Oracles of God is a study of ideas about ancient prophecy current in Judaism and Christianity from the Exile to the end of the New Testament period. It examines the prophetic section of the Old Testament canon in both Hebrew and Greek traditions, the various pictures of prophets, their role and message, in Judaism and early Christianity, and looks at the various ways in which prophetic scriptures were read in the period.
John Barton is Oriel & Laing Professor of the Interpretation of Holy Scripture at the University of Oxford. John Muddiman is G. B. Caird Fellow in New Testament Studies in Mansfield College, Oxford.
This is a highly readable book, lucid, intelligent, humourous, and rational...an indispensable textbook for the student working in the field of Jewish and Christian beginnings.
- Robert Carroll, former Professor of Old Testament at the University of Glasgow