The much-anticipated Enemies and Friends of the State: Ancient Prophecy in Context has appeared at last! Chris Rollston has shepherded this volume over the course of several years, and it’s a real pleasure to see it in print. My own essay is on ‘Nahum, Habakkuk and Zephaniah‘ and, amongst other things, was the provocation for my contribution to the Hans Barstad Festschrift, New Perspectives on Old Testament Prophecy and History. Both draw on my early work on theologies and ideologies of warfare in the royal biblical traditions.