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The Minor Prophets: An Exegetical and Expository Commentary (review)

The Minor Prophets: An Exegetical and Expository Commentary (review) The Minor Prophets: An Exegetical and Expository Commentary (review) John N. Oswalt Hebrew Studies, Volume 38, 1997, pp. 143-146 (Review) Published by National Association of Professors of Hebrew DOI: https://doi.org/10.1353/hbr.1997.0013 For additional information about this article https://muse.jhu.edu/article/437044/summary Access provided at 18 Feb 2020 04:38 GMT from JHU Libraries Hebrew Studies 38 (1997) 143 Reviews represented by 4QXIIa. The LXX sequence involved shifting Jonah to an­ other location. Joel, Obadiah, and Jonah were all relocated in the stage reflected in MT. While the tradents of MT based their placement of these of their sequencing three books on opinions about their antiquity, the result was a "recontextualizing" of the eighth-century prophets by the insertion of later materials. Jones' dissertation is well-researched and well-written in spite of some redundancies and several typographical errors. It serves the very useful function of highlighting the significance of LXX and 4QXIIa for discus­ sions about the later stages of the formation of the Book of the Twelve. His reconstruction of that formation is plausible and thought-provoking. While Jones' claim that the original position of Jonah was at the end of the Minor Prophets (as in 4QXIIa) is feasible, the matter is ripe for much more de­ http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Hebrew Studies National Association of Professors of Hebrew

The Minor Prophets: An Exegetical and Expository Commentary (review)

Hebrew Studies , Volume 38 – Oct 5, 2011

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The Minor Prophets: An Exegetical and Expository Commentary (review) John N. Oswalt Hebrew Studies, Volume 38, 1997, pp. 143-146 (Review) Published by National Association of Professors of Hebrew DOI: https://doi.org/10.1353/hbr.1997.0013 For additional information about this article https://muse.jhu.edu/article/437044/summary Access provided at 18 Feb 2020 04:38 GMT from JHU Libraries Hebrew Studies 38 (1997) 143 Reviews represented by 4QXIIa. The LXX sequence involved shifting Jonah to an­ other location. Joel, Obadiah, and Jonah were all relocated in the stage reflected in MT. While the tradents of MT based their placement of these of their sequencing three books on opinions about their antiquity, the result was a "recontextualizing" of the eighth-century prophets by the insertion of later materials. Jones' dissertation is well-researched and well-written in spite of some redundancies and several typographical errors. It serves the very useful function of highlighting the significance of LXX and 4QXIIa for discus­ sions about the later stages of the formation of the Book of the Twelve. His reconstruction of that formation is plausible and thought-provoking. While Jones' claim that the original position of Jonah was at the end of the Minor Prophets (as in 4QXIIa) is feasible, the matter is ripe for much more de­

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Published: Oct 5, 2011

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