John T. Strong is professor of religion at Missouri State University and the coeditor of The Book of Ezekiel: Theological and Anthropological Perspectives (2000) and, with Steven S. Tuell, Constituting the Community: Studies on the Polity of Ancient Israel (2005). He resides in Springfield, Missouri.
This textbook introduces the rise of prophecy in ancient Israel, possible ancient Near Eastern parallels, the messages of individual prophets, and the significance of the compositional and editorial history of the prophetic writings. The Prophets guides students into leading questions in contemporary scholarship and surveys different contemporary approaches to the messages of the prophets. This textbook includes numerous images, charts, and maps to enhance the experience of the students.