An examination of the "rise and fall" of prophecy in ancient Israel, considered within its historical context. Topics include the ancient Near Eastern background, the social location of Israelite prophets, true and false prophecy, modes of prophetic speech, interpretation of the individual prophetic books, the demise of prophecy, and its possible role in the development of apocalyptic. Assigned readings, class lectures and discussion. Participation, class presentations, paper proposal, research paper, application paper. Prerequisite: SMB1007: Introduction to the Old Testament or equivalent.
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