Biblical Bibliographies
Charles Conroy [www.cjconroy.net]



The Prophetic Books (in general)
Final Form and Process of Formation



[see also:  Literacy and Writing, Prophets: general studies, Prophets: introductions and Scribal Culture]



The bibliography is divided into two sections as follows:

I.    General presentations in introductory works and encyclopedias

Jeremias, J., "Prophetenbücher", RGG4 6 (2003) 1708-1715.

Kaiser, O., Grundriß der Einleitung in die kanonischen und deuterokanonischen Schriften des Alten Testaments. Bd. 2: Die prophetischen Werke (Gütersloh: Gütersloher Verlagshaus, 1994) §20.

Nogalski, J. D., "Redaction Criticism and the Prophets", in C. J. Sharp (ed.), The Oxford Handbook of the Prophets (Oxford Handbooks; Oxford & New York: Oxford University Press, 2016) 277-295.

Rendtorff, R., Das Alte Testament. Eine Einführung (Neukirchen-Vluyn: Neukirchener Verlag, 62001 [11983]) II.6. [English, French, and Italian translations]

Rofé, A., Introduzione alla letteratura profetica (StBib 111; Brescia: Paideia, 1995), capp. 1-3. [English translation]

Schmid, K., "La formation des Prophètes postérieurs (histoire de la rédaction)", in T. Römer – J.-D. Macchi – C. Nihan (eds.), Introduction à l'Ancien Testament. Seconde édition entièrement révisée et substantiellement augmentée (Le Monde de la Bible, 49; Genève: Labor et Fides, 2009) 400-409. For translations (Italian and Spanish) of the first French edition of 2004, and for the German translation of the second edition see here.

Schmid, K., "Die Schriftpropheten Jesaja bis Maleachi", in J. C. Gertz – A. Berlejung – K. Schmid – M. Witte, Grundinformation Altes Testament. Eine Einführung in Literatur, Religion und Geschichte des Alten Testaments. 4., durchges. Auflage (UTB 2745 M; Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 2010) 313-323; = "The Canonical Prophets: Isaiah to Malachi", in J. C. Gertz – A. Berlejung – K. Schmid – M. Witte, T&T Clark Handbook of the Old Testament: An Introduction to the Literature, Religion and History of the Old Testament (London: T & T Clark, 2012) 385-400.

Sicre, J. L., Profetismo en Israel. El Profeta. Los Profetas. El Mensaje (Estella [Navarra]: Verbo Divino, 1992), cap. 8.1-2. [Italian and Portuguese translations]

Sicre Diaz, J. L., Introducción al profetismo bíblico (Estudios bíblicos, 45; Estella [Navarra]: Verbo Divino, 2011). [Second fully revised edition of his Profetismo en Israel (1992)]

Zenger, E. – C. Frevel, "Eigenart und Bedeutung der Prophetie Israels", in E. Zenger – C. Frevel, et al., Einleitung in das Alte Testament. 9., aktualisierte Auflage, herausgegeben von Christian Frevel (Kohlhammer-Studienbücher Theologie, 1,1; Stuttgart: Kohlhammer, 2016) 513-525. For the Italian translation (from the 8th German edition) see here.

II.    Studies on the making of the prophetic books in general

Becker, U., "Die Wiederentdeckung des Prophetenbuches. Tendenzen und Aufgaben der gegenwärtigen Prophetenforschung", BTZ 21 (2004) 30-60.

Becker, U., "Die Entstehung der Schriftprophetie", in R. Lux – E.-J. Waschke (eds.), Die unwiderstehliche Wahrheit. Studien zur alttestamentlichen Prophetie. Festschrift für Arndt Meinhold (Arbeiten zur Bibel und ihrer Geschichte, 23; Leipzig: Evangelische Verlagsanstalt, 2006) 3-20.

Ben Zvi, E. – M. H. Floyd (eds.), Writings and Speech in Israelite and Ancient Near Eastern Prophecy (SBLSymS 10; Atlanta, GA: Society of Biblical Literature, 2000).

Ben Zvi, E., "The Prophetic Book: A Key Form of Prophetic Literature", in M. A. Sweeney – E. Ben-Zvi (eds.), The Changing Face of Form Criticism for the Twenty-First Century (Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 2003) 276-297.

Ben Zvi, E., "The Concept of Prophetic Books and its Historical Setting", in D. V. Edelman – E. Ben Zvi (eds.), The Production of Prophecy: Constructing Prophecy and Prophets in Yehud (BibleWorld; London: Equinox, 2009) 73-95.

Ben Zvi, E., "The Production of Prophecy: Constructing Prophecy and Prophets in Yehud. An Introduction and an Invitation", in D. V. Edelman – E. Ben Zvi (eds.), The Production of Prophecy: Constructing Prophecy and Prophets in Yehud (BibleWorld; London: Equinox, 2009) 1-14.

Ben Zvi, E., "Towards an Integrative Study of the Production of Authoritative Books in Ancient Israel", in D. V. Edelman – E. Ben Zvi (eds.), The Production of Prophecy: Constructing Prophecy and Prophets in Yehud (BibleWorld; London: Equinox, 2009) 15-28.

Ben Zvi, E., "Remembering the Prophets through the Reading and Rereading of a Collection of Prophetic Books in Yehud: Methodological Considerations and Explorations", in E. Ben Zvi – C. Levin (eds.), Remembering and Forgetting in Early Second Temple Judah (FAT 85; Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2012) 17-44.

Ben Zvi, E., "The Yehudite Collection of Prophetic Books and Imperial Contexts: Some Observations", in A. Lenzi – J. Stökl (eds.), Divination, Politics, and Ancient Near Eastern Empires (ANEM 7; Atlanta, GA: SBL Press, 2014) 145-169. The volume can be downloaded here.

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.

Bovati, P., "'Figlio d'Adamo, nutri il tuo ventre e riempi le tue viscere con il rotolo che ti sto porgendo' (Ez 3,3): l'ermeneutica della raccolta profetica come contributo all'approfondimento dell'ispirazione biblica", Teologia 36 (2011) 587-610.

Clements, R. E., "Patterns in the Prophetic Canon", in G. W. Coats – B. O. Long (eds.), Canon and Authority. Essays in Old Testament Religion and Theology (Philadelphia: Fortress, 1977) 42-55; = [same title], in R. E. Clements, Old Testament Prophecy: From Oracles to Canon (Louisville, KY: Westminster John Knox, 1996) 191-202.

Clements, R. E., "The Prophet and His Editors", in D. J. A. Clines – S. E. Fowl – S. E. Porter (eds.), The Bible in Three Dimensions. Essays in Celebration of Forty Years of Biblical Studies in the University of Sheffield (JSOTSup 87; Sheffield: JSOT, 1990) 203-220; = [same title], in R. E. Clements, Old Testament Prophecy: From Oracles to Canon (Louisville, KY: Westminster John Knox, 1996) 217-229.

Collins, T., The Mantle of Elijah. The Redaction Criticism of the Prophetical Books (The Biblical Seminar, 20; Sheffield: JSOT Press, 1993).

Collins, T., "Deuteronomist Influence on the Prophetic Books", in A. H. W. Curtis – T. Römer (eds.), The Book of Jeremiah and its Reception. Le livre de Jérémie et sa réception (BETL 128; Leuven: Leuven University Press, 1997) 15-26.

Conrad, E. W., "Semiotics, Scribes and Prophetic Books", in R. Boer – E. W. Conrad (eds.), Redirected Travel: Alternative Journeys and Places in Biblical Studies (JSOTSup 382; London: T & T Clark International, 2003) 41-49.

Edelman, D. V., "From Prophets to Prophetic Books: The Fixing of the Divine Word", in D. V. Edelman – E. Ben Zvi (eds.), The Production of Prophecy: Constructing Prophecy and Prophets in Yehud (BibleWorld; London: Equinox, 2009) 29-54.

Gerstenberger, E. S., "'Gemeindebildung' in Prophetenbüchern? Beobachtungen und Überlegungen zum Traditions- und Redaktionsprozeß prophetischer Schriften", in V. Fritz – K.-F. Pohlmann – H.-C. Schmitt (eds.), Prophet und Prophetenbuch. Festschrift für Otto Kaiser zum 65. Geburtstag (BZAW 185; Berlin: de Gruyter, 1989) 44-58.

Gerstenberger, E. S., "Persian-Empire Spirituality and the Genesis of Prophetic Books", in D. V. Edelman – E. Ben Zvi (eds.), The Production of Prophecy: Constructing Prophecy and Prophets in Yehud (BibleWorld; London: Equinox, 2009) 111-130.

Hardmeier, C., "Schriftgebrauch und Literaturbildung im Milieu der Jerusalemer Führungseliten in spätvorexilischer Zeit (Jeremia 36)", in I. Kottsieper – R. Schmitt – J. Wöhrle (eds.), Berührungspunkte: Studien zur Sozial- und Religionsgeschichte Israels und seiner Umwelt. Festschrift für Rainer Albertz zu seinem 65. Geburtstag. Unter Mitarbeit von Ruth Ebach (AOAT 350; Münster: Ugarit-Verlag, 2008) 267-290.

Hardmeier, C., "Zur schriftgestützten Expertentätigkeit Jeremias im Milieu der Jerusalemer Führungseliten (Jeremia 36). Prophetische Literaturbildung und die Neuinterpretation älterer Expertisen in Jeremia 21-23", in J. Schaper (ed.), Die Textualisierung der Religion (FAT 62; Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2009) 105-149. Reprinted [same title] in C. Hardmeier, Geschichtsdivinatorik in der vorexilischen Schriftprophetie. Studien zu den Primärschriften in Jesaja, Zefanja und Jeremia (Textpragmatische Studien zur Hebräischen Bibel, 5; Zürich: Theologischer Verlag, 2013) 209-242.

Herrmann, W., "Die Entstehung der Schriftprophetie als Problem", in R. Lux – E.-J. Waschke (eds.), Die unwiderstehliche Wahrheit. Studien zur alttestamentlichen Prophetie. Festschrift für Arndt Meinhold (Arbeiten zur Bibel und ihrer Geschichte, 23; Leipzig: Evangelische Verlagsanstalt, 2006) 21-36.

Jeremias, J., "Prophetenwort und Prophetenbuch. Zur Rekonstruktion mündlicher Verkündigung der Propheten", JBT 14 (1999) 19-35. Reprinted [same title] in J. Jeremias, Studien zur Theologie des Alten Testaments. Hrsg. von F. Hartenstein und J. Krispenz (FAT 99; Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2015) 311-325.

Jeremias, J., "Das Rätsel der Schriftprophetie", ZAW 125 (2013) 93-117. Reprinted [same title] in J. Jeremias, Studien zur Theologie des Alten Testaments. Hrsg. von F. Hartenstein und J. Krispenz (FAT 99; Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2015) 288-310.

Koch, K., "Profetenbuchüberschriften. Ihre Bedeutung für das hebräische Verständnis von Profetie", in A. Graupner – H. Delkurt – A. B. Ernst (eds.), Verbindungslinien. Festschrift für Werner H. Schmidt zum 65. Geburtstag (Neukirchen-Vluyn, Neukirchener Verlag, 2000) 165-186.

Kratz, R. G., "Die Redaktion der Prophetenbücher", in R. G. Kratz – T. Krüger (eds.), Rezeption und Auslegung im Alten Testament und in seinem Umfeld. Ein Symposion aus Anlass des 60. Geburtstags von Odil Hannes Steck (OBO 153; Freiburg/Schweiz: Universitätsverlag; ; Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 1997) 9-27. Reprinted [same title] in R. G. Kratz, Prophetenstudien. Kleine Schriften II (FAT 74; Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2011) 32-48

Kratz, R. G., "Das Rätsel der Schriftprophetie: Eine Replik", ZAW 125 (2013) 635-639. [reply to Jeremias (2013) above]

Laato, A., History and Ideology in the Old Testament Prophetic Literature: A Semiotic Approach to the Reconstruction of the Proclamation of the Historical Prophets (CBOT 41; Stockholm: Almqvist & Wiksell, 1996).

Lange, A., "Oracle Collection and Canon: A Comparison between Judah and Greece in Persian Times", in C. A. Evans – H. D. Zacharias (eds.), Jewish and Christian Scripture as Artifact and Canon (Studies in Scripture in Early Judaism and Christianity, 13 / Library of Second Temple Studies, 70; London & New York: T & T Clark, 2009) 9-47.

Macchi, J.-D. – T. Römer, "La formation des livres prophétiques: enjeux et débats", in J.-D. Macchi – C. Nihan – T. Römer – J. Rückl (eds.), Les recueils prophétiques de la Bible. Origines, milieux, et contexte proche-oriental (Le monde de la Bible, 64; Genève: Labor et Fides, 2012) 9-27.

Melugin, R. F., "Prophetic Books and the Problem of Historical Reconstruction", in S. B. Reid (ed.), Prophets and Paradigms. Essays in Honor of Gene M. Tucker (JSOTSup 229; Sheffield: Sheffield Academic Press, 1996) 63-78.

Nihan, C., "Phénomènes de réécriture et autorité des recueils prophétiques", in C. Clivaz – C. Combet-Galland – J.-D. Macchi – C. Nihan (eds.), Écritures et réécritures: la reprise interprétative des traditions fondatrices par la littérature biblique et extra-biblique. Cinquième Colloque International du RRENAB, Université de Genève et Lausanne, 10-12 juin 2010 (BETL 248; Leuven: Peeters, 2012) 105-122.

Nihan, C., "The 'Prophets' as Scriptural Collection and Scriptural Prophecy during the Second Temple Period", in P. R. Davies – T. Römer (eds.), Writing the Bible: Scribes, Scribalism and Script (BibleWorld; Durham: Acumen, 2013) 67-85.

Nissinen, M., "Spoken, Written, Quoted, and Invented: Orality and Writtenness in Ancient Near Eastern Prophecy", in E. Ben Zvi – M. H. Floyd (eds.), Writings and Speech in Israelite and Ancient Near Eastern Prophecy (SBLSymS 10; Atlanta, GA: Society of Biblical Literature, 2000) 235-271.

Nissinen, M., "How Prophecy Became Literature", SJOT 19 (2005) 153-172.

Petersen, David L., "Rethinking the Nature of Prophetic Literature", in Y. Gitay (ed.), Prophecy and Prophets. The Diversity of Contemporary Issues in Scholarship (Society of Biblical Literature. Semeia studies; Atlanta, GA: Scholars Press, 1997) 23-40.

Römer, T., "Von Maulwürfen und verhinderten Propheten. Einige Anmerkungen zum prophetischen Buch", Communio viatorum 51 (2009) 173-183.

Schaper, J., "Exilic and Post-Exilic Prophecy and the Orality/Literacy Problem", VT 55 (2005) 324-342.

Schellenberg, A., "A 'Lying Pen of the Scribes' (Jer 8:8)? Orality and Writing in the Formation of Prophetic Books", in A. Weissenrieder – R. B. Coote (eds.), The Interface of Orality and Writing: Speaking, Seeing, Writing in the Shaping of New Genres (WUNT I/260; Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2010) 285-309.

Schmid, K., "L'auto-compréhension des livres prophétiques comme littérature de réécriture", in C. Clivaz – C. Combet-Galland – J.-D. Macchi – C. Nihan (eds.), Écritures et réécritures: la reprise interprétative des traditions fondatrices par la littérature biblique et extra-biblique. Cinquième Colloque International du RRENAB, Université de Genève et Lausanne, 10-12 juin 2010 (BETL 248; Leuven: Peeters, 2012) 123-136.

Schmid, K., "La formation des «Nebiim»: quelques observations sur la genèse rédactionnelle et les profils théologiques de Josué-Malachie", in J.-D. Macchi – C. Nihan – T. Römer – J. Rückl (eds.), Les recueils prophétiques de la Bible. Origines, milieux, et contexte proche-oriental (Le monde de la Bible, 64; Genève: Labor et Fides, 2012) 115-142.

Tucker, G. M., "Prophetic Superscriptions and the Growth of a Canon", in G. W. Coats – B. O. Long (eds.), Canon and Authority. Essays in Old Testament Religion and Theology (Philadelphia: Fortress, 1977) 56-70.

Ulrich, E., "Qumran Witness to the Developmental Growth of the Prophetic Books", in K. D. Dobos – M. Köszeghy (eds.), With Wisdom as a Robe: Qumran and Other Jewish Studies in Honour of Ida Fröhlich (Hebrew Bible Monographs, 21; Sheffield: Sheffield Phoenix Press, 2009) 263-274.

Wahl, H.-M., "Die Überschrift der Prophetenbücher. Anmerkungen zu Form, Redaktion und Bedeutung für die Datierung der Bücher", ETL 70 (1994) 91-104.

Zimmerli, W., "Vom Prophetenwort zum Prophetenbuch", TLZ 104 (1979) 481-496; = "From Prophetic Word to Prophetic Book", in R. P. Gordon (ed.), 'The Place is Too Small For Us'. The Israelite Prophets in Recent Scholarship (Sources for Biblical and Theological Study, 5; Winona Lake, IN: Eisenbrauns, 1995) 419-442.