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Prophets (revised 2021)

The Anchor Bible 
BS 192.2 .A1 v. 1-38 Reference Fl. 1

Probably the best initial source for background of the author and text.
Covers literary-structural characteristics of biblical prophets; context within
the canon of the Hebrew Bible; and theological aspects of individual
prophetic books. Volumes are arranged in biblical order.

The New Interpreter’s Bible 
BS 491.2 .N484 1994 v. 1-12 Reference Fl. 1

Introductions to each biblical book cover essential historical, literary,
sociocultural, and theological issues. Volumes 6 and 7 cover the prophets.
See especially volume 6, “Introduction to Prophetic Literature.”

Prophets (Neviʼim)

Biblical prophets

Prophecy in Judaism

Use the following forms to find commentary on prophetic writings (or click the link)

These search constructions have two main parts

(prophets OR minor prophets) AND (commentaries OR criticism OR theology)

Prophets Criticism, interpretation
Prophets  Commentaries
Prophets  Theology

Minor Prophets  (use in addition to Micah, Habakkuk, Malachi, etc.)

Minor Prophets
Minor Prophets Commentaries

Basic search in SHC Discovery using the name of a prophetic book


Blenkinsopp, Joseph. Ezekiel. Louisville, Ky.: Westminster John Knox Press, 2012.


Use "criticism," "commentaries," or "theology" for more focused results

Jeremiah  Criticism Interpretation
Jeremiah  Theology

For Micah, Habakkuk, Malachi, etc., the subject heading "Minor Prophets" is sometimes also used

Limburg, James. Hosea--Micah. Westminster John Knox Press, 2011.

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