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The wider context of the social prophets in the Old Testament

L. Floor
In die Skriflig/In Luce Verbi | Vol 22, No 88 | a1334 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/ids.v22i88.1334 | © 1988 L. Floor | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 07 June 1988 | Published: 07 June 1988

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L. Floor,, South Africa

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Abstract

In order to cover the scope of the assignment that I was asked to deal with in view of the consultation on Biblical mandates for relief and development, the present paper will mainly take into account the eighth century prophets (Jonas, Hosea, Amos, Isaiah and Joel). As we deal with the different aspects of the Old Testament world and life view as well as man’s responsibility in the spheres of reality and society, we shall refer primarily to Amos and Micah as their oracles deal with the questions at hand.

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