13 Jun, 2013 200 Religion

Melvyn Bragg and his guests discuss the meaning and significance of prophecy in the Abrahamic religions. Prophets, those with the ability to convey divinely-inspired revelation, are significant figures in the Hebrew Bible and later became important not just to Judaism but also to Christianity and Islam. Although these three religions share many of the same prophets, their interpretation of the nature of prophecy often differs.

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  • Mona Siddiqui 2 episodes
    Professor of Islamic and Interreligious Studies at the University of Edinburgh
  • Justin Meggitt No other episodes
    University Senior Lecturer in the Study of Religion and the Origins of Christianity at the University of Cambridge
  • Jonathan Stokl No other episodes
    Post-Doctoral Researcher at Leiden University

Reading list

  • Prophecy in Early Christianity and the Ancient Mediterranean World
    David E. Aune (William B Eerdmans Publishing Co, 1998) Google Books →
  • A History of Prophecy in Israel
    Joseph Blenkinsopp (Westminster John Knox Press, 1996) Google Books →
  • The New Testament: A Historical Introduction to the Early Christian Writings
    Bart D. Ehrman (Oxford University Press, 2011) Google Books →
  • Prophets, Prophecy, and Prophetic Texts in Second Temple Judaism
    Michael H. Floyd and Robert D. Haak (eds.) (T & T Clark International, 2006) Google Books →
  • The Wiley-Blackwell History of Jews and Judaism
    Alan T. Levenson (ed.) (Wiley-Blackwell, 2012) Google Books →
  • 'An Ecstasy of Folly': Prophecy and Authority in Early Christianity
    Laura Nasrallah (Harvard University Press, 2004) Google Books →
  • Revelations: Visions, Prophecy, and Politics in the Book of Revelation
    Elaine Pagels (Viking, 2012) Google Books →
  • Prophecy and the Biblical Prophets
    John F. A. Sawyer (Oxford University Press, 1993) Google Books →
  • Prophecy and Society in Ancient Israel
    Robert R. Wilson (Fortress Press, 1980) Google Books →

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Hello (First sentence from this episode) Hello, the prophets are some of the most important and intriguing figures in the Hebrew Bible.