SchultzSome of the useful parts of this book are the preface, and first chapter which present a good introduction to the concept of quotation in biblical literature – especially the prophets. His survey of ANE literature and Western Literature for quotation seems a bit wanting, and broad. This is perhaps where his methodology is a bit off. He admittedly has cast a wide net to survey how quotation exists in general before applying it to the special situation of Israelite Prophecy.  Even still it has several strengths.

Contributions:

  • Review of relevant literature
  • Useful step in moving the field forward, good starting point for present research like that of Tracy McKenzie and Michael Lyons.

Weaknesses:

  • Ends up being unable to provide directionality
  • Quite broad – tries to survey all of ANE literature and Western Civ literature in 2 chapters.

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