This seminar encourages exploration of politics broadly understood, including political forms, participation, hierarchy, and ideology as well as themes such as homeland, conflict, freedom and equality, in the prophetic books of the Hebrew Bible. Its scope includes the interrelation of politics with religious, sociological, anthropological, and other factors, and can include politics internal to ancient Israel/Judah/Yehud or its international relations with other ancient Near Eastern states. It avoids anachronism but encourages the use of both ancient and modern political thought and analysis. Analyses that shed light on the unity and diversity within individual books or groups of books are especially welcome, as are those that explore practical and theoretical reception of the prophetic books’ political content.


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