Prophets (Hardcover)

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Prophets (Hardcover)


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“A brilliant study of the Hebrew prophets, one of the most penetrating works . . . [of] our time.”— Will Herberg

From the legendary twentieth-century Jewish Theologian and author of Man is Not Alone and God in Search of Man, comes a beautiful new hardcover edition of Abraham Heschel's masterwork of Biblical scholarship, The Prophets.

When it was first published in 1962, The Prophets was hailed as a masterpiece. Since then, Heschel's classic work has stood the test of time. The Prophets provides a unique opportunity for readers of all faiths to gain a fresh perspective and deep knowledge of the Old Testament and Israel’s ancient prophetic movement. Heschel’s profound understanding of the prophets and detailed examinations of them, including Amos, Hosea, Isahiah, Micah, and Jeremiah, offers crucial insights into the philosophy of religion that continue to hold relevance for modern scholars and laymen alike.

Abraham J. Heschel (1907-1972), born in Poland, moved to the United States in 1940. A professor at the Jewish Theological Seminary in New York, Heschel became an active and well-known participant in the Civil Rights movement and the protests against the Vietnam War.

“This book has monumental stature. It is fresh and vivid…aflame with prophetic vision.” — James Muilenburg, scholar on the Revised Standard Version of the Bible

“A brilliant study of the Hebrew prophets, one of the most penetrating works…[of] our time.” — Will Herberg, Jewish theologian

"[The author] has here given us the fruits of his mature reflection and study. Moreover, since he writes with a lucid, engaging style, the result is a book that is not only important but is certain to be read widely, and with pleasure." — John Bright, American biblical scholar