Philadelphia: Jewish Publication Society of America, 1962. First edition. Hardcover. g+ to vg. Quarto. (xix) 518pp. Red and yellow dust jacket with white lettering on front cover and spine. Red cloth boards with gilt lettering and ruling on black, on spine. This work started out initially as Heschel's Ph.D. thesis in German, and was eventually published as his famous examination of the Hebrew prophets of the old testament, their historical context, their work and their psychological and emotional states. Heschel argues that rather than speaking for God, the prophets act and speak as manifestations of God's will towards the people. Dust jacket with some minor chipping, creasing and rubbing to some corners, along edges and to head and tail of spine. Binding with head and tail of spine slightly bumped. Dj in overall good+, binding and interior in very good condition. (Inventory #: 40946)
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