Biblical Bibliographies
Charles Conroy []

The Prophetic Books in the Canon

The bibliography is divided into three sections as follows:

I.    General studies on the prophets in the biblical canon

Achenbach, R., "Die Tora und die Propheten im 5. und 4. Jh. v.Chr", in R. Achenbach – M. Arneth – E. Otto, Tora in der Hebräischen Bibel. Studien zur Redaktionsgeschichte und synchronen Logik diachroner Transformationen (BZABR 7; Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz, 2007) 26-71.

Ausloos, H., "Mal 3:22-24 (4:4-6) in Hebrew and Greek: Some Remarks Concerning Its Function in the Canon", in K. De Troyer – T. M. Law – M. Liljeström (eds.), In the Footsteps of Sherlock Holmes: Studies in the Biblical Text in Honour of Anneli Aejmelaeus (CBET 72; Leuven: Peeters, 2014) 479-491.

Barton, J., "'The Law and the Prophets'. Who Are the Prophets?", in Prophets, Worship and Theodicy. Studies in Prophetism, Biblical Theology and Structural and Rhetorical Analysis and on the Place of Music in Worship. Papers read at the joint British-Dutch Old Testament Conference held at Woudschoten 1982 (OTS 23; Leiden: Brill, 1984) 1-18. Reprinted in J. Barton, The Old Testament: Canon, Literature and Theology. Collected Essays of John Barton (Society for Old Testament Study Monographs; Aldershot: Ashgate, 2007) 5-18.

Blenkinsopp, J., Prophecy and Canon: A Contribution to the Study of Jewish Origins (University of Notre Dame Center for the Study of Judaism and Christianity in Antiquity, 3; Notre Dame, IN: University of Notre Dame Press, 1977).

Blenkinsopp, J., "The Formation of the Hebrew Bible Canon: Isaiah as a Test Case", in L. M. McDonald – J. A. Sanders (eds.), The Canon Debate (Peabody, MA: Hendrickson, 2002) 53-67.

Brandt, P., Endgestalten des Kanons. Das Arrangement der Schriften Israels in der jüdischen und christlichen Bibel (BBB 131; Berlin: Philo, 2001).

Brooke, G. J., "Between Authority and Canon: The Significance of Reworking the Bible for Understanding the Canonical Process", in E. G. Chazon – D. Dimant – R. A. Clements (eds.), Reworking the Bible: Apocryphal and Related Texts at Qumran. Proceedings of a Joint Symposium by the Orion Center for the Study of the Dead Sea Scrolls and Associated Literature and the Hebrew University Institute for Advanced Studies Research Group on Qumran, 15–17 January, 2002 (STDJ 58; Leiden: Brill, 2005) 85-104.

Chapman, S. B., The Law and the Prophets: A Study in Old Testament Canon Formation (FAT 27; Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2000).

Davies, P. R., Scribes and Schools: The Canonization of the Hebrew Scriptures (Library of Ancient Israel; Louisville, KY: Westminster John Knox, 1998).

Dohmen, C., "Der Kanon des Alten Testaments. Eine westliche hermeneutische Perspektive", in I. Z. Dimitrov – J. D. M. Dunn – U. Luz — K.-W. Niebuhr (eds.), Das Alte Testament als christliche Bibel in orthodoxer und westlicher Sicht : Zweite europäische orthodox-westliche Exegetenkonferenz im Rilakloster vom 8.-15. September 2001 (WUNT 174; Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2004) 277-297.

Evans, C. A. – E. Tov (eds.), Exploring the Origins of the Bible: Canon Formation in Historical, Literary, and Theological Perspective (Acadia Studies in Bible and Theology; Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 2008).

Gosse, B., "La constitution du corpus des Écritures", Hen 22 (2000) 131-167.

Gosse, B., La constitution du corpus des écritures à l'époque perse, dans la continuité de la tradition biblique (Transeuphratène. Supplément, 10; Paris: Gabalda, 2003).

Goswell, G., "Making Theological Sense of the Prophetic Books of the Old Testament Canon", JETS 64 (2021) 77-94.

Grabbe, L. L., "The Law, the Prophets, and the Rest: The State of the Bible in Pre-Maccabean Times", DSD 13 (2006) 319-338.

Kooij, A. van der, "The Canonization of Ancient Books Kept in the Temple of Jerusalem", in A. van der Kooij – K. van der Toorn (eds.), Canonization and Decanonization. Papers presented to the International Conference of the Leiden Institute for the Study of Religions (LISOR) held at Leiden 9-10 January 1997 (Studies in the History of Religions, 82; Leiden: Brill, 1998) 17-40.

Lim, T. H., The Formation of the Jewish Canon (Anchor Yale Bible Reference Library; New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2013).

Nobile M., "Il canone e il concetto di profezia nella questione della trasmissione-ricezione di testi quali i Profeti anteriori e Daniele come opere profetiche", in G. L. Prato (ed.), La profezia apologetica di epoca persiana ed ellenistica. La manipolazione divinatoria del passato a giustificazione del presente. Atti del X Convegno di Studi Veterotestamentari (Rocca di Papa, 8-10 Settembre 1997) (Ricerche storico-bibliche, 11/1; Bologna: Edizioni Dehoniane, 1999) 107-129.

Schmid, K., "Interpretationen biblischer Theologie. Die Ordnung der Bücher des Alten Testaments in den großen Septuagintahandschriften als Schlüssel zu ihrer Theologie", in Schriftgelehrte Traditionsliteratur. Fallstudien zur innerbiblischen Schriftauslegung im Alten Testament (FAT 77; Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2011) 285-298. Revised version of his earlier study: Schmid, K., "Christologien antiker Bibelcodices. Biblisch-theologische Beobachtungen zu den Bücherordnungen im Codex Sinaiticus, im Codex Alexandrinus und im Codex Vaticanus", in G. Thomas – A. Schüle (eds.), Gegenwart des lebendigen Christus (Leipzig: Evangelische Verlagsanstalt, 2007) 43-55.

Seitz, C. R., The Goodly Fellowship of the Prophets: The Achievement of Association in Canon Formation (Acadia Studies in Bible and Theology; Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic, 2009).

Steinberg, J. – T. J. Stone, "The Historical Formation of the Writings in Antiquity", in J. Steinberg – T. J. Stone (eds.), The Shape of the Writings (Siphrut: Literature and Theology of the Hebrew Scriptures, 16; Winona Lake, IN: Eisenbrauns, 2015) 1-58.

Stordalen, T., "Law or Prophecy? On the Order of the Canonical Books", Tidsskrift for Teologi og Kirke 72 (2001) 131-150.

Stramare, T., "La divisione dei libri canonici dell'AT presso gli ebrei e presso i cristiani. Che cosa nasconde?", Bibbia e Oriente 48 (2006) 169-180.

Werman, C., "The Canonization of the Hebrew Bible in Light of Second Temple Literature", in C. Werman (ed.), From Author to Copyist: Essays on the Composition, Redaction, and Transmission of the Hebrew Bible in Honor of Zipi Talshir (Winona Lake, IN: Eisenbrauns, 2015) 337-365.

II.    Two special questions (Sirach and Qumran)

1.   Prophets in Sirach

Asurmendi, J., "Ben Sira et les prophètes", Transeu 14 (1998) 91-102.

Beentjes, P. C., "Prophets and Prophecy in the Book of Ben Sira", in M. H. Floyd – R. D. Haak (eds.), Prophets, Prophecy, and Prophetic Texts in Second Temple Judaism (LHB/OTS 427; New York & London: T & T Clark International, 2006) 135-150. Reprinted in P. C. Beentjes, "Happy the One Who Meditates on Wisdom" (Sir. 14,20). Collected Essays on the Book of Ben Sira (CBET 43; Leuven: Peeters, 2006) 207-229.

Beentjes, P. C., "Ben Sira and his Grandson on Prophets and Prophecy", in H. Bezzel – S. Pfeiffer (eds.), Prophecy and Hellenism (FAT II/129; Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2021) 69-81.

Brodersen, A., The Beginning of the Biblical Canon and Ben Sira (FAT 162; Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2022).

Corley, J., "Ben Sira's Hebrew Portrait of Elijah in Its Context (Sirach 47:23-48:15)", CBQ 84 (2022) 588-608.

Hildesheim, R., Bis daß ein Prophet aufstand wie Feuer: Untersuchungen zum Prophetenverständnis des Ben Sira in Sir 48,1–49,16 (TTS 58; Trier: Paulinus, 1996).

Lange, A., "'The Law, the Prophets, and the Other Books of the Fathers' (Sir, Prologue): Canonical Lists in Ben Sira and Elsewhere?", in G. G. Xeravits (ed.), Studies in the Book of Ben Sira. Papers of the Third International Conference on the Deuterocanonical Books, Shimeon Centre, Pápa, Hungary, 18–20 May 2006 (Supplements to the Journal for the Study of Judaism, 127; Leiden: Brill, 2008) 55-80.

Marböck, J., "Jesaja in Sirach 48,15-25. Zum Prophetenverständnis in der späten Weisheit", in R. G. Kratz – T. Krüger – K. Schmid (eds.), Schriftauslegung in der Schrift. Festschrift für Odil Hannes Steck zu seinem 65. Geburtstag (BZAW 300; Berlin: De Gruyter, 2000) 305-319.

Minissale, A., "La profezia come apologia nazionale e verifica della storia in Ben Sira", in G. L. Prato (ed.), La profezia apologetica di epoca persiana ed ellenistica. La manipolazione divinatoria del passato a giustificazione del presente. Atti del X Convegno di Studi Veterotestamentari (Rocca di Papa, 8-10 Settembre 1997) (Ricerche storico-bibliche, 11/1; Bologna: Edizioni Dehoniane, 1999) 85-95.

Owens, R. J., "References to the Prophets in the Old Testament Apocrypha", in C. A. Rollston (ed.), Enemies and Friends of the State: Ancient Prophecy in Context (University Park, PA: Eisenbrauns – Penn State University Press, 2018) 463-485.

Piwowar, A., "Did Sirach See Himself as a Prophet?", The Biblical Annals 12/1 (2022) 135-152. [review article of the monograph of Pudełko below; the article can be downloaded here]

Pudełko, J. J., Profetyzm w Księdze Syracha (Studia Biblica Lublinensia, 21; Lublin: Wydawnictwo KUL, 2020). [see Piwowar above]

Ska, J. L., "L'éloge des Pères dans le Siracide (Si 44-50) et le canon de l'Ancien Testament", in N. Calduch-Benages – J. Vermeylen (eds.), Treasures of Wisdom. Studies in Ben Sira and the Book of Wisdom. Festschrift M. Gilbert (BETL 143; Leuven: Leuven University Press, 1999) 181-193; = "The Praise of the Fathers in Sirach (Sir 44-50) and the Canon of the Old Testament", in J.-L. Ska, The Exegesis of the Pentateuch: Exegetical Studies and Basic Questions (FAT 66; Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2009) 184-195.

Ueberschaer, F., "Prophetisches und Prophetie im Denken Ben Siras", in J. Krispenz (ed.), Scribes as Sages and Prophets: Scribal Traditions in Biblical Wisdom Literature and the Book of the Twelve (BZAW 496; Berlin: De Gruyter, 2021) 195-225.

Wright, B. G., "Why a Prologue? Ben Sira's Grandson and his Greek Translation", in S. M. Paul – R. A. Kraft (eds.), Emanuel: Studies in Hebrew Bible, Septuagint and Dead Sea Scrolls in Honor of Emanuel Tov (VTSup 94; Leiden: Brill, 2003) 633-644.

2.   Prophets and "canon" in the Dead Sea Scrolls  [see also Prophets: Reception]

i)   Useful practical collections of Qumran texts

García Martínez, F., Textos de Qumran. Introducción y edición (Colección Estructuras y Procesos. Serie Religión; Madrid: Trotta, 1992, 21993); = The Dead Sea Scrolls Translated: The Qumran Texts in English. Translated by Wilfrid G. E. Watson (Leiden: Brill, 1994); = Testi di Qumran. Traduzione italiana dai testi originali con note di Corrado Martone (ISBS 10; Brescia: Paideia, 2003) [pubblicata prima come: Testi di Qumran. Edizione italiana a cura di Corrado Martone (Biblica – Testi e studi 4; Brescia: Paideia, 1996)]

García Martínez, F. – E. J. C. Tigchelaar (eds.), The Dead Sea Scrolls. Study Edition in 2 vols. (Leiden: Brill / Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 2000 [11997-98]).

ii)   Selected studies, including discussions of the relevance of 4QMMT for the question of canon

Barstad, H. M., "Prophecy at Qumran?", in K. Jeppesen – K. Nielsen – B. Rosendal (eds.), In the Last Days. On Jewish and Christian Apocalyptic and its Period (Aarhus: Aarhus University Press, 1994) 104-120.

Bernard, J., "Pour lire 4QMMT. Quelques-unes des mises en pratique de la Torah", in P. Abadie – J.-P. Lémonon (eds.), Le judaïsme à l'aube de l'ère chrétienne. XVIIIe congrès de l'ACFEB (Lyon, septembre 1999) (LD 186; Paris: Cerf, 2001) 63-94.

Berthelot, K., "4QMMT et la question du canon de la Bible hébraïque," in F. García Martínez – A. Steudel – E. J. Tigchelaar (eds.), From 4QMMT to Resurrection: Mélanges qumraniens en hommage à Émile Puech (STDJ 61; Leiden: Brill, 2006) 1-14.

Brooke, G. J., "The Explicit Presentation of Scripture in 4QMMT", in J. Kampen – M. J. Bernstein – F. García Martínez (eds.), Legal Texts and Legal Issues. Proceedings of the Second Meeting of the International Organization for Qumran Studies, Cambridge 1995. Published in Honour of Joseph M. Baumgarten (STDJ 23; Leiden: Brill, 1997) 67-88, esp. 85-88.

Brooke, G. J., "Les mystères des prophètes et les oracles d'exégèse: continuité et discontinuité dans la prophétie à Qumran", in J.-M. Durand – T. Römer – M. Burki (eds.), Comment devient-on prophète? Actes du colloque organisé par le Collège de France, Paris, les 4-5 avril 2011 (OBO 265; Fribourg: Academic Press; Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 2014) 159-166.

Campbell, J. G., "4QMMTd and the Tripartite Canon", JJS 51 (2000) 181-190.

Coulot, C., "À la fin des temps, quels prophètes? Recherches dans les manuscrits de la mer Morte", in J. Vermeylen (ed.), Les prophètes de la Bible et la fin des temps: XXIIIe congrès de l'Association catholique française pour l'étude de la Bible (Lille, 24-27 août 2009) (LD 240; Paris: Cerf, 2010) 209-228.

Evans, C. A., "The Dead Sea Scrolls and the Canon of Scripture in the Time of Jesus", in P. W. Flint (ed.), The Bible at Qumran: Text, Shape, and Interpretation (Studies in the Dead Sea Scrolls and Related Literature; Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 2001) 67-79.

Flint, P. W., "Noncanonical Writings in the Dead Sea Scrolls: Apocrypha, Other Previously Known Writings, Pseudepigrapha", in P. W. Flint (ed.), The Bible at Qumran: Text, Shape, and Interpretation (Studies in the Dead Sea Scrolls and Related Literature; Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 2001) 80-126.

Flint, P. W., "The Shape of the 'Bible' at Qumran", in A. J. Avery-Peck – J. Neusner – B. D. Chilton (eds.), Judaism in Late Antiquity. Part Five: The Judaism of Qumran: A Systemic Reading of the Dead Sea Scrolls, Vol. 2: World View, Comparing Judaisms (Handbuch der Orientalistik. 1 Abt. Der nahe und mittlere Osten, 57 / Handbook of Oriental Studies. Sect. 1: The Near and Middle East, 57; Leiden: Brill, 2001) 45-103.

Flint, P. W., "Scriptures in the Dead Sea Scrolls: The Evidence from Qumran", in S. M. Paul – R. A. Kraft (eds.), Emanuel: Studies in Hebrew Bible, Septuagint and Dead Sea Scrolls in Honor of Emanuel Tov (VTSup 94; Leiden: Brill, 2003) 269-304.

Frey, J. – M. Becker (eds.), Qumran und der biblische Kanon (BThSt 92; Neukirchen-Vluyn: Neukirchener Verlag, 2009).

Høgenhaven, J., "Psalms as Prophecy: Qumran Evidence for the Reading of Psalms as Prophetic Text and the Formation of the Canon", in M. S. Pajunen – J. Penner (eds.), Functions of Psalms and Prayers in the Late Second Temple Period (BZAW 486; Berlin: De Gruyter, 2017) 229-251.

Jassen, A. P., "The Prophets in the Dead Sea Scrolls", in C. J. Sharp (ed.), The Oxford Handbook of the Prophets (Oxford Handbooks; Oxford & New York: Oxford University Press, 2016) 353-372.

Kratz, R. G., "Mose und die Propheten: zur Interpretation von 4QMMT C", in F. García Martínez – A. Steudel – E. J. Tigchelaar (eds.), From 4QMMT to Resurrection: Mélanges qumraniens en hommage à Émile Puech (STDJ 61; Leiden: Brill, 2006) 151-176.

Kratz, R. G. (ed.), Interpreting and Living God's Law at Qumran: Miqṣat Maʿaśe Ha-Torah, Some of the Works of the Torah (4QMMT). Introduction, Text, Translation and Interpretative Essays. Essays by Jonathan Ben-Dov, John J. Collins, Lutz Doering, Jörg Frey, Charlotte Hempel, Reinhard G. Kratz, Noam Mizrahi, Vered Noam, Eibert Tigchelaar (Scripta Antiquitatis Posterioris ad Ethicam REligionemque pertinentia, 37; Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2020).

Lange, A., "The Qumran Library in Context: The Canonical History and Textual Standardization of the Hebrew Bible in Light of the Qumran Library", in S. W. Crawford – C. Wassen (eds.), The Dead Sea Scrolls at Qumran and the Concept of a Library (STDJ 116; Leiden: Brill, 2016) 261-279.

Lim, T. H., "The Alleged Reference to the Tripartite Division of the Hebrew Bible," RevQ 20,1 [77] (2001) 23-37.

Lim, T. H., "Authoritative Scriptures and the Dead Sea Scrolls", in T. H. Lim – J. J. Collins (eds.), The Oxford Handbook of the Dead Sea Scrolls (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2010) 303-322.

Paganini, S., "Biblische Prophetie in der Bibliothek am Toten Meer. Einige Beobachtungen zu den Prophetenschriften in den Dead Sea Scrolls", in G. Benzi – E. Di Pede – D. Scaiola (eds.), Profeti maggiori e minori a confronto. Major and Minor Prophets Compared (Nuova Biblioteca di Scienze Religiose, 61; Roma: Editrice LAS – Pubblicazioni dell'Università Pontificia Salesiana, 2019) 25-36.

Parry, D. W. – S. D. Ricks – A. C. Skinner (eds.), The Prophetic Voice at Qumran: The Leonardo Museum Conference on the Dead Sea Scrolls, 11-12 April 2014 (STDJ 120; Leiden: Brill, 2017).

Puech, É., "Quelques observations sur le 'canon' des 'Écrits'", in M. Popović (ed.), Authoritative Scriptures in Ancient Judaism: Proceedings of the Groningen Qumran Institute Symposium, 28-29 April 2008 (JSJSup 141; Leiden: Brill, 2010) 117-141.

Puech, É., "L'épilogue de 4QMMT revisité", in E. F. Mason – S. I. Thomas – A. Schofield – E. Ulrich (eds.), A Teacher for All Generations: Essays in Honor of James C. VanderKam, Vol. 1 (JSJSup 153; Leiden: Brill, 2012) 309-339.

Puech, É., "La constitution de groupements de livres normatifs à Qumran", RB 119 (2012) 45-57.

Qimron, E. – J. Strugnell (eds.), Qumran Cave 4. V: Miqṣat Maʿaśe ha-Torah (DJD X; Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1994).

Ulrich, E., "Canon", in L. H. Schiffman – J. C. VanderKam (eds.), Encyclopedia of the Dead Sea Scrolls (New York: Oxford University Press, 2000) I.117-120.

Ulrich, E., "The Bible in the Making: The Scriptures Found at Qumran", in P. W. Flint (ed.), The Bible at Qumran: Text, Shape, and Interpretation (Studies in the Dead Sea Scrolls and Related Literature; Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 2001) 51-66.

Ulrich, E., "Qumran and the Canon of the Old Testament", in J. M. Auwers – H. J. de Jonge (eds.), The Biblical Canons. Colloquium Biblicum Lovaniense LI (BETL 163; Leuven: Peeters, 2003) 57-80.

Ulrich, E., "The Non-Attestation of a Tripartite Canon in 4QMMT", CBQ 65 (2003) 202-214.

VanderKam, J. C., "Authoritative Literature in the Dead Sea Scrolls", DSD 5 (1998) 382-402, esp. 387-388.

Warren-Rothlin, A., "The Accretion of Canons in and around Qumran", Bible Translator 67 (2016) 120-136.

Wearne, G. J., "What Was the Book of Moses in 4QMMT?", CBQ 82 (2020) 237-255.

Weissenberg, H. von, 4QMMT: Reevaluating the Text, the Function, and the Meaning of the Epilogue (STDJ 82; Leiden: Brill, 2009).

III.    Online resources

Wagner, T., "Prophetenbücher / Kanonteil Nebiim", in WiBiLex [erstellt: April 2016]. See the Useful Links page for information about the WiBiLex.