By Karl Moller
An research of the literary constitution and rhetorical problem that brought on the construction of the publication of Amos. Moller argues that the e-book captures and offers the controversy among Amos and his 8th-century viewers. while learn within the mild of Israel's fall, the presentation of Amos suffering (and failing) to persuade his contemporaries of the approaching divine punishment features as a robust caution to next Judean readers.
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Mason, Propaganda and Subversion in the Old Testament (London: SPCK, 1997), p. 26; cf. also p. ' 80. Sternberg, Poetics, p. 17. 81. Cf. Barton's remarkable comment mentioned earlier that redaction-critical operations are more often than not either unnecessary or unsuccessful (Barton, Reading the Old Testament, p. 58). In the case of Amos, I believe them to be largely unnecessary (see also the discussion in K. Moller, 'Words of [In-]evitable Certitude? ], After Pentecost, pp. 352-86 [360-64]). Introduction 21 'initial impression' that the material of the book makes sense when read against an eighth-century background confirmed by my reading?
Prophets and Paradigms: Essays in Honor of Gene M. Tucker (JSOTSup, 229; Sheffield: Sheffield Academic Press, 1996), pp. 217-30; W. Houston, 'What Did the Prophets Think They Were Doing? ), 'The Place Is Too Small for Us', pp. 133-53; T. L. M. ), The Book and the Text: The Bible and Literary Theory (Oxford: Basil Blackwell, 1990), pp. 231-36; Patrick, Rhetoric of Revelation; and Moller, 'Words of (In-)evitable Certitude'. See also the following works in the area of New Testament studies: T. Aurelio, Disclosures in den Gleichnissen Jesu: Eine Anwendung der Disclosure-Theorie von IT.
Grice, 'Logic and Conversation', in P. L. ), Syntax and Semantics. III. Speech-Acts (New York: Academic Press, 1975), pp. R. ), The Philosophy of Language (London: Oxford University Press, 1971), pp. 54-70. 147 Whereas the first is defined as 'the performance of an act of saying something', an illocution is 'the performance of an act in saying something' and a perlocution is 'the performance of an act by saying something'. '148 Especially the distinction between different kinds of speech acts, or rather different aspects of a speech act, between 'locution', 'illocution' and 'perlocution',149 is a useful conception in that it provides us with welldefined concepts that allow further refinement of my functional approach to the book of Amos.