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This significant paintings re-examines prophecy and the prophets in old Israel, with essays ranging the entire manner from Israel's historic close to japanese historical past correct as much as the hot testomony. nearly all of essays be aware of prophecy and the prophets within the previous testomony, that are approached from a notable variety of diverse angles.

Particular recognition is paid to the next matters: Prophecy among Israel's historic close to East neighbours; lady prophets in either Israel and the traditional close to East; Israelite prophecy within the mild of sociological, anthropological and mental ways; Deuteronomy 18.9-22, the Prophets and Scripture; Elijah, Elisha and prophetic succession; the theology of Amos; Hosea and the Baal cult; the signal of Immanuel; the rewriting of Isaiah in Isaiah 28-31; Deutero-Isaiah and monotheism; Jeremiah and God; Aniconism and anthropomorphism in Ezekiel; Habakkuk's discussion with God and the language of criminal disputation; Zephaniah and the ‘Book of the Twelve' speculation; constitution and which means in Malachi; Prophecy and Psalmody; Prophecy in Chronicles; Prophecy within the New Testament.

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Prophecy and the Prophets in Ancient Israel: Proceedings of the Oxford Old Testament Seminar

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In fact, Morris (1996) makes a good case for separating rhetoric and poetry as separate phenomena, and argues that, although both are to be found in prophetic literature, the assumption that poetic passages are simultaneously rhetorical cannot stand. 9. That texts were often memorized is beyond doubt; and the practice has been explored in detail by Carr (2005). It is not obvious, however, why prophetic oracles should have been memorized, given both their function and the availability of writing, and it is far from apparent that lengthy poems would have been more memorable than short, Mari-style messages.

33 Quite certainly, we can also attempt a sketching out of the historical background and ‘geistige Heimat’ of the texts. To take Amos and Bayâ again as examples, this is considerably easier in the oracle of Bayâ, which can be dated rather ¿rmly; in the case of the book of Amos, we must ponder several alternatives depending on the dating of each part of the book. In any case, placing the sources side by side for the sake of comparison requires a sense of what is being compared. As stated above, different texts yield different information.

M. ), The Oxford Handbook of Biblical Studies (Oxford: Oxford University Press): 385-96. , and H. Hunger Astronomical Diaries and Related Texts from Babylonia. III. Diaries from 1996 164 B. C. to 61 B. C. (Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Philosophisch-historische Klasse, Denkschriften, 247. Vienna: Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften). Schaper, J. ) 2006: 6379. Schmidt, L. 2007 ‘Die Amazja-Erzählung (Am 7,10-17) und der historische Amos’, ZAW 119: 221-35. -L. ) 2003: 201-18.

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