Biblical Bibliographies
Charles Conroy [www.cjconroy.net]



Collections of Oracles about Foreign Nations



[see also:  Oracles about foreign nations in Isaiah, in Jeremiah, and in Ezekiel]



Aßmann, C., "Israel und die Völker – Ein Forschungsüberblick zur Fremdvölkerthematik in den Prophetenbüchern", in her Israel – JHWH – Völker: eine Analyse der Beziehungen im Ezechielbuch (BWANT 217; Stuttgart: Kohlhammer, 2018) 19-31.

Bach, R., Die Aufforderungen zur Flucht und zum Kampf im alttestamentlichen Prophetenspruch (WMANT 9; Neukirchen-Vluyn: Neukirchener Verlag, 1962).

Bach, R., "'...Der Bogen zerbricht, Spieße zerschlägt und Wagen mit Feuer verbrennt", in H. W. Wolff (ed.), Probleme biblischer Theologie: Gerhard von Rad zum 70. Geburstag (München: Kaiser, 1971) 13-26.

Balogh, C., The Stele of YHWH in Egypt: The Prophecies of Isaiah 18-20 Concerning Egypt and Kush (OTS 60; Leiden: Brill, 2011), esp. 35-67 [= "Chapter Two: Collections of Foreign Nation Prophecies as Context for Isaiah 13–23": deals with the texts in Jer, Ezek, Am, and Zeph in particular.]

Beentjes, P. C., "Oracles against the Nations: a Central Issue in the 'Latter Prophets'", Bijdragen 50 (1989) 203-209.

Bogaert, P.-M., "L'organisation des grands recueils prophétiques", in J. Vermeylen (ed.), The Book of Isaiah. Le Livre d'Isaïe. Les oracles, et leurs relectures; unité et complexité de l'ouvrage (BETL 81; Leuven: Leuven University Press, 1989) 147-153.

Brueggemann, W., "At the Mercy of Babylon: A Subversive Rereading of the Empire", JBL 110 (1991) 3-22. Reprinted in W. Brueggemann, A Social Reading of the Old Testament. Prophetic Approaches to Israel's Communal Life, edited by Patrick D. Miller (Minneapolis, MN: Fortress, 1994) 111-133. Reprinted again, without footnotes, in M. Kessler (ed.), Reading the Book of Jeremiah: A Search for Coherence (Winona Lake, IN: Eisenbrauns, 2004) 117-134.

Cahill, M., "The Oracles Against the Nations: Synthesis and Analysis for Today", Louvain Studies 16 (1991) 121-136.

Chae, M. K., "Theological Reflections on the Oracles Against the Nations", HBT 37 (2015) 158-169.

Christensen, D. L., Transformations of the War Oracle in Old Testament Prophecy. Studies in the Oracles against the Nations (Harvard Dissertations in Religion, 3; Missoula, MT: Scholars, 1975). Second edition entitled Prophecy and War in Ancient Israel. Studies in the Oracles against the Nations in Old Testament Prophecy. Revised edition (BIBAL Monograph Series, 3; Berkeley, CA: BIBAL, 1989).

Christensen, D. L., "Nations", ABD IV (1992) 1037-1049.

Clements, R. E., Prophecy and Tradition (Growing Points in Theology; Oxford: Blackwell, 1975) 58-72 [= Chap. 5 "The Prophets and the Nations"]

Cook, P. M., "Nations", in M. J. Boda – J. G. McConville (eds.), Dictionary of the Old Testament: Prophets (Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 2012) 563-568.

Davidson, S. V., "After the Nation: Reading Oracles against the Nations amidst the Fragmenting of the Nation-State", in E. K. Holt – H. C. P. Kim – A. Mein (eds.), Concerning the Nations: Essays on the Oracles Against the Nations in Isaiah, Jeremiah and Ezekiel (LHB/OTS 612; London & New York: Bloomsbury T&T Clark, 2015) 223-238.

Davidson, S. V., "Geographies of Otherness: Otherness in Territorial Organization in the Oracles against the Nations", in S. V. Davidson – D. Timmer (eds.), Prophetic Otherness: Constructions of Otherness in Prophetic Literature (LHB/OTS 687; London & New York: Bloomsbury T&T Clark, 2021) 192-207.

Davidson, S. V., "Thinking with Otherness to Read Prophetic Texts", in S. V. Davidson – D. Timmer (eds.), Prophetic Otherness: Constructions of Otherness in Prophetic Literature (LHB/OTS 687; London & New York: Bloomsbury T&T Clark, 2021) 22-61.

Geyer, J. B., "Mythology and Culture in the Oracles against the Nations", VT 36 (1986) 129-145.

Geyer, J. B., "Desolation and Cosmos", VT 49 (1999) 49-64.

Geyer, J. B., Mythology and Lament: Studies in the Oracles About the Nations (Society for Old Testament Study Series; Aldershot: Ashgate, 2004).

Geyer, J. B., "Blood and the Nations in Ritual and Myth", VT 57 (2007) 1-20.

Geyer, J. B., "Another Look at the Oracles about the Nations in the Hebrew Bible. A Response to A. C. Hagedorn", VT 59 (2009) 80-87. [see Hagedorn 2007 below]

Gillmayr-Bucher, S., "Selbstbewusstsein und Identität im Spiegel des Fremden", Theologie der Gegenwart 48 (2005) 190-199.

Gitin, S., "The Philistines in the Prophetic Texts: An Archaeological Perspective", in J. Magness – S. Gitin (eds), Hesed Ve-Emet: Studies in Honor of Ernest S. Frerichs (Brown Judaic Studies, 320; Atlanta, GA: Scholars, 1998) 273-290.

Gosse, B., "Oracles contre les nations et structures comparées des livres d'Isaïe et d'Ezéchiel", BN 54 (1990) 19-21.

Gosse, B., "Le Psaume 2 et l'usage rédactionnel des Oracles contre les Nations à l'époque post-exilique", BN 62 (1992) 18-24.

Gosse, B., "L'usage rédactionnel des oracles contre les nations à l'époque post-exilique", Bulletin de littérature ecclésiastique 96 (1995) 219-221.

Gottwald, N. K., All the Kingdoms of the Earth: Israelite Prophecy and International Relations in the Ancient Near East (New York: Harper and Row, 1964).

Gressmann, H., Der Messias. Herausgegeben von Hans Schmidt (FRLANT 43 [N.F. 26]; Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 1929), esp. 94-148.

Haak, R. D., "The Philistines in the Prophetic Texts", in J. Magness – S. Gitin (eds.), Hesed Ve-Emet: Studies in Honor of Ernest S. Frerichs (Brown Judaic Studies, 320; Atlanta, GA: Scholars, 1998) 37-51.

Hagedorn, A. C., "Looking at Foreigners in Biblical and Greek Prophecy", VT 57 (2007) 432-448. [for a response see Geyer 2009 above]

Hayes, J. H., The Oracles against the Nations in the Old Testament: Their Usage and Theological Importance, diss. Princeton Theological Seminary 1964. [unpublished but available from University Microfilms, now "ProQuest Dissertations and Theses"]

Hayes, J. H., "The Usage of Oracles against Foreign Nations in Ancient Israel", JBL 87 (1968) 81-92.

Höffken, P., Untersuchungen zu den Begründungselementen der Völkerorakel im Alten Testament, Diss. ev.-theol. Bonn 1975, published (as a dissertation) Bonn 1977.

Höffken, P., "Zu den Heilszusätzen in der Völkerorakelsammlungen des Jeremiabuches. Zugleich ein Beitrag zur Frage nach den Überlieferungsinteressen in der Völkerorakelsammlungen der Prophetenbücher", VT 27 (1977) 398-412. Reprinted [same title] in P. Höffken, "Fürchte dich nicht, denn ich bin mit dir!" (Jesaja 41,10). Gesammelte Aufsätze zu Grundtexten des Alten Testaments (Beiträge zum Verstehen der Bibel, 14. Münster: Lit, 2005) 187-198.

Hoffman, Y., hnbwʾwt ʿl hgwyym bmqrʾ [The Prophecies Against Foreign Nations in the Bible] (Tel Aviv: Chaim Rosenberg School for Jewish Studies, 1977) (diss. 1973; Hebrew with English summary on pp. I-IV).

Hoffman, Y., "From Oracle to Prophecy: The Growth, Crystallization, and Disintegration of a Prophetic Genre", JNSL 10 (1982) 75-81.

Holt, E. K. – H. C. P. Kim – A. Mein (eds.), Concerning the Nations: Essays on the Oracles Against the Nations in Isaiah, Jeremiah and Ezekiel (LHB/OTS 612; London & New York: Bloomsbury T&T Clark, 2015).

Kaiser, O., "Der geknickte Rohrstab. Zum geschichtlichen Hintergrund der Überlieferung und Weiterbildung der prophetischen Ägyptensprüche im 5. Jahrhundert", in H. Gese – H. P. Rüger (eds.), Wort und Geschichte. Festschrift für Karl Elliger zum 70. Geburtstag (AOAT 18; Kevelaer; Butzon und Berker; Neukirchen-Vluyn: Neukirchener Verlag, 1973) 99-106. Reprinted in O. Kaiser, Von der Gegenwartsbedeutung des Alten Testaments: gesammelte Studien zur Hermeneutik und zur Redaktionsgeschichte. Zu seinem 60. Geburtstag am 30. November 1984. Herausgegeben von V. Fritz, K.-F. Pohlmann und H.-C. Schmitt (Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 1984) 181-188.

Kőszeghy, M., Der Streit um Babel in den Büchern Jesaja und Jeremia (BWANT 173 = Folge 9, H. 13; Stuttgart: Kohlhammer, 2007).

Lavik, M. H., "The Literary Motif of Cush in the Old Testament", OTE 34 (2021) 460-473.

Lier, G. – L. C. Muller, "Another Look at the Function of משא in Prophetic Literature", JSem 24 (2015) 575-593.

Liwak, R., "Die altorientalischen Großmächte in der Metaphorik der Prophetie", in R. Liwak – S. Wagner (eds.), Prophetie und geschichtliche Wirklichkeit im alten Israel. Festschrift für Siegfried Herrmann zum 65. Geburtstag (Stuttgart: Kohlhammer, 1991) 206-230. Reprinted [same title] in R. Liwak, Israel in der altorientalischen Welt: Gesammelte Studien zur Kultur- und Religionsgeschichte des antiken Israel. Hrsg. von M. Witte und D. Pruin (BZAW 444; Berlin: De Gruyter, 2013) 67-93.

Malchow, B. V., "The Prophetic Contribution to Dialogue", BTB 16 (1986) 127-131.

Malchow, B. V., "Causes of Tolerance and Intolerance toward Gentiles in the First Testament", BTB 20 (1990) 3-9.

Margulis, B., Studies in the Oracles against the Nations. Ph.D. Brandeis 1967 (unpublished but available from University Microfilms, now "ProQuest Dissertations and Theses").

Martin-Achard, R., "Esaïe 47 et la tradition prophétique sur Babylone", in J. A. Emerton (ed.), Prophecy. Essays Presented to Georg Fohrer on his Sixty-Fifth Birthday, 6 September 1980 (BZAW 150; Berlin: De Gruyter, 1980) 83-105. Reprinted in R. Martin-Achard, Permanence de l'Ancien Testament. Recherches d'exégèse et de théologie (Cahiers de la Revue de theólogie et de philosophie, 11; Genève – Lausanne – Neuchâtel: Revue de théologie et de philosophie, 1984) 237-259.

Miller, P. D., "The Divine Council and the Prophetic Call to War", VT 18 (1968) 100-107. Reprinted [same title] in P. D. Miller, Israelite Religion and Biblical Theology. Collected Essays (JSOT Sup 267; Sheffield: JSOT Press, 2000) 397-405.

Nysse, R., "Keeping Company with Nahum: Regarding the Oracles against the Nations as Scripture", Word and World 15 (1995) 412-419.

Penna, A., "Civiltà e religioni delle nazioni nei libri profetici", in Fede e cultura alla luce della Bibbia. Atti della Sessione plenaria 1979 della Pontificia Commissione Biblica / Foi et culture a la lumière de la Bible. Actes de la Session plénière 1979 de la Commission Biblique Pontificale (Leumann [TO]: Editrice Elle Di Ci, 1981) 93-115.

Petersen, D. L., "The Oracles Against the Nations – A Form-Critical Analysis", in G. McRae (ed.), Society of Biblical Literature 1975 Seminar Papers. Vol. 1 (SBLSP 8; Missoula, MT: Scholars, 1975) 39-61.

Petersen, D. L., "Israel and the Nations in the Later Latter Prophets", in L. L. Grabbe – M. Nissinen (eds.), Constructs of Prophecy in the Former and Latter Prophets and Other Texts (ANEM 4; Atlanta, GA: SBL Press, 2011) 157-164. The volume can be freely downloaded here.

Raabe, P. R., "Why Prophetic Oracles Against the Nations?", in A. B. Beck – A. H. Bartlett – P. R. Raabe – C. A. Franke (eds), Fortunate the Eyes That See. Essays in Honor of David Noel Freedman in Celebration of His Seventieth Birthday (Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 1995) 236-257.

Renz, T., "Proclaiming the Future: History and Theology in Prophecies against Tyre", TynBul 51 (2000) 17-58.

Sals, U., Die Biographie der "Hure Babylon": Studien zur Intertextualität der Babylon-Texte im Alten Testament (FAT II/6; Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2004).

Schmerl, C., Die Völkerorakel in den Prophetenbüchern des Alten Testaments (Würzburg: Mayr, 1939) ["Teildruck" of his Heidelberg dissertation 1939]

Schmökel, H., Jahwe und die Fremdvölker. Der Werdegang einer religiöser Idee (Breslauer Studien zur Theologie und Religionsgeschichte, 1; Breslau: Maruschke & Berendt, 1934).

Sherwin, S. J., "'I Am against You': Yahweh's Judgement on the Nations and Its Ancient Near Eastern Context", TynBul 54 (2003) 149-160.

Strong, J., "Tyre's Isolationist Policies in the Early Sixth Century BCE: Evidence from the Prophets", VT 47 (1997) 207-219.

Strus, A., "Interpretation des noms propres dans les oracles contre les nations", in J. A. Emerton (ed.), Congress Volume. Salamanca 1983 (VTSup 36; Leiden: Brill, 1985) 272-285.

Sweeney, M. A., "Foreword: The Oracles concerning the Nations in the Prophetic Literature", in E. K. Holt – H. C. P. Kim – A. Mein (eds.), Concerning the Nations: Essays on the Oracles Against the Nations in Isaiah, Jeremiah and Ezekiel (LHB/OTS 612; London & New York: Bloomsbury T&T Clark, 2015) xvii-xx.

Tremblay, H., "Comment comprendre les oracles contre les nations chez les prophètes?", ScEs 67 (2015) 51-68.

Urbanz, W., "Ägyptenworte bei den großen Propheten: Ein Survey von Jes 18–20; Jer 46 und Ez 29–32 = Oracles about Egypt in the Great Prophets : A Survey of Isa 18–20; Jer 46 and Ezek 29–32", PzB 29 (2020) 123-141.

Weinfeld, M., "The Protest against Imperialism in Ancient Israelite Prophecy", in S. N. Eisenstadt (ed.), The Origins and Diversity of Axial Age Civilizations (Albany, NY: State University of New York Press, 1986) 169-182 and (end-notes) 510-511.

Wifall, W., "The Foreign Nations: Israel's 'Nine Bows'", Bulletin of the Egyptological Seminar 3 (1981) 113-124.

Wright, G. E., "The Nations in Hebrew Prophecy", Encounter 26 (1965) 225-237.