Biblical Bibliographies
Charles Conroy []

The Question of the "Cessation of Prophecy"

I.    Monographs and multi-author volumes

Cook, L. S., On the Question of the "Cessation of Prophecy" in Ancient Judaism (Texts and Studies in Ancient Judaism, 145; Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2011).

DeJong, D. N., A Prophet Like Moses (Deut 18:15,18): The Origin, History, and Influence of the Mosaic Prophetic Succession (JSJSup 205; Leiden: Brill, 2022). See esp. Chap. 6 "The Cessation of Prophecy in Second Temple Judaism: Previous Scholarship and a New Proposal" (145-155), and the following chapters.

Gray, R., Prophetic Figures in Late Second Temple Jewish Palestine: The Evidence from Josephus (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1993).

Then, R., 'Gibt es denn keinen mehr unter den Propheten?' Zum Fortgang der alttestamentlichen Prophetie in frühjüdischen Zeit (BEATAJ 22; Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang, 1990).

Troyer, K. De – A. Lange (eds.), Prophecy After the Prophets? The Contribution of the Dead Sea Scrolls to the Understanding of Biblical and Extra-Biblical Prophecy (CBET 52; Leuven: Peeters, 2009).

II.    Articles and chapters

1.   Up to 1969

Meyer, R., "προφήτης, κτλ, C: Prophetentum und Propheten im Judentum der hellenistisch-römischer Zeit", TWNT VI (1959) 813-828. English version: "προφήτης, κτλ, C: Prophecy and Prophets in the Judaism of the Hellenistic-Roman Period", TDNT 6, 812-828. Italian version: "προφήτης, κτλ, C: Profetismo e profeti nel giudaismo dell'età ellenistico-romana", GLNT XI, col. 525-567.

Urbach, E., "?מתי פסקה הנבואה [When Did Prophecy Cease?]", Tarbiz 17.1 (Oct. 1945) 1-11 [vol. 17 was completed in 1946]. Available online here.

2.   From 1970 to 1999

Aune, D. E., "The Use of ΠΡΟΦΗΤΗΣ in Josephus", JBL 101 (1982) 419-421.

Aune, D. E., Prophecy in Early Christianity and the Ancient Mediterranean World (Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 1983), esp. 103-106 [Chap. 5, Section II: "Did Prophecy Cease?"]. Italian version: La profezia nel primo cristianesimo e il mondo mediterraneo antico (Biblioteca di storia e storiografia dei tempi biblici, 10; Brescia: Paideia, 1996).

Barton, J., Oracles of God: Perceptions of Ancient Prophecy in Israel after the Exile (London: Darton, Longman and Todd, 1986; New York & Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988), esp. 81-82, 105-116, 266-273.

Blenkinsopp, J., "Prophecy and Priesthood in Josephus", JJS 25 (1974) 239-262.

Blenkinsopp, J., "'We Pay No Heed to Heavenly Voices': the 'End of Prophecy' and the Formation of the Canon", in L. Bennett Elder – D. L. Barr – E. Struthers Malbon (eds.), Biblical and Humane: A Festschrift for John F. Priest (Scholars Press Homage Series; Atlanta, GA: Scholars Press, 1996) 19-31.

Carroll, R. P., "Coopting the Prophets: Nehemiah and Noadiah", in E. Ulrich – J. W. Wright – R. P. Carroll – P. R. Davies (eds.), Priests, Prophets and Scribes: Essays on the Formation and Heritage of Second Temple Judaism in Honour of Joseph Blenkinsopp (JSOTSup 149; Sheffield: JSOT Press, 1992) 87-99.

Conrad, E. W., "The End of Prophecy and the Appearance of Angels/Messengers in the Book of the Twelve", JSOT 73 (1997) 65-79.

Dick, M. B., "Prophetic Poiēsis and the Verbal Icon", CBQ 46 (1984) 226-246.

Feldman, L. H., "Prophets and Prophecy in Josephus", JTS N.S. 41 (1990) 386-422. Reprinted [same title] 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, 2006) 210-239.

Gevaryahu, H. M. I., "'The End of Prophecy'– A Religious, Literary and Historical Problem" [Hebr.], in Proceedings of the Ninth World Congress of Jewish Studies, Jerusalem, August 4-12, 1985. Division A: The Period of the Bible (Jerusalem: World Union of Jewish Studies, 1986) 87-92.

Greenspahn, F. E., "Why Prophecy Ceased", JBL 108 (1989) 37-49.

Ingelaere, J.-C., "L'inspiration prophétique dans le judaïsme: le témoignage de Flavius Josèphe", ETR 62 (1987) 237-245.

Leivestad, R., "Das Dogma von der prophetenlosen Zeit", NTS 19 (1972-1973) 288-299.

Levison, J. R., "Did the Spirit Withdraw from Israel? An Evaluation of the Earliest Jewish Data", NTS 43 (1997) 35-57.

Mason, R. A., "Some Echoes of the Preaching in the Second Temple? Tradition Elements in Zechariah 1-8", ZAW 96 (1984) 221-235.

Meyers, E. M. , "The Crisis of Mid-Fifth Century BCE: Second Zechariah and the 'End' of Prophecy", in D. P. Wright – D. N. Freedman – A. Hurvitz (eds.), Pomegranates and Golden Bells. Studies in Biblical, Jewish, and Near Eastern Ritual, Law, and Literature in Honor of Jacob Milgrom (Winona Lake, IN: Eisenbrauns, 1995) 713-723.

Meyers, E. M., "Messianism in First and Second Zechariah and the 'End' of Biblical Prophecy", in J. E. Coleson – V. H. Matthews (eds.), "Go to the Land I Will Show You": Studies in Honor of Dwight W. Young (Winona Lake, IN: Eisenbrauns, 1996) 127-142.

Müller, K., "'Die Propheten sind schlafen gegangen' (syrBar 85,3). Nachbemerkungen zur überlieferungsgeschichtlichen Reputation der Pseudepigraphie im Schriften der frühjüdischen Apokalyptik", BZ NF 26 (1982) 179-207. Reprinted with modifed title "Die Pseudepigraphie im Schrifttum der frühjüdischen Apokalyptik: Nachbemerkungen zu ihrer überlieferungsgeschichtlichen Reputation", in K. Müller, Studien zur frühjüdischen Apokalyptik (SBAB, NT 11; Stuttgart: Katholisches Bibelwerk, 1991) 195-228.

Niditch, S., "The Visionary", in J. J. Collins – G. W. E. Nickelsburg (eds.), Ideal Figures in Ancient Judaism: Profiles and Paradigms (SBLSCS 12; Chico, CA: Scholars Press, 1980) 153-179.

Overholt, T. W., "The End of Prophecy: No Players Without A Program." JSOT 42 (1988) 103-115. Reprinted [same title], 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) 527-538.

Petersen, D. L., "Rethinking the 'End' of Prophecy", in M. Augustin – K.-D. Schunk (eds.), "Wünschet Jerusalem Frieden". Collected Communications to the XIIth Congress of the International Organization for the Study of the Old Testament, Jerusalem 1986 (BEATAJ 13; Frankfurt am Main: Lang, 1988) 65-71.

Sievers, J., "Michea figlio di Imla e la profezia in Flavio Giuseppe", 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) 97-105.

Sommer, B. D., "Did Prophecy Cease? Evaluating a Reevaluation", JBL 115 (1996) 31-47.

Utzschneider, H., "Die Schriftprophetie und die Frage nach dem Ende der Propheten. Überlegungen anhand von Mal 1,6-2,16", ZAW 104 (1992) 377-394.

Vogels, W., "Il n'y aura plus de prophète", NRT 101 (1979) 844-859.

3.   From 2000 to the present

Boda, M. J., "Messengers of Hope in Haggai-Malachi." JSOT 32 (2007) 113-31.

Grabbe, L. L., "Thus Spake the Prophet Josephus... : The Jewish Historian on Prophets and Prophecy", 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, 2006) 240-247.

Henze, M., "Invoking the Prophets in Zechariah and 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, 2006) 120-134.

Jeremias, J., "Gelehrte Prophetie: Beobachtungen zu Joel und Deuterosacharja", in C. Bultmann – W. Dietrich – C. Levin (eds.), Vergegenwärtigung des Alten Testaments: Beiträge zur biblischen Hermeneutik. Festschrift für Rudolf Smend zum 70. Geburtstag (Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 2002) 97-111.

Johnstone, W., "The Portrayal of Moses as Deuteronomic Archetypal Prophet in Exodus and Its Revisal", in J. C. De Moor (ed.), The Elusive Prophet: The Prophet as a Historical Person, Literary Character and Anonymous Artist. Papers Read at the Eleventh Joint Meeting of The Society for Old Testament Study and Het Oudtestamentisch Werkgezelschap in Nederland en België, Held at Soesterberg 2000 (OTS 45; Leiden: Brill, 2001) 159-174.

Korpman, M., "Was Noadiah a »Trustworthy« Prophet? The Demise of Prophecy in the Second Temple Period", ZAW 135 (2023) 52-70.

Lange, A., "Reading the Decline of Prophecy", in K. De Troyer – A. Lange (eds.), Reading the Present in the Qumran Library: The Perception of the Contemporary by Means of Scriptural Interpretations (SBLSymS 30; Atlanta, GA: Society of Biblical Literature; Leiden: Brill, 2005) 181-191.

Levison, J. R., "Philo's Personal Experience and the Persistence of Prophecy", 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, 2006) 194-209.

Mason, S., "Prophecy in Roman Judaea: Did Josephus Report the Failure of an 'Exact Succession of the Prophets' (Against Apion 1.41)?", JSJ 50 (2019) 524-556.

Toorn, K. van der, Scribal Culture and the Making of the Hebrew Bible (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2007), esp. 252-264.

Tremblay, H., "Quel rôle la cessation du prophétisme biblique aurait-elle joué dans le processus de relecture?", in P. Garuti – J.-J. Pérennès – M. Staszak (eds.), In memoriam Francolino Gonçalves, O.P. (1943-2017) (EtBib n.s., 91; Leuven: Peeters, 2022) 49-68.

Viviano, B. T., "The Dogma of the Prophetless Time in Judaism. Does Prophecy Cease with Christ for Christians? Some Explorations", in D. Böhler – I. Himbaza – P. Hugo (eds.), L'Ecrit et l'Esprit. Etudes d'histoire du texte et de théologie biblique en hommage à Adrian Schenker (OBO 214; Fribourg: Academic Press; Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 2005) 418-431.