Deuteronomistic Theology of Prophecy as indicated by the consistency between Prophecies and Fulfillments. An Exegetical and Theological Study

Author: Camp, Phillip G.
Year:2013
Pages:368
ISBN:0-7734-4475-0
978-0-7734-4475-1
Price:239.95
This exegetical and theological study argues that within the Deuteronomistic History the number of imprecisely fulfilled prophetic predictions increase dramatically as the historian’s account moves into the divided monarchy.

Reviews

“Camp does what past studies have failed to do. He gives a comprehensive survey and discussion of fulfilled, partially fulfilled, and unfulfilled prophecies featured in Joshua-2 Kings. The result is a striking spectrum of prophetic fulfillments, from the precise to the discrepant.”
-Prof. William Brown,
Columbia Theological Seminary


“…this very reader friendly, critical literary perspective, will be welcomed by a broader audience than a more source or redaction critical approach…this book should attract the attention of evangelical scholarship and conservative readers.”
-Prof. Mark Sneed,
Lubbock Christian University

Table of Contents

ABSTRACT
COMMENDATORY FOREWORD BY WILLIAM P. BROWN
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
ABBREVIATIONS
1. INTRODUCTION
Previous Studies of prophets and prophecy in the Deuteronomistic History
Contribution of This Study
Method
Shape of the Study
2. PROPHECY IN DEUTERONOMY
Deuteronomy and the Deuteronomistic History
Deuteronomic Legislation on Prophecy
The Deuteronomistic History and Deuteronomic Legislation on Prophecy
Conclusions
3. AN EXAMINATION OF PRECISELY FULFILLED PROPHETIC PREDICTIONS IN THE DEUTERONOMISTIC HISTORY
Introduction
The Texts
Conclusions
4. IMPRECISELY FULFILLED AND UNFULFILLED PROPHECIES IN THE DEUTERONOMISTIC HISTORY
Introduction
Prophecies with No Fulfillments Recorded
Conditional Prophecies or Changes in Circumstances
Prophecies with Imprecise Fulfillments
An Ambiguous Case: 2 Kings 3:16-27
An Unfulfilled Prediction in 2 Kings 22:20a
Conclusion
5. THE DEUTERONOMIST’S UNDERSTANDING OF PROPHECY
The Ambiguity of Prophecy in the Deuteronomistic History
The Deuteronomist’s Understanding of Yahweh’s Relationship to the Prophets
Setting the Deuteronomist’s Understanding in a Wider Context
A Comparison: Problems with prophecy in the Latter Prophets
Summary
6. CONCLUSIONS
BIBLIOGRAPHY
INDEX OF AUTHORS
INDEX OF SUBJECTS
INDEX OF BIBLICAL REFERENCES