The beginning of the Babylonian exile marks a turning point in both Hebrew prophecy and history. The changed conditions and the new point of view gradually developed a new type of prophet. Although the distinctions between the earlier or preexilic and the later of exilic and postexilic prophets must be interpreted broadly, they are clearly defined. The aims of the two groups of teachers were the same, but the earlier spoke to a nation and dealt with the problems of an independent state, while the latter addressed the scattered, discouraged, often oppressed remnants of their people.
This volume completes the arrangement and analytical paraphrase of the prophetic writings of the Old Testament begun in The Messages of the Earlier Prophets. The Messages of the Later Prophets contains an analysis and paraphrase of the following prophetic writings in the order of their original appearance:
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Charles Foster Kent (1867–1925) was born in Palmyra, New York, and educated at Yale, Yale Divinity School, and the University of Berlin. After working as an instructor at the University of Chicago and a professor of biblical literature and history at Brown University, he became Woolsey Professor of Biblical Literature at Yale University in 1901. He was a prolific author and editor, and his works include The Wise Men of Ancient Israel and Their Proverbs, Origin and Permanent Value of the Old Testament, Israel’s Laws and Legal Precedents, and Israel’s Historical and Biographical Narratives.
Frank Knight Sanders (1861–1933) received his PhD from Yale University in 1889 and was instructor in biblical literature and Semitic languages there from 1888 to 1891, then professor of biblical history and archaeology and dean of the divinity faculty at Yale University from 1901 to 1905. In 1908, he became the president of Washburn College in Topeka, Kansas. He was a member of the American Oriental Society, the Society of Biblical Literature and Exegesis, the Archaeological Institute of America, and the Religious Education Association, of which he was the first president. His works include The Teacher’s Life of Christ, Studies in the Apostolic Age, and Outlines for the Study of Biblical History and Literature.