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The dome of the Pammakaristos Church in Istanbul, built in the 12th century.  It portrays Christ surrounded by the Old Testament prophets.  Photo credit: Giovanni Dall'Orto, Creative Commons; cropped


Notes and Essays on

the Prophets (Nevi'im)


From Garden to Exile: 

A Thematic and Canonical Analysis of the Old Testament


The Seven Prophets: 

A Thematic and Canonical Analysis of

Joshua, Judges, Samuel, Kings, Isaiah, Jeremiah, and Ezekiel


The Twelve Minor Prophets:

A Thematic and Canonical Analysis of the Treisar


Gentiles as Servants of the Sanctuary: 

The Significance of the Gibeonites in Joshua and the Canon


The Theme of Women in Judges

and the Portrayal of Deborah as Leader


Why Did God Choose a "Chosen People"? 

Why Not Just Skip Right to Jesus?


The Troubling Acts of God: 

The Destruction of the Canaanites (ppt part 1 and part 2)


The Troubling Acts of God: 

Did God or Satan Make David Sin? (2 Samuel 24 and 1 Chronicles 21)


Hope Filled Full, Part Two: 

The New Testament and the Hopes of Isaiah


What Did the Suffering Servant Suffer? 

Isaiah 53 and Penal Substitution

Helpful Books and Articles on

the Prophets (Nevi'im)


J.P. Fokkelmann, Narrative Art and Poetry in the Books of Samuel (Amazon book, 1981)


Robert Alter, The Art of Biblical Narrative (Amazon book, 1981)


Robert Alter, The Art of Biblical Poetry (Amazon book, 1985)


Robert Alter and Frank Kermode, The Literary Guide to the Bible

(Amazon book, Sep 1, 1990) and pdf book has helpful insights into the Gospels


John Sailhamer, Introduction to Old Testament Theology: A Canonical Approach (Amazon book, Oct 14, 1999) links Amos and Obadiah through the topic of the Edomites


Thomas L. LeClerc, Introduction to the Prophets: Their Stories, Sayings, and Scrolls (Amazon book, 2007, 2017)


Christopher Seitz, Prophecy and Hermeneutics: Towards a New Introduction to the Prophets (Amazon book, Aug 1, 2007)


Christopher Seitz, The Goodly Fellowship of the Prophets: The Achievement of Association in Canon Formation (Amazon book, Oct 1, 2009) how the twelve minor prophets are related, literarily 

A ceiling fresco of the prophet Jonah being thrown overboard.  This is from the Catacombs of Marcellinus and Peter, in Rome.  It is dated to the 300's - 400's.  Jonah was a popular artistic figure for the early Roman Christians, who saw themselves as emerging from the catacombs in order to preach to the city, much like Jonah emerged from the whale to preach to Nineveh, which can be seen here.  Photo credit:  Public domain, Wikimedia Commons.