What's in a Name? Book Titles in the Latter Prophets and Writings

  title={What's in a Name? Book Titles in the Latter Prophets and Writings},
  author={Gregory Goswell},
  pages={1 - 16}
This article completes a survey of Old Testament book titles, making use of the four possible functions of a title as differentiated by Gerard Genette. The books of the Latter Prophets and Writings were assigned titles that indicate that those responsible for the titles had reflected upon the form and content of the biblical books. The titles are in effect a commentary on the books. As such the titles assist, or in some cases hinder, the interpretive efforts of the reader. They are to be… 
1 Citations
The Multi-Layered Title : Problems and Procedures of Translating Books ' Titles
Titles are multi-layered and functional in nature. In the recent years, the academic field of titrology has paid particular attention to the analysis of titles from different scopes, but research on


Omitted and Remaining Matters: On the Names Given to the Book of Chronicles in Antiquity
(Proquest Information and Learning: Foreign text omitted). The seventh book [of the Writings] is Dabreiamin, that is "Words of the days," which we are able to call more specifically a chronicle (...)
See my unpublished MTh thesis, A Discourse-Orientated Analysis of Ezra-Nehemiali (Australian College of Theology
  • 1992
As is written in the book ofthe prophet Daniel", which is identical in form to the way in which it earlier refers to the prophecies of Isaiah and Ezekiel
  • 1968
An Apparatus Criticus to Chronicles in the Peshitta Version with a Discussion of the Value of Codex Ambrosianus
Ktav, 1974) 815-820, see p. 816. 48
  • The Canon and Masorah of the Hebrew Bible: An Introductory Reader