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Jason Radine

The Book of Amos in Emergent Judah

[Das Buch Amos im aufstrebenden Juda.]

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Jason Radine proposes that the book of Amos is not a work of »prophecy« as the phenomenon is known from the ancient Near East, but rather a religio-political document explaining and justifying the withdrawal of divine favor from the northern kingdom.
Recent developments in the study of ancient Near Eastern prophecy, as well as new archaeological models of the development of ancient Judah and Israel, have significant implications for biblical prophetic literature. Jason Radine proposes a reassessment of the book of Amos in light of these developments. In comparison with the evidence for prophecy in the ancient Near East (including ancient Israel), biblical prophetic literature stands out as a distinctly different phenomenon. The author proposes that the book of Amos is not a work of »prophecy« as the phenomenon is known from the ancient Near East, but rather a religio-political document explaining and justifying the withdrawal of divine favor from the northern kingdom. The book of Amos uses lamentation language to describe the Assyrian conquest of Israel, but also makes social justice accusations that justify the northern kingdom's destruction.
Authors/Editors

Jason Radine Born 1972; 1994 BA, University of Michigan (Philosophy); 1999 MA, and 2007 PhD, University of Michigan (Near Eastern Studies, specializing in Ancient Israel/Hebrew Bible); Assistant Professor of Biblical and Jewish Studies, Department of Religion, Moravian College, Bethlehem, PA., USA.

Reviews

The following reviews are known:

In: Old Testament Abstracts — 34 (2011), S. 419 (T.V.L.)
In: Theologische Literaturzeitung — 137 (2012), S. 178–180 (Reinhard Müller)
In: Journal for the Study of the OT — 35.5 (2011), S. 110 (M. Nevader)
In: Zeitschr. f. d. Alttestamentl. Wissenschaft — 125 (2013), S. 371 (J. Wöhrle)
In: Orientalistische Literaturzeitung — 108 (2013), S. 116–119 (Matthias Ederer)
In: Journal of the Am. Oriental Society — 132.1 (2012), S. 134–135 (M. Daniel Carroll Rodas)
In: Biblische Notizen — 151 (2011), S. 125–126 (Karin Schöpflin)
In: Catholic Biblical Quarterly — 73 (2011), S. 840–841 (J. Andrew Dearman)
In: Review of Biblical Literature — http://bookreviews.org/pdf/7815_8523.pdf (01/2012) (Daniel C. Timmer)
In: Svensk Exegetisk Arsbok — 76 (2011), S. 282–285 (Lena-Sofia Tiemeyer)
In: Religious Studies Review — 37 (2011), S. 205 (Brad E. Kelle)
In: International Review of Biblical Studies — 56 (2009/10), 566