ALL THE KINGDOMS OF THE WORLD by Norman K. Gottwald

ALL THE KINGDOMS OF THE WORLD

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KIRKUS REVIEW

The subject of this volume is the prophetic literature of Israel as it bears upon international relations in the ancient Near East. Expanding knowledge of New Eastern history, and the absence of thorough studies in this field, have prompted the author's research. He seeks to find in this investigation clues for the relevance of the Prophets for international relations today, although his conclusions are reserved for later publication. After a survey of the development of Imperialism and International Relations in the ancient Near East, the rise of political prophecy in Israel is unfolded, beginning with the Judges, Elijah and others, until the work of the main prophets is begun in Amos, and continued through the nameless ""Isaiah of the Exile."" The literature of Old Testament studies is widely drawn upon to supplement the author's own findings and judgements. Twenty maps add to an understanding of the international situations covered. This is a substantial scholarly work, which promises to add new interest to the question of the relevance of the Old Testament to the problems of our day. The author is professor of Old Testament at Andover Newton Theological Seminary.

Pub Date: Oct. 21st, 1964
Publisher: Harper & Row