By Karl Moller
An research of the literary constitution and rhetorical problem that brought on the creation of the booklet of Amos. Moller argues that the ebook captures and provides the controversy among Amos and his 8th-century viewers. while learn within the mild of Israel's fall, the presentation of Amos suffering (and failing) to persuade his contemporaries of the upcoming divine punishment capabilities as a robust caution to next Judean readers.
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74 71. Thiselton, Interpreting God, p. E. Schleiermacher, Hermeneutics: The Handwritten Manuscripts (ed. H. Kimmerle; Missoula, MT: Scholars Press, 1977), pp. 42, 109. 72. Thiselton, Interpreting God, p. 51 (Thiselton's italics). See also my discussion of this issue in Moller, 'Renewing Historical Criticism', pp. W. Dobbs-Allsopp, 'Rethinking Historical Criticism', Biblnt 1 (1999), pp. 235-71, who rejects an ahistorical approach on the basis of pragmatic, ethical and salvific considerations. 73.
215 n. 50). 67. Ben Zvi, Zephaniah, p. 4. 68. The anti-historical trend of modern culture has been stressed by Barr, 'Synchronic', p. 2. 69. \2. 70. C. Thiselton, Interpreting God and the Postmodern Self: On Meaning, Manipulation and Promise (Edinburgh: T. & T. Clark, 1995), p. 51 (Thiselton's italics). 72 This then brings us back to our starting point, namely the crucial role the interpreter's assumptions about the text's condition play for his or her reading of that text. A look at the practice and development of biblical criticism over the centuries confirms this.
Mulder, 'Kuenen und der "ethische Monotheismus" der Propheten des 8. Jahrhunderts v. B. Dirksen and A. ], Abraham Kuenen [1828—1891]: His Major Contributions to the Study of the Old Testament. J. Brill, 1993], pp. 65-90 ). 108. Rhetorical-critical studies of prophetic books that move beyond a mere stylistic interest include Y. 2-20', VT33 (1983), pp. J. Clifford, Fair Spoken and Persuading: An Interpretation of Second Isaiah (New York: Paulist Press, 1984); B. K. S. Shaw, The Speeches of Micah: A RhetoricalHistorical Analysis (JSOTSup, 145; Sheffield: JSOT Press, 1993); and T.