings of the Prophets", in C. J. Sharp (ed.), The Oxford Handbook of the Prophets (Oxford Handbooks; Oxford & New York: Oxford University Press, 2016) 527-547.

Wilson, R. R., "Prophecy and Society in Ancient Israel: The Present State of the Inquiry", in P. J. Achtemeier (ed.), Society of Biblical Literature 1977 Seminar Papers (SBLSP 11; Missoula, MT: Scholars, 1977) 341-358.

Wilson, R. R., "Current Issues in the Study of Old Testament Prophecy", in J. Kaltner – L. Stulman (eds.), Inspired Speech: Prophecy in the Ancient Near East. Essays in Honor of Herbert B. Huffmon (JSOTSup 372; London: T & T Clark International, 2004) 38-46.

Yee, G. A., "Materialist Analysis of the Prophets", in C. J. Sharp (ed.), The Oxford Handbook of the Prophets (Oxford Handbooks; Oxford & New York: Oxford University Press, 2016) 491-506.

II.    Special bibliographical resource

Sandy, D. B. – D. M. O'Hare, Prophecy and Apocalyptic: An Annotated Bibliography (IBR Bibliographies, 4; Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic, 2007). [over 550 titles, with a strong emphasis on English-language works]