Sage, Priest, Prophet: Religious and Intellectual Leadership in Ancient Israel

Sage, Priest, Prophet: Religious and Intellectual Leadership in Ancient Israel

Joseph Blenkinsopp

Language: English

Published: Jan 1, 1995

Description:

Publisher description: Blenkinsopp investigates three forms of biblical Israel's religious leadership, and examines the development and character of these roles and how they functioned in their particular time and place. Based on sociological insights regarding role theory and audience expectations, the book demonstrates how Israel's prophets, priests, and sages represented their own traditions while responding to the political and professional pressures of their unique situations.