The Prophetic Books of the Bible are full of symbolic speeches, dramatic metaphors, and lengthy allegories - a unique blend of literary styles that can make them hard to comprehend. How can we know if we are reading them the way God intended them to be read?
In this book, leading Old Testament scholar Peter Gentry identifies seven common characteristics of prophetic literature in the Bible that help us understand each book's message. With illustrations and clear examples, Gentry offers guidance for reading these challenging texts - teaching us practical strategies for deeper engagement with the biblical text.
"Peter Gentry is a master exegete and theologian, and in this brief volume he supplies excellent guidance for those of us who desire to read and understand the Prophets with greater biblical faithfulness... Gentry helps us grasp how the prophets communicated their messages, and by doing so he empowers us to become better interpreters of God's Word."?
- Jason S. DeRouchie, Professor of Old Testament and Biblical Theology, Bethlehem College and Seminary